Bestselling Bike Resistance Trainer Accessories in 2020
Front Wheel Riser Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers
- Sturdy molded plastic with no slip feet
- Dimensions: 9" x 5" x 2.5"
- Provides 1 1/2" rise
- For use with indoor bike trainers
- Works with most any indoor bike trainer
FDW Magnetic Indoor Bicycle Bike Trainer Exercise Stand 5 Levels of Resistance
- Will work with road bikes & mountain bikes with a wheel of 26"-28" or 700C Wheel
- 5 levels of magnetic resistance adjustable by your handle bars
- Stand folds for easy storage and travel
- Dimensions: 21.4" X 19.4" X 15.5"
- Weight Limit: 250LBS
Body-Solid Tools Equipment/Bike Mat (RF34B)
- Equipment mat protects floors beneath workout machines from scratches and dents
- Ideally sized for exercise bikes, ski machines, elliptical machines, and more
- Helps dampen vibrations that cause wear and tear, prolonging the life of your equipment
- Super-tough and durable PVC construction
- Measures 36 by 48 by 0.13 inches (L x W x H) and weighs 5 pounds
CycleOps Stackable Climbing Block for Indoor Bicycle Trainers
- For a stable, worry-free ride with any rear wheel-mounted trainer.
- Unique 3-level design lets you select the level of difficulty.
- Stack two blocks to simulate climbing workouts.
- Stackable riser block for rear-mounted cycling trainers
- Unique 3-level design lets you select ideal training height
- Stacks with 2nd block to simulate climbing workouts
- Supports up to 12 adjustment levels with 2nd block
- Virtually indestructible injection-molded construction
Sportneer Steel Bike Bicycle Exercise Trainer Stand with Noise Reduction Wheel (Red)
- STABILITY ON ANY SURFACE: Built with a wide base and low stance for unshakable balance. Features 5 adjustable antislip rubber feet to even out any uneven flooring
- SPIN IN SILENCE: Smooth, seamless design and noise reduction resistance wheel mean you there's no need to amp up the volume when you build up the burn
- 6 RESISTANCE SETTINGS: Train to your standards with bar-mounted remote and wide range resistance curve to simulate all cycling conditions
- EASY BIKE RELEASE: Ready to head outside? Just hit the press-down lever clamp to easily release and remove your ride
- GREAT COMPABILITY: Worry about it's useless for your bicycle? Silence it. The Indoor Bike Trainer Stand fits any road or mountain bike with a 26-28" or 700c wheel.
Nashbar Fluid Pro Trainer With Accessory Kit
- Internal flywheel/fluid system provides excellent resistance and life-like pedal stroke
- Remote cable and dial adjuster provides means to fine tune resistance levels
- Super-simple setup is great for bringing along for race warm-ups, travelling, or moving around the house
- Rubber feet on bottom of unit prevent slippage and floor scuffing
- Riser block levels out bike and provides stability
CycleOps 9714 Trainer Skewer
- Replacement rear wheel skewer.
- Specifically designed for use with CycleOps trainers.
- Made using the highest qaulity materials
- Compatibility: rear wheel road or mtb
- Material: alloy
- Recommended Use: indoor trainer riding
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
NEW!! Indoor Exercise Bike Bicycle Trainer Stand 7 Levels Resistance Stationary X
- Adjustability for outer tire diameters from 26" to 29"
- Folds flat for easy storage
- Leveling adjustment for placement on uneven surfaces
- Extra-wide robust frame to accommodate most road and mountain bikes
- Dual groove front wheel chock for stability
F2 MAG Trainer by Forza
- Smooth and powerful resistance unit
- Heavy duty frame construction
- Colors may vary
- Axle adapter available (sold separately) if you have bolt on axles instead of quick release
- Fits most road 700C and 26" bikes with quick release. Does not fit 29er wheels.
