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Turbo trainer fluid £69.99 @ aldi
Turbo trainer fluid £69.99 @ aldi

Turbo trainer fluid £69.99 @ aldi

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fluid turbo trainer

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Product Description

Get active whatever the weather this Fluid Turbo Trainer. Ideal for training indoors on dark winter nights. With fluid and elastomer roller.

Accessories Included

Front wheel standRiser blockStickerInstruction manual

Features

Fits axle widths between 150-210mmAccommodates wheel sizes 26”, 27”, 700c with front wheel standEasy bike clamping through locking leverMaximum load approximately 135kg including bike

Colour: BlackDimensions: 56 x 47 x 38 cmProduct Type: Fitness AccessoriesWeight: 135kg including bike

31 Comments

Good price for fluid one

Struggling to find any decent information about this - the price seems superb. You need to factor in a turbo trainer tyre too

JackMcg9

could i not hook my mountain bike up to this?

. It should work, but you don't want to be grinding knobbly tyres on it.

I was weighing up buying a Turbo Trainer a couple of months ago. I wattched lots of YouTube info videos, lots of reviews and came to the conclusion that a FLUID version was what I wanted. I changed my mind about buying one because the fluid versions were so much more expensive than the magnetic ones. I was looking at the less expensive Fluid versions and are talking £180.00 to £250.00 for Fluid, so this is a massive difference at £69.99 You will struggle to get a Magnetic version for near to this price.

I have taken a punt and ordered one.
If it's not a good quality one then lesson learnt, but maybe its still better than the noisier magnetic versions.

Thanks OP for posting this

At the risk of sounding a bit daft...

What's the difference (and advantages) of a "fluid" trainer compared to the "normal" magnetic trainers (by Tacx, etc)? Do they require any additional maintenance?

I'm thinking of getting one as a present, but - despite many years of mountain biking - I don't know anything about trainers. The person concerned has a (very dusty) road bike, and I'm just hoping that something like this will provide the stability and flexibility to allow them winter exercise.

Thanks.
Edited by: "dwor" 25th Sep 2016

Magnetic resistance trainers have fixed set of different resistances you set by moving magnets. Fluid resistance trainers overall resistance varies by the speed you pedal so feel more natural and are generally far superior. I couldn't justify spending on fluid and got the best magnetic one I could get (cycleops) - at higher speeds it is so loud - apparently fluid trainers are much quieter.
You need a special tyre that has different compound makeup to regular tyres that can handle the high temperatures generated - a normal tyre will fail very quickly on a turbo. Similarly turbo tyre will be no good on the road. You should be able to get tyre for mountain bike from one of the online bike superstores.

youknowwho

Struggling to find any decent information about this - the price seems … Struggling to find any decent information about this - the price seems superb. You need to factor in a turbo trainer tyre too



Other than a turbo tyre is there anything else I will need? Also can I get away without one? I really couldn't be bothered to change the tyre or wheel each time. My bike only has cheap tyres which I don't really care about.

joshp

Other than a turbo tyre is there anything else I will need? Also can I … Other than a turbo tyre is there anything else I will need? Also can I get away without one? I really couldn't be bothered to change the tyre or wheel each time. My bike only has cheap tyres which I don't really care about.




my mate use to use an old road tyre and he never had a problem. just remember to put on a new tyre when you go back out on the road as it wears like hell on the turbo
Edited by: "ashh150" 25th Sep 2016

After much procrastinating, I have ordered this. I was looking at a Cycleops Fluid 2 which is about £200 and no guarantee that I would click with it.

Will do it this way and sell on for similar money if it doesn't work out.

Also need to get a turbo tyre and a yoga mat, and a copy of yellow pages

DaveHemm

a normal tyre will fail very quickly on a turbo. Similarly turbo tyre … a normal tyre will fail very quickly on a turbo. Similarly turbo tyre will be no good on the road. You should be able to get tyre for mountain bike from one of the online bike superstores.



I have done in excess of 3500 miles on a Schwalbe city slicker tyre on my trainer at 70psi and an average cadence of 82rpm for an hour each session with no tyre degradation and acceptable noise.

Using a trainer indoors will need a large cooling fan as it is so easy to overheat. I get round this by setting mine up outside and use it all year round, I never start in the rain but once you are up to temperature/speed the rain is not an issue - sometimes it is welcome!

