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The CycleOps is a sturdy beast that big-legged sprinters will love. The locking tripod design is stable, though it’s a bit of a tight squeeze to get the rear axle in.
The monster motor/flywheel unit gives you so much spin you could make a cup of tea between intervals and it’d still be going.
That’s good. What isn’t is that, like many other maximum inertia motors, it spins the tyre badly if you accelerate hard, and the shunt effect, if you pause at slow pedalling speeds, is alarming.
The four elaborately named settings cover every power possibility, from rehabbing your Nan after she’s had her hip done to popping the eyeballs out of Mark Cavendish.
Sadly, and worst of all, despite being one of the more expensive trainers around, it had worryingly high vibration levels.