Elite Mag Speed turbo trainer review

Disappointing turbo trainer

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
£149.99 RRP
Elite Mag Speed trainer

Our review

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

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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.

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

Product Specifications

Product

Name Mag Speed Trainer (12)
Brand Elite

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