Bell Motivator Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer
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- Indoor bicycle trainer lets you stay fit and enjoy bike training in your home
- Smooth, quiet magnetic resistance
- Single-adjustment, progressive resistance increases along with speed; double adjustment centers bike in trainer for steady ride
- 20-pound trainer measures 8.5 by 20.6 by 22.1 inches (W x H x D); comes fully assembled
- Includes limited five-year manufacturer's warranty
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|Item Dimensions||22.1 x 20.6 x 8.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||18.3 pounds|
Get a ride in even if the weather prohibits it. Bell Motivator Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer offers bike training in your home with a quiet and smooth progressive magnetic resistance that increases as you gain speed. The sturdy construction and double adjustment centers the bike and gives you a steady ride. When you're ready to take your bike outside, it quickly and easily detaches from the trainer.
- Dimensions: 8.5 by 22.1 by 20.6 inches
- Weight: 20 pounds
Whether it's too cold, too wet, or too dark out on the roads, or you simply don't feel like going for an outdoor ride, with the Bell Motivator Indoor Bicycle Trainer, you can stay fit and enjoy bike training in your home. Smooth, quiet magnetic resistance features single-adjustment, progressive resistance which increases along with the speed, and double adjustment centers the bike in the trainer for a steady ride. The 20-pound trainer, which measures 8.5 by 20.6 by 22.1 inches (W x H x D), comes fully assembled.
This Bell product includes a limited five-year manufacturer's warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
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Safety WarningNOTE: As with any fitness product/program, consult physician prior to use.
Top Customer Reviews
What I'd totally forgotten about what the noise a bike trainer makes (and this is the main reason I'm posting, in case you've also forgotten or didn't know). Looking online just now, I've seen it likened to vacuum cleaning, and that's about right. I'm not sure that any other bike trainer would be better on this front... maybe the rim trainers are. (Note: see the other review that explains that if you get other tires for your bike the noise will not be an issue. Me, I am not "serious enough" to buy other tires, much less change them.)
Bottom line: this is fine. If you can deal with the noise, get it.
Update (a few years later): I don't use this much any more, as I got an elliptical machine (which I prefer)... but I've realized this will be great for my summer away when I'll have my bike with me anyway. And if it's raining and I'd like some exercise, I'm all set.
To answer the question from the comment, it's quite easy to put the bike in and out. If you look at the picture, there's a faux axle squeezed between two pins/clamps at the top. The faux axle was the part that confused me. (Thanks to other helpful reviewers, I now know that this is provided to protect your real axle from scratches, if you have that sort of a bike). Your bike goes there, and you just tighten the pin/clamp things to hold the bike in place. The wheel rests on the part at the bottom which might need adjusting for your particular bike, but once that's set, your bike will go in and out without much fuss.
The trainer itself is solid and works better than I could have hoped for, cost a lot less than buying an exercise bike.
I am not a cyclist and bought this to simply turn a regular bike into an exercise bike.
There was zero assembly required, just unfold it and place your bike in, super easy, when you want to ride the bike out on the street, it's free in less than 30 seconds.
The only con I would say about this, is that it is loud if you have nobby treaded tires, from the previous review, I can see how a smooth tire would quiet it down, You do or can get use to the noise of it, However, you can also release the tire from the tension roller an ride like a regular bike.
Highly Recommend, I don't think you'll be sorry on this one.
The noise factor: yes,noisy but not THAT bad. I use to have a treadmill and that was noisy as well. If I spin during odd hours, I use the IPOD. Otherwise I blare my stereo. You can get the music loud enough to drown the noise out. I never got complaints from any neighbors when I had the treadmill. Its only 30-45 minutes anyway. If you are doing more than that, its not necessary anyway (speaking as a certified trainer).I suppose you could purchase the road tire to eliminate noise, but I just don't think its worth it. Also, If I want to take a quick ride outside, I would have to change my tire. Changing a tire for this trainer is not necessary. They told me at a bike shop once, that I could not use my fat tire on one these trainers. Its all about whether you can take the noise or not, I guess.
It comes fully assembled, really easy to slip your bike into. Easy to take bike off quickly as well, for a ride outside.
Workout is just like being on spinning cycle at the gym except if you try to do the lifts off the seat, like they do in the classes. It may be my bike, but it wasn't fluid when I tried this. This does not bother me.
If you put the bike on carpet, you do not need the front tire lifter/stablizer. The rear tire is not so high that you feel you are falling forward. If I had hardwood, I would get some kind of mat or get the front tire lifter just to keep the front tire stable.
Lastly, I am hard on any cardio equipment, meaning my workouts are intense and fast. This trainer keeps the bike very stable.
Another item that might help is getting peddle straps to keep feet from slipping forward. This item is also not necessary, but helpful.