Let’s face it, the CycleOps Supermagneto Pro Trainer is on the upper end of the price scale but the overall quality of this trainer makes it worth every penny. Cycleops have got so many things right with this trainer, the ride is super smooth, the progressive resistance is consistent and it is very easy to set up.
First things first, because it pretty much comes preassembled, setting up the CycleOps Supermagneto Pro Trainer is as easy as pie. You will not need any tools to get this bad boy up and running, 5 minutes of your time is all that it takes. Of course, an easy set up generally means that it is easy to fold and store which is certainly the case with this trainer. In fact, when folded, it is small enough to fit under the bed or in the car boot.
The new pro frame on the CycleOps Supermagneto Pro Trainer provides a hugely stable indoor training experience. As with other CycleOps trainers, one of the legs has an adjustable foot which means that you can balance and remain stable on the most uneven floors.
CycleOps have improved on their already very good Quick Release securing system which allows you to quite literally slot your bike on the machine and ride.
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The CycleOps Supermagneto Pro Trainer relies on a magnetic-based unit with four selectable resistance settings, which include warm-up, road, interval and mountain settings. The progressive resistance of this trainer is extremely consistant and the large flywheel does well to mimic the onroad experience. For me, the only downside is that there is no remote control to change the resistance settings while you are on the trainer which is a real downer considering its price. Resistance is altered using the dial on the side of the machine which means that you will have to stop your session to change levels.
The absolute highlight for me with this machine was the smoothness of the ride. It feels like youre gliding along a smoothly tarmac-ed road and is something worth witnessing in person. CycleOps have done a really good job in making the ride on the Supermagneto Pro Trainer as close to the real thing as possible and their work really shows.
As with most turbo trainers you are not going to avoid noise altogether but the Super Magneto Pro does fall into the quiet category. Its only when you are hitting those really high intensity interval sessions that it starts getting noisy but my advice would be to crank up the volume on the telly.
You will find the riding experience better if you buy a front wheel riser to go with this trainer
Overall this is a very solid, easy to use, powerful trainer that should satisfy both pros and serious amateurs alike. While the price on the CycleOps Supermagneto Pro isn’t cheap it makes up for that in ride quality and the variety of training options.