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Fluid or Magnetic Resistance(10 posts)

Fluid or Magnetic ResistanceMazz
Oct 8, 2001 7:19 AM
Thinking about buying a resistance trainer for this winter. Any suggestions on weather to get a Fluid or Magnetic resistance trainer? Supposedly the fluid trainer is smoother, but is it that much smoother than a magnetic? Is the difference worth 30 dollars or even more?

Cheers
re: Fluid or Magnetic Resistancescottfree
Oct 8, 2001 8:13 AM
I have both, and agree fluid has a better/more realistic 'feel.' But that's subjective. It also makes less (and less-annoying noise), which can be worth 30 bucks to the sanity of your family/neighbors.
It's not about the trainerspun
Oct 8, 2001 8:39 AM
it's the trainee... blah, blah, blah..............
re: Fluid or Magnetic Resistancebroken003
Oct 8, 2001 8:52 AM
I have never tried mag resistance, but I just bought a Cycle-ops fluid^2 trainer. I am very happy with this trainer (provides a nice resistance) and you can get a good deal on it at pricepoint $229, which is more affordable then the Kurt Kinetic.
I love my cyclops fluid trainer.azdave
Oct 8, 2001 11:04 AM
I think the fluid does give a smoother ride that the blackburn magnetic I tried.
I, also love my cyclops fluid trainer.raboboy
Oct 8, 2001 11:38 AM
I sometimes try to sleep with it, but my wife makes me take it out of the bed.

Anyway, nice smooth ride, quiet and plenty of resistance.
Great mag for under $90Elefantino
Oct 8, 2001 11:40 AM
I had a CycleOps wind trainer WHICH WAS VERY LOUD AND THE RESULTING VOLUME TO WHICH I HAD TO SET THE TV IN ORDER TO HEAR IT DURING MY EARLY-MORNING WORKOUTS woke up everyone in the family.

Now, with my new Minoura Ergo mag trainer, I can listen to the TV at a much more civilized volume level. Supergo has them on sale for $89.95, which is a great price. I love mine and am very happy that I did not spend $200 for fluid, FWIW.
think twiceJack S
Oct 8, 2001 12:10 PM
borrow one if you can... if you can stand being on it for more than 30 minutes then consider buying, new vs. used, etc. You don't know how incredibly boring these things are until you've tried it. You might be better off saving your dough and getting some fat tires, a pair of tights, a jacket, and some booties and heavy gloves.
re: Fluid or Magnetic ResistanceFloorTiger
Oct 8, 2001 5:35 PM
I just bought a TACX mag trainer from CC. I used an old Schwinn mag trainer for years and finally wore it out. I have never tried a fluid trainer, but have heard the only negative is possible leakage. Since I ride my in the garage, no one complains about the mag noise. Any trainer is going to be boring, so you have to come up with some sort of program. After that, it's okay.
re: Fluid or Magnetic Resistancezero1
Oct 9, 2001 4:01 AM
have u considered rollers????