Helga31
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A riser block for use with CycleOps cycle Trainers to simulate hill climbs. The unique 3-level design lets you adjust the height of your front wheel to match the gradient of your hill climb workout.
 
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Good with the Cyclops Mag Trainer
Posted01 January 2012
Helga31
fromWallasey
"We weren't sure whether to order this with the Mag Trainer or not as some reviewers felt it wasn't needed. I think it's just a personal preference but we were glad of it as it helps to keep the bike balanced and straight at the front.
We are not exactly megafit expert cyclists however, so maybe we're just wussies!
For the sake of another few quid, we felt it was a good buy.
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Good Fit
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 CycleOps Mag Trainer
CycleOps Mag Trainer
Turn your bike into more than a fair-weather friend with the help of a Mag trainer. The perfect solution to getting in a ride when it's too cold, wet or dark to go outside, the Mag sets up quickly and easily for on-the-spot spins.
 
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One of our best purchases
Posted01 January 2012
Helga31
"My partner and I both have standard road bikes which we enjoy but we are also only fair weather riders! So come the rain and wind, we're hopeless at going out on the bikes but still want to use them, hence looking into the cycle trainers.
We didn't have a fortune to spend but still wanted a reasonable trainer that would last us a decent amount of time. The Mag Turbo seemed to be recommended by almost everyone else who had bought it so we went for it and have been really impressed. It's really sturdy and easy to use, well worth every penny to be able to keep using our bikes no matter what the weather.
The only confusion was that our bikes don't have the removable axles on the back wheels so we couldn't figure out how to replace them with the axle provided. As it it, you don't! You just shove your bike in as it is with the standard axle and away you go.
Brilliant bit of kit, we'd both highly recommend it.
We went for the front wheel riser as well which I know some people have said they didn't need but we did find it helpful.
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Pros: Durable, Great Value, Rugged, High Quality, Adjustable
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 CycleOps Classic Mag Turbo Trainer
CycleOps Classic Mag Turbo Trainer
Best value magnetic trainer on the market.
 

How do I actually change the resistance on the Cycleops Mag Classic?

I'm peering at all the knobs and spinny things but don't know what to do to increase the resistance. I have the bike gears in the big ring but it's still really easy to pedal. (And yes, I am a complete numpty.)
We found that if you turn the knob to loosen the resistance roller to "load" your bike into the trainer and then tighten it up again until it's quite tight against the tyre, this should give it the initial resistance. Then use your bike gears as you would on the road and once you get into the top gear, these should work as normal and increase the resistance on your bike.
2 years, 9 months ago
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