CycleOps Fluid+ Trainer Trainer

3/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $60.00

Product Description

The Fluid+ is the perfect trainer for all fitness levels, offering up to 120 levels of variable resistance (5 settings on the trainer multiplied by the 24 gears on your bike). Set low resistance for high RPM spin workouts. Switch to high resistance and shift gears for intense intervals and strength building. The Fluid+ is ideal for hitting and maintaining specific heart-rate targets. Designed with our patented fluid resistance technology. The Fluid+ provides noiseless performance and gets you the closest you can come to the road feel experience.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mike sterling a Racer from spokane, wa

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    3 one hour rides and I was spraying fluid all over the carpet and wall of my apartment.

Bottom Line:   
Do NOT buy this trainer, it's crap. I'm looking at getting a Kurt now. At least my local bike shop was cool about taking it back. The fluid chamber was still warm and dripping when I brought it back.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $299.00

Similar Products Used:   none yet.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Garryck a Cross Country Rider from Seoul, Korea

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Just a follow up on my last review. It only took them a few days to get back to me via email. They are going to warranty it, so that is the good news. The bad news for me is that I have to pay to have the defective one shipped to them. I'm upping my rating, cuz it did work well at first - aside for the little oil leakage.

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Favorite Trail:   strawberry loop in So. Cal.

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Garryck from Seoul, Korea

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2001

Strengths:    quiet

Weaknesses:    leaked oil like a stuck pig

Bottom Line:   
In Korea it gets Damn cold in the winter forcing us to ride indoors. Almost from day one I noticed a small amount of oil leaking out of the unit. Over time the amount increased. Now, there is no oil. I'm going to contact them to get it replaced. Hopefully they be speedy about it!
I'd give it four chilis for value and rating if it didn't leak oil.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $279.00

Purchased At:   a store in Washington state

Similar Products Used:   rollers

Bike Setup:   Seven Cycles Odoanata

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Walter a Racer from Folsom

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Strengths:    Compactness, folds up real small, smooth, quiet. AWESOME customer service at Graber

Weaknesses:    Leaked the day I got it home, it was a demo unit at the Bike shop.....

Bottom Line:   
I love this thing, it is quiet, adjustable and smooth. Graber's customer service is second to none, the first review boggles me.. Why would someone spend that kind of money then not follow up on the service??? I emailed Graber and they gave me a # to call. They sent me out a new resistance unit within 5 days and even paid for the shipping to get my old one back. NOW THAT"S GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!! Side benefits >>> makes a good bike stand to do some maintenance and bike fitting.

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Favorite Trail:   Salmon Falls

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $249.00

Purchased At:

Bike Setup:   Custom Schwinn Homegrown, Cannondale SAECO R2000, Cannondale F400

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati, Ohio

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2000

Strengths:    Quiet

Weaknesses:    Poor reliability

Bottom Line:   
I bought this unit after using a wind trainer for years. I was impressed with it's smooth action and quiet operation. It served me well for only a year. It started to leak oil and the resistance disappeard. I contacted Cycle-ops for help and received no answer. For $300 I expected better reliability and definitely better customer service. I've recently purchased a Kurt Kinetic trainer. Big difference in quality. The fluid unit is completely sealed. The rotor spins the impeller through magnetic coupling. It's a much better unit than the Cycle-ops at the same price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Kurt Kinetic Road Trainer

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2000

Strengths:    Levels of resistance.
Quiet design.

Weaknesses:    Frame flexes.

Bottom Line:   
This was a replacement for the 1999 resistance unit that leaked oil. This new unit can take more abuse than previos designs because the seals hold up to higher temperatures. The customer service department at Graber is excellent. They took care of the problem immediately and within a week after having sent in the resistance unit I had a new one.
The previous trainer borke a seal after 3 months of daily use, so I'm hoping this was can hold up. The product is great as long as its not leaking.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   1999 Cycle Ops Fluid Plus

Bike Setup:   Custom Schwinn Homegrown and Litespeed Vortex

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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39T enough for a fluid trainer?

I am looking to get a trainer so I can pedal some on rainy days, trying to train a bit more. I have a 29er that has an awesome saddle and I got a BG Fit on it so it is setup perfect. I don't own a road bike as I only really do trails, the roads here are too scary for me. I have a 2x10 system with ... Read More »

Cyclops fluid trainer fluid replacement

So I drained (almost bone dry) and replaced the fluid in my old Cyclops fluid trainer. Now it is somewhat jerky and less consistent feeling on sprints and out of the saddle. I think I have to much oil in it. Anyone know how much oil I should be using? ThanksRead More »

Fluid trainer fluid replacement?

Sorry to post in the racing forum, but I figured someone here might know. I have an older Cycleops fluid trainer and it has really started to lose its resistance making it much easier to pedal than it used to be. Cyclops customer service said the fluid can break down overtime and can't be replaced. ... Read More »

need to find a trainer... best deal? fluid trainer?

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Power Fluid trainer vs Exercise bike

As part of my recovery from a broken Tibia and Fibula and surgery. I have just started on an exercise bike at Physio. My Physio Guru has recommended getting an exercise bike/trainer to work on my leg at home. I just wanted to see what people’s experiences are with the type of static trainer you can ... Read More »

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