Minoura Magturbo Ergo Trainer

3.44/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

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


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    Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by robdlt a Weekend Warrior from Beaumont, Ca

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2011

    Strengths:    I ride it with my mountain bike tire and at the end of a session I find bits of rubber, I need a slick tire. The hassle has prevented me from doing it.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    For $60 and it performs fine for me.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek , Idyllwild

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Local bike shop as u

    Similar Products Used:   Al Kreitler Rollers

    Bike Setup:   '08 Giant Trance 2 Fox Float with Propedal and Roxshox forks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Robert a Cross Country Rider from Canada

    Date Reviewed: December 23, 2009

    Strengths:    Works great so far. Bought it used from a guy down the street who never used it.

    Bottom Line:   
    Definitely recommended if you have knee issues and/or live in a seasonal cycling world.

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    Favorite Trail:   7 Summits, Rossland

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   guy down the road


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Jerry a Weekend Warrior from St Paul, MN , USA

    Date Reviewed: March 3, 2008

    Strengths:    quiet, easy to use

    Weaknesses:    plastic frame holding resistance mechanism disintegrated into many peices after about 50 uses over 2 years. unit is useless. very disappointing. I suspect poor quality plastic or screws/bolts stressed plastic until it cracked and fell apart. not good design and/or manufacturing. I am only 170 pounds and use things carefully.

    Bottom Line:   
    don't buy this product

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    Favorite Trail:   park roads

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Trek bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   mountain bike with smooth rear tire in basement rec room

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Tony B a Racer from Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 14, 2005

    Strengths:    Nice frame

    Weaknesses:    All the plastic housing cracked and caused the magnets to rub.

    Bottom Line:   
    Disappointing

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Blackburn


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Marcus a Cross Country Rider from Warrensburg, MO USA

    Date Reviewed: December 30, 2003

    Strengths:    Um, frame looks like it wouldn't bend too easily

    Weaknesses:    Very poor weak cheap plastic covers on the flywheel and resistance unit. Unit damaged (resistance flywheel bent warped) out of the box.

    Bottom Line:   
    Okay so this thing is damaged out of the box. I email minoura and the guy tells me it'll be here friday. Doesn't arrive till tuesday. The replacement is warped too!! Talk about quality control problem. Looks like I'll be buying a different brand.

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    Favorite Trail:   landahl

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   rollers, from nashbar. cheap but awesome.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg from Santa Ynez, CA

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2003

    Strengths:    -Easy setup & breakdown
    -Reliability
    -Price (compared to other trainers)
    -Customer Service / Company support


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the '03 Minoura 850D

    I've used Minoura trainers for about 2 years. The first one (older MagTurbo) died after I backed over it with the car. I bought this one around Jan-03, and use it every day. This has been a great trainer for me. The setup is extremely easy, of which the really cool feature is the quick release footpedal used to make contact between the roller and tire. Once you set it up you don't need to ever mess with it unless you switch to a different size tire. Because I'm limited on living space I also breakdown and store it away after every workout, and it has survived been dropped, bumped into steel corners, and sandwiched between toolboxes during moves.

    This is a great trainer for anyone looking for a durable and reliable basic trainer that doesn't need our want all the electronic gismos that the other guys try to hook you with.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gaviota Peak to San Marcos Pass

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $129.00

    Purchased At:   SuperGo

    Similar Products Used:   Backburn trackstand
    Performance Fluid (old 1st generation model)


    Bike Setup:   '02 FSR & Team Marin (cro-mo)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Slide a Cross Country Rider from Marina, CA

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2002

    Strengths:    Nice paint job, quiet, worked great.

    Weaknesses:    None noted.

    Bottom Line:   
    This got me through the first four weeks after a broken collarbone/AC separation until I could get back on the road. One more month and I'll be back on the trails! Four chilis because I have nothing to compare it to.

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    Favorite Trail:   Emigrant Trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   None.

    Bike Setup:   Used with road bike only.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 20, 2002

    Strengths:    Bombproof, 7 levels of resistance, quiet, can run any type of bike or tire

    Weaknesses:    Nothing...

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a no nonsense trainer that does it's job without a lot of bells an whistles attached. I've hammered this thing for two years now and it has never given me one problem.

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    Favorite Trail:   Shorthills Provincal Park

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $135.00

    Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Fluid Trainers… fluid ends up on the floor, fan resistance is noisy, rollers require you to stay awake, Older style rim rollers burnt out fan belts every month. Stay away from all of these evil things :- )

    Bike Setup:   Trek Ultegra 600

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Mass.

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2002

    Strengths:    Sturdy, easy setup,7 resistance levels, Bicycling magazine gave this 4 out of 5 chainrings.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a good workout and don't need to know cadence,speed,etc., this is an excellent product for the money. It is not overly noisy either. I like to release the tension on both the skewer and the mag unit from the tire in between workouts. If you use a mountain bike on this trainer it is highly recommended you use a slick tire. A 1 1/2" wood block under the front tire levels the bike. This was on sale at Bicyclebuys.com for under $100 with shipping ! I bought it at the shop I bought my MTB from just to support the locals !!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $130.00

    Purchased At:   western cycle (local shop)

    Bike Setup:   Lemond Zurich
    Gary Fisher Marlin

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