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Hey! Did my Cycleops Fluid Trainer die on me?(5 posts)

Hey! Did my Cycleops Fluid Trainer die on me?eschelon
Jan 6, 2003 6:22 AM
I was doing my normal E1/E2 ride on my trainer last night and all of a sudden, 75% of the tension of pedaling was gone. Although there was some tension, there wasn't nearly the amount of tension like before. I was riding in my lower chainring doing about 12.5 mph, and then all of a sudden I had to go all the way on my big ring and on the highest cog and was doing 26 mph like it was nothing!

I've had this unit for 7 years and never had this happen before. I need your feedback.
You're a lucky man!Wayne
Jan 6, 2003 7:11 AM
If you got 7 years out of a Cycleops Fluid Trainer, you did well. Seven years ago is about when I bought my first one, and I went through 3 or 4 resistence units over the first 2 or 3 years. They had fluid leaking problems and when mine went it was as you describe, a sudden loss of most of the resistance. That problem was fixed a couple of years ago, and mine has been going strong for years now. However, it doesn't have nearly the higher end resistance of the old units.
You should have bought a Performance unitColnagoFE
Jan 6, 2003 9:50 AM
Say what you will about them, when my fluid unit went out they gladly replaced it with no receipt (of course it does say performance on it). If it goes out again I'm sure they will replace it then.
They were aware of the problem...Wayne
Jan 6, 2003 10:04 AM
and replaced all of the resistance units no questions asked. Since a new company bought them and fixed the problem, once that occured and they replaced one of the defective units I've been trouble free!
You should have bought a Performance unitAndy
Jan 6, 2003 1:27 PM
My performance unit went out six months after I purchased it. It started making a grinding noise after it got warmed up. I never sent it back because I ordered mine on someone elses order. I've been "grinding" this thing to death for the last three winters. I wonder if I could still send it back? Nah... it wouldn't be right.