My Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer Review: During the off season, when it's too cold to ride outdoors, many addicted cyclists migrate to indoor bicycle training. I am personally one of those cyclists who is addicted to riding. I can't stop riding through the winter months and just start up again next spring (let alone go a few days without being on a bike). Along with an addicted cyclist, comes the need to splurge on a good indoor bicycle trainer.
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About the Kinetic Rock and Roll (Fluid Bike Trainer)
I opted to purchase the Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer by Kurt. The Kurt line of bike trainers are recognized by their bright green color. Moreover, they tend to stand out in a crowd. Similar to its little brother the Road Machine, this indoor bike trainer utilizes a large roller magnetically coupled to a sealed synthetic fluid filled chamber. This fluid resistance chamber design is 100% guaranteed by Kurt to be leak free for life. Rubber bushing are perhaps the most unique feature of the Rock and Roll trainer, allowing the bike to sway or rock from side to side while riding.
My Review of the Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer
First Impressions of the Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Fluid Trainer from my perspective.
This is a Durable Fluid Bicycle Trainer
Built like a tank, the Kinetic by Kurt Rock and Roll Trainer weighs in at 32lbs. Simple and concise instructions made assembly a breeze. It uses a quick release lever making it easy to remove my mounted Trek Madone bicycle from the trainer.
Provides the Most Realistic Road Like Feel
Spinning up on the fluid roller is relatively quiet. At riding speeds is super smooth. Being a fluid bike trainer, it seems to duplicate the feel of a real road ride very well. I would go as far to say it creates the most realistic road like cycling experience I have ever experienced, while riding stationary. Especially when compared to a wind or magnetic trainer. With this fluid type of system, the faster you spin, the more resistance you'll encounter.
This concludes my personal review of the Kurt Kinetic Fluid "Rock and Roll" Trainer. I think this Bike trainer is one of the best out there, and well worth looking into.