Great price and heat from me.
Edited by: "Ikolpdog" 25th Sep 2016

Also can anyone vouch for Aldi's warranty? It says 36 months but after 60 days you need to deal with the manufacturer? That seems a little poor to me.

Otto.uk

Good price for fluid one



​Yet this has a resistance lever. You can get Mag+Fluid but they cost more on top.

For anyone that doesn't know, fluid trainer resistance increases with speed, just like air on the road.

The heatsink on the outside can get very hot, pushing 100-200W into it generates a lot of heat.

youknowwho

After much procrastinating, I have ordered this. I was looking at a … After much procrastinating, I have ordered this. I was looking at a Cycleops Fluid 2 which is about £200 and no guarantee that I would click with it.Will do it this way and sell on for similar money if it doesn't work out.Also need to get a turbo tyre and a yoga mat, and a copy of yellow pages



​Id get a proper wheel stand if you like it, the pages from books slide around.

The tyre really isn't needed, if you must either 1) you use cheapish tyres, just keep the same one on, or 2) use an old bald tyre. I find the more hassle setting up the less likely I'm to use it, changing tyre, or wheel or even cassette (I don't change cassette without chain).

And for anyone else, yoga mat etc is for catching the sweat, you have no airflow so will get hot. ideally you may want to get a big fan, put at 45degrees - not in front like you'd expect.

MrHot

​Id get a proper wheel stand if you like it, the pages from books slide a … ​Id get a proper wheel stand if you like it, the pages from books slide around.The tyre really isn't needed, if you must either 1) you use cheapish tyres, just keep the same one on, or 2) use an old bald tyre. I find the more hassle setting up the less likely I'm to use it, changing tyre, or wheel or even cassette (I don't change cassette without chain).And for anyone else, yoga mat etc is for catching the sweat, you have no airflow so will get hot. ideally you may want to get a big fan, put at 45degrees - not in front like you'd expect.



Thanks for the info. Doesn't it say that it comes with a front wheel stand?

Also to confirm as I've never looked before, is this actually cheap? I see what I assume are better quality ones selling for around the same price secondhand, would it be better to get one of those? Thanks in advance.
Edited by: "joshp" 25th Sep 2016

Ikolpdog

I have done in excess of 3500 miles on a Schwalbe city slicker tyre on my … I have done in excess of 3500 miles on a Schwalbe city slicker tyre on my trainer at 70psi and an average cadence of 82rpm for an hour each session with no tyre degradation and acceptable noise. Using a trainer indoors will need a large cooling fan as it is so easy to overheat. I get round this by setting mine up outside and use it all year round, I never start in the rain but once you are up to temperature/speed the rain is not an issue - sometimes it is welcome!Great price and heat from me.


Now I'm curious; if you are using it oudoors the only plus is surely that you are safe at night otherwise could'nt you just cycle on the road?

afroylnt

Now I'm curious; if you are using it oudoors the only plus is surely that … Now I'm curious; if you are using it oudoors the only plus is surely that you are safe at night otherwise could'nt you just cycle on the road?



I have thought about using it in the garden - a lot of roads near me are superfast with some lunatic drivers. I barely trust them in a car let alone on a bike. Also you don't have to worry about it being dark/visibility like you mentioned.

afroylnt

Now I'm curious; if you are using it oudoors the only plus is surely that … Now I'm curious; if you are using it oudoors the only plus is surely that you are safe at night otherwise could'nt you just cycle on the road



Mostly so I can concentrate on the training without worrying about paying attention to other road users. I use heart rate and cadence sensors and try to ride within specific zones so pay a lot of attention to the monitor plus I like to use headphones for music. Both of these would make me a danger on the road.

The trainer allows me to maintain a consistent work rate I could never achieve on a road due to hills, traffic, junctions etc. I also like it!

Ikolpdog

Mostly so I can concentrate on the training without worrying about paying … Mostly so I can concentrate on the training without worrying about paying attention to other road users. I use heart rate and cadence sensors and try to ride within specific zones so pay a lot of attention to the monitor plus I like to use headphones for music. Both of these would make me a danger on the road.The trainer allows me to maintain a consistent work rate I could never achieve on a road due to hills, traffic, junctions etc. I also like it!


