Cycleops Fluid Trainer

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by twspecialized, May 31, 2007.

  1. twspecialized

    twspecialized New Member

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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
     
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  2. wiredued

    wiredued New Member

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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

     
  3. Thom_y

    Thom_y New Member

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    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.
     
  4. ChelseaHH

    ChelseaHH New Member

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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
     
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