CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer
If it's important to you to make every workout count, the Fluid2 trainer is the most valuable weapon you can add to your indoor training arsenal.
Top Features of the CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer
- New Features:
- New Resistance Unit Clutch know ensures optimum tire/roller engagement every time you ride!
- New spring loaded skewer clamp for secure bike engagement
- New leveling feet and now fits 29ers
- No adjustment needed, flexible fluid resistance achieves ideal power to speed ratio
- Flywheel precision balanced for inertia & acceleration
- Matte black frame!
- Fluid technology provides smooth and seamless progressive resistance
- Widest range of resistance possible for everything from easy spins to low cadence climbing simulations
- Fan flywheel keeps unit cool and resistance stable
- Lifetime warranty
- What's in the box
- Classic series frame
- Fluid2 resistance unit
- Bolt action kit
- Resistance unit hardware
- Quick release skewer
- Instruction manual
- VirtualTraining two week free trial
CycleOps engineers designed the Fluid 2 to capture real road feel through the use of a 2.75 lb individually precision–balanced flywheel for more momentum and stability of your rear wheel.
They also adjusted fluid levels for better resistance and improved the position of sealed–cartridge bearings for better inertia and an ultra quiet ride that ensures increased wattage as you increase your speed.
And just like riding outside, simply shift gears to increase or decrease resistance. When you spin your wheels on the Fluid2 it feels like you're actually getting somewhere.
Stop logging junk miles and start employing the exclusive PowerTuned technology—the result of scientific and athletic collaboration. Now riding the trainer feels more like riding on the road because your wheel accelerates and decelerates on an infinite resistance curve, just like it does outside.
Professional cyclists and renowned scientist Allen Lim worked together to develop a power curve based on a hybrid of road and time trial positions, finding the point at which a speed of 25 mph overlaps with an output of 400 watts.
This point of overlap is where the optimal power curve resides and is the basis for PowerTuned technology. By training on a PowerTuned curve, you benefit from the most true-to-life speed verses power contingency, no matter what speed you ride at.
About Turbo Trainers
Can't get out on your bike? - don't let it prevent you from training with one of our Turbo Trainers. Wiggle has a great indoor bike trainer and Turbo Trainer range in stock; so you can go for a bike ride without having to step outside! Wiggle’s range of cycling turbo trainers enable you to carry on with your cycling training regime at any time rain or shine. Available in a wide variety of different styles our Turbo Trainers are of course suitable for both men and women.
About the CycleOps brand
Cycleops are world famous for producing high quality cycle trainers. However, the company origins weren’t in cycling, believe it or not they started with producing curtain rods! The story goes that the Graber brothers sold their window products company and needed something to do. They experimented in their garage and came up with a best-selling bike rack. In 1989, Chris and Sara Fortune purchased the company when it was selling 80,000 bike racks a year. In 1990, a high-end brand of bike rack was launched, branded as “Saris.” Today Saris is a leading supplier to the bicycle industry in over 30 countries. The company expanded in 1999 by acquiring the Cycleops brand of bike trainer. As usual they set out to improve on the design and by 2001 they created a new trainer frame and in 2002 they launched the world’s first progressive resistance Cycleops magnetic trainer. It was in 2001 that they heard about a hub that could measure power output and they jumped at the chance to bring this product to cyclists. They bought the company that invented Powertap and started a new round of Cycleops cycling innovations.
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Magazine reviews for CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer
Review from Bikeradar
It's not flashy but in terms of pure performance the evolved Fluid 2 is in a class of its own.
Tubular legs with adjustable hooves kick out wide to create a super solid, broad stance base. The stability on offer gives you no doubt that you can go full gas without any worries of ending up in a heap.
Rather than using screw clamps, the offside axle cup is a blissfully simple yet effective two position 'gate' with a spiral lock drive side cam that clunks solidly into place.
The big metal roller makes it less damaging on tyres and less pressure specific than some other turbo trainers. The actual engine is super-smooth. The non adjustable 'automatic' incremental fluid resistance has a really light start and a very flat but consistent power curve.
At first it feels like it won't be enough for a proper power workout with a compact chainset. However, get it spinning in a big gear and it'll deliver 1000 watts plus of pure leg blending pain. There's excellent sustain between surges and overall action makes it as close to enjoyable as you'll get for sprints or extended spin sessions. The fan flywheel adds a bit of noise but generates some cooling and the whole unit is lifetime warrantied too.
Silky smooth and capable of punishing you
Product Q & A
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You do not need a trainer tyre, but it will wear down any other tyre you use. My suggestions is to use an old tyre that has started to wear.
Regarding turbo tyres, I have a spare wheel that I use on the turbo that I got with an old tyre that is too worn or damaged to use on the road...
Maddux RS 3.0, 32 hole
Front Hub Cannondale C4
Rear Hub Cannondale C4
Tyres Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c
The CycleOps Fluid 2 includes: •1 x QR skewer; is it necessary to buy one before using the Trainer, or does the standard CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer include all that is needed for it actually to be used within the box?
"Unfortunately it will not be possible to use a Alfine 11 equipped bike with a turbo trainer I am afraid."
I've emailed a few of the manufacturers and so far Kurt Kinetic have replied and confirmed that the standard fittings do work with Alfine 11 hubs (one of their partners have been using them for some time).
Also, I believe Tacx provide some replacement nuts to allow their trainer to be used with the hub.
So it cannot be that _all_ trainers are incompatible with the hub.
Could you please clarify what the previous answer meant?
Look at youtube video Power Meter v Virtual Power
When the wattage increases the fluid heats up and the power mapping becomes irregular.
Product Dimensions: 61 x 53.3 x 17.8 cm ; 9 Kg
Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
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