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Power Up, pt 5: Kurt Kinetic
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May 7, 2012  hits 25,737

The Kurt heart rate monitor isn't as fancy as some of the newer models from other brands, but it gets the job done.
The Kurt heart rate monitor isn't as fancy as some of the newer models from other brands, but it gets the job done.



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  • The Kurt Kinetic power computers (available wired and wireless) provide wattage readings when riding on a Kurt trainer, and functions as a regular speed/cadence head unit when riding outdoors.
  • The Kurt Kinetic speed sensor is small and elegant.
  • The Kurt heart rate monitor isn't as fancy as some of the newer models from other brands, but it gets the job done.
  • Kurt Kinetic computers are bundled with a speed sensor and heart rate monitor, and start under $90 retail.
  • The massive Kurt Kinetic Pro Flywheel adds inertia to the trainer's resistance unit, making it harder to spin up and take longer to spin down - a little more like on the actual road.
  • The Pro Flywheel secures via a left-hand-thread thumbscrew. Since the trainer spins clockwise, the left hand threads prevent the flywheel from accidentally coming off while riding. Nice touch!
  • The Pro Flywheel sitting on the floor next to the Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll trainer.
  • The Pro Flywheel mounts right on top of the existing flywheel
  • Kurt Kinetic also sells a trainer-specific tire, manufactured by Kenda.
  • I haven't tried it out yet, but it's reported to reduce trainer noise and the tire debris. Beware, the tire is reported to be a tight fit on some clincher beads.

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