I use heart rate & Cadence sensors on the road but no headphones - would make some rides better but make its a little too dangerous... I admire your enthusiasm to use a trainer outside..

youknowwho

I have thought about using it in the garden - a lot of roads near me are … I have thought about using it in the garden - a lot of roads near me are superfast with some lunatic drivers. I barely trust them in a car let alone on a bike. Also you don't have to worry about it being dark/visibility like you mentioned.


I sometimes get the same issue - l find the commuting window is to be avoided....

afroylnt

... I admire your enthusiasm to use a trainer outside..



I have been sat here waiting for a pause in the rain which has just arrived! So long as I can get 10 minutes to warm up before it returns I will be out there for about an hour. Takes me a couple of minutes to set up and as long again to put away.

The image on Aldi's site looks very much like a Mag trainer to me and not a fluid one! Still a good price for a Mag trainer especially with the three year warranty and my years of experience with cheap Mag trainers tells me you won't need that warranty even with regular soakings mine goes on strong. Only problem is the front wheel risers usually collapse after a few months, I use a block of wood instead.

Now sold out on line so only available in store from Thursday. Any ideas how this would compare with the Minoura B60-D Turbo Trainer (Magnetic) on offer at £64.99 from Halfords which gets good reviews.

The Minoura doesn't appear to have any adjustment in the feet for an uneven surface, the Bikehut trainer (also halfords) at £70 has rotatable feet that allow for a few mm of adjustment at each corner and would be my choice. A rocking trainer is very disconcerting when you are spinning at 80-90rpm.

You can get Mag trainers in the style of the Bikehut one (and the Aldi photo) new from Ebay for £35 and less delivered. As you may not get on with one I would advise spend as little as possible on the trainer and invest in heart rate & cadence sensors ideally ones that can upload to a computer/internet as seeing the gradual improvements in your fitness will be the thing that will keep you motivated. If you are still using it every other day this time next year you can then either upgrade or like me keep bashing away on the cheapo Mag trainer :).

Anyone know what the make/model is?

Ikolpdog

I have been sat here waiting for a pause in the rain which has just … I have been sat here waiting for a pause in the rain which has just arrived! So long as I can get 10 minutes to warm up before it returns I will be out there for about an hour. Takes me a couple of minutes to set up and as long again to put away.The image on Aldi's site looks very much like a Mag trainer to me and not a fluid one! Still a good price for a Mag trainer especially with the three year warranty and my years of experience with cheap Mag trainers tells me you won't need that warranty even with regular soakings mine goes on strong. Only problem is the front wheel risers usually collapse after a few months, I use a block of wood instead.


Seen in store definitely a Fluid one, picture on Aldi site must be Mag trainer from last year.
Edited by: "Gripper1963" 29th Sep 2016

Is this actually any good, looks a bit cheap? is it better thna the ones on wigle at half price were 150?

alana22

Is this actually any good, looks a bit cheap? is it better thna the ones … Is this actually any good, looks a bit cheap? is it better thna the ones on wigle at half price were 150?


Someone's tried it on this forum singletrackworld.com/for…day didn't seem too impressed with resistance.

DaveHemm

Magnetic resistance trainers have fixed set of different resistances you … Magnetic resistance trainers have fixed set of different resistances you set by moving magnets. Fluid resistance trainers overall resistance varies by the speed you pedal so feel more natural and are generally far superior. I couldn't justify spending on fluid and got the best magnetic one I could get (cycleops) - at higher speeds it is so loud - apparently fluid trainers are much quieter. You need a special tyre that has different compound makeup to regular tyres that can handle the high temperatures generated - a normal tyre will fail very quickly on a turbo. Similarly turbo tyre will be no good on the road. You should be able to get tyre for mountain bike from one of the online bike superstores.



Belated thanks for the information. I did a bit of homework and got a Tacx trainer from a local bike shop.

The reviews on the Aldi website are pretty poor, apparently sometimes the roller gets worn out in under 10 mins.
Edited by: "danielsbrewer" 13th Oct 2016

I've used mine a little now (certainly not intensively) and no signs of it burning out. I'd agree with the single track reviewer though in that the resistance isn't great. Feels too easy even in the hardest gear.

Just wondering if a Garmin 520 without heart rate monitor and cadence is ok to use on this model???? ... looking to buy one thats at a price of £170 at the moment which is good for a garmin.
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