CycleOps The Silencer Direct Drive Magneto Trainer without Cassette

Foldable: no
Resistance: cassette, 5-position magnetic
Material: [frame] alloy

The odds are pretty good that if you happen to were to ask some indoor-trainer-savvy cyclists what the negatives are to riding inside, the obnoxious sound their trainer makes would perhaps make the list. Well, CyclOps’ new Silencer Direct Drive Mag Trainer might just be the golden ticket for indoor training, as its design allows smooth indoor training, without the noises that drive you, and your neighbors, a little crazy. Initially, the Silencer system removes the need for a rear wheel by attaching the bike’s cassette straight away to the large, weighted flywheel, effectively mimicking the inertia of a bicycle in motion and generating progressive resistance. Setup is simple: Throw on a cassette, put off your rear wheel, attach the rear drop outs to the spindle and away you go. This intuitve system accomplishes two things. First, you’ll be able to no longer feel those dead spots all too common when the usage of a trainer tire that may be not perfectly round. Actually, you will not wish to buy trainer tires at all. Second, you’ll be able to find that the ride feels a lot more like you are at the road slightly than on a trainer, and because the height of the cassette matches a 28in or 700c wheel, you will not need a block for the front wheel. If you want to train on a 26in wheel, alternatively, you’ll be able to need a riser block. The frame of the trainer is constructed with a wide stance and adjustable leveling knobs. To this end, you’ll be able to stand and sprint without pulling your rear wheel, as is the danger with a traditional trainer. Please note, though, that the trainer is a hefty 39lbs and even though it’s portable, it’s not easy to shuttle with. Now you’re most certainly wondering how well the resistance works with the cassette. Well, since you shouldn’t have friction from the road, even your 11 may not feel that large on a trainer. Because of this, the Silencer features five magnetic resistance settings. These are adjusted through a handlebar mounted shifter. These five positions come up with enough resistance for full-on sprints. The direct …
Foldable: no
Resistance: cassette, 5-position magnetic
Material: [frame] alloy
Really useful Use: stealthy indoor training
Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime