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Kinetic by Kurt 2013 Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

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  • Versatile indoor bicycle trainer with leak-proof magnetic drive system and automatic resistance changes
  • 6.25-pound flywheel offers a realistic, 15-second coastdown from 20 mph
  • Measurable, repeatable workload with an authentic road feel
  • Extra stable platform--even for stand-up riding
  • Fits 22 to 29-inch wheels; unconditional lifetime warranty; lifetime crash replacement policy
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Product Description

Product Description

The Kinetic Road Machine Rear Wheel Trainer features a smooth quiet resistance from 5-3000 watts, and 6.25 lb. freewheel for realistic coast down.
  • Uses one CR2032 battery for computer head (CY3205 or BA0115)
  • Includes QR skewer
  • Smooth quiet resistance from 5-3000 watts
  • 6.25 lb. Freewheel for realistic coast down
  • Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically-coupled driveshaft
  • Guaranteed not to leak
  • Unconditional Lifetime warranty on frame and resistance unit
  • Compatible with all bikes with 16" to 29" diameter wheels
  • Optional small wheel adapter required for 16" to 22" wheels
Item Specifications


The Kinetic Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

Perfect for sprints, intervals, and all-day cruising, the Kinetic Road Machine offers smooth, quiet resistance for indoor training. Like every Kinetic Trainer, the Road Machine operates with a 100% leak-proof, patented magnetic drive system. The power calibration gives you true outdoor simulation while the automatic resistance adjusts as you change speeds.

Real Road Feel with an Automatically Adjusting Workload
When the rear wheel spins on a fluid trainer, an impeller rotates through liquid to create resistance and the resistance automatically increases with speed. The result is a smoother, quieter, more road-like experience. This is critical for any indoor cyclist--the faster you pedal the harder the workload gets, just like an outdoor ride.

Large 6.25 Flywheel

The Road Trainers 6.25-pound flywheel results in a smooth, road-like ride without altering the force curve. The flywheel delivers a realistic 15-second coast-down from 20 miles per hour.

Extra Stable Platform

With the trapezoidal leg design, the Road Trainer offers largest footprint of any trainer to keep power and motion focused on the flywheel. Even during hard, out-of-the-saddle pedaling, the ride remains rock steady.

Measurable and Repeatable Workload

Unlike other fluid trainers that lose resistance when the fluid is heated up, Kinetic Fluid Trainers use thermodynamically neutral liquid silicon to ensure a consistent, measurable and repeatable workload at all temperatures.

Low Operating Temperature

According to the laws of physics, energy is never lost or gained, but simply changes form. In the case of a fluid trainer, the energy of the spinning impeller inside the fluid chamber is converted into heat. Kinetic Fluid Trainers have been designed with 80 cast aluminum cooling fins to dissipate heat and provide the lowest operating temperature of any trainer.

Works with Specialty Bikes

The Road Trainer is fully compatible with wheels measuring from 22 to 29 inches (outside diameter), including bikes with flip-off skewers, breezer drops-outs, and nutted axles on track and BMX styling. A small wheel adapter is required for 16 to 21-inch wheels (sold separately).

Leak-proof Performance

Kinetic offers a 100 percent leakproof performance with a patented magnetic drive system that uses neodymium magnets to link the drive system together. This eliminates the problems caused when a physical drive shaft has to enter the fluid chamber--which means no need for O rings or seals that will eventually wear out and leak.

  • 6.25-pound flywheel for 15-second coastdown from 20 mph
  • Resistance from 5 to 3,000+ watts with power calibrated resistance unit
  • Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically coupled driveshaft
  • Thermodynamically neutral silicone resistance fluid
  • 80 cooling fans to dissipate heat
  • Guaranteed not to leak
  • 2 1/8-inch roller reduces tire wear
  • Fits 22 to 29-inch wheels (small wheel adapter required for 16 to 21-inch wheels)
  • Unconditional lifetime warranty
  • Lifetime crash replacement policy

