I was in need of a bike trainer (first one I have ever bought). I went down to 3 of my local bike stores and all of them where pretty much out of stock.
One store had one trainer left (the tacx Satori) which they gave me a deal on I guess 320 bucks Canadian. That;s all fine and dandy but when I took it home it was incredibly loud. At first I thought it was because my tires where semi slicks that that was causing vibration. So I put on my full slick and started again, it did reduce the noise, but that's not saying much. It sounds like a dentist drill, the faster I go the louder it gets. I really can't even concentrate (I hate the sound of dentist drills!! Makes me cringe)
Is this normal with this trainer? I bought the "floor" model so it was already assembled and everything, could this be a problem from improper assembly? I don't know what to do, I really can't use it this way.
I hope this store will give me my money back, I doubt they will though. Is this a defective unit or is it normal with his trainer?
My question was probably to specific. Not many people have this exact model of trainer.
It's a "mag" trainer though. Are magnetic trainers usually noisy like this though? Is there anything I can do to reduce the noise? There is not much vibration at all and it's pretty solid. Just that high pitch noise is driving me up the wall.
It's Sunday today (store is closed) probably going to take it back on Monday. I have heard that Liquid trainers are more quiet, is this true? Maybe that is what I should look at? Any suggestions?