Fluid2 Trainer

Fluid² Trainer


  • Fluid resistance unit provides a quiet and consistent ride.
  • Progressive resistance offers the widest resistance range and road-like feel.
  • Best-selling trainer in the USA.

$349.99 - $499.99

SKU: 9904


VirtualTraining

Make every workout count.

Better health. Faster splits. More me-time. Whatever your goals may be, the Fluid² helps you get the most out of each indoor training ride.

The large, precision-balanced flywheel (with patented fan design) lets you easily customize each ride simply by shifting gears, just as you would outside. This design also helps keep your Fluid² working better – longer. And thanks to our built-to-last manufacturing process, the Fluid² can help you conquer one goal after the next.

Upgrade to the Fluid² Training Kit #9905 to receive 2 climbing blocks, a training mat and a sweat guard – just add your bike and get started.

Fluid2 Training Kit

The Fluid² Power Training Kit #9906 includes a PowerTap PowerCal and a Joule cycling computer to read the data. 

Fluid2 Power Training Kit

  • Fluid² is the best-selling trainer in the USA.
  • PowerTuned for optimal road-like feel.
  • Fluid resistance unit provides a quiet and consistent ride.
  • Noise level at 20 mph is super quiet 64-68 decibels.
  • Large, individually precision-balanced flywheel allows for improved road-like feel.
  • Self-cooling mechanisms including a patented fan design keeps the unit performing better, longer.
  • Eccentric leveling feet allow for easy adjustment on uneven surfaces.
  • Comes on the CycleOps foldable Classic frame with spring loaded, bolt-action lever.
  • Precision-machined alloy roller reduces tire wear and slippage.
  • Features clutch knob for perfect roller to tire tension each ride.
  • 2" resistance unit roller allows for 650b, 700c, 26", 27" and 29" wheel sizes – up to a 2.0 tire.
  • This trainer is designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames with included steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm.
  • Trainer tire recommended.
  • CycleOps VirtualTraining compatible.
  • All of our trainers are tested to the combined weight (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.

When we say "We bring the power of cycling to life," we mean it. Talk's cheap. That's why you'll see lifetime warranties* on our CycleOps indoor cycles, trainers and rollers. Not three years, not five, but for as long as the original buyer owns it. Because we firmly believe that cycling is a lifetime sport. So why settle for anything less from the equipment that helps you enjoy it. Learn more

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  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    Hi,
    I have a fluid trainer from around 2005. I'd like to make it a "smart trainer" to use programs like Zwift. I noticed on your site if I had a power meter or speed meter I could make my traditional trainer a smart trainer. Is that correct? My trainer doesn't have any meters on it.

    Thanks
    Asked on 4/13/2017 by MH from Chicago

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can purchase one of our power meters from our PowerTap website: https://www.powertap.com/

      Answered on 4/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    I just purchased a Fluid 2 trainer, my bike is a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Ultegra 3. From what i can find the dropout spacing is 130mm and should be compatible with the trainer. I followed the instructions and believe I assembled everything properly, but when it comes time to lock the bike, I still have about an inch to go the before I can reach the turning point on the lock rail and it feels really tight on the bike. The adjuster lever on the opposite side is already at it's widest setting. Any suggestions or something I may have missed?
    Asked on 4/13/2017 by Gobi from Chula Vista, CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The bolt action is designed to be tough to clamp down to ensure your bike doesn't fall out of the dropouts when you're pedaling.

      Answered on 4/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    I believe that I have the original fluid trainer that dates back to the late 90s or early 00s. Is it ever necessary to add fluid to the resistance chamber?
    Asked on 4/2/2017 by David from Austin, TX

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, call or email customer service with any maintenance issues: custsrv@saris.com or 1-800-783-7257

      Answered on 4/4/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    The Fluid 2 trainer will be compatible for my road bike, but my wife has a Specialized Roll with 27.5 x 2.3 tires. Will this trainer work for her bike? Just asking before I purchase. Thanks
    Asked on 3/26/2017 by Stan from Sequim, Washington

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      As long as the rear axle spacing is between 120mm and 135mm and she has a slick tire on her wheel, it will work (Specialized wasn't specific in their specs on these bikes online). If the rear axle spacing is 142 with a thru axle adapter, you will need part number 9712. If the bike has an axle bolt and nut, you will need to make sure you have an acorn nut instead so the bolt fits in the trainer.