The Flying Wheels Front Wheel Riser for Indoor Bicycle Trainer
- Anti slip design with 4 point Rubber feet
- 1.5" Rise for Front Wheel
- High Grade Harden Plastic for Sturdy Hold
- Ideal for Indoor Bicycle Trainer
- Please only buy from seller "The Flying Wheels" to ensure authentic product with the highest quality
Akonza Indoor Cycling Bicycle Magnetic Trainer W/Seven Levels Of Resistance Exercise Stand - Blue
- Fits 26" To 28" And 700C Tires
- Heavy Duty "A" Frame
- Designed For Bicycles With Quick-Release Rear Axle Wheels
- Overall Dimensions: 18.25" (L) x 21.5" (W) x 15" (H)
- Folded Storage Dimensions: 18.75" (L) x 21.5" (W) x 6.5" (H)
Kinetic by Kurt T-739 Trainer Tire, 700 x 25, Green
- Designed for quiet, smooth operation on all trainers
- 700 x 25 fits most road bikes
- Wears well, improves grip on the roller
Kinetic by Kurt inRide Power Meter (Pod Only), Green
- Available for iPhone 4s and 5 series and 6, iPad 3, 4 and Mini and iPod Touch 5th generation (NOT AN iPAD-SPECIFIC APP)
- All current Kinetic fluid trainers including: the Road Machine, Rock And Roll and Pro Trainer are compatible with Kinetic inRide
- Take your workout to the next level with the inRide by capitalizing on the benefits of a wattage-based program
- Pod only - no heart rate monitor included
- The Kinetic fluid resistance power curve used in the Kinetic inRide will only provide accurate power readings when riding a Kinetic Fluid Trainer
Ride a Bike in Your Living Room
This article tells how people can turn their everyday bicycle into an exercise bike in their living room with a bicycle trainer.
Bike trainers are an alternative to buying a stationary exercise bike from a fitness store. They are just a stand that has a roller on it for the back wheel of a normal bicycle. The normal bike is locked into place on the bike trainer's frame, and the roller of the trainer positioned under the bike's rear wheel. Thus, you can pretty much make your own exercise bike out of your existing bike. The reason it's called a trainer is that it allows you to train on the bike you actually ride outdoors. For competitive athletes, a bike trainer allows one to exercise the same muscle groups they use while racing. For everyday people who already own a bike, a bike trainer allows the use of the pre-existing bike, which in many cases saves money over buying a true exercise bike.
How much does it cost?
Bike trainers cost around $70 to $250, depending on the features offered. The basic trainer usually is noisier than more expensive ones and doesn't have adjustable resistance, (shifting gears while riding the bike changes the resistance). Higher-end models have adjustable resistance; some even come with a remote that you can mount on the handlebars of the bike to adjust resistance while riding.
Does this save over exercise bikes?
This depends on what you're trying to achieve. Exercise bikes can become very expensive (up to and exceeding $1000), but they will have all kinds of electronic features, like programmable resistance curves, active calorie and heart-rate monitoring, and adjustable riding positions. But, for a basic level of functionality similar to a bike trainer, it's a tossup. Basic exercise bikes cost about $150 to $400, and even they will have digital readouts to help gauge your workout. A basic bike trainer, like the one I use, costs $70, so if you have a normal bike handy, you definitely save money. But, if you don't have a normal bike, you can expect to pay $250 for a decent low-end mountain bike, bringing the total bike + bike trainer cost over $300 dollars. Of course, the advantage to this setup is that you can take the normal bike off the bike trainer and go for a ride outside once in a while, which is something you can't do with an exercise bike (unless you weld caster wheels to the bottom of the thing and coast it down a hill...)
Can you use a mountain bike on a bike trainer?
Yes, although it's important to switch out the rear tire for a slick racing tire, available at any mountain bike shop or online for about twenty bucks. The knobby tread on mountain bike tires makes a ton of noise on the smooth roller of a bike trainer, and if you live in an apartment building, riding it might get the police called on you for a noise complaint. So, definitely switch out the tire for a smooth one. Road bikes, because of their smooth tires, are ideal for bike trainers and can be used without modification. Using a smooth tire keeps the noise and vibration levels low, and prolongs the life of the bike trainer (and your sanity).
In conclusion, when is a bike trainer a good option?
If you already own a normal bicycle, a bike trainer is great when you're looking for low-cost, no-frills stationary bike riding. They are also the way to go if you are looking to get more practice on your normal bike for when you take it out on the road or trails. For the absolute bare-bones trainer, I recommend the Sette Glyde Drive Trainer (the link goes to pricepoint.com, which is where I bought mine). When on sale, it can be had for less than $70, and it is relatively quiet when used with a smooth bike tire. Setting the bike up on this trainer took about 20 minutes, and now that it's all adjusted, it can be taken off and put back on in about one minute.