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CycleOps Magnus Indoor Trainer

CycleOps

Magnus Indoor Trainer

$599.99
Availability: Special Order
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4.5 stars
 (38 Reviews)
 

CycleOps Magnus Indoor Trainer

Saddle up and prepare to workout the way you want, when you want, where you want. All you need is your bike, the Magnus, and your favorite virtual training software and device of choice.

Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Smart technologies provide a quick connection to an array of virtual training software, while our fast-response electromagnetic response system puts you in control of every change in resistance, from 0 to 1500 watts. Top it off with the oh-so-sturdy Classic series indoor trainer frame, complete with CycleOps' innovative clutch knob, and you’ve got all the best features of a smart indoor trainer - without the hefty price tag.

- Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies.
- Fast response electromagnetic resistance ensures most responsive resistance and maximum power available.
- 1500 watt peak resistance
- Noise level is a quiet 69 decibels at 20 mph.
- PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
- Comes on the CycleOps foldable Classic frame with spring loaded, bolt-action lever.
- Features clutch knob for perfect roller to tire tension each ride.
- 2" resistance unit roller allows for 650b, 700c, 26", 27", and 29" - up to a 2.0 tire.
- Precision-machined alloy roller reduces tire wear and slippage.
- Eccentric leveling feet allow for easy adjustment on uneven surfaces.
- This trainer is designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames with included steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm. Optional thru-axle adapter available for 142x12mm and 148x12mm.
- Trainer tire recommended.
- Compatible with a wide variety of devices and virtual training application, including CycleOps VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more. Contact us with questions about compatibility with other software.
- Over the air (OTA) firmware updates via Bluetooth 4.0 devices ensures the Magnus is up to date.
- Cadence sensor and ANT+ stick sold separately
- Does not fit 650c wheel sizes, nor all 29er tires.
- All CycleOps trainers are tested to the combined weight (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.

 

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4.5 stars

(based on 38 reviews)

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Pros

  • Increases endurance  (28)
  • Easy to use  (27)
  • Easy to set up  (26)
  • Improves strength  (26)
  • Improves agility  (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up  (3)
  • Difficult to use  (2)
  • Extermely difficult to get bicycle in trainer 
  • Insufficent documentation 
  • Not effective 

Best Uses

  • Speed training  (19)
  • Strength training  (18)
  • Individual sports  (17)
  • Team sports  (2)
  • Endurance 

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5.0

Upgrade to smart trainer

By Beaker123

from Manchester, UK

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Increases Endurance
  • Improves Strength
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Strength Training

    Comments:

    Quiet

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    4.0

    Good cost-benefit for smart trainer class

    By Marinho

    from Porto Alegre, Brazil

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Electronic resistance
    • Zwift
    • Price

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      Good cost-benefit relationship, for the smart-trainers class. The resistance works fine in ERG mode via Zwift; other apps did not work well for me. Good product overall. I had been a happy user of the SuperMagneto Pro for 4 years. This new model, Magnos trainer, isn't as sturdy as the Pro series; its materials are more fragile and feel cheap in comparison. Besides, the "road feeling" of the Pro is superior, specially in high power, low speeds. It is also much noisier than the Pro, specially at higher speeds (hint: I found that if you select lighter gears, the trainer will adapt the resistance likewise, but the the rear wheel will spin at lower RPM and there will be much less noise).

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Brandon

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

      • Increases Endurance
      • Improves Strength
      • Improves Agility
      • Easy To Use
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Strength Training
        • Speed Training

        Comments:

        Bought this at my local bike shop. Reasonably easy to setup, the only gripe is it's not preassembled. Product works as promised. Would recommend to a friend.

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        5.0

        Awesome trainer!

        By triND

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Strength
        • Increases Endurance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports
          • Speed Training
          • Strength Training

          Comments:

          The Magnus excels at simulating cycling when conditions, weather, time, or other priorities don't allow for getting outside. The accompanying software allows for programmed workouts that can emphasize strength, cardio endurance, increasing vo2, increasing LT, etc. Or it can be used to simulate a particular route or race. The many options keep indoor training from getting monotonous. The wheel on trainer is easy to set-up, use, calibrate and ride. I look forward to time on the trainer as one of the best workouts I can get in small windows of time.

