Well here we are again Mr. Winter…
For many cyclists this means less time on the bike or no time for some folks.
In our prior post regarding indoor trainers/training we made a good case for why in today’s world you shouldn’t be able to continue to ride your bike , albeit indoors.
Since our last post we have spent time using another one of our CycleOps trainers which has become our favorite go to trainer when riding indoors these days.
The Jet Fluid Pro by CycleOps has indeed become the trainer which we spend most of our time on these days.
It is a fluid based trainer but with a better resistance unit on it than the Fluid 2. We feel it offers a smoother , real world ride and maintains a constant power curve even after long rides where other less expensive trainers begin to change resistance with ride time when you don’t want them to.
In a nutshell(from CycleOps):
Road-Like Performance, Pure and Simple.
Powertuned Technology provides the perfect balance between the most realistic power curve and a precision balanced flywheel for sustained efforts and accelerations. Simply shift into the big ring for added resistance, just like out on the road, and let the JetFluid Pro prepare you for all the challenges of the upcoming season.
We designed the resistance units to be quieter and produce a more consistent power curve unit to unit, plus have extended bearing life.
How the Resistance Unit Works
- PowerTuned flywheel creates higher inertia for a ride that’s like being out on the open road. Chamber and impeller allows for optimal fluid distribution for a smooth and quiet ride.
Cooling Airflow Design
- Our patented design channels 100% of intake air to efficiently cool the resistance unit and maintain a consistent power curve.
- Individually precision balanced fly wheel eliminates “dead weight” and maximizes inertia.
Already have a trainer and are looking for some help setting it up or tweaking your setup?
Helpful Tips And Hints :
Newer CycleOps trainers are now using their patented Clutch Knob system:
CycleOps Pro Series trainer instructional set up video:
CycleOps classic trainer set up video.
Thanks to CycleOps for these great instructional videos!
Please let us know if we can help with any of your indoor training questions.
Here’s some indoor training basics.
Some of our favorite indoor workouts are here.
If riding inside gets old come check out a fat tire bike!
I am the third generation manager of Dedham Bike located in Dedham, Ma.
For over 25 years I have been a master mechanic, marketing manager and general manager at Dedham.
I am an avid cyclist and skier and occasionally you will find me running or in the weight room.
My love for bicycles started in the the 1970’s with my first BMX race at a track my dad ran.
Since that time I have raced mountain bikes, road, BMX and cyclocross to many podium finishes including NORBA national victories and multiple series and state championship victories.
If it has two wheels or is a challenge, I’m into it.