Kurt Kinetic Cyclone Trainers

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $219.00

Product Description

The Kinetic Cyclone Rear Wheel Trainer features speed-sensitive resistance from 5-1000 watts, dual fans to create real to the road resistance, and precision-machined roller to reduce tire wear. Speed-sensitive resistance from 5-1000...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth, Nice stand, should be trouble free

Weaknesses:    weak resistance above 20MPH

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the Cyclone assuming it would be loud but be have realistic resistance. I found the resistance to be much less than actual wind resistance. I usualy average around 21-22 MPH on a flat time trial course. On the Cyclone I have been averaging 29 MPH. At this speed there is a high pitched whine that actually hurts my ears a little. It is smooth and a good workout - the speeds are just off. I would still recommend it if you dont care about the speed being the same. If you ride it above about 27 MPH you may want to wear ear plugs due to the high pitched whine.

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Price Paid:    $168.00

Purchased At:   BicycleBuys.com

Similar Products Used:   El cheapo squirrel cage wind resistance unit purchsed about 30 years ago from Bike Nashbar. (The resistance on it is actually fairly close - within 2 MPH I would guess)

Bike Setup:   Lightning P38 Recumbent - Ultegra components

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by energetich20 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2009

Strengths:    Solid construction, nice quality, smooth, realistic resistance and spin down.

Weaknesses:    Loud

Bottom Line:   
Smooth and good resistance characteristics, but load when you crank it up. Highish pitch whining noise.

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Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Surly Long Haul Trucker

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