The Jet Black Sport Trainer is an entry level trainer with a single fixed resistance level designed to suit the average requirements for cycling fitness. The Jet Black Sport Trainer has a sealed magnetic unit for completely maintenance free use. Like all Jet Black equipment it comes ready to use straight out of the box and folds down to a pretty compact size which makes storage easy.
The Jet Black Sport Trainer is such a basic model that it is perfectly reasonable to question whether it really does the job. Basically, it does exactly what it promises – a simple, one stop training opportunity with no extra frills but just a high quality build for the purpose. Many trainers far more sophisticated than the Jet Black Sport Trainer are bought with high hopes but before too long are languishing unused. The Jet Black Sport Trainer with its very simple operating system; basically, clamp the bike on and off you go, is going to be used for quick training sessions and will achieve a lot more that way. As a no frills trainer, it does not come with a riser block or a quick release skewer.
Despite being very inexpensive, the Jet Black Sport Trainer is built to last. Jet Black have clearly not cut any corners with this trainer meaning that the rollers and frame are a very high spec and the sealed magnetic unit is a good quality. However when comparing this trainer to others on the market, the difference is that the resistance is not adjustable on the Jet Black Sport Trainer. This can be viewed in two ways: on the one hand, not being able to adjust the resistance could be an advantage as it allows you to concentrate on cadence and endurance training. On the other hand, having a set resistance means that you will not be able to take your training sessions to the next level and your fitness may quickly outgrow the trainer.
Are bargains always bargains?
The Jet Black Sport Trainer is certainly a bargain. With its full RRP it still comes in at just over one pound a week for the first year and when you think how long Jet Black equipment lasts, it makes a good investment.
With its powder coated frame it will withstand the weather if you choose to stick it out in the garage, but with its small size when folded, why not treat it to a nice warm berth under the stairs or under the bed, where it will be ready for use at a moments notice? That is the big plus with the Jet Black Sport Trainer – its simplicity means that it will come in handy for any training situation and there will always be a place for it in your training schedule, no matter what.