I've had a 13-year hiatus from cycling due to a back injury and I'm using this trainer to get my fitness level up without the pressure of riding with a group, and without riding in the rain, wind, and cold of Portland's Winter. I researched many trainers, and the Cycleops Jet Fluid Pro kept coming up to the top in industry reviews as well as consumer reviews. I have it set up in my living room as it takes up a small amount of space, and it's quiet enough that I've been in conversation on my cell phone headset while pedaling and the person I was talking to could not hear it. I found the directions lacking a couple of key pieces of information about set up, and it took me about 20-30 minutes in total to figure it out. If you've set up a trainer before, you'll probably have it set up in a few minutes! I mention this only because I expected it to take about 5 minutes based on other reviews, and it was not as intuitive as I thought it would be. I also bought the Cycleops mat and love it. I was using a yoga mat at first, and it wasn't wide enough. One last plug for Cycleops follow them on Instagram! Every time I see a photo of someone using their trainer, I feel inspired and so happy to be back on a bike after such a long break and my Cycleops trainer is a crucial part of making this happen.
I bought this trainer based on the reputation I formed when I owned a Fluid 2. I should never have sold the Fluid 2, it was a fantastic trainer and I found it to be trouble free. This is basically the Fluid 2 but I am guessing the shroud aids in the claimed cooling improvements. I like the tension knob that only applies so much pressure. The ability to level the unit is nice however it sits pretty good without adjustment. The bike sits straight up when mounted in the trainer, I have heard some trainers can be off a little. I look forward to many years of service and would recommend this trainer to any one.
I've been using this trainer 5-6 days a week for the last month and i am very pleased with its performance. No issues noted with the frame's stability or with the bike mounts.
This is the first indoor trainer I have ever owned. It came highly recommended from some cycling friends of mine. It has been an excellent purchase. Love the fluid resistance. Very smooth and quiet. I use it with an interval trainer app on my iPhone and I always come away with a great workout. Easy to set-up and the legs fold in nicely for slim storage. I am very happy with it's stability. A great purchase
I like the feel riding this one. My fluid II needed to 'warm up' before the resistance was there. Jet Pro is resisting me right out of the box. The quick release lever takes some playing with to get a good level of pressure on the wheel but after you get it down it is easy.
The legs each have a push button release that holds the legs in the folded position too. Great feel as if on the road. This and a training video and I get as targeted workouts as I feel up to doing.
I recommend this as the minimum level trainer to get great results.
I LOVE this trainer! I have agonized via internet over this product VS Kurt kinetic and was really impressed with the Cycleops reviews and especially about dealing with the company regarding any mishaps leaking or whatever. Everyone said it was solved NO problem and quickly. I live in Canada and found it difficult to find a store in my Province that even sold kurt kinetic... Most seemed to carry Cycleops and spoke highly of the product and company! Quiet, smooth, as roadlike as it gets for indoors and doesn't heat up like crazy! Totally recomend this product!