CycleOps Wind Trainer Trainer

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $191.99


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Product Description

The CycleOps Wind Bicycle Trainer is a great way to keep your legs in tip-top condition during the off season. While many cyclists dread the indoor training season, ensuring proper bike set up will make any workout more comfortable and enjoyable. This trainer is a budget-friendly solid performing trainer. With a simple and elegant design, the Wind Trainer's fan uses air to create a smooth, even resistance. The vortex blade design is high-powered, but produces very little noise. You'll be pleasantly surprised with this entry-level trainer's extra-wide range of progressive resistance and remarkable frame stability. The die cast zinc fan blades also double as a heavy flywheel for fluid stops and starts and a more road-like feel. The trainer includes a training DVD to help keep you motivated during your indoor exercise.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Morpheus a Cross Country Rider from Macomb

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2003

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Offers little resistance even in your highest gear. Loud.

Bottom Line:   
I'm surprised at the high marks given this trainer. This device offers little resistance even in my highest gear. I have adjusted the resistance knob to the recommended setting and even past that but I can still ride at a high cadence for the full 45 minutes that I workout for. I'm only really a weekend warrior so I am by no means in top physical form. I just can't see making any progress without any strenuous pedaling. It really gets interesting when you try to stand. I've checked out the unit and it all seems fine. I have a slick mounted on my rear wheel but I'll probably put my knobby back on to increase the resistance.
Don't waste your money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Bike Setup:   GT Agressor Mtn Bike with slick on rear wheel.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aaron a Weekend Warrior from Wilmington, DE

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2002

Strengths:    Very well built, seems like a high quality trainer.

Weaknesses:    Video that comes with it is for more advanced training and is based on heart rate monitoring.

Bottom Line:   
Very good product especially for the money. If you have to be quiet than don't bother. You can easily turn the TV up to have it louder than the trainer or use headphones. If you set it up in a basement and have a TV hooked up to a stereo with headphones you'll be fine. This thing is as loud as the propane heater in my apartment living room.

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Favorite Trail:   Middle Run

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Wooden Wheels

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock Diamondback Response

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2001

Strengths:    cheap, simple, blows air

Weaknesses:    fan noise and bearing noise

Bottom Line:   
I thought I wouldn't mind the noise, but it's too
loud. I worry that my apartment neighbors will
complain. The fan noise is one thing, but after
a few uses it seems to have developed a bearing
noise (knock knock knock knock knock) as well.
I'm going to return it. I'm not sure whether I should
get rollers instead so I can improve my spin and balance.

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Favorite Trail:   most of the trails in DC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Vision R44 recumbent

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig Beaton a Racer from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2000

Strengths:    Sturdy, easy to use, reliable, does its job well

Weaknesses:    noisy, heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Its defanately a nice trainer and oh yeah it comes with an unreal video.

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Favorite Trail:   Martoc, NS

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   using an old nishiki hunk of crap road bike,
shimano 105 road group

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by GeorgieGee a Weekend Warrior from Breesport, NY

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2000

Strengths:    
Simple, sturdy design; nothing to break (or leak); well made; folds for easy storage; great training video included.


Weaknesses:    
Noisy (sounds like car engine idling); sloppy welds.


Bottom Line:   
Bought this for $145 from LBS. Read about fluid trainers leaking, so decided to go with most simple design. Smooth operation albeit a little noisy. Training video (included) ensures this trainer won't end up in the closet due to extreme boredom while mindlessly pedaling for an hour. If you're not overly concerned about making noise and want a solid trainer at an affordable price, you should check out this model.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Minoura mag trainer.


Bike Setup:   
Use with GT 2000 road bike.

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Dammit! My Cycle-Ops wind trainer isn't 29er compatable???

No one at the LBS said that my 29er with Ignitors wouldn't fit on the Cycle-Ops wind trainer I bought. I told them I have a 29er and they said this trainer would be ok.... but it won't work. But I am hoping I am doing something wrong... I assembled as per the instructions but the rear tire is a ... Read More »

training DVD for on a wind trainer?

I was wondering if there is such a thing as a dvd that it filmed through the riders eyes and that you could watch while on a wind traier to give the effect of actually going somewhere?Read More »

How To Build A Wind Trainer?

Hello all, My highschool is doing a 24-hour bike-a-thon for raise money for cancer research. We are required to have a bike and a "wind-trainer" to participate since it will happen in the gym (I would do it outdoors...) Anyways, being a student without a job, does anyone know how to build a wind tra ... Read More »

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