Cycleops Fluid Trainer



twspecialized

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I was just wondering if you go threw alot of rear tires when you are using the cycleops trainer? Also just curious what you think about the cycleops home trainer and if its a good purchase
 

wiredued

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The Kurt Kinetic Road Machine or Pro model has less drift and no O rings so no leaks. My tire seems OK after about 1500 miles on the KK plus about 3000 miles on the road I can't speak for the Cycleops. Speed to power is more reliable on the KK also.

17mph=183.33w
17.1mph=185.53w
17.2mph=187.74w
17.3mph=189.98w
17.4mph=192.23w
17.5mph=194.51w
17.6mph=196.80w
17.7mph=199.12w
17.8mph=201.46w
17.9mph=203.81w
18mph=206.19w
18.1mph=208.59w
18.2mph=211.01w
18.3mph=213.45w
18.4mph=215.91w
18.5mph=218.39w
18.6mph=220.89w
18.7mph=223.42w
18.8mph=225.96w
18.9mph=228.53w
19mph=231.12w
19.1mph=233.73w
19.2mph=236.36w
19.3mph=239.02w
19.4mph=241.70w
19.5mph=244.40w
19.6mph=247.12w
19.7mph=249.86w
19.8mph=252.63w
19.9mph=255.42w
20mph=258.24w
20.1mph=261.07w
20.2mph=263.93w
20.3mph=266.81w
20.4mph=269.72w
20.5mph=272.65w
20.6mph=275.60w
20.7mph=278.58w
20.8mph=281.58w
20.9mph=284.60w
21mph=287.65w
21.1mph=290.72w
21.2mph=293.82w
21.3mph=296.94w
21.4mph=300.09w
21.5mph=303.26w
21.6mph=306.45w
21.7mph=309.67w
21.8mph=312.92w
21.9mph=316.19w
22mph=319.48w
22.1mph=322.80w
22.2mph=326.15w
22.3mph=329.52w
22.4mph=332.92w
22.5mph=336.34w
22.6mph=339.79w
22.7mph=343.26w
22.8mph=346.76w
22.9mph=350.29w
23mph=353.84w
23.1mph=357.42w
23.2mph=361.03w
23.3mph=364.66w
23.4mph=368.32w
23.5mph=372.01w
23.6mph=375.72w
23.7mph=379.46w
23.8mph=383.23w
23.9mph=387.03w
24mph=390.85w
24.1mph=394.70w
24.2mph=398.58w
24.3mph=402.48w
24.4mph=406.42w
24.5mph=410.38w
24.6mph=414.37w
24.7mph=418.39w
24.8mph=422.44w
24.9mph=426.51w
25mph=430.62w
25.1mph=434.75w......Lance Armstrong FTP maybe
25.2mph=438.91w
25.3mph=443.10w
25.4mph=447.32w
25.5mph=451.57w
25.6mph=455.85w
25.7mph=460.16w
25.8mph=464.49w
25.9mph=468.86w
26mph=473.26w

twspecialized said:
I was just wondering if you go threw alot of rear tires when you are using the cycleops trainer? Also just curious what you think about the cycleops home trainer and if its a good purchase
 

Thom_y

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twspecialized said:
I was just wondering if you go threw alot of rear tires when you are using the cycleops trainer? Also just curious what you think about the cycleops home trainer and if its a good purchase

I have the CycleOps FLuid2. Problem is that the trainer resistance increases as it warms up, unlike the Kurt Kinetic. Also, it is not very reliable if you want to use the 50$ Kurt Kinetic Power computer. In retrospect, I would have bought a Kurt Kinetic due to its even resistance and better performance with the "Power computer". Of course, now I am wondering about a Tacx Fortius for next winter ?

In terms of tires, I used a Michelin Carbon tire on my trainer with little breakdown. Also, Tacx and Conti make dedicated tires for a trainer.
 

ChelseaHH

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I have the Cycleops Fluid 2 also and doing plenty of sessions during the South Australian winter watching the Giro ( thanks to Demonoid!)

There is a noticable increase in resistance after 2-4 minutes but it's stable after that.

I find I have to go to big chain ring & 12, 13 gearing to do any out of the saddle work or I just find there is no resistance at the top of the downward stroke - this is a major annoyance.

I hope to have a KK Road machine in the next week so can do some comparison between the trainers