Elite Mag Speed turbo trainer review

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£149.99

Elite Mag Speed trainer

BikeRadar verdict

40.0 out of 5 stars

"The bottle and DVD are nice touches but don’t disguise rough and noisy performance"

Friday, March 23, 2012 12.00pm By

Elite's basic remote resistance trainer is surprisingly noisy and rough. Bolting the magnetic resistance engine onto the simple square frame is a relatively quick job and the frame is solid on the floor and across the axle clamps.

Despite a deceptively small flywheel there’s plenty of spin-down time, which stops things feeling choppy. The five-step resistance lever on the handlebars should give plenty of punishment in the higher settings but our sample stopped fighting a few minutes into the first session. 

There’s a surprising amount of saddle buzz from the metal roller too, making longer workouts uncomfy. Noise levels are much higher than we’d expect from a premium brand turbo too. The bottle and DVD of the last part of Milan-San Remo add some compensation though.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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Specification

Name:
Mag Speed Trainer (12)
Brand:
Elite
Price:
£149.99

Features:
• Magnetic Alu roller trainer aimed at the enthusiast user • New resistance unit offers up to 70% more power compared to previous Mag Concept model • 5-position adjuster mounts on handlebars, making it easy to change resistance levels whilst riding • Extremely quiet and smooth action simulates real road riding • Curved legs create more heel space • Wide base is very stable and easy to use • Comes fully assembled and folds flat for easy storage • Includes spare Q/R for those using Mavic or similar non-compatible Q/R skewers • Compatible with wheels size from 26 inches to 700C • Maintenance free

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