CycleOps Mag Trainer

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The CycleOps Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer helps keep your legs in shape, even during the winter months. The indoor trainer is designed with magnet brakes and utilizes a unique, internal flywheel that provides a smooth and quiet ride. The resistance lever has five different settings so you can vary your workout from warm-up stage to tough-terrain riding. The sturdy steel frame has leveling feet for stability, while the foldable legs allow you to easily set-up and store the bike. The indoor bicycle trainer comes with an informational DVD.

User Reviews (7)

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James C   Weekend Warrior [Sep 25, 2000]
Strength:

durable, price,

Weakness:

loud at higher speeds, mounts scuff wooden floors

I have the older model and for the price I can reccomend it. However, at higher speeds this unit gets loud and eats tires for breakfast. The model I have has plastic endcaps which make it nonfriendly to wood floors. To alleviate the problem I bought a rubber place matt and cut squares to protect the floor. It has lasted over three years and still works fairly well. I haven't tried the new models which are now made by grabber, but if they are improvements to this one they should be pretty good.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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Norman   Racer [Apr 12, 2001]
Strength:

Extremely quiet. Metallic blue looks cool.

Weakness:

Could use higher resistance. Plastic parts on resistance unit seem flimsy. Flywheel gets really hot.

The plastic parts on the flywheel assembly feel like they are about to fall apart. I can max it out at the highest resistance setting in my 53-11 during a 1 minute interval, and I'm no power house.

Similar Products Used: old blackburn mag trainer.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Greyson   Weekend Warrior [Nov 15, 2000]
Strength:

Stabble, adjustable, works with variaty of skewers.

Weakness:

Plastic cup around magnet is warped and rubs, making loud noises

I have the trek labeled version of this trainer, and the cup has warped, rubing against the magnet, making loud noises, especially when I bump the resistance up. Hopefully I'll be able to fix it.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
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James Rogers   Cross Country Rider [Feb 05, 2000]
Strength:

Fluid and somewhat varied resistance. Free video. Not too expensive. Easy to get bike on and off. Quality made parts and good craftmanship. Stable

Weakness:

Could have a little more resistance at the top. The directions don't really tell the easiest way to put the thing together (there are only 5 pices, though). Loud, not as loud as wind but still pretty loud at some speeds

I got it at a pretty good price, about $180 because I get a 15% discount at my LBS. It was a little difficult to assemble because although there are only 2 bolts that hold the resistance unit on, the pivot bolt should go on first to be easier but before that, the L-screw should be in the covering but not screwed in. Anyway, at low resistance levels and low cadence, the thing is pretty loud and it seems like something is vibrating on it. The video may be useful if you can stop laughing at the corny music (it sounds like 40 minutes of some synthesized guitar solo) the stupid hair and the hippy leading the thing. The audio was way messed up on mine as well. The resistance is very consistent and does give a good workout. The stand is pretty stable and holds the bike well. It looks nice too. It gets minus 1 chili for being a tad expensive in regular pricing, having dumb instructions and a corny video and being a little loud yet wimpy in the resistance department.

Similar Products Used: demoed a couple of trainers and some random other stuff
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
ed   Racer [Mar 25, 2002]

If you are planing on buying a trainer that will last for years buy something else from a different company.

This trainer will not last. I've had to warranty it twice. The first two times after less than 5 rides each. Now the latest model is dying after less than 20 rides. Each time something different broke on the mag unit. Both the older unit and the newer models have lots of cheap plastic parts where much heavier materials are needed. I've also had several friends whom have had problems with their fluid trainers. No wonder the company went out of business.

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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kelly   Cross Country Rider [Dec 04, 2002]
Strength:

the good loud sound it made when I chucked it onto the scrap metal pile at our local land fill

Weakness:

louder than a banshee with a megaphone, hard on tires, poor resistance, instant spin down, overpowers easily

I went for the bargain and I got what I paid for. I will now suck it up and buy a 1upUSA trainer. For moderate to serious riders, this trainer won't do the job. I suppose it might suffice for the guy who wants the novelty of biking indoors once in a great while. But for all winter? No way.

Similar Products Used: my first and last cycleops
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
chris gates   Racer [Dec 03, 2002]
Strength:

Strong, Kind of quiet, training video, good resistance

Weakness:

kind of loud, heavy

GOOD

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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