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CycleOps Classic Wind Trainer

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  • To change resistance, simply shift gears
  • Vortex blade design generates progressive resistance
  • Die cast zinc fan blades double as a heavy flywheel for fluid starts and stops

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User Manual [814kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 58.4 x 55.9 x 17.8 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
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  • Item model number: 9202
  • ASIN: B000BT7HWO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 20 Feb 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,163 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maybaby2005 on 6 Aug 2013
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Bought as gift for husband for days when can't get out on road so training doesn't have to stop. He's really pleased with it and tends to use it in the garage - it is louder than expected that is the only negative point. It's mobile enough to use in different locations which is handy. Overall good purchase and worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GAZ on 8 Jun 2013
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Noisy even in my garage but I knew that before I purchased, good for what it costs and fits my road bikes well.
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Hay on 14 Oct 2011
The cycleops classic wind trainer got mine today only to to find that the resistance cam lever is missing so have not tried out the trainer as of yet finding it difficult to locate where i can fault this product to have the missing part sent out or to have the whole unit sent back due to missing parts.

Since making this comment I have managed to find and locate a UK dealer in Bristol Tel:01554313116 and managed to get the parts that were missing which will be sent out early next week. thanx
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143 of 144 people found the following review helpful
Replaced an older Mag trainer with the Cycleops Wind Trainer for more consistent workout 26 Jan 2010
By Doug Milligan - Published on Amazon.com
I have an older mag trainer that I used to use for indoor workouts. I pulled it out this season to use, but became disappointed with the performance since I would have to get off the bike to adjust for more resistance. I did some shopping around for a replacement, decided on this one. It's well built and gives a great workout with progressive resistance. Now I don't need to get off the bike when I want to go harder, it can be done by pedaling faster and shifting gears. The progressive resistance is closely emulating what you'd feel on the road.

It's not as noisy as one reviewer states. Yes, it's noisier then a fluid trainer, but not much noisier then my old mag trainer. There was a strange noise when I first used the trainer, but that was overcome by tightening the bolt on the resistance unit's axle. Once tightened the noise coming out of the trainer was just like a wind. The faster the wheel moves, the noise does pick up, but not to the point you can't hear a stereo or TV.

I chose this model over a fluid model for a couple of reasons. First, the axiom that simpler is better is true here. No fluid leaks (which is an issue with this company's fluid models). All parts look like I can diagnose the issue and get it fixed without having to go back to my fluid dynamics textbooks from grad school. The second reason is price. A trainer's lifespan is measured in hours of use, and may only last a season or two. I'd rather replace one of these again then to pay $350-$400 every couple years.

I didn't buy another mag trainer even though they've improved since my last one was built, with remote shifting and sturdier components. One issue with mag trainers is that at some point, you'll surpass the magnet's force and all of a sudden be coasting. Not fun if you are in the middle of a sprint. Also, there is no coasting on purpose, so you can't ease up every now and then without the wheel stopping.

I suggest you invest in the riser block for your front wheel, and well cushioned gloves when using a trainer like this one. Sitting in one position for an extended time like you do with these trainers requires some comfort measures to be in place.
72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
Smooth and not as loud as you'd think! 30 Jan 2011
By G. Belmont - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this wind trainer because I could not validate purchasing the higher end fluid trainer. After all I am not a pro - I just wanted a way to train and keep moving on the weekdays. A mag trainer with adjustable resistance was completely out of the question as I did not want noticeably incremental changes in resistance. It is not natural, and, for me, discourages riding "harder".

After careful consideration and reading reviews here and on other sites, I chose this wind trainer.

What it is:
Using the same stand as the higher end CycleOps fluid trainer, this machine uses a simple, but smooth fan to create resistance. The faster your spin your wheels, the more resistance you get. You can shift to a higher gear to get more resistance - the same concept as the fluid trainer.

I read that this trainer was loud, and it was a bit of concern, but I took my chances. As always, the "loudest" reviews are from buyers who are either so elated by the purchase or really unsatisfied about a feature that has left them irate and wanting to prevent others from making the same mistake. I have been in both positions, and I am happy to report that I am taking the position of the former. This thing is not that loud. I have a shared wall, and I am not at all concerned. Without turning up the iPod, I had no trouble blocking the sound. I use in-ear headphones with rubber buds, not plastic. Often I don't use the headphones at all. It's not that bad! And for what it is worth, a friend has a top-rated fluid trainer. It is not silent either.

How I use it:
Currently, I have the trainer set up with a fixed gear bike. Before casting judgement, I should note I have been riding on and off road for 20 years (and never raced). I chose a good gear inch to get the desired resistances while riding 80 and 90 RPMs. Plus I did not want to coast. A fixed gear works well.

Buy this trainer if spending $150 on a trainer makes sense to you. It is well built. The resistance is smooth and just right. The money goes to all the right places on this one.

And please save yourself from buying a budget version of a higher end trainer (you know which ones). You will always get what you pay for.

As always, read reviews before ANY purchase.
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Not THAT bad... 14 Dec 2010
By Onefungi - Published on Amazon.com
I'll admit, this is my first cycle trainer, but I did my research before buying and I'm happy with my choice. My main decision points relied on price and potential problems. I was told to go with the Fluid trainer by many of the reviews I looked at, but the price was out of my range and I read of leaking problems with the Fluid. With the Wind, the only issue was the sound. I live in an apartment, one bedroom, but my wife says the Wind sounds like a vacuum at low speeds and a clothes washer when I'm really going at it. I listen to music while I'm riding, so the noise wasn't a problem for me, but I could see if you wanted to watch TV or something that this would be a little too loud. I didn't really even consider the Mag because of the need to change resistance with a cord and I didn't want to deal with that, and an inability to coast. With the Wind you just shift up to a higher gear and you get your resistance. I think it's great for getting used to shifting comfortably as well. Overall, I like the Wind because it's reliable, easy to set up, and it does what it's suppose to do.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Love it! 14 Feb 2011
By kenshop - Published on Amazon.com
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This thing is worth every penny, especially at this great price. It's no louder than any other stationary exercise machine, assembles easily, fits my road bike perfectly, doesn't require any messing around to get my bike on and off it, and provides me with a completely realistic-feeling cycling workout at home while my baby naps. Plus, I think the sound it makes from the fan turning is good cause I don't have to listen to myself huff and puff. (Also, it sometimes acts nicely as white noise if I need to have my baby near me in her bouncy-seat when she wakes up before I'm done. It's nowhere near too loud for her sensitive ears.)
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Just Right 21 Jan 2011
By K. Michael Kuebler - Published on Amazon.com
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I was looking for a trainer that was not magnetic. The ones I had tried did not feel smooth and uniform in resistance. I stopped in a local bike shop and tried a fluid one that was much more expensive. I wasn't impressed for the cost. I decided to take a risk and try the CycleOps wind trainer. I had read about the noise but that wasn't that big of a deal to me. I just wanted something that would be smooth and provide some resistance to keep my legs active through the long winter. I just finished my first workout and am very happy. In 30 minutes I worked up a good sweat and if I wanted to work harder I could have but just changing gears or peddling faster. There is some noise but I had a small TV set up in front of me and I was able to hear the shows OK. I would definitely recommend this to those non Olympians looking for some winter or bad weather alternatives.
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