Well, that depends.
It depends on you, your goals for the future, the type of cycling that you do, and how you plan to use your trainer.
As I mentioned at the top of this article, I own a bicycle trainer myself and I use it mainly to ride inside on days when I’m trapped inside due to bad weather or when I simply want to get a workout in and I don’t have the time to actually go on a long, drawn-out ride.
When it comes to whether or not you really need a bike trainer, I can’t make that call.
For most cyclists, the use of a stationary bike stand may not be entirely necessary. But for cyclists who are serious about what they do, are training for an upcoming race or tour, or simply want a way to ride their bike when the weather outside is less than perfect, then at least giving a bicycle trainer a try is a great idea.
Like I said before: I can’t tell you whether or not you NEED a bicycle trainer. But I’m willing to bet that there are more than a few people reading this article who have experience with bicycle trainers of various types and could weigh in on this subject.
So, if you have a bike trainer… or you’ve had a indoor bike trainer in the past… and you’d like to answer this question as to whether or not you think cycling rollers are a valuable asset, then please leave a comment at the end of this article. I’d really like to get your feedback… and I’m sure others who are considering the use of a turbo trainer would like to hear from you as well.