On-the-road training in your living room.
CycleOps designed its Fluid 2 Trainer to give you one less excuse for not sticking with your riding routine when the cold weather strikes. The engineers behind this design know that part of what keeps us from riding indoors are those obnoxiously loud, unpredictable trainers that don’t quite give us that real-world road feel. Well, those days are behind us, as the new Fluid 2 Trainer is quiet, smooth, provides a consistent level of resistance, and is easy to set up. Now you're able to spin away in the comfort of your home this winter season with the silky-smooth Fluid 2.
First off, what makes a fluid trainer different from a magnetic trainer is the resistance unit. Rather than being a giant magnet, the unit is encased in hydraulic fluid. Unlike a magnetic unit, where the resistance is external and variable, a fluid trainer relies on pedal speed to increase resistance. Therefore, the harder you pedal the more resistance you experience. Additionally, CycleOps uses Power Band technology that makes the level of resistance also a function of gearing and cadence. This gives you a range from 20 watts to 725 watts, with a single trainer. The Fluid 2 has a cooling mechanism so that no matter how many watts you produce, you won't see billows of smoke.
The Fluid 2's two-inch roller means you'll have a smoother ride with less tire wear. It features a wide, stable base so that you'll feel secure on any surface, and asymmetrical leveling feet ensure you'll always be balanced. The rear wheel mounts easily and a simple cam-lever tightens the resistance unit around the skewer. You won't have to readjust your bike every time you put it on the trainer. Sprint, jump, and time trial without the worry that you'll pull the rear wheel out of the trainer.
The CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer will accommodate tires from 26in to 29in with rear spacings of 120mm, 130mm, and 135mm.
- Alloy construction
- Fluid/Power Band resistance
- Asymmetrical leveling feet
- Single-cam rear skewer