The Cycleops 100 Pro Indoor Cycle is designed to provide you with a realistic indoor cycling experience. Its road style handlebars and freewheeling hub are just some of the features that aim to mimic onroad cycling. In principle, Cycleops have built and developed a good trainer, but I found that the actual ride severely lets this product down.
When it comes to setup, the Cycleops 100 Pro Indoor Cycle has four points of adjustment that will allow you to personalise it and achieve maximum comfort. I found that the levels of adjustment are actually very difficult to use and can be quite stiff. In fact, I ended up getting a spanner to help me adjust the handlebars! What’s up with that!
Setup aside, the Cycleops 100 Pro Indoor Cycle does have precise, incremental resistance adjustment which does give you a good variety. Its wide, stable footprint makes it very safe in use and because you can adjust the seat, handlebars and pedals (the pedals are not included with the trainer), this trainer can be used by the whole household.
The ride quality of this trainer is a real let-down and is enough for me to recommend not wasting your money on it. Cycleops cite frame stiffness and stability as a key feature of this trainer but somewhere along the line, they got this really wrong. In fact, the stiff frame make the ride very uncomfortable and very unrealistic. There is no give at all, making the whole session a real slog. In addition to this, the bike does not deal with sprinting or hill stands as it creaks badly and sounds as though it may give in at any time. The Cycleops 100 Pro Indoor Cycle is noisy, very noisy, which means that training in front of the telly is near impossible.
I am not a fan of this trainer at all. Although it is solid, its features and ride quality are poor which you would not expect for the price. My advice would be to look elsewhere.