Blackburn Tech Fluid turbo trainer review

Fluid turbo trainer

Our rating 
1.0 out of 5 star rating 1.0
GBP £174.99 RRP | USD $299.99
Blackburn Tech Fluid Trainer

Our review

Poor ride feel, especially at speed
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The only redeeming features of the Blackburn Tech Fluid trainer are that it’s easy to set up and relatively quiet. The ride is awful, though, and you won’t get much joy out of stomping away on this during winter.


Increase the pace and it gets worse – the fluid unit can’t seem to keep up with your accelerations or even riding steady at different effort levels. As for sprinting, don’t even think about it.


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.

Product Specifications


Name Tech Fluid Trainer (11)
Brand Blackburn Design

Description • Advanced fluid resistance with benchmarked and highly refined power curve • Boxed and shaped steel frame with unsurpassed stiffness • Wide footprint and low height for incredible stability • Adjustable height legs reduces rear wheel height down to 1/4 inch off the ground. • FastCrank mounting system • Wheel Size: 700c, 650c, and 26" • Frame Material: Formed box section steel • Resistance Type: Progressive Fluid