Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Training & Nutrition
Reload this Page >

Fluid Trainers

Notices
Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

Fluid Trainers

Old 03-27-10, 01:20 PM
  #1  
blinky
senior member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 129

Bikes: 2003 Litespeed Tuscany with Ultegra R-8000 components

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Fluid Trainers

I'm shopping for a fluid trainer - like the looks of CycleOps and Kurt Kinetic - both around $400 - I'd like to get opinions on these two or any others that might be comparable or better
blinky is offline  
Old 03-27-10, 06:24 PM
  #2  
JMallez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 208

Bikes: Specialized Allez

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a kurt kinetic with the extra flywheel. Haven't used anything else so can't really compare. The build quality and structural integrity seems sound, it's not that loud, and it runs fairly smooth. Warranty seems pretty good. Only problem I've had so far is that the pin that attaches the extra flywheel has become "stuck" so I can't get the heavier flywheel off, it's probably an easy fix under warranty but it doesn't really bother me.
JMallez is offline  
Old 03-29-10, 05:53 PM
  #3  
kini62
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Whatever you buy just make sure it's not a blackburn. Total crap trainers. That said more people seem to recommend the Kurt since it won't ever leak. The newest version of the 1up trainer is supposed to be very good too.
kini62 is offline  
Old 03-29-10, 08:34 PM
  #4  
petalpower
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Italy
Posts: 492

Bikes: 2014 Specialized Roubaix Pro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a KK Road Machine. Although it's my first trainer ( for my first road bike ), it's been PERFECT. Everything I expected ( quality, performance, quietness, etc ) for the right price.

Keep a look out for deals - I got mine for $249 from Sports Authority during a sale.
petalpower is offline  
Old 03-30-10, 01:45 AM
  #5  
Machka 
In Real Life
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 52,030

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3165 Post(s)
Liked 428 Times in 260 Posts
I have a Nashbar Fluid trainer in Canada which I used for many years and was quite pleased with.

I have a Fluid Fluid trainer here in Australia, which I have used just a little bit so far, but it reminds me very much of the Nashbar Fluid trainer which I was quite pleased with.
Machka is offline  
Old 03-30-10, 11:49 AM
  #6  
carbondale
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 135
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Kurt Kinetic is built like a tank. Great quality.
I bought mine from the manufacturer. They have them on sale from time to time as demo units - stuff they bring to races, trade shows, etc. They sell for about 60% of retail.

On their web site, look for Special Products on the left side. (nothing there today)
carbondale is offline  
Old 04-05-10, 06:29 PM
  #7  
peter_d
self propelled lifer
 
peter_d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 555

Bikes: 1962 Dawes Galaxy; 72 Gitane Interclub;73 Peugeot PR10;78 Torpado Luxe;73 Grandis; 81 Raleigh/Carlton Comp; 85 Bianchi Stelvio; 87 Bianchi Brava; 73 Bottechia Special; 1969 or70 Bob Jackson

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
The Kurt might cost you $400 but it's the only $400 you'll ever have to spend on a trainer
peter_d is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HerrKaLeun
General Cycling Discussion
10
09-16-19 11:33 AM
Jeff D
Road Cycling
42
02-12-14 12:07 PM
jimxyz
Training & Nutrition
10
12-20-11 03:37 PM
alanknm
Fifty Plus (50+)
26
09-07-11 09:52 PM
djpfine
Road Cycling
3
08-20-10 04:55 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.