Kinetic Road Machine Fluid Trainer

This off-season I plan to work more on my biking, drills, workouts, etc. and with winter approaching decided to buy a bike trainer. There are 3 types of trainers: wind,  magnetic and fluid. In a fluid trainer you get the most realistic riding experience. The Kinetic fluid trainer is one if not the best on the market. The road trainer provides you with various resistance as you change gears on your bike. The trainer also comes with a lifetime warranty. Stores away very easily, especially for riders with small apartments, limited space = New York.

Features:

It’s the perfect workout partner for sprints to intervals to all-day cruising. Quiet. Smooth. And like every Kinetic Trainer, 100% leak-proof. The power calibration gives you true outdoor cycling simulation. The automatic resistance adjusts as you change speeds. Realism as only Kinetic can deliver it.

  • Measurable and repeatable workload
  • 6.25lb flywheel offers realistic coast-down
  • PowerTap calibrated resistance unit
  • Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically coupled driveshaft
  • Thermodynamically neutral silicone resistance fluid
  • 15 second coast-down from 20mph
  • Consistent resistance at multiple temperatures
  • 80 cooling fins dissipate heat
  • Lowest operating temperature of any fluid trainer
  • Smooth, quiet resistance from 5-3,000+ watts
  • Guaranteed not to leak
  • 2 1/8″ roller reduces tire wear
  • Unconditional lifetime warranty
  • Lifetime crash replacement policy

 

Specs:

ADJUSTMENTS: None (5-3,000+ watts of speed-sensitive resistance)
FOLDING: Yes
SKEWER INCLUDED: No
TYPE: Fluid
WHEEL SIZES: 22-29″ and 700c Wheels
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5 Comments

  1. Hey Alex, I just bought this trainer and have a few questions. It came with a skewer and was wondering if you’ve permanently replaced your skewer with the one provided on your bike?

    Second question — do you use a power meter and if so, which have you used and/or recommend.

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  2. alpaul

     /  November 18, 2009

    The skewer it came with is only to be used if your bike does not already have one.

    Yes I have a power meter installed on the rear wheel. I got the kinetic power meter, also from Bicycle Habitat, but there are also some great deals on eBay, mine is wired, you may also look at the wireless, but the wired should suffice, unless you want to pay the extra $$$.

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  3. The skewer that was on your bike fit? Mine didn’t fit hence I replaced with the one provided from kinetic. It’s just annoying to switch back & forth but have just left the kinetic skewer on my bike…

    Cool will look at that…

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  4. alpaul

     /  November 18, 2009

    My bike has a standard quick release skewer and there is no need for interchanging. You’re should be fine as well, is it quick release?

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  5. Yes it’s quick release. Will try again but I think the skewer head is bigger than the skewer mounting hole..

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