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  • There are no manual adjustments needed, simply shift gears as you would when riding outside to increase or decrease the resistance, and the faster you pedal the harder it gets
  • Spin along with virtually no resistance or hammer out a 2000-watt sprint—you will never outgrow this trainer no matter what training you require
  • With a quick load cam lever, you simply adjust the resistance once and then lock it into place so there is no guessing each time you put your bike on the trainer
  • Combine this with a smooth, quiet ride, locking bolt ring and heavy-duty steel construction, and you're ready to sprint, spin and climb with confidence
  • The Cyclops Fluid2 bike trainer features adjustable foot pads, a quick release handle, self-cooling mechanism and folding legs for storage
  • Updated frame works with all standard wheels and now works with 29er mountain bike wheels (fits most treads to 2.25 in.)

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Resistance Type Fluid
Dimensions 28 x 21.5 x 15.7 inches
Foldable Yes
Weight 18 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal trainer for steady indoor miles! In all, the Fluid 2 is a great turbo trainer. I wouldn't suggest it to improve power sprints, but for steady indoor miles it is ideal. Sturdy design, fold out legs, lots of weight to keep it down, easy to use but well held clamping. Fluid resistance provides a very natural and smooth feel. The price is hard to swallow but my original Fluid is four years old and still seems to have plenty of life in it so you should get years of use out of it.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic product! I've had the trainer for about three years now and it still works as if I just took it out of the box. For me the package was great because I was just getting I to cycling at the time and it was a one stop shop. The mat is great to protect the floors and the two hill climb boxes are awesome for shorter hill climb training sessions. I use it mostly in the evenings when i get home from work because its dark out by then for 9 months of the year! The only issue I have with it is that it is still pretty noisy when you get anywhere even near an 80+ cadence. But if you can suck it up and turn your headphones or TV up, then there's no issue at all!
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love my cyclops fluid I bought the Cyclops Fluid 2 for my husband (and myself) as an early holiday present after doing a LOT of research among cyclists & triathletes. I cannot emphasize how much we love it. My husband is an avid cyclist, and loves having the option to hop on the trainer at the end of the day & not have to worry about riding in the cold/dark/rain and other unsafe conditions. I was surprised at how comparatively quiet it was, and what a hard workout it was! I am a recreational rider who also competes in triathlons, and it's nice to have this to come home to after a long day at the office - so easy to use, and we just keep it tucked away in the living room!
Date published: 2009-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smooth ride and easy set-up I was able to easily assemble the trainer and set my bike up on it. The bike rides with a continuous and smooth ride and feels very similar to road riding. It is also very quiet so that TV doesn't need to be blaring to drown out the trainer. I use mine in the living room and can easily assemble and disassemble it for storage out of the way. At first I used a catalog under the front tire, but then purchased a travel block. I would recommend using a block to stabilize the entire bike. I have never tried the Kurt Kinetic, but I can't imagine there is much better of a fluid trainer out there than the CycleOps. Especially not for the money.
Date published: 2010-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Trainer. I don't have a lot of experience with trainers, but bought this one on recommendation from a friend. It is smooth, quiet and effective. It is quite heavy, and you can tell it is very well built. Even the radiator for the cooling instills confidence in the quality of the product. It's fairly easy to set up, and much easier after the first time. I said it was quiet, but it is dang near silent. If you want to watch TV while riding, it won't be an issue at all. My only knock is that it is a little pricey. But you truly do get what you pay for. This is the type of thing where you cry once, when you buy it. Rather than crying every time you use the cheap ones.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Product Although my wife and I are casual riders, we wanted a trainer that would allow a good workout and was quiet, compact, easy to use, and versatile. This trainer has all we wanted. It was acutally a close decision between the fluid and magnet resistance. Glad we went with the fluid. Not enough resistance to stand and pedal hard, but sufficient for normal spinning. Very easy to set up and get going. Legs are not adjustable as advertised, but not needed if the floor is level. Since we're sharing the trainer, we need to switch out our bikes. Quick and easy to do as long as the rear skewer levers are in the same position on both bikes.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Uses Great alternative For Quick/Endurance I bought this for myself to use for recovery rides. I have also used it as a bike/ Work stand to make adjustments to gears. I wear an Above knee prosthetic and this trainer helped me adjust my position while riding, make adjustments on the fly to get off and on quickly for my specific bike fit. The trainer does not make really any noise at all similar to a weak blow dryer but the unit resistance is definitely there . I can adjust resistance on my gear to simulate a hill climb. I use it for endurance to keep pedaling at a stable pace for as long as I can to improve. I got a family member to buy one for use as a quick workout. Its a solid unit built to last.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Ride I've been using the trainer for about two weeks and love it. Installation was a snap and the ride is smooth and quiet. Have used only one bike so far, but it looks like setting up for various sized bike is easy. The only thing I'm not sure about is the resistance (not a complaint, just a comment). Getting to 20 mph seems somewhat easier on the trainer than it does on the road. Also the power readings I get from Virtual Training (great program) are quite a bit higher than on my PowerCal meter. I realize the PowerCal is not the same as a conventional power meter, but the readings I get on the road seem realistic. Still give the Fluid Trainer a 5-star thumbs up.
Date published: 2014-12-12
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Is there a weight limit to these? I am 380lbs and have a hybrid bike.

