CycleOps Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer

  • Price Paid:$200.00
  • User rating:
    (3.5)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 3 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"It actually came in a set with a riser block, a rubber mat, and a sweat catcher, so I thought it was a nice deal. The one thing is that the tire does seem to squeak quite a bit. Anybody have any advice to offer on that front? Is that something I can fix via tire inflation or anything else like that?"tri_bob

(3)

Ease of installation

I'm a newbie, and this was my first time setting up a trainer. It wasn't exactly easy, but I'm not sure how much of that was me, and how much was the trainer itself.

(4)

Ease of use

It's a trainer, and holds the bike in place - pretty basic. The only thing that's a bit of a bummer is having to adjust the resistance at the unit behind the back wheel itself. I might get the handlebar-mounted unit to remotely do that adjustment.

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Quality of Construction

Seems pretty solid so far.

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Fit

It actually took quite a bit of monkeying to get it to "feel right," but I really do suspect this had more to do with my lack of experience than anything intrinsic to the trainer.

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Comfort

I hope that it's just going to take some getting used to, but it definitely feels much different than going out and riding.

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Adjustability

It came with a riser block, so that should be OK. I have to admit that I'm not feeling much difference in the various tension settings ... maybe something I didn't do right?

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Durability

Again, it's a fairly basic trainer, and I haven't had it that long. Seems like it should last a while.

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Value

I don't know how to answer this, not being able to do a comparison against less- or more-expensive models. I can saddle up and ride when I can't go outside, so there's that.

(3)

Appearance

Mmm ... battleship gray.

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Customer Service

I haven't had to deal with them yet, so I really don't know.

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Performance

I do work up quite a sweat, so I guess it's working as intended.

Strengths

Sturdy, basic, I can't see much going wrong with it. So, I should be able to get myself to ride when the weather wouldn't allow it.

Weakness

I do wish it had come with a way to change resistance while riding. I also wish it were ... spiffier? Well, for that I can pay more later, if need be.

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Buyers clubMag Indoor Bicycle Trainer
  • 50 people use
  • 997 workouts logged
  • 15640.23 miles / 1242.7 hours logged