The Elite Qubo Fluid Elastogel Trainer is a newcomer to the market of fluid trainers and so far it is proving to be a strong contender. It sits alongside the Elite Qubo Wireless Digital and the Hydromag in the new Qubo Range. Being a fluid trainer, the resistance is controlled by the gears on your bike however, Elite have clearly tweaked the resistance unit for improved performance as there is plenty of resistance to give you a decent workout.
The fluid trainer market is a busy one with top manufacturer’s constantly vying for the biggest slice of the market share pie. Because the competition is so intense, any manufacturer thinking about launching a new fluid trainer will have to make sure that it stands out. Elite seem to have succeeded on all acounts with the launch of their new Elite Qubo Fluid Trainer.
It is strong and sturdy because of the large footprint of the u-shaped Qubo frame and setting up is one simple movement because of the Fast Fixing clamping system. Additionally, the frame naturally callibrates with the rider’s weight so there is no need to manually callibrate the roller pressure. The frame will also fit wheel sizes ranging from 20 to 29 inches.
Being a fluid trainer, resistance is altered using your gears. Many people are actually put off fluid trainers because they are unsure whether there will be enough resistance for a good workout. Don’t worry about this when it comes to the Elite Qubo Fluid as there is plenty of resistance to go around. You will be sweating at the end of each session, guaranteed.
This trainer is exceptionally quiet when in use so you can focus on your training instead of worrying about disturbing others in the house. Normally I would never recommend using a trainer on a wooden floor because of the offensive noise but in the case of the Elite Qubo Fluid, you can go ahead! The elastogel roller is 45mm in diameter which is a good size as it will reduce tire wear and the vibrations as you pedal.
The Qubo frame does have a certain degree of flex meaning that it will move naturally as you pedal. This coupled with the fact that you are using your own gears to adjust the resistance will give you a very realistic riding experience.
As with the other Elite Qubo trainers, the Qubo Fluid Elastogel folds down easily to a nice neat small package so storage is no problem at all.
The Verdict on the Elite Qubo Fluid?
I am a huge fan of this trainer as it does what it says on the tin but it does it well. Its quality construction is of a very high standard and really shows that Elite have put a lot of thought into this trainer. It is built to last and is a great investment overall.