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    cycloop fluid2 or kurt kinetic fluid trainer?

    I am in the procoss of buying my first trainer. I understand that fluid is the way to go but which one? I nerrowed it down to cycloop or kurt kinetic. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Bike fan

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    I literally went through the whole research thing the past month. Yesterday I bought my first trainer. I went with the Kurt Kinetic. I've read 95% positives, the warranty, and the claims about leak-proof bearings sealed the deal for me. I've been out of the saddle for 2 months because of cruddy weather. Last night I did 2 hours on the Kinetic and man, I should'a bought one 2 months ago! Just setup a distraction like, tv or stereo and you're good to go. Good luck whatever you decide.
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    FYI (and yes, I'm new to this forum too), it appears that this forum is for intros only - based on other forums, the mods may delete this thread so you may consider posting in other forums.

    Anyway, I've used CycleOps for over 10 years (on my second), and it's performed flawlessly. The first one finally gave up after about 8 years and (I'm guessing) 16k "miles". No problems with leaks on either.

    Good luck!
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    go with the kurt. I had a cyclops fluid and it started leaking after a year. no problems with the kurt,expensive yes but worth it. also the oversized flywheel is a big plus and the no leak magnetic seal did it for me. if you are going to buy go to jensons.com. don't buy from kurt directly. at jensons it is 275 and 2 spinervals dvd's iirc and at kurt's it's 330......

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    oh 1 more thing...trainer riding sucks big time......spend some bucks and get cold weather gear to ride outside when you can, much better

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