by Athlete Seth
The end of November brings cooler temperatures, and is usually time of year that people head indoors to begin training for the next outdoor season. Indoor training benefits all those who take on the challenge, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a year round outdoor training environment. I’m going to focus on an important piece of training equipment for when we choose to head indoors, the indoor cycling trainer.
Today we’re taking a look at CycleOps’ take on indoor training with the Fluid2 trainer. With eight trainers in their stable, the Fluid2 falls directly in the middle of their line up. Some of CycleOps baseline trainers use wind or magnets to generate resistance. Sometimes, these models can have your neighbors wonder if you're trying to power your house on your bike. The Fluid2 has the advantage of using, you guessed it, fluid to generate resistance. This makes it very quiet and gives you a consistent feel while riding, with limited slips, if any. Not only should it keep your neighbors and family oblivious to your power generating activities, it will ensure that you don’t have to crank the stereo to eleven to hear your motivational jams when you hop on each morning.