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CycleOps Magnus Indoor Trainer

CycleOps

Magnus Indoor Trainer

$599.99
Availability: In Warehouse
Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (35 Reviews)
 

CycleOps Magnus Indoor Trainer

Saddle up and prepare to workout the way you want, when you want, where you want. All you need is your bike, the Magnus, and your favorite virtual training software and device of choice.

Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Smart technologies provide a quick connection to an array of virtual training software, while our fast-response electromagnetic response system puts you in control of every change in resistance, from 0 to 1500 watts. Top it off with the oh-so-sturdy Classic series indoor trainer frame, complete with CycleOps' innovative clutch knob, and you’ve got all the best features of a smart indoor trainer - without the hefty price tag.

- Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies.
- Fast response electromagnetic resistance ensures most responsive resistance and maximum power available.
- 1500 watt peak resistance
- Noise level is a quiet 69 decibels at 20 mph.
- PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
- Comes on the CycleOps foldable Classic frame with spring loaded, bolt-action lever.
- Features clutch knob for perfect roller to tire tension each ride.
- 2" resistance unit roller allows for 650b, 700c, 26", 27", and 29" - up to a 2.0 tire.
- Precision-machined alloy roller reduces tire wear and slippage.
- Eccentric leveling feet allow for easy adjustment on uneven surfaces.
- This trainer is designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames with included steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm. Optional thru-axle adapter available for 142x12mm and 148x12mm.
- Trainer tire recommended.
- Compatible with a wide variety of devices and virtual training application, including CycleOps VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more. Contact us with questions about compatibility with other software.
- Over the air (OTA) firmware updates via Bluetooth 4.0 devices ensures the Magnus is up to date.
- Cadence sensor and ANT+ stick sold separately
- Does not fit 650c wheel sizes, nor all 29er tires.
- All CycleOps trainers are tested to the combined weight (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.

 

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4.5 stars

(based on 35 reviews)

85%

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Pros

  • Easy to use  (26)
  • Increases endurance  (26)
  • Easy to set up  (24)
  • Improves strength  (24)
  • Improves agility  (10)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up  (3)
  • Difficult to use 
  • Extermely difficult to get bicycle in trainer 
  • Insufficent documentation 
  • Not effective 

Best Uses

  • Speed training  (18)
  • Individual sports  (17)
  • Strength training  (16)
  • Team sports  (2)
  • Endurance 

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5.0

Awesome trainer!

By triND

from Charleston, SC

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Improves Strength
  • Increases Endurance
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Speed Training
    • Individual Sports
    • Strength Training

    Comments:

    The Magnus excels at simulating cycling when conditions, weather, time, or other priorities don't allow for getting outside. The accompanying software allows for programmed workouts that can emphasize strength, cardio endurance, increasing vo2, increasing LT, etc. Or it can be used to simulate a particular route or race. The many options keep indoor training from getting monotonous. The wheel on trainer is easy to set-up, use, calibrate and ride. I look forward to time on the trainer as one of the best workouts I can get in small windows of time.

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    4.0

    Great Product

    By Indoor cyclist

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me

    Comments:

    Product was easy to assemble. I bought this specifically for Zwift and while it connected to my phone and PC right away on the Cycleops software. Zwift using the phone BLE proxy is not the best way to connect. I'd give 5 stars if it came with an ANT+ dongle.

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    5.0

    It's one of the best trainers I've ever used

    By Phil

    from Ohio

    About Me Fitness Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Improves Agility
    • Increases Endurance
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Strength

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Team Sports
      • Speed Training
      • Strength Training
      • Individual Sports

      Comments:

      This thing is pretty responsive for a trainer. I use it with zwift and it gives you a killer work out. If the weather is bad out or I don't want to load my bike up in the morning I just pick a course and ride on this.

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      2.0

      Very Frustrating to Use

      By M

      from Boston, MA

      About Me

      Pros

        Cons

        • Operaing instructions are not all in one place
        • Virtual training difficult to set up.
        • Extermely difficult to get bicycle in trainer

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Cycleops could at least create a PDF manual online with all the instructions in one place. They could have links to the videos in the PDF at the appropriate places.

