Blackburn Basic Mag 3 Trainer

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00

Product Description

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ben Woodard a Racer from Pleasanton

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2006

Strengths:    Solid construction. Stable even during a sprint.

Weaknesses:    Nowhere near enough resistance.

Bottom Line:   
Not enough resistance. I tend to cruise in the bottom half of my big chain ring and I run out of gears in sprints.
I had to fix the magnetic mechanism twice the bolt holding the magnet got loose but it was an easy fix.

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Favorite Trail:   Pleasanton Ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   700c

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2003

Strengths:    Easy setup. Basic controls.

Weaknesses:    Nowhere NEAR enough resistance. I'm in my lowest gear and breezing along. Go with a fluid trainer. Loud. Not impressively stable.

Bottom Line:   
Not really impressed. I'm going to try something else. Buy it if you don't have a lot of power.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   I Martin Imports

Similar Products Used:   PerformanceBikes fluid trainer

Bike Setup:   Klein Quantum Race/Ultegra, Colnago C40/Record/Mavic, Trek 8000/LX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by graham timshaw from danville californ-i-a

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2002

Strengths:    Probably the best trainer for the buck.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't work with my 650c wheel bike.

Bottom Line:   
Plenty of resistance with three settings. In the hardest setting, I can't spin at 90rpm in a 53/15 for more than a few minutes before I'm wasted, and I'm pretty fit (cat 2 roadracer). I like the frame, it feels way more stable than the Cyclops and doesn't have any cheap parts on it, it seems really well made. And it doesn't leak or blow up like the cyclops fluid crap. Blackburn always makes great stuff,and when their fluid trainer is available, I'm going to get one of those.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   cyclops, minoura

Bike Setup:   cannondale caad6si

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Reyedr a Cross Country Rider from Fair Oaks, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2002

Strengths:    Worked for 10 minutes.

Weaknesses:    10 minutes of riding and it started a burning smell. Tried adjusting the fly wheel. No luck! Loud and didn't provide enough resistance to get my heart rate up above 140. I'm in avg to decent shape.

Bottom Line:   
I don't recommend this trainer to anyone. Sorry, no chillis. Very disappointing.

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Favorite Trail:   Downieville Big Boulder

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $169.00

Similar Products Used:   CycleOps Magneto - returned Blackburn, and I'm trying this one now.

Bike Setup:   Don't laugh: GT Avalanche LE Single speed 32/16, Marz, Deore, other mid range stuff. Rides like a dream!!! Oh, and a Jamis Steal road bike.

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