You really want to ride, but it’s raining. Or you don’t want to fight traffic. Then it’s time for a basement or garage training session on one of Cycleops indoor trainers!
Sometimes a workout on a trainer is more time efficient since you can get a good warm-up, a solid workout, and a cool-down in 45 to 60 minutes.
And some days, especially if you’re living in a city, setting up a trainer in the living room is far easier than fighting with traffic.
Plus, if you’re racing, riding on a Cycleops trainer is an efficient way to warm up without leaving the venue.
Ben’s Cycle Stocks Cycleops Indoor Trainers
Ben’s Cycle currently stocks the:
- Super Magneto
- low-cost 9903 Magneto
- Super Magneto Pro with power
- low-cost 9900 Wind Trainer
- 9902 Mag Trainer
- 9801 Silencer Direct Drive Mag
- Jet Fluid Pro
- 9904 Fluid
- 9912 Virtual Trainer
- 9913 Virtual Trainer with Blue Tooth
- high-level 9480 Power Beam Pro
- powerful 9481 Power Beam Pro
- Blue Tooth-enabled 9478 Power Beam Pro
- plus the other Cycleops products, kits, and accessories we stock.
Cycleops Indoor Trainers Have Variety of Resistance Units
Confused by the kind of resistance units on different trainers? Here’s what Cycleops says:
WIND trainers are based on the simple concept that the faster you pedal, the more resistance you create in the fan-like flywheel—in other words, the resistance is progressive. Keep in mind that noise level also rises in relation to your speed.
MAGNETIC trainers offer five adjustable levels of linear resistance, which you can control from a handlebar-mounted shifter. Magnets inside the flywheel ensure that your ride stays smooth and even throughout your workout.
PROGRESSIVE MAGNETIC trainers are also designed for smooth rides. However, the difference is that as you increase your pedal speed, the resistance increases exponentially. Simply shift gears the same as you would outside.
FLUID trainers are PowerTuned* to provide smooth, realistic accelerations and inertia for an extremely realistic road feel. Fluid resistance units are also quiet at every speed.
ELECTRONIC trainers are equipped with PowerTap technology, giving you precise measurement and feedback. This means you can create customizable workouts and have precise control over your training zones and slope. The controlled resistance is best when paired with VirtualTraining.
Cycleops Indoor Trainers Perfect for Warming Up Prior to Races
While some people still like to warm up on the road, it’s far simpler to pack a trainer such as the Cycleops Magneto. You can measure and time your effort more precisely, you don’t have to worry about getting lost or getting a flat tire, and you can stay under a tent or near the convenience of your vehicle.
The Magneto sets up easily, and you can easily get the bike installed and dialed in. Plus it’s nearly bomb-proof and is a good value for the money.
Get Quality Workouts on Cycleops Indoor Trainers
The best guideline for indoor training involve doing interval sessions: higher intensity riding done for a set amount of time. Typically shorter intervals of three to eight minutes with two to three minute rests in between efforts are best.
Here are some guidelines to using Cycleops indoor trainers for workouts:
- Bicycling indoor trainer workouts
- Training Peaks indoor trainer workouts
- Human Kinetics indoor trainer workouts