Minoura RDA Inter-Rim Ergo Trainer

3.56/5 (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 maverick55 a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: May 4, 2010

    Strengths:    Easy to set-up. See http://maverickmtb.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/bike-trainer-arrived/
    Roller touches on rim instead of on tyres. Hence, no need to change to slick tyres.


    Bottom Line:   
    Good value for money. Plus it's made in Japan.
    Should denote quality. Will keep u guys posted.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $220.00

    Similar Products Used:   -

    Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 3.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by dave gray a Cross Country Rider from Plano, Tx

    Date Reviewed: February 24, 2006

    Strengths:    Easy set up and use. More convenient than a roller type.

    Weaknesses:    The brackets mounting the mag unit are under sized causing flex during use but a fatal flaw. The rubber rim drive wheels (roller Pulley) fell apart after several hours of use. Customer service sent replacement parts no questions asked. Excellent customer service.

    Bottom Line:   
    Overall, I like the unit. For a casual user it's a good product.

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   6 months


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mr Dave a Racer from Battle Creek MI

    Date Reviewed: October 12, 2005

    Strengths:    wont wear your tires, easy to set up....works better as a bike stand!

    Weaknesses:    The resistance was weak, ok just for spinning to streatch your legs. The plastic bushing that keeps the magnet unit straight broke after 3 rides. This thing is a p.o.s. It looks nice but is very cheaply made. This is my first trainer and hope for something better next time, what a waste of money. To everyone who had bad customer service, at least you got to talk to someone, I was yet to get a responce from them. It was inexpensive but I would think the thing should have gotten more then a few hours before it broke

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a bike stand for the money, get a bike stand and leave this piece of junk at the bike shop....wish I could give it no chilies!

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    Favorite Trail:   almost any Ive riden

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $140.00

    Purchased At:   price point

    Similar Products Used:   none yet

    Bike Setup:   trek 9900

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sugufish a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

    Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

    Strengths:    Reasonably quiet, easy setup, has a remote which eases resistance setting and. Not too pricey too.

    Weaknesses:    Rim wears too quickly. Could be a little quieter too.

    Bottom Line:   
    Seems like a good bargain for a first trainer. Value for money.

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    Favorite Trail:   Light Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $170.00

    Purchased At:   WGCycle

    Similar Products Used:   Never, 1st trainer.

    Bike Setup:   GIANT NRS 3, Truvativ Stylo cranks, Shimano XT, Carbon fibre seatpost, stem, straight bar, Selle Italia SLK saddle, Hayes mecdisc, Formula Xero wheelset with Formula hubs and feral rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ali a Weekend Warrior from Chula Vista, CA, 91910

    Date Reviewed: January 5, 2004

    Bottom Line:   
    I was given this trainer by a freind who was leaving town. There right cover was broken and I thought to check the reviews right here. I noticed a review mentioning the poor customer care at Minoura, and he mentioned the name of the manager, Jeff Zell.
    I have to tell you all, please dont try to hurt someones reputation if you are having a bad day. I spoke with Mr. Jeff Zell at Minoura and told them about my situation, and right away, he asked for my shipping address, and without me asking for replacement, he told me that I wil be having the missing items in 5-6 days.
    This is called 100 % customer satisfaction, and this is the company you would want to take your business to.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   Recieved as gift


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Stable
    Fairly quiet
    Easy to adjust


    Weaknesses:    Insufficient resistance
    Drive wheels slip under hard acceleration


    Bottom Line:   
    Bought this unit so I could hook up any of my bikes (road, XC, DH) and train. Saves wear on the tires, too. Disappointed with the resistance of the magnetic unit - set on max, it's OK with a road bike, but with a 42-44 chainring on a MTB, there's not enough resistance.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Cyclops


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Eli a Cross Country Rider from Asheville, NC, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

    Strengths:    Great idea.

    Weaknesses:    Completely defective, non-existant QA by Minoura. Support is a joke.

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this with a great deal of excitement, as I was going to use it to help recover from a knee injury. I was let down completely because:

    1) One of the foldable legs was cut too short (or one too long). It was 5/8" shorter than the other leg, making it impossible for the unit to balance flat.

    2) The resistance module was utterly defective. Right out of the box the wheel did not turn. Upon inspecting and dismantling it I found the whole shaft was bent, causing part of it to rub and chip the magnet inside.

    3) After calling Minoura, speaking with with warranty manager Jeff Zell, was told that they are proud of their 0.5% failure rate and that they fully support the product and it was a fluke... to return it to Performance for replacement since quote "they should foot the bill for the damage".

    I'll be trying someone else's trainer, even if I have to buy new tires for it. As other users have mentioned, it feels flimsy and it is. You may be better off trying something more sturdy and "professional".

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike

    Similar Products Used:   None yet.


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Chris Grandjean a Weekend Warrior from Reston, Virginia

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Easy to set up! Fairly lightweight! Can hear TV over the noise. Remote resistance is great! Rim drive is nice since I used both road and mtn bike on it.

    Weaknesses:    The wheels that ride on the rims deteriorated VERY quickly from the inside out and ended up shredding where the rubber connects to the plastic around the bearings... I'm hoping it's covered in the warranty! I rode 30 min 4 days a week over 6 mos. before it died on me. I noticed a lot of wheel slip as well, but now I'm thinking it was the beginning of the drive wheel shredding.

    Bottom Line:   
    It was a good product.. easy to use, adjustible, quiet, but it just didn't live up to my expectations.. for $160 I would expect something called a "trainer" to hold up to "training!"

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    Favorite Trail:   Old Rag

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   GT aluminum road
    Specialized Stumpjumper Pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, PA

    Date Reviewed: February 15, 2002

    Strengths:    This thing is so quiet. Don't have to use a slick tire on a mountain bike. Made very well. Remote resistance control.

    Weaknesses:    None so far..

    Bottom Line:   
    My girlfriend got this for her new Raven. I'm totally amazed how quiet this thing is. My old trainer listed above is loud. They've really improved there product line.
    This thing is easy to set up and there doesn't appear to be any slippage of the wheels on the rims. Came with a remote that is made so you can put it on and take it off quickly with no tools.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $175.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Minoura Ergo mag trainer - noisy and I have to use a slick tire.

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Carbon fiber Raven 2001

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