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 9 x 23 inches ; 27 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 29.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000BNCA0Y
  • Item model number: T-002I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (378 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I purchased the Kurt Kenetic two months ago, and am thrilled with its performance and quality. If you are considering purchasing a trainer, fluid trainers are the way to go. Basically, there are four major types of trainers: Magnetic,Wind, Rim Driven, and Fluid. The later is the best, hands down! Fluid resistance trainers are more quiet, smoother and more realistic than any of the others mentioned. The only drawback to the fluid trainer is that over time they can leak resistance fluid. There are three companies that have solutions to this drawback. I highly recommend that you research all three and test them out where possible. A good review page is Roadbikereview.com . The CycleOps Fluid 2 is ultra smooth and quiet. They have a limmited warranty on thier products, but are known for standing behind their trainers for life, and will fix any issues probably for life! The One Up Trainer has all the advantages of a fluid trainer, but uses no fluid in its designe, it is made in America and carries a life time warranty. The Kurt Kinetic, which I decided to purchase, is IMHO, the best because it utilizes a sealed fluid unit and therefore is guranteed not to leak. These three units are roughly the same price, around $260.00. Steep? Think of it this way, This product is going to be your companion for many winters, so don't buy a loud, crappy one with crappy customer service! You'll regret later that you didn't spend the extra $75 or $80 on a quality product. I also tested the Blackburn Fluid, $100 bucks cheaper, not bad for price, but since it is new to the market I was unsure about durabillity or how well they stand behind thier trainers after warranty expiration. I have heard amazing testimonials of how Cyclops, Kurt, and One Up, have replaced parts and even whole trainers, no questions asked! Google these three companies and see for yourself.
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I have had my Kurt Kinetic Road Machine for 1 month. I have about 7 hours of total ride time. I have a Cannondale Synapse 7 road bike and am a very new rider. I live in a 2nd floor apartment and I use the Kinetic rubber mat with my trainer to help reduce vibration. I noticed the vibrations are the worst while accelerating. Once you are up to speed, the trainer is very smooth and has little vibration. My neighbor below me says he cannot hear anything, but we have pretty good construction in our building.

I took the advice of others and put a cheap used tire on my bike. I was very glad I did this. In the short time I have ridden, I can already see the wear marks on the tire and anticipate having to replace it before next winter.

It took a long time to get the wheel adjusted to the point where it made the least amount of noise. There was a lot of squeaking! I found I had to inflate the tire to the maximum recommended PSI before the squeaking stopped. Though part of that could be the fact that it's a cheap used tire.

The tire still squeaks at very low speeds (<10mph), but once I am up and running, the noise in the room is a medium hum where you can still hold normal conversations with other people. You can also hear the normal noise of the bike chain running against the gears. I would call the overall noise minimal, but you would not want to train at 2AM if you are in an apartment. I have to turn the TV up a few notches to watch movies while I am riding and when I put headphones on, I cannot hear the trainer at all.

Overall, I am very happy with this trainer and expect a lot of good use from it.

---9 month update-----
The trainer is working out better than expected. I have over 600 miles on it now and its working great.
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First things first - I'm Lisa's hubby, not Lisa. We share one Amazon account - it just keeps things simpler!

I ordered this to replace an aging Minoura rim-drive style trainer. The Minoura was great from the standpoint of the rim drive, but the belt and other moving parts made it noisy (in my opinion) and the belt wore out pretty quick and was a PITA to replace. But overall it was a good trainer. I was hoping a fluid style trainer would be smoother and quieter.

After reading many reviews, I decided the Kurt Kinetic was the best option, and the additional flywheel would give the unit excellent feel. I knew the rear tire would take more abuse from this type of trainer, but I was willing to recycle some old tires to the task to get a quiet, smooth, road-like ride.

Unboxing, the product was perfect. The box opens fully, so you don't have that awkward issue of trying to figure out how to slide the Styrofoam out. I was pleased to find just a few simple parts inside. The assembly was a breeze - just mount the resistance unit with a single bolt, slide the spring onto the tension L-bolt, and screw on the adjustment knob. That's about it - takes all of three minutes to assemble and it's simple. On mine, I changed out the aluminum lug that holds the skewer on one side. Not sure why they don't do that by default, but it was simple as well.

The product itself is well built. The design is similar to many others with the folding legs. But the stance is a bit wider and the tubing larger in diameter. Also nice is how perfectly the skewer mounts fit onto the supplied skewer. You'll never worry about the bike slipping out of this unit.
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