The Tech Mag 6 indoor bike trainer is made by Blackburn, a company that supplies over 200 products on Amazon alone. Blackburn is well known and very reputable cycling brand and they have products across all areas of cycling accessories from lights and bottle racks to trainers and bikes themselves.
This indoor bike trainer is a higher specification than the Mag 3 which has been previously reviewed. Research conducted at Blackburn’s proprietary bike trainer R & D center has produced a high performance unit in the form of the Mag 6. An adjustable-height tubed steel frame gives the trainer exceptional stiffness providing great stability allowing riders to reach high speeds without compromising on balance.
With this trainer using a magnetic resistance system, it has the added bonus of a fluid component to allow smooth and progressive power curves when adjusting the resistance settings to give riders a road like feel. Also with a remote shift feature it gives the rider the chance to choose between six different resistance settings to allow them to choose their own training zone.
The main product features are:
- Adjustable height steel frame
- Six resistance settings with remote shift
- Lifetime warranty
This trainer is probably more suited to the regular rider and is more than likely to be an upgrade on a cheaper model.
Likes and Dislikes
It is a great looking unit in black and red which is one of the things I really like about the Blackburn Tech Mag 6 indoor trainer. The curved frame looks expensive and stable in comparison to other square looking indoor trainers which gives this a head start on others. Having a remote shift is a huge bonus for the Mag 6 as there is nothing worse than cycling hard and having to stop to change the resistance.
Also the resistance unit itself looks great and is very well-built with adjustable settings on the frame to change the height to suit any rider’s needs. The fact this trainer is the result of extensive research and testing gives me confidence that it meets the usual challenges regarding of stability, power output and noise generated by comparable indoor trainers.
In terms of negatives, there are very little. With a product boasting so many features based on research it is hard to find any major flaws. However, compared to some similar products in this price range which have over 10 resistance settings, the Mag 6 has only six which for a more advanced rider may not be sufficient.
The customer feedback for this indoor trainer is very positive The general positive themes include the trainers’ low nose level and the ease of use which both are huge selling points. It is very well built and many customers comment on the remote shift being easy and that changing resistance at the handlebars is great for a realistic ride.
The only reoccurring negatives revolve around the fact that the unit is quite difficult to set up with the biggest challenge coming from the lack of good instructions from not having any online sources such as videos to assist. With more complicated and complex trainers there is an element of set up in particular with the remote shift settings but with a bit of patience most customers should be able to overcome any problems in setting up the trainer.
I give this indoor bike trainer 5 out of 5 stars.