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Review: CycleOps Fluid 2 Bike Trainer

CycleOps Fluid 2

You’ve heard it over and over: there’s no substitute for the road. But indoor training doesn’t need to be a substitute. It can be a valuable add-on to your outdoor training.

Price:  $250-350

Usage Time/Distance:  approx. 2 years, 1-4 times per week.

Purchased From:  Amazon.com


  • Sturdy, quality construction.
  • Bike is very stable when mounted.
  • Relatively low noise level (in comparison to wind and magnetic trainers).
  • Large flywheel and progressive resistance provides excellent road-like feel and great resistance range.


  • Pricey.
  • Heavy construction makes this unit less portable than lighter-weight units.
  • Can take a bit to properly position the locking mechanism width to hold your bike in place.
  • Requires a round hub skewer cap (provided with the trainer), but this means you’ll probably have to switch out your rear skewer.


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