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22 x 22 x 15.5 inches, 17.64 Pounds
April 13, 2020
– July 23, 2021
No instructions but many YouTube videos out there with similar set up. Can use any bike you have to get a good workout. The tension seem not too responsive but I guess I have to tweak it and make adjustments.
– July 27, 2021
This is really a cool product. Especially now it is COVID-19 time. I do not want to go out for work out. Also helpful during weather conditions. It is for all seasons if you are not going out type for workout.Hesitant to buy initially. But I am telling you, value for my money.
– August 2, 2021
Item came packaged well enough with no outward signs of damage. The assembly process was okay with no notable issues. The plastic construction doesn’t impress, and I’ve got concerns about heat dissipation with a solid flat rotor that won’t generate any notable air flow.
The disappointment started when we put a bike onto it and found that not only did it produce a very unpleasant noise from within the mechanism, but that the resistance adjustment did not work at all. Removing the cover on the unit revealed that the screw responsible for holding the flywheel onto the shaft was entirely absent. And to top it off, the (6mm?) threads in the shaft appear to be left handed, meaning that replacement screws are a specialty item, not available at hardware stores. The length of shaft available to couple with the flywheel was quite short at only 2mm, and the flat on the shaft was quite shallow, so I don’t have much confidence that it would stand up to much abuse if it were functional. The single small magnet also does not inspire much confidence and I wouldn’t expect to get much resistance out of it. Unfortunately I’ll never know.
Don’t waste your time and money on this. If you’re already spending $100, opt for something of better quality and save yourself the risk of dealing with this hassle. I do now know why they offer a free exercise mat in exchange for good reviews of this product though.
– August 23, 2021
I read a few of the reviews and was concerned. Most were 5 star but there were a number of 1 star with similar complaints. I ride 12 miles a day and it’s getting too dark for me to feel safe. So. This. Easy assembly easy mount. First use could not get enough resistance and I feared the fault reported had happened to me. Well nope but I figured what may have happened to others. If the bolt that pushes the roller against the wheel doesn’t seat correctly on the roller then you can tighten it but it won’t improve contact between tire and roller. Seating it correctly so you can see pressure on the tire and bingo. An hour on level 3 kicks my butt and feels like a 14 mile ride – all in top gear. Resistance at higher levels I can sprint but not sustain. I don’t want a permanent mount so the cable for the resistance adjuster is a bit annoying but I found it stays out of the pedal sweep if mounted correctly. All in a great purchase after about 100 miles and still going
– August 30, 2021
Received my trainer last week. Had a tad of trouble after replacing the back tire pin and mounting to stand but finally did. Couldn’t get the tension adjuster to work and it doesn’t shift past setting 3, so as others have said I either adjust it by the screw adjuster or by changing gears. Overall its sturdy, offers a good indoor workout and affords me to use bike that I really wasn’t riding much. JL North Carolina
Sara S. Michael
– September 5, 2021
i wanted to believe all the good reviews but they must be fake. i got this in the mail and it was missing the part you put on your bike to have it actually fit into the mechanism to hold it up by the wheels. without that the entire thing is useless and my bike isn’t properly supported so the wheel just sits on the ground. i’m hoping i get some support on this but will update soon. the instructions were also a joke. just some pictures and no words or close ups of what you’re supposed to do. not super difficult but definitely required some youtube searching to figure out why it wasn’t working the way it’s supposed to. really bummed.
– September 16, 2021
I ordered one but it was broken. Returned it, got a new one.
So, it’s really good for amateur bikers, probably not pro, not too noisy, sturdy, and so easy to assemble, took like 10 minutes. I am impressed.
Best thing is you can use your bike normally when you want to go for a ride!
What they could improve is the thing that goes on the front, it’s more/less useless to use it to control friction, I use my bike speeds instead and it just works.
Luis E GONZALEZ
– September 17, 2021
Recibi el producto y encontré que no traia instrucciones adecuadas para su uso ni a explicación de como hacer el cambio de la espiga en la llanta. Cuando al final lo hice, la pieza que me enviaron resulto ser demnasiado fragil y se rompio. Aunque ofrecen una pagina de contacto en Internet, no es amigable.
NO ESTOY SATISFECHO. AMAZON DEBERIA DE ELIMINAR PROVEEDORES COMO ESTE QE NO TIENE DISPOSICION DE AYUDAR AL CLIENTE
– September 18, 2021
Esta súper bueno, lo uso con una bici rodada 29 y funciona perfecto, hace mucho ruido porque es llanta de montaña, pero con una llanta lisa no existe ese problema
– September 21, 2021
Fairly simple to set up. It took me all of 15 minutes to get it unpacked and my bike up on it. I didn’t switch anything out on my bike I was able to attach it as is.
I’m using a hybrid bike with road tires and there is a high pitched whine while riding. It’s a good thing it’s in the garage because the whine would definitely be annoying to those around. I’ll definitely be wearing headphones while working out to drown out the sound.
Otherwise, things seem okay so far.
– September 25, 2021
I want to start by saying I’m over 200 lbs and almost 50 and have arthritis in both my knees and back. I needed something to help me get some exercise but not cost a bunch of money.
I’m great with putting together Ikea stuff even if it takes a bit of time and double checking. This is the experience you can look forward to with the assembly of this item. (all pictures no words) You have to replace your regular tire rod, don’t be scared, it will work. The front wheel chock is great with stabilization. This will raise your bike 2 inches.
Ease to put together – ok if you have some knowledge of interpreting image to realityEase to use – excellent (unless you are plump and aged, I need a foot stool to get up the 2 extra inches)
– September 26, 2021
I purchased the BalanceFrom Bike Trainer Stand to help get through Arizona’s hot summer. I recently started biking as part of my weight loss regimen and it has become a regular part of my daily routine – until the heat hit. Its very difficult to do any kind of serious biking at 120 degrees!
The trainer is a fairly simple device, setting up took about 15 minutes including unboxing. I actually set up with a different bike to try it, and all worked, so i put one of my “good” bikes on and that became my indoor trainer.
The trainer works very well – the only real concern I have is the resistance is not as much as I would like – Im not working quite hard enough, but I think that is a limitation of magnetic resistance.
However it has definitely improved my cycling ability. It has increased my speed on my outside bikes, and kept my strength while I could not get outside.
Definitely recommend getting a trainer-tire if you are mounting a mountain bike – the tire noise and debris from a regular knobby is not really tolerable. The trainer tire definitely makes it better! quieter and seems like it will last for ever.
Good purchase, very happy with it!
José Luis De la Cruz
– September 29, 2021
Es perfectamente funcional para un nivel básico, lo instalé en una rodada 26, con las herramientas incluidas y una modificación de eje/mariposa que también viene incluido en el producto.El ajuste del rodillo de presión sobre la llanta es muy robusto no así el ajuste del imán de fricción que va al manubrio que aunque consta de 10 posiciones casi no tiene efecto al momento de seleccionarlo durante el entrenamiento.Por esto último lo recomiendo para un nivel de entrenamiento básico o de inicio.Recomiendo su uso con llantas lisas ya que es muy ruidoso (en mi caso con llantas todo terreno tengo ese problema).No incluye software alguno pero con una pantalla y los videos libres de You Tube de entrenamiento en casa, no requieres mas.La relación precio/calidad es MUY BUENA considerando otros productos similares.Teniendo lo anterior en consideración lo recomiendo ampliamente.
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