|Minoura MagTurbo or Cycleops Fluid 2 SquaredTrainer?||Fausto|
Sep 15, 2001 4:17 AM
|One is $119 and the other $219. Can anyone advise the difference in price. Is it worth the extra $100 for the Cycleops?
Your opinions appreciated before I buy.
|re: Minoura MagTurbo or Cycleops Fluid 2 SquaredTrainer?||Elefantino|
Sep 15, 2001 7:49 AM
|I have a MagTurbo Ergo and love it. I can't imagine paying $100 more for a trainer. I know people love fluid trainers, but I am really happy with my Minoura. Also, I had a CycleOps wind trainer (horrible) and their customer service was atrocious, although that was while they were undergoing Chapter 11.|
|Minoura Mag Turbo||nova|
Sep 15, 2001 1:10 PM
|I've had the Minoura for nearly two years. I can't complain! I've heard that fluid resistance is smoother and quieter, with a more realistic 'feel' that increases resistance as you increase your effort. (Much like aerodynamic drag)
If you live in an area with a long winter, you may want to spring for the fluid trainer. Otherwise, you'll get a good workout on the Minoura and save some money.
|Minoura Mag Turbo||Jon|
Sep 15, 2001 5:35 PM
|I have the Minoura and am quite satisfied with it. The Cycle-ops, though, gives you great realistic road |
feel. Before you decide on a Cycle-ops you'd better check pretty carefully whether they got their
leakage problem fixed. I've been told that the new owners did a redesign, but don't know for sure.
Whether a fluid trainer is worth $100.00 more is, of course, totally up to you and what you can afford.
|re: Minoura MagTurbo||I Love Shimano|
Sep 16, 2001 4:13 PM
|I bought a Magturbo Ergo a few months ago. After a few minutes of using it, it started to make funny metal-on-metal noises. So I brought it back to the LBS and they give me a new one. Same thing happens! Eventually, the thing breaks down, losing any resistance. So I e-mail Hiroshi Minoura, the person in charge of sales. I ask him for instructions on how I can fix the damn thing. He replies immediately. I try fixing it but it still wouldn't work. So you know what he does? He mails me a new resistance unit free of charge. Even better, he mails the latest version of the unit. Now that's customer service. It's been working perfectly ever since.|
|My Cycleops...||Me Dot Org|
Sep 16, 2001 9:24 PM
|Fluid 2 works fine, and the resistance feels a little more "natural" than some trainers. Haven't tried the Minoura so I can't compare.
I've never found a trainer I really "like" anyway. I hate riding indoors!