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Quietest trainer?

Old 12-24-10, 11:42 AM
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Quietest trainer?

So I'm in the market for a trainer. As I'll most likely be living in an apartment next year I'll need something quiet...really quiet. I'm looking at the CycleOps Supermagneto Pro and the Blackburn Tech Fluid. I'm open to other options though and would like to know which is the quietest trainer on the market. Thanks for any help.

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P.S. Before the "use the search function" threads start flowing, I searched for "quiet trainer" and "quietest trainer" and it yielded no results.
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Old 12-24-10, 12:10 PM
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in general, I've found the fluid trainers to be the quietest. Personally, living in a 4 plex condo and riding at 4:30am, I went for the Kurt kinetic Fluid trainer
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Old 12-24-10, 12:16 PM
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I don't know about the trainer itself, but mine quited down significantly when I put a trainer specific tire on. It was amazing how much this helped not only noise, but slip too.
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https://www.1upusa.com/bike_trainer.html

don't be fooled by their 1998 website design.
this thing is bulletproof and literally silent. the only noise comes from your tire tread and chain.
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Old 12-24-10, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
https://www.1upusa.com/bike_trainer.html

don't be fooled by their 1998 website design.
this thing is bulletproof and literally silent. the only noise comes from your tire tread and chain.
+1
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Old 12-24-10, 11:54 PM
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Well crap. I didn't get a lot of feedback here so I went ahead and purchased the Blackburn that was referenced in the original post. If anyone would be interested I could drop a review here once it gets shipped in.

Also, if anyone's looking for the trainer that was just mentioned in the previous post then the below link may turn out to be a good deal. (No affiliation to seller and blah blah blah)

https://cgi.ebay.com/1up-USA-CPR-A-20...item2a0cb59ca7

-Marcos
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Old 12-25-10, 12:04 AM
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KK Fluid trainer. i recently acquired a vittoria trainer tire and its even quieter now than before
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I have the CycleOps Fluid 2 right above my bedroom and my son likes to ride it late. I can hear it, but the music he plays is much louder.
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Minoura's V270 and MAGTEQ TWIN claim to be the world's quietest trainers.
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the entire process of riding the damn trainer is loud. the trainer, my heart pounding, my snot a flying, the tv, the radio, the fans, ect.....

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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
https://www.1upusa.com/bike_trainer.html

don't be fooled by their 1998 website design.
this thing is bulletproof and literally silent. the only noise comes from your tire tread and chain.
This.
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My trainer is completely silent.

It is sitting in the basement unused.
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Even my Kurt fluid trainer is loud enough that I have to turn the sound up quite a bit on the TV. There's some vibration from the tire, too.

If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, you want to minimize vibrations going through the floor. Set the trainer on a pair of boards or a piece of plywood, with a couple of rugs, folded towels, or a foam pad underneath the boards to isolate it from the floor.
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
If you don't want to annoy your neighbors, you want to minimize vibrations going through the floor. Set the trainer on a pair of boards or a piece of plywood, with a couple of rugs, folded towels, or a foam pad underneath the boards to isolate it from the floor.
Good idea. Thanks
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