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Bicycle Magnetic Turbo Trainer - Single Speed Exercise Bike

by Black Dog Bikes
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
Price: 43.99
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  • Robust, compact easily stored single speed magnetic trainer
  • Complete with front wheel levelling support and non-slip feet
  • Arrives fully assembled. Folds down to 900 X 250 X 600
  • Used by MANY triathlon clubs and fitness trainers. Great alternative to Spinning Classes - Keep fit at home in the warm.
  • Suits 26" or 700mm wheels. Rear hub quick release skewers only, not bolt-through

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 5 Kg
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  • Item model number: TUR01
  • ASIN: B004JO23D0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 2 April 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,176 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Product Description

This is a magnetic (rather than air resistance) Turbo Trainer, which means the resistance can be adjusted by using the gears on your bike, giving fantastic variability in work rate. In comparison to the air fan trainers, these are wonderfully quiet in operation, although the tyre and tread pattern you are using makes a big difference to the noisiness of any trainer. It comes fully pre-assembled and all you need to do is fit the supplied quick release skewer to the rear wheel. Please note that this trainer doesn't work with bolt through axles as quick release skewers don't work with bolt-through Hubs. The skewers are very presentable Campagnolo look-alike and can be left happily on a bike without disgrace! It folds down to 900 x 250 x 600 in one movement for very easy storage and re-deployment in seconds. The trainer has an adjustment facility to allow use of either 24" - 26" or 700mm wheels. It weighs 7.1 kg, is robust and sets up on non-slip feet. CONVERSION CUPS ARE AVAILABLE IF YOUR BIKE DOES **NOT** HAVE A QUICK RELEASE REAR WHEEL. PRODUCT LISTING: "Turbo Trainer Solid Axle Conversion Kit" (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00E5BHTX6)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Turbo Trainer 4 Oct 2011
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I bought this turbo trainer because I can't get out on my bike and I need exercise badly. I was going to get a new quick release wheel but I've got it to fit on the bolts on my mountain bike so haven't had to shell out any more money. It does exactly what I need it to do for a first trainer and I use the gears on my bike for the resistance. The only drawback is that it is noisy, so watching the tv whilst on the bike is out, but with the zen playing my music through earphones it's great, I can't hear it! Cheap enough too!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars single speed turbo trainer 28 Sep 2011
it's ok but is very loud in operation and being single speed there's no way of gearing up to reduce the noise. well built and easy to set up. if i had my time again i would have splashed a little more cash and purchased the variable one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cycle turbo trainer 10 Mar 2012
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Not feeling safe on the road and requiring to exercise without walking, I found this adaptation for my roadster bike exactly what I wanted. It is easily assembled, strong (I'm 17 stone) and converts my bike into an exercise machine at moderate cost.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Noisy? Not with slicks. 31 Oct 2013
By bmabbs
A number of reviewers complain about the noise of the trainer, but as it's a magnetic resistance it shouldn't be markedly louder than any other mag trainer. I suspect some people are using off-road MTB tyres, which would probably be very loud. I have an mountain bike with semi-slicks fitted, and with the roller pressed lightly on the tyre you could hold a conversation next to it with lowered voices, or hear a TV over it. With the roller screwed harder onto the tyre and contacting the side tread pattern it did produce a louder buzz, but not excessive. Fit a slick and you'll be fine.

Otherwise, the build quality is substantial, and while it's not as pretty as a 200 Minoura it's stable and solid, with cast metal wing screws. For 40.50 inc 24h Interlink delivery from Black Dog Bikes (they have a website) it's the cheapest turbo trainer I've seen, and well up to the job. Another reviewer mentioned that it's coped with 27 stone, plus bike. I'm 15.5st and it's fine. It comes with a cradle to raise the front wheel too, which many trainers don't.

