I think my resistance unit on my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine is finally giving out after 7 years of HARD use. It seems like the resistance has started to get higher and higher and it feels like it’s grinding some. I’ve replaced my bottom bracket, tried a new tire and cleaned everything, so I’m outta ideas and can only think that this is the source of the problem.
I’ve not been in a hurry to upgrade from dumb to smart trainers but it looks like I may have to. I see that I can get a KK smart resistance unit that I can put on my old frame for about $350. Is there any reason why I shouldn’t do this instead of spending 2x as much for a brand new smart trainer? If so, what’s a good one to get?