Which Turbo Trainer?

by mr-andrew   March 7, 2012  

I've finally decided to buy a new turbo trainer (just in time for summer) and have narrowed it down to 4. They are all similarly priced, and far as I can tell, there are no real differences between them. I've read loads of reviews, they all seem to have positives with no negatives - it seems that I may as well base the purchase on colour.

The four in questions are:

CycleOps Mag+
Elite Novo Mag Gel
Tacx Sirius Soft Gel
Blackburn Tech Mag 6

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not used any of the above but I have a fluid trainer with gel roller, quieter than my cateye c1000 mag trainer. Gel seems to be more tyre friendly but set up of pressure on roller and pressure in tyres may take a bit of time to get right, cheers.


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posted by antonio [1103 posts]
7th March 2012 - 21:56

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i have a cyclops mag , and it sounds like a jet engine when you go above 20mph ... the gel ones are supposed to be a damn sight quieter , so if noise is an issue , id reccomend one of those

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posted by carl simpson [54 posts]
20th March 2012 - 10:59


I have a Cycleops mag too and I agree it is very noisy if you are giving it some effort.

On the other hand it is cheapish, well made, solidly built and consistent in the work out it gives.

I'd say that noise is the only down side.

posted by Chris James [299 posts]
21st March 2012 - 15:08


tacx antares rollers. i tried turbos and got bored so quickly. rollers improve your road craft and make you a better rider

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
21st March 2012 - 19:49

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yes training rollers every time, take a little time to get your balance and technique sorted but then they are top draw Cool

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posted by road ronin [57 posts]
21st March 2012 - 21:12

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