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BDBikes Bike Magnetic Turbo Trainer - Quick Release -Variable Resistance Bike Trainer

by BDBikes
352 customer reviews
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  • Suits All Standard Bikes and so used by numerous Triathlon Clubs
  • Fits Quick Release AND Solid Axles unlike many Turbo Trainers
  • 6 LEVEL Variable Resistance - Includes New Heavy Duty Handlebar Mounted Control
  • Fully Assembled -With Quick Release Mounting and New Resistance Unit
  • FULL 12 MONTH (No Quibble) WARRANTY

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 7 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 9 Kg
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  • Item model number: TUR02
  • ASIN: B004JO48K6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Jan. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (352 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 714 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

Use your regular bike as and indoor exercise bike and keep fit whatever the weather in the comfort of your own home. Whatever your level of fitness or your training goals our great value quality Trainer can help. You choose how hard you train and can set the resistance with the handlebar controller or the gears of your bike. Our Magnetic Trainer is much quieter than traditional fan trainers and quietest of all when using slick road tyres. Great for cycling and fitness enthusiasts alike, from Triathletes to those looking for a safe low impact exercise when recovering from injury or illness. Check out the features and specification below and the great reviews we have received for the Trainer and our customer service.

PRODUCT FEATURES
* Quick release means only has to be set up first time unlike screw on turbo trainers
* Magnetic resistance, quieter than air resistance trainers
* Quick Release for instant mount dismount of the bike - set up once and once ONLY
* 6 variable levels controlled from your handlebars
* Heavy Duty Resistance Controller
* Heavier Flywheel for Greater Resistance
* Suits all Standard Mountain and Road Bikes
* Fully Assembled - put your bike on and peddle
* Easy one movement fold-down for storage and quick redeployment
* Non-Slip Feet for secure use
* Wheel Rest Supplied
* Skewer supplied Campagnolo look-alike so can be left in the bike between use
* FULL 12 Month (no quibble) Warranty

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
* Brand New and Boxed
* Weight 7.1kg
* Fold Down Size 900 x 250 x 600mm


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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

76 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Dr Duncan A Emerton on 19 Jan. 2014
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It's taken me a while to figure this bit of kit out, but now I have...it's brilliant. Firstly, the build quality is good. I'm a large guy (21 stone plus) and it holds me very easily. Assembly is easy as per the instructions. It stows away neatly, making storage easy. And changing the quick release axle is a doddle. But the reason I've not gone for 5/5 is due to limited instruction on how to refine the settings.

Tip 1: make sure your rear tyre is inflated to the correct pressure (i.e. the pressure you'd need to take your bike on the road). This makes traction against the fly wheel consistent. If your tyre is flat the ride gets a bit wobbly and it feels like your wheel is buckled.
Tip 2: when you adjust the fly wheel at the back, make sure it's only just touching the wheel. Don't, as I did when I first set it up, tighten it so far that you squash the tyre. You only need a little pressure for the fly wheel to kick in.
Tip 3: release your brakes from the rear wheel. As odd as it sounds, you feel tempted to hit the brakes when you're riding. By disabling the brakes it makes sure that the fly wheel is the only thing that's creating resistance. Just make sure you put the brakes back on when you take the out on the road (disclaimer: I accept no responsibility for accidents if you don't!)
Tip 4: to make the sessions more production and enjoyable, download a turbo trainer movie or view one on YouTube.

All in all, a good bit of kit, but some careful adjustments needed to make sure it works perfectly.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. S. Griffin on 20 Oct. 2013
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Some of the reviews on here crack me up... air raid siren? god knows what that person it banging on about this thing is relatively quiet I can only assume they are using it directly on a wooden floor and not with slick tyres.

The delivery of this product was outstanding.. I got texts throughout the whole transaction and even the ability to reply to the text with the time slot I wanted the item delivered so whoever you guys are using keep using them for your dispatch unreal even had the delivery drivers name on the text awesome.

I must admit I don't use the resistance lever so I cannot comment on it at first impressions it seems a fairly cheap add on but the turbo does it enough for me without having to use it. It came with a skewer and the front wheel support it appears to be well built no plastic nasty rubbish on it like some cheap turbo trainers. I train on this everyday for 45 minutes at quite high intensity and its awesome. It is not LOUD but its not quiet either I mean you are riding a bike on a mental fly wheel so what do you expect? I have mine on top of some old carpet which seems to help with the sound anyway my groaning and loud tunes to get me through the sessions normally drown out the noise of the turbo.

One thing I would say is make sure you tighten up the brackets holding the rear wheel in place I ended up crashing sideways into my tumble dryer the other week!!! Also turbo is hardwork so just bare that in mind when you are buying one these things are designed to inflict pain on your whole body and I would say they are a lot harder than using a regular gym bike thats just my view though.

Cheers
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175 of 186 people found the following review helpful By Michael on 12 July 2012
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I received this product in very quick time. The supplier kept me informed and everything they said happened. A foot pad was missing on the front wheel stand and without any fuss, they have promised to replace this without asking me to send the defective one back.

Setting it up:
It was my fault, but I purchased another front wheel stand as I did not check out that one was included. I just followed Amazons advice to buy a stand at the same time. £17 spent unnecessarily, but I should have checked before taking that advice.

I had to replace the axle on my bike as it was not hollow, so could not have the supplied quick release thingy fitted. I took the bike, an early 1990's Raleigh Pioneer 10, to my local Bike Shop for a hollow axle to be fitted. I am a 68 year old pensioner and could not be bothered to do it myself. They pointed out that my rear axle frame slots were not suitable for this axle when out cycling. Therefore, I have had to buy a second hand rear wheel (£15) for use when on the Trainer. Then I have to refit the original wheel when I go out on the bike. Not ideal, but better for me than having to buy a new bike. Once I had the right wheel in, I set the bike into the Trainer. This was easy to do, if a bit "need a spare hand" to do it. Once the bike has been in once, it was a lot less fiddly to take it out and put it back in as the settings were right.

Using it:
I very quickly overcame my fear of it falling over on being mounted. To be honest, the speed control supplied is still a mystery to me, so I just start off with it at a middle setting and also keep the bike in a middle gear. This worked fine for me as I am totally unfit, so not bothered with gear changing. I just want to cycle at a steady pace and wait for my fitness to arrive.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mark Fleming on 3 April 2013
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I read quite a few of the reviews on here before we got this product. We were a bit concerned about the noise people are commenting about. These people are using the wrong tyres. It's as simple as that. Use a smooth road tyre and it's quieter than our microwave.

I also didn't want to b*gger about changing the rear axle to fit the quick release, so I didn't. You don't need to as it'll clamp onto the existing nuts. If you're worried about scratching anything, just cover the nuts with a piece of cloth or leather. I threw the quick release thingy at the cat. Teach it to leave prezzies in MY slippers!

Also in the blurb it's quite specific as to wheel sizes. For God's sake, why? It's fully adjustable. The road bike we're using has 28in wheels. So no worries there either. [Edit; Anything smaller than 27in you'd need to check]

It comes with a front wheel stand, although it hardly needs one.

Very easy to set up. I was actually quite drunk (Sun was over the yardarm, what? :)) and managed it, swearing only once, and that was at the box, lol!

The resistance (is futile, lol!) fits on the handlebars, and if you don't over-tighten it, it won't break. It's quite subtle but you'll feel the difference, certainly in different gears.

I ordered this on Monday, April 1st, and it arrived today Wednesday 3rd, preceded by an email specifying the time. How good is that?
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