Minoura rim-drive: perfect cross trainer?
I'm getting sick of switching off my knobbies to use my stationary trainer (long story, but I don't have an extra rear wheel for my cx bike right now. longer story: I need to do some training indoors right now ...).
Seems like the rim-drive would be just the ticket - also especially for pre-race warm up.
Anybody have any experience with one?
When I worked at a shop we used one of these for indoor bike fitting when the weather was nasty. Very useful for knobby tires, especially MTB.
Less noise, but not significantly
Simple to set-up to different sized tires and wheels
Ride is smooth during constant efforts
They do noticeably wear out your rim
Slippage under high torque, so it is harder to do anaerobic intervals
Uneven pedal forces if you have a warped wheel