Kurt Kinetic Road Machine T2200 Fluid Bike Trainer
Accessories - Bike Trainers
Kurt Kinetic Road Machine 2.0 fluid trainer. The benchmark for fluid trainers. Quiet, smooth, and 100% leak-proof. From intervals to threshold work to recovery spins the Road Machine offers a wide range of workout options. There is no trainer that more accurately replicates an outdoor ride indoors thanks to Kinetic's precision-calibrated fluid resistance unit.
Kurt Kinetic Road Machine T2200 Fluid Bike Trainer
Many people hesitate over the purchase of indoor trainers. The early units would put anyone but the most devout athlete off training. This no longer needs to be the case. The Kurt Kinetic Road Machine makes indoor training more appealing.
While riding indoors on a sunny, pleasant morning is never really going to win people over, the prospect of going out on a cold, wet night may well be a different story. Fluid trainers have long been known to give a more pleasant, realistic road type feel for indoor resistance training. This is because the fluid trainer has a smooth, progressive feel. Much like road riding, the faster you pedal the greater the resistance. The fluid resistance unit actually varies from 5watts to 3000watts, so training can, with the use of the bikes gears, be varied from a light warm-up, to a full paced sprint, or a heavy indoor session recreating a steep hill like course.
Early fluid trainers have a relatively poor reputation in some instances as the early manufacturers did not know how to overcome some basic issues, due to the overheating of the fluid in the reservoir. This led to a couple of difficult problems. The first was that as the fluid heated up the density of the fluid changed, and as it became thinner, it reduced the resistance. The second, more serious problem was the tendency to leak a tiny amount of fluid past the shaft seals when overheated. Given a number of these losses the resistance would be further reduced, until the unit failed to perform adequately. Kurt engineers have overcome these problems, and to such a degree that they can offer an unconditional 5-year guarantee on the Kinetic resistance units.
The way they achieved this was to manufacture a fully enclosed resistance unit. There is no drive shaft to allow fluid leakage. The drive is achieved through powerful magnets operating from outside the fully enclosed housing. The magnets drive the impellor unit within the housing.
Does it slip? No way! The magnets will maintain the drive without slippage even under rapid acceleration. It will withstand rapid acceleration from 0 – 80 KPH without slippage. This design allows the unit to be fully sealed at manufacture, so there is no chance of leakage whatsoever.
The loss of resistance was handled by the use of a silicone resistance liquid, which is heat resistant and maintains a constant density throughout its operating range. The temperature is maintained through the addition of about 80 cooling fins which keep the fluid at a moderate temperature regardless of the load.
The frame is covered by a lifetime guarantee and is extremely stable. The Road Machine legs have a wide stance with vinyl pads to take up any irregularities in the floor surface so that the unit remains stable at all times.The Kurt unit will handle wheel sizes from 16” to 29.” Pretty much covering any bike available.
Now we come to the most important part. We have covered the practical aspects, but the fact is that this is probably the nicest indoor trainer to use, bar none. The unit feels as though you are actually riding, all you’re missing is the breeze and the passing scenery (maybe the occasional hill to coast down). So if you are to get serious about a home trainer this is the go!
Join the pack on the world’s best fluid trainer. Quiet, smooth, and completely leak-proof. It’s the most realistic ride out there, and it's backed up with a lifetime guarantee! From sprints to intervals to an all-day cruise, the powertap calibration gives you the truest simulation of an outdoor ride. Automatic resistance adjustments as you change speeds. It’s the trainer you’ve been waiting for. Critics love it. Riders adore it. You’ll never have to buy another one!
• Unconditional limited lifetime warranty
• Powertap calibrated resistance unit
• Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically coupled driveshaft
• Thermodynamically neutral silicone resistance fluid
• Consistent resistance at increased temperatures
• 80 cooling fins to dissipate heat
• Lowest operating temperature in the industry
• Smooth, quiet resistance from 5-3000 watts
• Approved for tandem use• Guaranteed not to leak
• 2 1/8” roller reduces tyre wear•
• 6.25 lb flywheel for realistic coast down
• Compatible with all bikes with 16" - 29" diameter wheels
The Kurt Kinetic is the benchmark for fluid trainers. Quiet, smooth, and 100% leak-proof.. From intervals to threshold work to recovery spins the Road Machine offers a wide range of workout options. There is no trainer that more accurately replicates an outdoor ride indoors thanks to Kinetic's precision-calibrated fluid resistance unit.
* Riser Block NOT Included