Asked by: Big and Tall
CycleOps has a weight limit for all their trainers of 300 lbs. This includes the rider and the bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-13

I'm new to the bike thing since hurting my foot and need the exercize! I recently purchased a Liv (Giant) Rove 2 with hydroulic disc breaks - will the bike be able to mount on this? and is this a good item for a beginner? - what else do you recommed?

Asked by: thriftyvashopper
Your bike is compatible with this trainer, and it is an excellent choice for a beginner.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-31

I have a Shimano Genesis Two Nine mountain bike and it doesn't come with a rear quick release skewer it has a solid axle with nuts on both ends so will this bike mount to the Cycleops Fluid 2 bike trainer? Or can a rear quick release skewer be installed?

Asked by: nvlightning
You can purchase a thru axle adapter from CycleOps that will adapt your bike to fit the trainer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-30

Does this trainer include the cycling trainer stand?

Asked by: tbganite
The Fluid2 Bike Trainer does not come with the front wheel stand. It can be purchased separately. http://www.rei.com/product/740915/cycleops-climbing-riser-block
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this trainer work for an HP Velotechnik recumbent?

Asked by: Hardy9
This trainer should work on most recumbent bikes. Included is a steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm. If your bike has a 142mm or 148mm thru axle and adapter will have to be purchased separately from CycleOps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

Good weather is finally here! I'm ready to ride my bike outside. Am I required to install my original bike skewer or can I just use the CylceOps skewer for my outdoor rides?

Asked by: GCT4
No, using the trainer skewer on the road has no negative impact on your bike or safety.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Does this trainer work with any bike, mountain, touring, any size bike

Asked by: Xiques
Yes, the Fluid2 Bike Trainer will work with 650b, 700c, 26", 27" and 29" wheel sizes. 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. The Fluid2 will accommodate tires that measure up to 2.25 inches in width. Tires with a lot of tread (mountain bike tires) generally do not do well on bike trainers. We would recommend using a tire that is more of a slick (less tread).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

I've never used a trainer and I'm not clear about the rear skewer attachment.  In order to use two bikes on this trainer would we need two skewers, one for each bike?  Please explain.  Thanks!

