When you're riding your bicycle outside, wind resistance increases exponentially according to your speed. It's more than twice as difficult to ride at 20 mph than at 10 mph. The best stationary trainers offer built-in progressive resistance: pedaling faster or shifting the gears on your bike results in increasing resistance. With linear resistance, you lose this road-feel. Pedaling faster or shifting your gears has little effect, other than spinning your rear wheel faster.
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- Why do my tires wear down faster on my trainer than when riding outdoors?
- Do you have weight limits for your trainers?
- The roller on my trainer is starting to wear where the tire touches. Is that normal?
- Can I upgrade the resistance unit on my current trainer?
- What is the maximum and minimum drop out spacing your trainers can accommodate?
- What is the difference between linear and progressive resistance?
- What's better, trainer or rollers?
- Where can I find replacement parts for my trainer?