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  1. Advid
    February 23, 2012

    You’re a real gadget devil. 😀

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  2. Robert
    February 23, 2012

    Don’t you think that the noise from the hometrainer is to loud, to wach anything on the iPad ?

    I’m looking for some very small speakers, that can enhance the sound enough, for me to use the iPad for movies etc.

    btw. Great idea with the stand :-)

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  3. Sharon
    February 23, 2012

    that’s awesome, I’ve been trying to find something for the iPad. @Robert, I use headphones (with an extra long cable) due to the noise form the trainer.

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  4. Advid
    February 23, 2012

    Robert: It looks like Ray is watching a route where no sound is needed.

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  5. yaagTRI
    February 23, 2012

    fantastic, I had used a bike pump and taped it to my tru bars when using my tacx, but it’s a pain in the ass, so I ended up putting it on a table.

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  6. pdais97
    February 23, 2012

    Any ideas how to mount a laptop?

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  7. pdais97
    February 23, 2012

    Music stand for notes perhaps?
    Would suit the ipad also but not the bike computers…Something like this
    link to hobbex.se

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  8. Jen Small
    February 23, 2012

    cool toys!! great idea

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  9. dan999
    February 23, 2012

    I’ve using an ironing board next to my bike for water bottle, remotes and laptop. The ironing board is at the perfect height on its highest setting and when I’m done it folds up and gets put away in a few seconds. It may look a little ghetto, but it’s free and functional :).

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    • Darren Rhymer
      August 30, 2013

      Haha I do the same when on the rollers on the drive. Towel, iPod and water bottle go on the ironing board. The wife wasn’t best pleased when she couldn’t do the ironing ! Lol

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  10. Carlton
    February 23, 2012

    I’ve been looking for a similar laptop stand; everything I’ve found costs $200. So I’m still using a big old table (made out of scrap wood and an old door.) It’s too low, but it’s much higher than the floor, which is my next best option. . .

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  11. Wes
    February 23, 2012

    looks exactly like your bike bars on an outdoor ride 😀

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  12. Kim
    February 23, 2012

    of course you made a trainer bike computer/ipad/phone stand. nice work ray.

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  13. Erica
    February 23, 2012

    This is funny because my husband made me a book stand for while I’m biking, similar concept, but it cost us about $5, and made totally out of PVC pipe. It’s amazing how creative bikers get when they need something!

    By the way, is there a bunny in the near future?

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  14. Miro
    February 23, 2012

    Awesome…great find. Funny how that link on Amazon is almost sold out (2 left when i ordered).

    When do we see the bunny pictures.

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  15. Rbyyny
    February 23, 2012

    I did almost the same thing, but used slightly different parts.

    I used this MIC stand.

    link to amazon.com

    I used this to mount my computer right below it.

    link to amazon.com

    I used this to mount my iPad.

    link to thegigeasy.com

    I used this as a place to keep the remote handy.

    link to amazon.com

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  16. Rainmaker
    February 24, 2012

    Thanks all, glad you found helpful!

    Cool alternatives Rbyyny, especially the cupholder for the remotes – I love that one! I’ve added it above to the links up there as well. Nice tip!

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  17. Roy
    February 24, 2012

    I use my camera’s tripod as my stand. Very flexible with regards to height, angles etc. I have an iphone cup holder attached on top and my CompuTrainer controller attached to the tripod’s handle, the handle is long enough to attach all my ANT+ head-units if I wanted to. I can post a photo of it if you like? If you just be imaginative theres always something lying around the house that you can use.
    Ray what software do you run on your iPad for your indoor rides?
    Keep up the great blo Ray, thanks a mill.

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  18. Anonymous
    February 24, 2012

    I have my laptop on an ELFA set of drawers with the top and casters. Not cheap, not too expensive. But it also gives me a place to store towels and some other stuff.

    The mic stand was rather a brilliant little leap. I have been thinking about building something out of PVC. A glued up PVC stand would have never looked as good.