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          1.0

          No instructions for syncing laptop to trainer

          By Catman703

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Comments:

          I bought this at the local bike store after reviewing various products. I had a cycle ops fluid trainer before, and threw it away after excessive leaking. The hardware was easy to setup, maybe 20min total. But i could not figure out how to sync it with my laptop. I think it is a bluetooth issue, but laptop doesnt have Bluetooth. Suspect there is some plug in adapter i need, but haven't been able to find exactly what I need. I hope I can figure it out, because the video is awesome, projected onto large wall.

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          5.0

          Great trainer - highly recommended

          By BillyMc2017

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Increases Endurance
          • Improves Strength

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Individual Sports
            • Strength Training
            • Speed Training

            Comments:

            I've been using the Magnus for 2 months now and it has worked flawlessly. Easily connects to my iPad for riding on Zwift and other services. One firmware update since I have purchased it after disconnecting halfway through, the second time it loaded with no issues. The tension knob is a very nice feature. The way it has been designed ensures you will have the same exact pressure on your tire (providing you keep the same air pressure of course) every time you install your bike.

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            4.0

            Works great for Intervals, but needs more documentation!

            By Chris VeloX

            from Broomfield, CO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Improves Strength
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Increases Endurance

            Cons

            • Insufficent Documentation

            Best Uses

            • Interval Training

            Comments:

            I upgraded from the Fluid2 to the Magnus (partly because Performance had a great deal on a pre-order). It works really well for intervals, once you figure out some of it's idiosyncrasies, especially when using it with TrainerRoad (which is what I use it for exclusively right now). I follow the tension and turn the knob until it clicks. Works fine for me with a trainer-specific tire (on a trainer-specific spare wheel). There is no documentation describing when you should calibrate the trainer. When you start? After a warm up (the trainer does not get hot like the Fluid2 did)? Every time you use it? Use the CVT calibration or the new PowerTab spin down calibration? There's nothing describing how to get the best, most consistent results. Second, I discovered you have to disable TrainerRoad's Power Match. When it was on, it would sometimes get confused and calculate a big negative offset, so you were locked in 100W below target. This isn't an issue with the Magnus, but with the integration of the Magnus with TR. I report this for others to learn, as this alone had me considering returning the Magnus for a KICKR SNAP. I have to agree with another reviewer that it could use a heavier flywheel. Not for road feel, as it doesn't matter how closely a trainer might mimic the road, I still know I'm on a trainer. I think this would help smooth out the power readings a bit more. I will say that now using an ERG versus a Fluid is a LOT more effective. It's paid off huge in improving my power and endurance! I'm hopeful I can get the rest of these niggling issues sorted out soon.

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            5.0

            CycleOps comes through again with the Magnus.

            By Jayrom

            from North Carolina

            About Me

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Increases Endurance
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Individual Sports

              Comments:

              This is my second CycleOps trainer and they just keep getting better. Works great with Trainer Road and Virtual Training. The only negative is the buckets of sweat you'll have to clean up after an intense interval....

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              5.0

              Great Trainer by a Great Company

              By Matt the Triathlete

              from Dayton, OH

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Improves Strength

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Strength Training
                • Speed Training
                • Individual Sports

                Comments:

                Title says it all, this trainer is great. It is extremely stable and very obvious that there were no shortcuts taken in creating the parts, which shows with the Cycleops Lifetime Warranty. The only gripe I have with using this trainer so far is the calibration can be fidgety sometimes (not really the trainer but more the Cycleops virtual training app), you have to maintain a speed around 20 mph but if you are calibrating it because the resistance is larger than the trainer believes it to be this can be like trying to go 20 mph up a large steep climb. TLDR: this trainer is great and will get you through winter after winter.

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                5.0

                A great tool when you can't go outdoors

                By Big Dan

                from Naples, Italy (US Navy)

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Improves Strength
                • Easy To Use
                • Increases Endurance
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    I ordered this to get through the winter. Then I broke my collarbone in November. So it became not only a trainer, but a rehab device The Magnus helped me get back on the road and I'm loving that, but it has also become a convenient training partner when it's dark outside, or bad weather, or time is short.

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