Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Balmy Snoqualmie WA
Bikes: 2011 Trek Madone 5.2, 2010 Trek Fuel EX 8
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Rock and Roll!!
I currently own a CycleOps Jet Fluid Pro and a Kurt Kinetics Rock and Roll.
The Cycleops is an adequate stationary trainer. I actually like the way it engages the steel skewer heads better than the way the KK unit does this. I also prefer the lever for engaging the rear wheel on the CycleOps but at times this lever can be inconsistent and requires a bit more random fiddling to get it to work. The CycleOps is much louder then the KK unit. If noise is an issue take this into consideration.
As far as the Kurt Kinetics Rock and Roll goes this video is what compelled me to purchase one:
This ability to rock the bike back and forth as one would while riding outdoors is AWESOME!!! One might think it would be rather unstable but the truth is I've yet to push it to the point where I thought it might actually tip over. Far from it!! This trainer is rock solid!! And the workout your core muscles get cannot be had on other trainers!
Like the unit you currently have the locking mechanism for the rear axle/skewer is a bit more clunky than the CycleOps. And the twist knob for engaging the rear tire doesn't really allow for an exact setting that can be precisely repeated day in and day out. It does runs a lot quieter than the CycleOps unit! The few nits I mention here are really minor. I LOVE my Rock and Roll and clearly I ride inside more often since buying it!
So if you are considering an upgrade of your trainer look no further than the Kurt Kinetics Rock and Roll.
Last edited by VertigoFlyer; 12-26-11 at 04:19 PM.
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