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2008-10-13 6:09 PM

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Subject: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll
REI is having a sale for an older version of the Rock & Roll trainer with the Road Machine resistance unit. They're selling them for $299 here, with free shipping if you pick it up at an REI store:
http://www.rei.com/outlet/product/774826

There is another place that we're able to get the road machine for $229 with $29 shipping, so that's $258.

Is the rock and roll trainer frame worth $50 extra? Anyone got one? How does it work?


2008-10-13 7:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll
I thought it seemed gimmicky to me. The road machine is a solid, reliable trainer that feels almost like riding on a smooth road. The unstable frame idea seemed unnecessary. And also, you might fall down.
2008-10-13 11:13 PM
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THe rock and roll unit is great for working on your spin and form without the worry of falling off rollers.

If you have a good spin, no need, if your form sucks, then a rock and roll can help.

And I'm yet to see any sober person fall off a rock and foll unit.
2008-10-15 5:04 PM
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I just ordered a rock and roll unit from Amazon for the same price (so I could save on taxes).  I'll let you know what I think of it once I get it next week.  I'm a newb in my first year of base training so I'll tell it like it is from that perspective.
2008-10-19 7:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll

ZomVito,

Looking forward to your review.  I'm leaning toward the Rock & Roll myself (vs. the road KK).  I'm figuring that even if I don't like the "rock & roll" feature, it says you can lock it out, and then I imagine it would be just like the regular KK road machine. 

 Thanks, Monkeytri

2008-10-21 10:48 AM
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I am in the same position, of choosing between the rock and road, or the road machine. I don't have a trainer at the moment.

My other problem is I can't find anywhere selling the road machine for less than $300, I would really appreciate it if anyone could point to a cheap website

Cheers



2008-10-21 10:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll
jpjewels - 2008-10-21 11:48 AM

I am in the same position, of choosing between the rock and road, or the road machine. I don't have a trainer at the moment.

My other problem is I can't find anywhere selling the road machine for less than $300, I would really appreciate it if anyone could point to a cheap website

Cheers

This is exactly what you are looking for:

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/shop/product.php?productid=16371&cat=0&page=1

 

2008-10-21 11:20 AM
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Subject: RE: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll
If you're leery even after calling and asking about the angry badger (you shouldn't be), then look here as well:

http://www.trivillage.com/kintra0100.html
Kinetic Road Machine Trainer - 2007
AVAILABILITY: Usually ships the next business day

Product Code: kintra0100
Sale Price:$274.95
Dimensional Weight : 35lbs

Free Ground Shipping on Purchases of $95 or more or $7 Flat Rate on orders below $95! Simply select "Free Ground ($95 Order Minimum)", or "$7 UPS Ground" as the shipping method during checkout.

That said, I just ordered the angry badger and it was still $20 cheaper, even with shipping
2008-10-21 11:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Kurt Kinetic Road Vs Rock & Roll

Ok. Got my Rock and Roll last night.  Setup took all of about 45 minutes to assemble and get my bike on the thing.  Since this is my first trainer I wasn't totally sure what I was doing, so I RTFM and got it done right.  Only had a crescent wrench, a ratchet set would have been great.

Anyhow, got on the thing and rode for 20 minutes.  The rocking was actually kinda nice.  Comparing it to a standard spinning class bike, of course it is very nice to be able to ride your actual rig, but also, not being in the same position throughout the entire workout helps to keep muscles loose.  Mostly I'd ride without rocking back and forth, and stand up and rock every 5 minutes or so to simulate climbs.  The rocking is flexible enough that you can rock when you want, but stiff enough that you don't have any problems staying upright unless you're drunk or just blatantly leaning way too far.  I don't see how anybody could fall off of it.  Mine came with the regular road resistance.  I tested out the highest gears and it is pretty hard enough for a noob like myself.  You can always upgrade the resistance to the pro version very easily.

 All in all, I am very happy with it.  I think it's slightly leaning to the right, but they included a leveling shim to level it out, so I'll have to put that on sometime (was too lazy yesterday).  If you have the extra 50 bucks over the regular road machine, I'd say this is the way to go.  Even if you don't use the rocking all the time, it's very nice to have when you do want it.



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2008-10-21 11:59 AM
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I like the way the angry badger is advertised just above three other Kurt Kinetic products!

 

2008-10-21 5:04 PM
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Ok - I am going to pull the trigger and order the Angry Badger!

I will let you know if I am angry afterward.


2008-10-21 6:17 PM
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One angry badger is on its way to me too

 

2008-11-19 1:52 PM
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Wolff27 - 2008-10-21 5:04 PM

Ok - I am going to pull the trigger and order the Angry Badger!

I will let you know if I am angry afterward.


Well - after work and other things making me put off ordering this I finally did, and got it in 2 days - which is awesome!!

Will be putting together tonight.
2008-11-21 3:44 PM
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I joined the Angry Badger club as well!
2008-11-21 3:53 PM
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Wolff27 - 2008-11-19 1:52 PM

Wolff27 - 2008-10-21 5:04 PM

Ok - I am going to pull the trigger and order the Angry Badger!

I will let you know if I am angry afterward.


Well - after work and other things making me put off ordering this I finally did, and got it in 2 days - which is awesome!!

Will be putting together tonight.


Works great - although I would keep the pins in the #1 position, after I initially changed them to the #3.

Got a great 50 minute workout on the Road Machine at lunch - WOW it really is a tough workout, no coasting or breaks.

Loving it after my first ride!
2008-11-21 4:29 PM
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Wolff27 - 2008-11-21 4:53 PM
Works great - although I would keep the pins in the #1 position, after I initially changed them to the #3.

Got a great 50 minute workout on the Road Machine at lunch - WOW it really is a tough workout, no coasting or breaks.

Loving it after my first ride!


Now use the spinervals DVD and go for an hour or so. It's hard to walk afterwords


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