Simple spinning for summer success.
As much as we live for riding on the road, it's not always an option. Whether a work schedule keeps you busy until after dark, or the winter weather has forced you to hang up your wheels, the CycleOps Phantom 1 Indoor Cycle means that any time is ride time. This model lacks the data-gathering abilities of the Phantoms 3 and 5, but it delivers the same stability, durability, resistance mechanism, and unprecedented level of customizable fit — all in a more economically-minded package. After all, the point is to keep spinning through winter, not to count. With the Phantom 1 in your winter arsenal, your spring and summer rivals won't stand a ghost of a chance.
The Phantom's strongest selling point is the fit, which is adjustable at four points. The saddle moves fore and aft and the seatpost can be raised and lowered. The handlebars receive the same treatment: fore and aft, up and down. You can also swap your saddle and pedals from road bike to stationary cycle. It's not an exact replica of your outdoor friend, but the Phantom 3 lets you create a fit and feel that closely mimic — if not virtually mirror — your beloved machine. But don't worry, it's only really cheating if you get caught. Your bike never has to know.
The Phantom's frame is made of steel, the old standby, and the base consists of a pair of steel chevrons with adjustable feet for a stable platform whether you're mashing, grinding, or just virtual-noodling. The 48-pound flywheel is situated at the rear, so you don't gum it up with sweat. (We still recommend having a fan set up nearby, because you also don't want to gum-up anything else.) The handlebar-mounted bottle holders will keep you supplied with plenty of water to sweat out, and CycleOps' inclusion of a freewheel means you can coast between efforts.
- 4-way adjustable fit
- Steel frame
- 48lb flywheel
Reviews & Community
Works well, but flywheel gets hot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought this in Sept. 2016 and riding 2x a week since then. Like the stability, road bike-like handlebar. Only problem is after about 20-30 minutes of riding the brake starts to squeal and the flywheel gets hot. I've contacted Cyclops but they don't know how to fix the issue. Anybody else ahve this problem?
train in the winter time
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I wanted to do some training while it was un-ride-able outside, so i decided to to do just that and start my training inside. this trainer is super nice. you can adjust every aspect of the bike so it fits you like your road bike fits you. you can adjust the tension on it super quick and easy if you want a harder work out.
having the wheels on the back make it easy to transport around to different areas of your house.
how does thin compare to the Lemond Rev Master?