The resistance is altered by changing gear on the bike, and you'll probably want to stay on the largest chainring and top half of the cassette. My only criticism is that I'd prefer a higher resistance and drop it down with the gears, as with 11x44 tooth top gearing and 26" wheels it felt like it was on the verge of spinning out, but on a road bike with higher gearing I'm sure it would be fine. As an ex rower I also tend to prefer lower cadences and higher torque, but most cyclists who prefer to spin up a bit more should be happy. Black Dog sell another version with variable resistance at around 60 with a beefier looking mag unit, but I don't know how the resistance range compares. I'm sure they'd be helpful.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not brilliant 11 Jan 2012
By Shaun
Item as described. Decent build quality. Not "whisper-quiet", but certainly not loud with the slick tyres on my bike. Overall good value for very little money.
Two gripes:
1)The hub clamps had been fitted on the wrong sides - which took all of five minutes with an Allen-key to fix, but still.
2)Resistance is low. Even using my highest gear, pedalling isn't much effort - in the bottom half of the range it's hard to pedal fast enough to keep up with the wheel.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 11 Jun 2012
By gary
I read the reviews before I bought this. And a lot of them said it was noisy!!!!! I live in a block of flats and I warned all my neighbours. But they've all told me they cant hear a thing. Also it is made of a very high standard. Smooth running. And robust. Good buy me think.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Content 8 Feb 2012
By Marco
inexpensive tool to turn your mountain bike into an exercise bike, which is what I was after. Hence I am happy with my purchase, I recommend it if you are not looking for something too fancy. As other reviewers commented, it can be a bit noise if you are not using road tyres.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite sturdy and does the job 18 Nov 2011
By Andy
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This is a good piece of kit, it does the job. I had to buy some slick tyres because my chunky mountain bike tyres made too much of a noise, but that is not the fault of the product. It would still be too loud to use indoors but I guess this would be the same however much you paid for a turbo trainer.

You can actually vary the resistance by tightening or loosening the screw, and also you can use higher gears on your bike for extra resistance. I find you get a smoother ride if the gear is higher and the back wheel is turning faster.

Would recommend for the price.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and quality
Cracking value for money. Not using them strictly for what they're intended (they're being used as part of a production for the Grand Depart (Tour de France in Yorkshire) but... Read more
Published 2 days ago by C. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
I use this in my lounge and find it not to loud at all.it was easy to set up and and good value for money.highly recommend this product.
Published 1 month ago by john henry
5.0 out of 5 stars turbo trainer
very satisfied , easy to assemble with accessories and very portable around the house so can swap from garage to conservatory with ease.
Published 2 months ago by kindle1104
5.0 out of 5 stars solid piece of equipment
I Bought this single speed bike trainer on the 31st jan it arrived on the 4th well within the time,packed well.with this b/trainer it comes all in one piece easy to set up. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pirate pete
4.0 out of 5 stars good choice
Simple to get ready to use.
Feels safe when riding in the garage
I think it offers very good value.
Published 2 months ago by zenred9
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor buy
Although the frame is light and compact, the arms have no strength. When tightening the clamps one has to be very careful not to over tighten and spread the arms, otherwise you... Read more
Published 2 months ago by G. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy as sweating!
I bought this as I've been trying to lose weight & exercise but I'm put off by the fact that I live in a hilly area. Read more
Published 4 months ago by legobod@yahoo.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product at a very good price
I'm very impressed with this product so far. It's well constructed, stable and the tensioner works very well with my bikes gears to provide different levels of intensity. Read more
Published 7 months ago by John Marshall
2.0 out of 5 stars TOO NOISY
not what we expected very disappointed would not recommend to any one need to set it up in the garage as it was too noisy in the house which restricted its use so won't use in the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by BAZZA HARES
5.0 out of 5 stars turbo trainer
I am very pleased with the turbo trainer, in use 5 times a week, bit noisy with nobbly tyres, but otherwise very good, fast delivery well made does the business.
Published 8 months ago by bandit
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