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Advice On Which Turbo Trainer

madden2011madden2011 Posts: 142

With the money I got for Xmas I'm looking to put it toward a good Turbo Trainer.

So far narrowed it down to 5, so any advice would be appreciated. Preferably one thats not too noisy and copes well with intervals (Sufferfest)

1. Elite Qubo Digital Wireless
2. Cycle Ops Supermagneto Pro
3. Kurt Kinetic Magnetic Trainer
4. Elite Supercrono Power Fluid
5. Elite Novo

Thanks 8)


  • ck99ck99 Posts: 44
    Does anybody know if the Elite Qubo Wireless can connect via ANT+ to a PC, so that you can upload your rides to sites such as STRAVA and Endomondo? The Qubo looks simple to use and well built.
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    I'd recommend a fluid trainer by either Kurt or Cycleops. The Cycleops Fluid 2 looks like it'd be within your budget.

    Seems like you've decided a magnetic one would be best for you - any particular reason why?
    More problems but still living....
  • I didn't even realise they were all magnetic ones, I was just going by some of the reviews I have read on bikeradar and customer reviews on Wiggle. The Qubo got a good review in Cycling Plus also, though the most expensive of the lot.

    The Cycleops Fluid 2 seems like a good shout. Have you got one yourself?
  • Before I take the plunge, has anyone got any experience of using the list above and the Cycleop Fluid 2?

  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    I have a Fluid 2. Can't fault it at all. Before that I had an Elite Supercrono fluid and I can't think of anything good to say about it.
    More problems but still living....
  • Go for one that claims to be quiet. I had an old air braked one years ago that sounded like a jet engine in your living room.
  • The Fluid 2 was my trainer of choice (primarily due to having used one during a bike fit) and I don't regret it at all. I've been using it for a couple of months now and it's built like a tank, is pretty quiet even at high revs, and is consistent ride after ride.

    If I had to buy another trainer tomorrow (which is unlikely given the build of this thing!) I'd buy exactly the same again.
  • Thanks guys

    Is there much difference between the fluid 2 and the jet fluid pro?
  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,205
    Have a look at this, He recommends the Wahoo Fitness Kicker (not out yet!) ... early.html
  • D'oh.

    I've got the Fluid Pro not the Fluid 2.

    That'll teach me to jump in with a quick reply when doing something else! #moron
  • How is the fluid pro?

    @fatted - I don't think the wahoo kicker is in my price range.
  • madden2011 wrote:
    How is the fluid pro?

    @fatted - I don't think the wahoo kicker is in my price range.

    The earlier review stands, but it was about the Fluid Pro rather than the 2 ;)
  • p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
    Tacx satori seems to get good reviews, lower end magnetic
    Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm
  • mikey2341mikey2341 Posts: 170
    I've got the jet fluid pro and am really happy with it. It is the quietest one I've come across. The Kurt kinetic road is also well regarded. If your budget stretches to it, I'd get either the jet fluid pro or the KK. They both work really well with Trainerroad too!
  • I have the fluid pro, love it. Well impressed, replicates the road feel quite well.
    Bianchi infinito 2012
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