      Answered on 3/31/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    I live in Australia and can't find a dealer nearby in case of warranty issues. Before purchasing I do need to know how this would work in my situation. I'm in NSW.
    Asked on 3/23/2017 by Kristof from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We have a distributor that will put you in contact with a local CycleOps Dealer:
      Apollo Bicycle
      Unit 3 333 Frankston Dandenong Rd
      Dandenong South VIC. 3175
      Tel: + 613 9700 9400
      Fax: + 613 9700 9499
      www.apollobikes.com

      Answered on 3/27/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    I have a Trek Top Fuel 8 with a 148x12 Thru Axel. I've purchased the Thru Axel kit and installed it on the bike. The problem now is that the Axel set up appears ito be too wide for the trainer even with the quick release and the non drive side of the trainer fully apart as far as they will go. What do I do to be able to mount the bike skewer into the hubs of the trainer?
    Asked on 3/2/2017 by Stewie from Clinton Township, Michigan

    1 answer

  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    Will this fit a 2016 Lexa Women's Bike (http://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/lexa_compact#/us/en/2016/Trek/lexa_compact/details)? It has Bontrager AT-750 rims with 700 x 25c tires.
    Asked on 3/1/2017 by Danielle from NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      As long as your rear axle spacing is 120mm, 130mm or 135mm with a quick release skewer it will work as is. If you have a thru axle you will need part number 9712

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    I used a Cycleops Fluid trainer for over ten years and I was very pleased with it. But it finally wore out a couple of weeks ago, so I've replaced it with a Fluid 2. But I'm finding that the resistance of my Fluid 2 is very significantly less than the resistance of my old trainer. Where previously I could only pedal hard in 12th gear (of 14) for a minute or so at a time, I can now pedal flat out in 14th gear for the entire duration of my workout without raising my heart rate above 130bpm. So I can't really use my Fluid 2 for interval training as it's already too easy on even the hardest gear. Is it possible that my Fluid 2 defective? I was expecting the resistance of the new one to be broadly similar to the old one.
    Asked on 2/28/2017 by Nelly from Hampshire, UK

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Try changing your gearing to a tougher gear? And make sure your tire isn't slipping (turn the yellow clutch knob until you hear 2 clicks). If your original Fluid trainer was old it could have been the bearing affecting the resistance as well?

      If none of these work, call us at 1-800-783-7257 for Customer Service

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    My Fluid2 trainer arrived today and I was excited to setup after reading all the positive reviews. After testing for 10 mins, I have found the power curve of my trainer way lower than the specified 25mph / 400 watts ratio. The unit acts like there is no fluid in the chamber as I able to sustain 40mph (64 kph) with minimal effort, and get over 50mph (80 kph) while seated.

    I'm sure I could do over 100kph on this thing but my cadence tops out around 135 RPM... I have ensured that the resistance unit has been turned 2.5 times and that the tyre is not slipping at all. I purchased this unit so I could use the "calibrated PowerTap" watt/speed curve for Zwift training, but if I used this trainer, I would be cheating and not getting any good training in.

    Is my trainer defective, or is there something else I can do to troubleshoot / fix?

    Thanks, Reid.
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    Below is a screenshot for stats for a 10 minute spin on the trainer:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B210qH1LDqvTVDZGYlFsRXFKbTg
    Asked on 2/26/2017 by Reid from Perth, Western Australia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It might depend on your gearing, try changing that to a harder gear and see if you get similar results.
      Otherwise call us at 1-800-783-7257

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Fluid² Trainer

    Q:

    Is there an optimal operating temp of this Fluid 2 unit. I use in the garage approx 0-5 oC and it seems easier than when using inside the home approx18-22 oC. The difference is significant for watts
    Asked on 2/25/2017 by Glen from uK

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ideally it should say away from freezing temperatures, but if you cannot avoid it be sure that the trainer is warmed up to a room temperature before using it.

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
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