Minoura Hyper-Mag Trainer

5/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

  • magnetic system
  • may be used outside because it doesn't need any electric power source


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by navymtbr a Cross Country Rider from MD

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2008

    Strengths:    Easy set-up, out of the box and riding within 15 minutes. Quiet, set it up in my basement and I can watch a DVD or listen to MP3 player without turning it up. Also it does not disturb the family upstairs, unlike the treadmill!

    Weaknesses:    Not sure the remote is needed. I set the resistance to mid-level and leave as I use the gears to +/- resistance.

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for a Minoura HyperMag 1200R LW Magnetic Trainer w/Remote which I got on sale from Greenfish, 149.99 plus free shipping. It was shipped the same day it was ordered. Set-up was easy, just added the adapter for the smaller 1.2 slick and used the supplied skewer. Gives me the workout I desire. I am not a racer nor training for a specific event, I use it for a cardio workout since I can't run due to joint pain. I would highly recommend it.








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    Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Greenfish Adventure Sports

    Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel with a Hutchison 1.2 slick

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by craig elliott a Cross Country Rider from UK

    Date Reviewed: May 16, 2005

    Strengths:    This trainer is very easy to setup and mount a bike,

    Weaknesses:    am fussy, paint finish and not enough usefull resistance settings

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this trainer after breaking my arm in a cycling accident, i read through many reviews and found this cheap (ish) on Ebay.

    It was easy to setup, and i could manage it with having only one hand to actually position the bike

    I was a little dissapointed that only the really highest setting was any good for me to perform a 30-60 minute workout, but it is smooth, quiet and nice to use

    The only other gripe is the quality of the paint finish, it is not exactly brilliant

    Overall a good easy to use trainer, and after 8 weeks since the accident i was going to sell it but it will definately keep for those super cold days. This trainer would go well with a heart rate monitor to track how well you are performing

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    Favorite Trail:   Afran Forest

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Coyote Easton hardtail, XT groupset,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Chris B a Cross Country Rider from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2004

    Strengths:    I have the 850 Aluminium model, which might not be the same as the one pictured.

    Great trainer, stable, bar adjustment is good. It takes my interval training fine.


    Weaknesses:    None, good equipment. I think a set of rollers would be nice though as they are faster to set up.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good trainer, would replace with the same if anything went wrong with it. Trainers are still super boring to use though, only really useful if you're really into fitness or racing ... which I am from time to time.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Bike Setup:   XC hardtail

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by john e a Racer from madison

    Date Reviewed: September 27, 2003

    Strengths:    very very light, stiff, great amounts of resistance, silent(when using slicks) very smooth

    Weaknesses:    stiff resistance tuner( no need to use it, just change gears for diffrent resistances)

    Bottom Line:   
    great trainer only good stuff to say about it, just make sure you use slicks with it or it will be very noisy and will chew up your tires very quickly. I got mine used off ebay for good price, i reccomend doing the same.

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    Favorite Trail:   john mur

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   cycleops fluid2 (meh). blackburn

    Bike Setup:   03 fuel 100.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Karl from York

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Realistic pedalling action, quiet, stable, generates heat to keep you warm in winter.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Over the past winter, I've watched a TV in my garage, fan on, drinks laid out and settle down to 1-2 hrs of endurance base with this machine. It's that quiet (with road tyres) that you don't need to turn the volume up that much.

    And come spring, it's stiff enough to handle intervals and sprint work too. For those that commute a lot and don't arrive back home 'til dark, this is a great machine to work on.
    In fact, for the budding racer, it's such a great trainer that you risk overtraining and burning out!! Highly recommended.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eddie Hazard a Weekend Warrior from Summit Hill

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Smooth, fairly quiet, and wide selection of resistance levels. Solid construction.

    Weaknesses:    Noen yet!

    Bottom Line:   
    Great price for an off season trainer. Very stable and easy set-up. If your in the market, this is one to seriously consider getting.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fast, skinny, and long

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   Pro Performance

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 2200, 1999 Klein Attitude Comp

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff Wu a Racer from Boulder, CO

    Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

    Strengths:    very light! ('03 HyperMag Alu)
    ready to ride out of the box
    great price, value
    realistic pedalling feel
    consistent
    wide range of resistance adjustablility


    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great trainer for winter training. It's also easy to carry to races and esp. for warming up at the start of a DH race. Lightest trainer on the market I think. I love mine.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $149.00

    Purchased At:   Nashbar

    Bike Setup:   Dirt Works Cannibal

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bob Stout a Weekend Warrior from Germantown

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2002

    Strengths:    Rugged, 5 minute set-up, ultra quiet, great looking. Folds up for storage.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Put that old unused bike to work on rainy & snowy days! This trainer is "sweet" and X-tremely well made. Best bang for your Trainer buck. I have this in my living room for riding in front of the TV (might as well do something positive!).

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    Favorite Trail:   n/a

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Emmery's Cycle Meno Falls

    Similar Products Used:   old wind cage style

    Bike Setup:   Zebrakenko 10 speed road bike

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