Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area Looking to enter into the realm of track racing? Want to share your experiences and tactics for riding on a velodrome? The Track Cycling forums is for you! Come in and discuss training/racing, equipment, and current track cycling events.

Track trainer review

Old 04-05-19, 05:31 PM
  #1  
gycho77
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 584

Bikes: Serotta steel track bike, Specialized MTB

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Track trainer review

I tried multiple trainers for my track bike.
such as....
-Kinetic road machine
pro - resistance feels natural compare to Minoura FG540
- high resistance
- easy to purchase used
con - tire dusts are everywhere(red trainer tire)
- damages your bolt
- heavy

-Lemond Revolution
pro - it feels like you are on the road
- perfect for standing start(Shane is using this trainer now)
con - LOUD crazy loud
- heavy
- expensive and hard to find one

​​​​​​-Minoura FG540(picture provided)
pro- light and portable
​​​​​​ - if you use Ratchet strap, you wonít have any problems with standing start
- quiet compare to other trainers
- easy to adjust resistance(number of resistance = 7)
con - doesnít feel natural
​​​​​​
-Hand made roller that Korean Keirin Racer use
pro - huge drums
con - hard to get

In my personal opinion, all of them are perfect for sprinters.



gycho77 is offline  
Old 04-05-19, 10:41 PM
  #2  
Baby Puke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kanazawa
Posts: 1,450

Bikes: Marin Stelvio, Pogliaghi SL, Panasonic NJS, Dolan DF4, Intense Pro24 BMX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 234 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
@gycho77 is that a Dixie Flyer?
Baby Puke is offline  
Old 04-06-19, 05:46 PM
  #3  
gycho77
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 584

Bikes: Serotta steel track bike, Specialized MTB

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
@gycho77 is that a Dixie Flyer?
Yes, 2016 56 BTB.
I removed all the paint job.
gycho77 is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 01:07 AM
  #4  
Baby Puke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kanazawa
Posts: 1,450

Bikes: Marin Stelvio, Pogliaghi SL, Panasonic NJS, Dolan DF4, Intense Pro24 BMX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 234 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post


Yes, 2016 56 BTB.
I removed all the paint job.
How do you like the bike?
Baby Puke is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 03:44 AM
  #5  
gycho77
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 584

Bikes: Serotta steel track bike, Specialized MTB

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
How do you like the bike?
In my opinion, itís the best track frame under 2k.
I never tried Look or BT, but BTB is easy to control.
Also, itís one of the lightest track frame on the market.
My friend used Campagnolo carbon rear disc wheel with io and he barely passed uci weight limit.
gycho77 is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 05:41 AM
  #6  
Baby Puke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kanazawa
Posts: 1,450

Bikes: Marin Stelvio, Pogliaghi SL, Panasonic NJS, Dolan DF4, Intense Pro24 BMX

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 234 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post

In my opinion, itís the best track frame under 2k.
I never tried Look or BT, but BTB is easy to control.
Also, itís one of the lightest track frame on the market.
My friend used Campagnolo carbon rear disc wheel with io and he barely passed uci weight limit.
Nice.
If my newish DF4 had not been a mega, mega bro deal, I'd certainly be on a Dixie Flyer myself.
Baby Puke is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 05:57 AM
  #7  
gycho77
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 584

Bikes: Serotta steel track bike, Specialized MTB

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
Nice.
If my newish DF4 had not been a mega, mega bro deal, I'd certainly be on a Dixie Flyer myself.
For me it was opposite. Haha
BTB was cheaper than DF4, but I donít regret that decision. i just hope they have longer dropout.

Also in my memory, you live in Japan.
if you do, try using transparent Soyo track grip.
According to my friend, it lasts longer with same grip.
It doesnít crack or tear off easily like other color.
gycho77 is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 08:24 AM
  #8  
700wheel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 564
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 118 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
………………………….
-Kinetic road machine
..........................
- damages your bolt
...............

gycho77, Please explain what bolt.
700wheel is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 12:27 PM
  #9  
Clythio
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rear wheel track nuts
Clythio is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 04:34 PM
  #10  
gycho77
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 584

Bikes: Serotta steel track bike, Specialized MTB

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by 700wheel View Post
Quote:
ÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ.
-Kinetic road machine
..........................
- damages your bolt
...............

gycho77, Please explain what bolt.
I was talking about track nuts.
I used the track adapter, but the bike still moves a lot so it damaged my track nuts.
Also, I donít think itís good for the axel too.
To make the bike stable, you have to compress a lot which causes the axel to bend a little(this is my personal opinion, so it might be wrong)
gycho77 is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 05:12 PM
  #11  
topflightpro
Senior Member
 
topflightpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,268
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1226 Post(s)
Liked 20 Times in 14 Posts
Had he been running Phil Wood hubs, it would have been a bolt.
topflightpro is offline  
Old 04-07-19, 06:41 PM
  #12  
brawlo
Senior Member
 
brawlo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,018
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 215 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post
To make the bike stable, you have to compress a lot which causes the axel to bend a little(this is my personal opinion, so it might be wrong)
The trainer frame flexes the more tension that you put in. I used one for years. You don't need to screw the absolute crap out of it, you just need it to engage firmly. You will see what I mean when you take the tension off the clamping mechanism. You unscrew, but the trainer frame moves back in (unless you've screwed the bejezuz out of it and bent the frame)

I ran my KKRM for years with zero issues. I used grip tape to take out the slip and just put up with the rubbery mess for the zero slip. Later, I removed the roller and had it knurled. Zero slip still, and about 5% of the rubber mess from running the grip tape. Still a little bit of rubber, but very very little compared to with the grip tape
brawlo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
fatbat
Bicycle Mechanics
0
11-29-06 03:41 PM
acathi_cyclist
Road Cycling
1
01-23-06 11:31 AM
curt in denver
Foo
0
01-17-06 07:59 PM
indecisive
Road Cycling
3
01-16-04 10:24 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.