Blackburn Blackburn. Super Fluid Trainer Trainer

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $229.99


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gary a Weekend Warrior from huntersville, NC

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2007

Strengths:    Sturdy frame. Bike mounts easily. Good resistance & stability.

Weaknesses:    Knobs came broken in box and seem cheep compared to rest of the unit. I am having a hard time finding replacements. A lot of vibration and noise from fluid as it warms up.

Bottom Line:   
A good trainer at 172.50 but maybe not worth the 230.00 retail price. I wish I could get btter customer support and easier access to replacement parts. Good for the serious rider but might fall short for the very Hard-Core.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $172.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Minoru Rollers

Bike Setup:   Older Specialized Allez steel frame w/Shimano 600 Group. Speedplay pedals Vredestein tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Swift a Weekend Warrior from Middletown, CT

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2005

Strengths:    Frame itself is well made. Good price.

Weaknesses:    Have not had problems with the plastic knobs, but they look to be a step down in terms of durability compared to the rest of the frame.

Bottom Line:   
Fluid unit takes at 5 - 10 minutes to warm up. In the meantime, it sometimes vibrates if I try to push it beyond 250 - 300 watts towards the beginning of a workout. Once it's warmed up, it smoothes itself out and it seems to work OK. It's not an issue on long easy sessions, but it can be annoying when I am jumping on and trying to get a shorter/higher intensity workout.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   First fluid trainer. Used a Minoura magnetic.

Bike Setup:   Trek road

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jay a Weekend Warrior from Orange, CA

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    Cant say yet.

Weaknesses:    Plastic parts seem fragile as they have broken in the box or elsewhere.

Bottom Line:   
I have yet to use the machine. The first one I bought had a broken plastic knob used to tighten the stand to the bike so I returned it for another one. The knob looked OK, but when I went to use it another plastic piece was broken rendering it unuseable. I recommend setting your bike up on it at the store to be sure it is in working order. I am now concerned about the quality and a bit frustrated - time is money, so I give it a low value rating, but have to presume it would have performed well overall.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $189.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   MTN - Specialized Stumpjumper Xcountry pro- 98

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