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  19. Rbyyny
    February 24, 2012

    Ray,

    What app is that on your iPad?

    I have been using Logmein Ignition to mirror my screen while using the trainer road application. It works great.

    Thanks

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  20. 2K
    October 17, 2012

    I use a simple music stand. Holds the laptop for my Tacx trainer and anything else I want to set on it or clip to it.

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  21. Emlyn Simpson
    June 28, 2013

    Huge thanks for this idea. My bits arrived this morning and the iKIip2 seems superb, fully rotatable.
    I am now using this as a bedside iPad stand too, so no need to hold (the surprisingly heavy) iPad when reading in bed.
    KICKR ride with it later when the Tour starts.

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  22. Ash
    October 21, 2013

    I already have a Computrainer and am tempted by a Wahoo Kickr. I appreciate the mounting differences but as I have a dedicated bike permanently on the Computrainer that’s not really a factor for me. I also have the Computrainer adapted to a Kurt Kinetic Rock ‘n’ Roll which makes for a far more pleasurable riding experience.

    I would use either with TrainerRoad. Is there really much benefit in upgrading or is it mostly a sideways move?

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    • Rainmaker
      October 22, 2013

      If you already have a CompuTrainer with TrainerRoad, it’s largely a sideways move. Yes, there’s a bunch of significant features around both ANT+ and Bluetooth support, but not enough that I’d make a secondary major investment unless you could do well price-wise selling your CT (i.e. $750-$900), which may be hard to get.

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  23. Ash
    October 24, 2013

    Thanks Ray. As a Computrainer user, is there any noticeable riding experience difference between the Kickr and the CT that would make a change worthwhile?

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    • Rainmaker
      October 24, 2013

      Yes, there’s a number of fairly significant changes. Check out the end of the KICKR review for a full comparison to the CompuTrainer and my thoughts there.

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  24. kilo
    December 13, 2013

    Nice job, Ray.

    Now I feel ashamed, I train indoors in our garage with spiders around at most…

    According to the track on the KinoMap photo, do you plan doing the Le Mans race? :)

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    • Rainmaker
      December 13, 2013

      Thanks.

      No, no plans. :)

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  25. Tina
    January 8, 2014

    I’ve been looking for something like this and they’ve been so expensive. You are awesome. I’m on the way to the music store now.

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  26. /gavin
    February 10, 2014

    For those of us with zero construction skills, I just use a music stand for my iphone/ipad or whatever, works very well and comes in even cheaper.

    link to amazon.com

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  27. ukexpat
    January 13, 2015

    Note re the iKlip 2 – newer ones come with adapter clips to fit the narrower iPad Air. Older versions do not but the adapters are available from IK Multimedia’s website for $14.99. I’m actually a little annoyed – I bought the iKlip 2 from Amazon and they shipped older version – no clips. Not sure that if I ship it back for a replacement they will ship the newer version. Why should I pay $14.99 for the adapters? They should be free for buyers like me.

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  28. RGW
    March 10, 2015

    Great tip. Ordered my parts and set it all up in a half hour. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. JPO
    November 6, 2015

    Or just buy one of these

    link to logic3.com

    reasonable price too….

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  30. RichP
    November 10, 2015

    that is a brilliant article and you are a geek genius – I have just bought me an indoor trainer, so now will get me a mic stand!

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  31. MoCo
    November 12, 2015

    If you’re looking for an easy solution for computers, bottles of water, etc., I use a height adjustable hospital table.

    link to amazon.com

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  32. Steve
    November 14, 2015

    Very helpful article. I have gone for the boom mic and iKlip over a Tacx handlebar mount as I suffer from motion sickness and have the ipad ona stable platform will be much better.
    Thanks.

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  33. Mike E.
    December 24, 2015

    Even your older articles are useful :)

    Just ordered the stand, cup holder, and the iKlip (for the ipad mini). Was thinking about the tacx handlebar bracket but I think the mic stand option is simpler so I don’t have to take things on/off the bike when I switch from indoors/outdoors (I do that a lot).

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