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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
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You're almost comparing apples and oranges.
The Kinetic is a fluid trainer with no feedback or adjustments, but very quiet.
The CS1000 (which I owned until a few weeks ago) has 7 resistance adjustments coresponding to a 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5%, 7%, and 10% grade that can be adjusted while riding.
The fan can be disconnected for a slightly less noisy ride.
The computer gives instant feedback about time, distance, calories burned, watts, grade (resistance) setting, etc.
It also has an audible alarm you can set to signal when you have ridden for a preset time or distance.
If you have the space, don't mind the weight when moving it (my wife couldn't lift it), and don't mind the noise, get the CS1000. The CS1000 doesn't fold into a very small unit.
I had mine for 4 seasons and liked it a lot. Just didn't have the room for it (I ride in the living room - no basement, garage, or spare room).
I bought a CycleOps Magneto last month to replace it. Smaller (and folds up when not being used) and much quieter.
I like the CycleOps. It does a good job of simulating actual road riding and it's resistance levels are a lot like the CS1000 without the adjustment lever.
FYI: Someone in Atlanta got a deal on my CS1000. I donated it to the Atlanta Bicycle Campaign yard sale that was held Oct 26. I think it was the first item to sell.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
Last edited by RonH; 11-11-02 at 09:46 AM.