Doesn't work. That's the first thing I (and many others did). Tried all the BB recommended lubing and cleaning and lubing and cleaning and ball bearing combos. Trainer still sucked.williaty said:Jenson is selling the Blackburn Trackstand Ultra (the one they licensed from 1UP) for $170 right now. It's a steal!
The problems with the Blackburn are all heat related. When you pedal, the resistance (in any trainer) is energy being turned to heat. Mag, fluid, friction, whatever, it's all getting turned to heat. Some dumbass at Blackburn thought it would be a good idea to enclose the resistance unit in a fancy plastic housing. Guess what, that housing holds heat in. The resistance unit overheats, the friction material gets slippery, and the trainer fails.
1) Remove the plastic cover (1 bolt and it comes off)
2) Blow a fan at the resistance unit
3) Enjoy the quietest and most realistic feeling trainer I've ever used at 1/2 the price of a 1UP or other top brand.
Cork? I have two, one purchased circa 2000 and another one purchased around 2005 both with a felt-like material. I didn't know they changed to cork. I assume is better?Peter P. said:I had the opportunity to try one. It's quiet and will provide all the resistance you need. It was stable and easy to set up, even on a crooked floor. The only thing I don't like about the 1Up is it uses friction on a cork plate as resistance. I would expect the resistance to fade over time or at least require periodic replacement of the friction plate. Mag and fluid trainers won't have this issue.
Works perfectly fine for us. Two of us are riding on it every 3rd day, so it's getting the "miles" poured onto it in a hurry. Absolutely no problems with it.kini said:Doesn't work. That's the first thing I (and many others did). Tried all the BB recommended lubing and cleaning and lubing and cleaning and ball bearing combos. Trainer still sucked.
AVOID the BB Trackstand Ultra! Spend the extra and get the new 1up or a KK or Cycleops fluid.
You're one of the lucky few.williaty said:Works perfectly fine for us. Two of us are riding on it every 3rd day, so it's getting the "miles" poured onto it in a hurry. Absolutely no problems with it.
I agree. I sent my BB back due to inconsistent resistance. When the replacement came, I sold it. I've been riding the Kurt Kenetic without problems.kini said:You're one of the lucky few.
There's a reason BB doesn't sell this trainer anymore.
There's a reason 1up changed the resistance unit on theirs too.