The kinetic trainer may seem expensive but when kinetictrainer1you consider the technology and the exceptional level of performance that it offers you soon realize why so many cyclists use it – both average and seasoned cyclists alike. In a category where there is a huge dependence on seals and O-rings to prohibit fluid chamber leakage, this fluid trainer features a patented magnetic drive system that eliminates the need for seals or O-rings. Adding to this durable build is a 6-lbs flywheel with precise coast downs from 20-mph in 15-second increments. The weight of the flywheel contributes to the smooth and stable ride making capable of handling any workload or workout you throw at it. It is a versatile indoor bike trainer, and one of few that can truly simulate that realistic road feel. Two other reasons why this is a great choice is:
- The maintained stability, even as you stand up or lean forward, and;
- The outstanding lifetime warranty, which also has a crash replacement policy (seriously, who’s crashing this thing? Its built like a rock!)
The only drawback some people (including myself) found was the price. Of course this is probably just typical consumer behavior as we always wish a product, which does things extremely well, was offered for a few dollars less. I think we should suck it up because this trainer more than justifies its price, and for a smooth, intense indoor ride on one of the most durable bike stands around, it’s absolutely worth it.