The Top 5 Bike Trainers

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If you're not familiar with bike trainers, all you need to know about them is that they're the best of both worlds when it comes to exercising during the winter months (or whenever you want!)  They turn your personal bike into a stationary bike for quiet and easy use indoors and customizable levels of resistance for getting maximum results from your workout.

A bike trainer is an absolute must-have for cycling nuts who live in snowy winter climates, apartment dwellers, or just anyone who enjoys cycling but is a little hesitant about riding on busy streets.  If you're in the market for your first bike trainer, you'll be very happy with any one of these options.

1. Conquer Indoor Bike Trainer

Though sturdily constructed, this bike trainer folds quickly for easy storage and portability. It offers easy-to-use magnetic resistance that you can use to push yourself as hard as you want to, and it even comes with a front wheel riser for an extra challenge.

2. Magnet Steel Bike Bicycle Indoor Exercise Trainer Stand

Choose from five internal resistance settings and use this bike trainer without waking your partner or roommate, thanks to its ultra quiet design.  When you're done, just fold it up and slide it in a closet or under the bed for easy storage.

3. RAD Cycle Products RAD Ultra Bike Trainer

The state-of-the-art design of this bike trainer makes for a really great challenge.  As soon as you start pedaling, it uses nine levels of internal magnets to automatically increase resistance.  It's incredibly sturdy design makes this a great choice for high-intensity riders.

4. Kinetic by Kurt 2013 Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

For a realistic cycling experience, this is the trainer for you.  Its 6.25-pound flywheel offers a realistic, 15-second coastdown from 20 mph and an authentic road feel.  It's a solid bike trainer, too, and won't slip, even during stand-up riding.

5. CycleOps Fluid2 Bike Trainer

The best-selling bike trainer on the market is made from 16-gauge steel which holds up very well and doesn't rust.  And its adjustable footpads provide a stable, safe ride on almost any surface.

SOURCES: Amazon 

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