This indoor bike trainer has a resistance flywheel that uses magnetic resistance to increase the intensity of the cycling. The unit is a bright yellow and looks great and includes many extras as part of the package. This bike trainer has a remote shifter which attaches to the bikes gears to increase the resistance as you churn through the gears. Also when you purchase this trainer it comes with a mounting block for the front wheel to keep the whole bike level – this is a common problem with other trainers. The unit is also foldable which allows it to be put away and stored between uses and fits a range of wheel sizes.
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The main product features are:
- Remote shifter for increasing magnetic resistance
- Solid mounting cups to reduce slipping
- Comes with a front wheel riser and quick release fork
- Foldable and easily stored.
The trainer is priced ant the mid-range market for these types of trainers. It is a great unit for all abilities and would suit many bikers from beginners all the way to advanced riders. The setup is more suited to experienced users of indoor trainers.
Likes and Dislikes
There are many things that I like about this indoor trainer, firstly the color and design is flawless. A bright yellow with black accessories and extras makes the trainer look slick and a lot more expensive than it actually is – which is great for bragging to friends! It is relatively lightweight at about eighteen pounds meaning it can easily be moved and the folding ability allows easy storage, as for me I don’t want my trainer as a piece of permanent furniture. One problem that comes with the possibility to fold the trainer as sometimes when lifting the bike and trainer together it tries to fold up unintentionally. However, I think this is a small price to pay to have a unit you can put away when needed.
The extras that you get with the trainer are also great as often not having a front wheel riser means you have to spend time trying to find something to level the bike out.
The only thing I do not like about the unit is the fact it is more suited to low tread tires and not very effective if using a mountain bike. For me I like to have a trainer that is versatile and does not involve me having to change my wheels to use it. Also the magnetic resistance unit is prone to be very loud.
Much of the positive feedback received by this unit is linked the value for money with many customers not expecting as much as they got for the price. Easy set-up is a common theme and foldable trainers tend to be already set up ready to use on unpacking. Also a lot of customers think the remote shifter is a huge asset to the bike trainer meaning you do not need to get off the bike to increase or decrease the resistance.
Most customer complaints come from the noise the unit produces and this is again a common problem with magnetic trainers, and the easiest fix people have commented is to use a low tread tire. It appears a lot of the noise is coming from the actual wheel mechanism instead of the resistance unit which has been in some cases caused by faulty parts.
I give this indoor bike trainer a 4 out of 5 wheels.