Ascent Fluid Trainer

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Ascent Fluid Trainer

Bring your indoor workouts to new heights with the Ascent Fluid Trainer - the perfect purveyor of quiet, smooth resistance on a rock solid frame. The fluid resistance unit provides a progressive, high intensity workout that will have you feeling the burn in no time. That's the beauty of the fluid unit - there's no need to worry about clamping a lever to your handlebars to adjust resistance as you simply use your bike's gears plus vary your pedaling RPMs to vary the workout intensity. It really does replicate what it feels like to ride outside! And it's quiet enough that you can enjoy whatever media you prefer while training without having to jack up the decibels to overcome an incessant, irksome drone.

It comes fully assembled out of the box, so just put the skewer in your rear wheel (the included rear skewer is optimized to fit into the fluid trainer's support cups - what you have already may not fit), clamp your bike into the frame and start pedaling away. This fluid trainer is perfect for indoor training at home when weather or lack of daylight puts a damper on riding outdoors and it's also portable enough to be the perfect means for getting warmed-up and ready to rock at a race.

  • Fluid resistance unit utilizes a steel flywheel to create a smooth, road-like feel for your indoor cycle training workouts
  • Steel frame folds to a compact size making it easy to store or transport
  • Rubber feet dampen noise and vibration
  • Includes a steel quick release skewer
Ascent Fluid Trainer
  • TYPE Fluid
  • MATERIAL Steel frame
  • ADJUSTMENTS None- progressive resistance unit
  • FOLDING Yes
  • SKEWER INCLUDED Yes
  • WHEEL SIZES 26", 700c (32 max), 29" (1.25 max)
  • Rating 4.5

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Ascent Fluid Trainer
 
4.5

(based on 62 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (53)
  • Easy to install and use (50)
  • Adjustable (29)
  • Durable (29)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (31)
  • Long rides (7)
  • Mountain bikes (5)
  • Sprints (5)
  • City bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (29), Casual/ recreational (23), Competitive cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56), Yes (3)

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5.0

very pleased

By gail

from Artesia, New Mexico

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Quiet
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

      very quiet. great value. instant set up right out of the box. not my first trainer or purchase from Nashbar. they are a reputable company so I knew I couldn't go wrong.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great for indoor workouts

      By Steve

      from Pascoag, RI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Durable
      • Easy to Install and Use
      • Stable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Noise

      Best Uses

      • Indoor Workouts

      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

      Great for indoor workouts when the weather turns nasty--esp. winter and during my allergy season. Good workout regardless of the weather. Will provide an alternative to the use of treadmill for working the legs.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Basically Good

      By Andrew C.

      from Branford, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install and Use
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

        I hate to ride inside, but bought this with the expectation of next years snow covered roads. Ended up having hip surgery and one of my therapies was to ride a stationary bike or trainer, so I am getting good use out of it. It was easy to set up, stable, and works well. No bells or whistles, just basically good. If you ride only once in a while inside, it works great. I think if you want to ride all winter inside, you probably want to move up to a better unit. I really have no complaints. It does the job.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Fantastic quality for the price

        By -kel

        from MA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install and Use
        • Quiet For A Trainer
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trainer Workouts

          Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

          Great trainer for the price. I use it for my indoor workouts and it is the quietest trainer I've ever used!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Trainer

          By Emily

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Easy to Install and Use
          • Quiet
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

              Really like this trainer. It is a very stable and durable trainer that is extremely easy to set up and use. This is definitely a budget friendly trainer! I would definitely recommend this trainer!

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              5.0

              Just as good as CycleOps

              By Deisel

              from Pewaukee, Wisconsin

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Stable
              • Very Stable Frame Plenty

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Interval training

              Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

              Very affordable. The resistance unit is smooth and progressive. I sold my CycleOps trainer thinking I wasn't going to use a trainer anymore, but quickly regretted it. Bought this one to replace it and I am quite impressed. Also my first time buying from Nashbar, or anything online. I'm very happy with the entire experience. New wheels are next.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The trainer is what I expected.

              By matt

              from Charlotte NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install and Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Bikes

                Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

                the first time I used the trainer I was surprised how smooth and natural it felt to use. It's easy to adjust the resistant on the unit. I recommend purchasing a floor mat to put under the unit to catch your sweat.

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                4.0

                Much quieter and much more resistance than my air trainer

                By Scott

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Bikes

                  Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

                  I had an air trainer last winter and I could deal with the noise and the lack of resistance but decided it would be nice to have a quieter training experience. I was surprised how much quieter this is! I can watch and listen to training videos at about the same volume as while just watching TV. The resistance is about 4-5 times more than the air trainer. I am now maxing out at 90% of my max heart rate in my small chain ring in front and 5th cog in back. I was on the big chain ring and 12 tooth to get that heart rate on the air trainer. A much more enjoyable experience. This trainer is a bit choppy for the first minute or two but smooths out nicely for the rest of the training session.

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                  5.0

                  Improved the workout!

                  By Cycler

                  from Lansing MI

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Easy to Install and Use
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

                      More quiet than the wind resistant trainers. Very easy to set up. stable. Now I have no excuse for delaying a workout!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Easy and Great to Use Indoors

                      By Pat

                      from New Mexico

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Connect Bike
                      • Easy to Install and Use
                      • Stable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Could Use A Quick Connect

                      Best Uses

                      • Use When Can't Ride Outsi

                      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

                      I love this trainer. It is my first trainer I've used and after reading the reviews I'm glad I chose this one. Great price and great product. I've owned it almost a year and have used it extensively during the winter when dark comes early and I'm not able to get off work.

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