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          4.0

          Great Product

          By Indoor cyclist

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me

          Comments:

          Product was easy to assemble. I bought this specifically for Zwift and while it connected to my phone and PC right away on the Cycleops software. Zwift using the phone BLE proxy is not the best way to connect. I'd give 5 stars if it came with an ANT+ dongle.

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          5.0

          It's one of the best trainers I've ever used

          By Phil

          from Ohio

          About Me Fitness Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Improves Strength
          • Improves Agility
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Increases Endurance
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Team Sports
            • Individual Sports
            • Speed Training
            • Strength Training

            Comments:

            This thing is pretty responsive for a trainer. I use it with zwift and it gives you a killer work out. If the weather is bad out or I don't want to load my bike up in the morning I just pick a course and ride on this.

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            2.0

            Very Frustrating to Use

            By M

            from Boston, MA

            About Me

            Pros

              Cons

              • Virtual training difficult to set up.
              • Operaing instructions are not all in one place
              • Extermely difficult to get bicycle in trainer

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Cycleops could at least create a PDF manual online with all the instructions in one place. They could have links to the videos in the PDF at the appropriate places.

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                1.0

                No instructions for syncing laptop to trainer

                By Catman703

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Comments:

                I bought this at the local bike store after reviewing various products. I had a cycle ops fluid trainer before, and threw it away after excessive leaking. The hardware was easy to setup, maybe 20min total. But i could not figure out how to sync it with my laptop. I think it is a bluetooth issue, but laptop doesnt have Bluetooth. Suspect there is some plug in adapter i need, but haven't been able to find exactly what I need. I hope I can figure it out, because the video is awesome, projected onto large wall.

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                5.0

                Great trainer - highly recommended

                By BillyMc2017

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Improves Strength
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Increases Endurance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Strength Training
                  • Individual Sports
                  • Speed Training

                  Comments:

                  I've been using the Magnus for 2 months now and it has worked flawlessly. Easily connects to my iPad for riding on Zwift and other services. One firmware update since I have purchased it after disconnecting halfway through, the second time it loaded with no issues. The tension knob is a very nice feature. The way it has been designed ensures you will have the same exact pressure on your tire (providing you keep the same air pressure of course) every time you install your bike.

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                  4.0

                  Works great for Intervals, but needs more documentation!

                  By Chris VeloX

                  from Broomfield, CO

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Increases Endurance
                  • Improves Strength
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Insufficent Documentation

                  Best Uses

                  • Interval Training

                  Comments:

                  I upgraded from the Fluid2 to the Magnus (partly because Performance had a great deal on a pre-order). It works really well for intervals, once you figure out some of it's idiosyncrasies, especially when using it with TrainerRoad (which is what I use it for exclusively right now). I follow the tension and turn the knob until it clicks. Works fine for me with a trainer-specific tire (on a trainer-specific spare wheel). There is no documentation describing when you should calibrate the trainer. When you start? After a warm up (the trainer does not get hot like the Fluid2 did)? Every time you use it? Use the CVT calibration or the new PowerTab spin down calibration? There's nothing describing how to get the best, most consistent results. Second, I discovered you have to disable TrainerRoad's Power Match. When it was on, it would sometimes get confused and calculate a big negative offset, so you were locked in 100W below target. This isn't an issue with the Magnus, but with the integration of the Magnus with TR. I report this for others to learn, as this alone had me considering returning the Magnus for a KICKR SNAP. I have to agree with another reviewer that it could use a heavier flywheel. Not for road feel, as it doesn't matter how closely a trainer might mimic the road, I still know I'm on a trainer. I think this would help smooth out the power readings a bit more. I will say that now using an ERG versus a Fluid is a LOT more effective. It's paid off huge in improving my power and endurance! I'm hopeful I can get the rest of these niggling issues sorted out soon.

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