First look: CycleOps JetFluid Pro and SuperMagneto Pro trainers

More kit for indoor training junkies

CycleOps recently revamped its popular line of trainers with new frames that are more stable, more accommodating of uneven surfaces, and pack up significantly tighter than before for easier storage.  New resistance units ring in the winter training season, too, including the JetFluid Pro and SuperMagneto Pro.

The JetFluid Pro is an update to the long-standing – and successful – Fluid2 unit and is also juiced up with a shroud that funnels air from the fan-shaped flywheel directly to the fluid housing for cooler operating temperatures. 

Likewise, the SuperMagneto Pro builds on the technology of the exiting Magneto resistance unit but adds four user-selectable power settings depending on workout goals.  The toughest ‘mountain’ setting is reserved for the most intensive interval training while a much easier ‘spin’ setting mimics the feel of rollers for gradual pre-race warm-ups.  

Ok, time to load up some songs on the iPod; we’ll report back soon.

Price: US$399.99 (CycleOps JetFluid Pro or SuperMagneto Pro)

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
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