Asked by: XC woman
You will not need two different skewers as a quick release skewer is included and fits most bikes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal trainer for steady indoor miles! In all, the Fluid 2 is a great turbo trainer. I wouldn't suggest it to improve power sprints, but for steady indoor miles it is ideal. Sturdy design, fold out legs, lots of weight to keep it down, easy to use but well held clamping. Fluid resistance provides a very natural and smooth feel. The price is hard to swallow but my original Fluid is four years old and still seems to have plenty of life in it so you should get years of use out of it.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic product! I've had the trainer for about three years now and it still works as if I just took it out of the box. For me the package was great because I was just getting I to cycling at the time and it was a one stop shop. The mat is great to protect the floors and the two hill climb boxes are awesome for shorter hill climb training sessions. I use it mostly in the evenings when i get home from work because its dark out by then for 9 months of the year! The only issue I have with it is that it is still pretty noisy when you get anywhere even near an 80+ cadence. But if you can suck it up and turn your headphones or TV up, then there's no issue at all!
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love my cyclops fluid I bought the Cyclops Fluid 2 for my husband (and myself) as an early holiday present after doing a LOT of research among cyclists & triathletes. I cannot emphasize how much we love it. My husband is an avid cyclist, and loves having the option to hop on the trainer at the end of the day & not have to worry about riding in the cold/dark/rain and other unsafe conditions. I was surprised at how comparatively quiet it was, and what a hard workout it was! I am a recreational rider who also competes in triathlons, and it's nice to have this to come home to after a long day at the office - so easy to use, and we just keep it tucked away in the living room!
Date published: 2009-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great smooth ride and easy set-up I was able to easily assemble the trainer and set my bike up on it. The bike rides with a continuous and smooth ride and feels very similar to road riding. It is also very quiet so that TV doesn't need to be blaring to drown out the trainer. I use mine in the living room and can easily assemble and disassemble it for storage out of the way. At first I used a catalog under the front tire, but then purchased a travel block. I would recommend using a block to stabilize the entire bike. I have never tried the Kurt Kinetic, but I can't imagine there is much better of a fluid trainer out there than the CycleOps. Especially not for the money.
Date published: 2010-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Trainer. I don't have a lot of experience with trainers, but bought this one on recommendation from a friend. It is smooth, quiet and effective. It is quite heavy, and you can tell it is very well built. Even the radiator for the cooling instills confidence in the quality of the product. It's fairly easy to set up, and much easier after the first time. I said it was quiet, but it is dang near silent. If you want to watch TV while riding, it won't be an issue at all. My only knock is that it is a little pricey. But you truly do get what you pay for. This is the type of thing where you cry once, when you buy it. Rather than crying every time you use the cheap ones.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality Product Although my wife and I are casual riders, we wanted a trainer that would allow a good workout and was quiet, compact, easy to use, and versatile. This trainer has all we wanted. It was acutally a close decision between the fluid and magnet resistance. Glad we went with the fluid. Not enough resistance to stand and pedal hard, but sufficient for normal spinning. Very easy to set up and get going. Legs are not adjustable as advertised, but not needed if the floor is level. Since we're sharing the trainer, we need to switch out our bikes. Quick and easy to do as long as the rear skewer levers are in the same position on both bikes.
Date published: 2012-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Uses Great alternative For Quick/Endurance I bought this for myself to use for recovery rides. I have also used it as a bike/ Work stand to make adjustments to gears. I wear an Above knee prosthetic and this trainer helped me adjust my position while riding, make adjustments on the fly to get off and on quickly for my specific bike fit. The trainer does not make really any noise at all similar to a weak blow dryer but the unit resistance is definitely there . I can adjust resistance on my gear to simulate a hill climb. I use it for endurance to keep pedaling at a stable pace for as long as I can to improve. I got a family member to buy one for use as a quick workout. Its a solid unit built to last.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Ride I've been using the trainer for about two weeks and love it. Installation was a snap and the ride is smooth and quiet. Have used only one bike so far, but it looks like setting up for various sized bike is easy. The only thing I'm not sure about is the resistance (not a complaint, just a comment). Getting to 20 mph seems somewhat easier on the trainer than it does on the road. Also the power readings I get from Virtual Training (great program) are quite a bit higher than on my PowerCal meter. I realize the PowerCal is not the same as a conventional power meter, but the readings I get on the road seem realistic. Still give the Fluid Trainer a 5-star thumbs up.
Date published: 2014-12-12
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Questions & Answers

Is there a weight limit to these? I am 380lbs and have a hybrid bike.

Asked by: Big and Tall
CycleOps has a weight limit for all their trainers of 300 lbs. This includes the rider and the bike.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-13

I'm new to the bike thing since hurting my foot and need the exercize! I recently purchased a Liv (Giant) Rove 2 with hydroulic disc breaks - will the bike be able to mount on this? and is this a good item for a beginner? - what else do you recommed?

Asked by: thriftyvashopper
Your bike is compatible with this trainer, and it is an excellent choice for a beginner.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-31

I have a Shimano Genesis Two Nine mountain bike and it doesn't come with a rear quick release skewer it has a solid axle with nuts on both ends so will this bike mount to the Cycleops Fluid 2 bike trainer? Or can a rear quick release skewer be installed?

Asked by: nvlightning
You can purchase a thru axle adapter from CycleOps that will adapt your bike to fit the trainer.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-30

Does this trainer include the cycling trainer stand?

Asked by: tbganite
The Fluid2 Bike Trainer does not come with the front wheel stand. It can be purchased separately. http://www.rei.com/product/740915/cycleops-climbing-riser-block
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Does this trainer work for an HP Velotechnik recumbent?

Asked by: Hardy9
This trainer should work on most recumbent bikes. Included is a steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm. If your bike has a 142mm or 148mm thru axle and adapter will have to be purchased separately from CycleOps.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

Good weather is finally here! I'm ready to ride my bike outside. Am I required to install my original bike skewer or can I just use the CylceOps skewer for my outdoor rides?

Asked by: GCT4
No, using the trainer skewer on the road has no negative impact on your bike or safety.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

Does this trainer work with any bike, mountain, touring, any size bike

Asked by: Xiques
Yes, the Fluid2 Bike Trainer will work with 650b, 700c, 26", 27" and 29" wheel sizes. 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. The Fluid2 will accommodate tires that measure up to 2.25 inches in width. Tires with a lot of tread (mountain bike tires) generally do not do well on bike trainers. We would recommend using a tire that is more of a slick (less tread).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

I've never used a trainer and I'm not clear about the rear skewer attachment.  In order to use two bikes on this trainer would we need two skewers, one for each bike?  Please explain.  Thanks!

Asked by: XC woman
You will not need two different skewers as a quick release skewer is included and fits most bikes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18
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