• CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Fluid2 Trainer
    CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
    CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
    CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
  • CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Fluid2 Trainer
  • CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
  • CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
  • CycleOps - Fluid 2 Trainer - Detail
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CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer

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    Tech Specs

    Fluid/Power Band
    Recommended Use:
    indoor training
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Real-road training for the great indoors.

    For cyclists in Florida or southern California, "winter" is a seriously vague notion, but to the rest of us, the realities of cold, snow, slush, rain, and wind are all too obvious. Even hardcore riders can get shut down, so having a killer trainer like the CycleOps Fluid 2 is the best way to stay fit and strong during the cold winter months.

    Riding inside can be tough on the psyche, so CycleOps designed the Fluid 2 to be as easy, pleasant, and enjoyable as possible. It's silky smooth, whisper-quiet, and easy to set up, so you have fewer excuses to not ride, and sports a durable alloy construction that's lightweight, strong, and easy to store. Instead of magnetic or mechanical resistance, which is used in most trainers, the Fluid 2 uses hydraulic fluid, which increases resistance as you increase pedal speed. It also employs Power Band technology, which increases resistance as a function of gearing and cadence, so you have a real-road feel when you're stationed in the living room. No matter how hard you go, though, the built-in cooling mechanism won't let the unit catch on fire.

    • Alloy construction
    • Fluid/Power Band resistance
    • Asymmetrical leveling feet
    • Single-cam rear skewer
    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Good, but loud.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought this to ride during the Winter and make my TV time more productive. Even with the Roku headphones on, this trainer is pretty darn loud.

    Solid Trainer, but...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Replacement for a Performance Bike-branded Elite trainer I had for years. Not as compact, either stowed or in operation, as the Elite. It does seem to maintain better contact with the rear tire and offers somewhat smoother power transmission, however. Mounting the bike is easy, but takes some force and is not as quick and easy as the locking lever on the Elite. The main selling point for me was the CycleOps’s ability to conform to uneven surfaces, like the unevenly poured concrete floor in my basement. Nothing special at all: just an egg-shape to the rear feet end caps that can be rotated for leveling. And they don’t work. Sigh. Back to a piece of yoga mat stuck underneath the front foot.

    CycleOps Fluid Assembly and Install

    Nobody loves riding inside

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    But this trainer will at least make it easy. Its easy to set up and will go forever. Other more expensive trainers have bells and whistles, but this one does the essential task well. 4 stars because the set up instructions kind of suck,

    Never let me down

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    For having to ride inside from time to time, I can't complain about this trainer. I was upgrading from an old one and this quieter and smoother.

    Years and miles that add up

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using this trainer for the past few years and every time I pull it out and get ready for winter riding, it has never let me down.
    I have used plenty of trainers over the years from Tacx, Elite, Wahoo and Kinetic and they all have a purpose. I will discuss the Cycleops here, but if you do have questions on other trainers, please reach out to me.
    As stated, every time I pull this out of storage it is ready to go, even if I am not ready for spinning indoors. I always find it helpful to watch something on t.v whether it is sports related, a movie or on some other platform. I find that this trainer as compared to others is best used while seated and spinning. While the fluid will create added resistance when pushing a larger gear out of the saddle, it just doesn't feel right. For this reason, I love using this trainer when I plan on doing higher cadence intervals while seated, or low cadence out of the saddle. This doesn't have the heaviest flywheel out there for fluid trainers, but the fins do add a little more resistance to the ride. Downside is that the fins also create a bit more noise while riding. This could be a problem if riding with neighbors below as the reverb will be passed along to them (something to keep in mind).
    All things considered this is a great trainer that will meet the needs of the majority of us looking to keep conditioned throughout winter, or the ability to jump on for an hour out of the day, when riding outside ins't an option.
    Please reach out with any questions you may have about this trainer or others.

    tried and true

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    solid choice for a simple device that won't let you down!

    Great Trainer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this trainer to replace the one that I was forced to leave at my parents house after I moved out. It's one of the best trainers I've owned, very quite and super easy to setup/use. I use it in my living room on those days where its time for bed but you aren't tired yet and my roommates have yet to complain. It's also easy to fold up and store out of the way when not in use.

    Take that, Maine Winter!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    So about New England. Have you ever checked the weather forecast, seen "23*, Wintry Mix to Sleet through the Afternoon" and thought, "Yep, today is a great day to play bikes inside?" Then look no further my friends: this trainer will help motivate and strengthen through the bitter end of that grey winter.

    While your friends are posting sweet Insta's of their riding in shorts through the sunshine, you can raise their bet, showing off your sweet indoor training center, replete with your roommate's mom's Netflix Log-in and the latest season of House of Cards. Maybe they're racing, cruising through the bucolic North Carolina countryside, as you "warm" up for another round of Grants Tomb Crit in NY, hoping that maybe this year you'll be able to feel your fingers the whole time.

    This trainer has seen me through 5 winters of why-do-I-live-here temps from Maine to Minnesota, and many many race warm-ups from the the very balmy feeling 65* Philly Phlyer to the 20* and raining (how, I do not know) UVM race of yore.

    The trainer is smoooooooth and pretty quiet, perfect for dorm-room class-readings or apartment-living. Homies probably already hate the pre-race racket, no need to up the ante with trainer and roller cacophony. It's easy to get your bike set up, simply swap the rear skewer, throw a towel of the associated block under the front wheel and BAM, good to go.

    Great trainer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This thing will definitely get me through the cold season. Super easy set up and gets the job done. It fits my different bikes with ease and takes up minimal space! Which is nice. It is loud, however. So not to great to use if youre trying to get some training and Netflix in at the same time.

    Simple to use. Great workout

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    We recently moved from California where we could ride year around. Now in Utah, it's too cold for road biking but we still love getting on the bike, even for 30 minutes. We recently bought the trainer with leveling blocks and couldn't be happier. Easy to set up and get a work out in.

    what is the manufacture "Sku number for...

    what is the manufacture "Sku number for this part

    Based on our information, the CycleOps part number for this trainer is: 9904/WT7032.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. brett@competitivecyclist.com