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    Cooling Fan

    Does anyone have a cooling fan for indoor training that they really like?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sswitzky View Post
    Does anyone have a cooling fan for indoor training that they really like?

    Thanks!
    Yep, it's called central air.

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    Do you have a Dura-Ace budget or a Sora budget? ;-)

    Wahoo's new HeadWind looks pretty badass - fan speed tied to heart rate, 30 mph wind, and other cool features:
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    Lasko's fan has 3 speeds
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    If you REALLY sweat, get one of these:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/33869413
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    I've had good luck with the Lasko 4914, which is more or less like the 4905

    I like the ability to direct the air. Some people like the windstorm effect of a larger blade fan.

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    I have a portable AC blowing right on me in my trainer room. The exhaust blows out a spare dryer duct. Another small fan blows on my face / front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sswitzky View Post
    Does anyone have a cooling fan for indoor training that they really like?

    Thanks!
    Any large pedestal fan with a remote works for me. Just pick one up at The Walmart; no need to overthink it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sswitzky View Post
    Does anyone have a cooling fan for indoor training that they really like?
    One box fan on a stand directly in front. One on the floor off-center and angled toward the rider. One behind and off to the side tilted back to direct flow up the back. A desk fan on the reading stand directed at my head. Room kept at 65 or less (only used in cold weather). My wife sometimes opens the window to let cold air in if the room gets too warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Time Toulouse View Post
    If you REALLY sweat, get one of these:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/33869413
    This is pretty much what I have. Okay, I think mine is only a 20" but otherwise similar.

    I usually run it on low with it about 15' away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Any large pedestal fan with a remote works for me. Just pick one up at The Walmart; no need to overthink it
    ^ This.

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    I just bought a big box fan from Lowes.
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    I like the Patton high velocity fans:

    Patton® PUF1410C-BM 14" High Velocity Fan

    They're small, move a lot of air and tilt up and down.
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    The floor ones like that are better than the pedestal ones. Remember cold air sinks so these low fans force the cooler air up from the floor instead of just stirring up the hotter air.

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    For fans, pay attention to the volume moved, CFM. One big one can move as much air as several small ones. I can see doing either, but one just seems a lot less hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiQuaeQuod View Post
    For fans, pay attention to the volume moved, CFM. One big one can move as much air as several small ones. I can see doing either, but one just seems a lot less hassle.
    This is true. I have tried the 9" HV fans and they aren't very effective. 12" or more provides good volume on an HV fan.

    Big box fans take up a lot of space and usually can't be tilted.
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    More things to be taken into consideration when buying a fan...


    • Noise: I found that cheap box fans are typically very noisy, which is annoying if you want to listen to music or a podcast while riding.
    • Remote: When I start riding in the basement, it's usually cool enough that I don't want the fan on. However, a few minutes into the ride I want the fan crankin'. W/o a remote, I can't adjust the speed of my floor fan w/o getting off the bike :-(


    As stated earlier, central air is probably the best solution. If it's 85 degrees in your house and your riding a training, a little blowing air isn't going to do a whole lot to cool you down (although it helps a little.)

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    Seriously?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post

    Lasko's fan has 3 speeds
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    I use one of these. I have it elevated right in front of me and it works well.
    There I was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by D&MsDad View Post
    Seriously?!?
    We're very serious here on RBR.
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    I hate being on any trainer, but in those rare cases, I use the Lasko type fans, otherwise I get cool air on the road.

    Central AC alone is not enough for me.

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