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Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby TRIumphant » 15 Jan 2010 13:17

I'm bringing my turbo in from the garage over the weekend to have it permanently set up in the house, the garage is far to cold at the moment, and my nuts are going numb due to the cold before being in the saddle can have any negative effect. Anyway, it's going to be placed in a carpeted room next to some patio doors (so it'll have a nice view when I'm not using it), but what is it best to place the turbo + bike on, a specific turbo mat, or an additional layer of carpet unsing an off-cut?
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Re: Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby Sir Jibbenstein » 15 Jan 2010 13:23

I've found that either a cheap yoga mat folded in half, or those home gym foam mats work quite well. The foam is wipeable too.
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Re: Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby didds » 15 Jan 2010 13:27

Lots of towels? !!!

I turbo in the kitchen on wooden flooring so don;t have the problems of soaking carpets ... but potentially the imporession (right word?) into the carpet pile from the turbo legs may mean a piece of carpet/lino/old rug/yoga mat/camping mat may spread the load better?

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Re: Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby james » 15 Jan 2010 15:55

I just use a large beach towel, I thought the cost of a specific turbo mat was a rip off. I may have upgraded to a yoga mat if the turbo shaked and vibrated (I live in a flat so have to think about downstairs).
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Re: Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby S11 » 15 Jan 2010 16:36

ditto everyone else,

I drape a towel over the bike so that sweat dripping from me gets caught on that and not on battlekat.

I then have my turbo sitting on a large beach towel to stop sweat getting to the carpet.
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Re: Turbo, what's it best stood on

Postby Jack Hughes » 16 Jan 2010 09:17

Concrete floor + Carpet + Cheap Yoga/Pilates mat from Tesco. Quiet, and clean.
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