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 65 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (56)
  • Easy to install and use (52)
  • Adjustable (31)
  • Durable (31)
  • Versatile (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (33)
  • Long rides (8)
  • Mountain bikes (5)
  • Sprints (5)
  • City bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (30), Casual/ recreational (25), Competitive cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (59), Yes (3)

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4.0

solid

By m

from LONG ISLAND NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Fitness

    Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

    my first bike trainer, i wanted something to maintain my leg strength and cardio fitness , and as much as the trainer isn't even as close to fun as mountain biking, neither is going out to the trails and not having the fitness to just enjoy the riding.Im happy with this trainer , sturdy easy to use, I suggest having a fan on you, and building or buying a block to lift the front tire to a comfortable angle, If it last I would go back and give it 5 stars,I'll let you know.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great trainer for my purpose.

    By Sam

    from Port Saint Lucie, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Install and Use
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

      I purchased the Ascent fluid trainer since I am currently unable to ride on the road while recovering from eye surgery (doctor's orders). I can use the trainer as it provides a non jarring motion. It will also provide a great training alternative to riding on afternoons when it is raining heavily once I am healed.

      Ordering was easy and the product was received on the date promised. It was easy to set up and use and gives me a good workout and seems to provide resistance similar to riding on flat roads as are common here in Florida. Although it was relatively inexpensive compared to other fluid trainers I found advertised (especially since it was on sale at the time of purchase), I found it to be well made and very stable. I have only had it for a few weeks at this point so I cannot comment on its durability, but so far there have been no issues.

      Based on my experience with this purchase I would recommend the Ascent fluid trainer to anyone looking for a basic well made and inexpensive product of this type and Nashbar for their reasonable prices and good service.

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      5.0

      Good and affordable

      By FRANCISCO

      from Hazleton, pa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Affordable
      • Durable
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

        This trainer is easy to use and it has a manual that you can read before using the product, and also we have to take out the clincher of the bike and use the one that comes with the trainer, but don't worry, everything is included and the worst part it is that wear out the tires very fast, so be prepare to replace it once in a while. Overall, it is a great product.

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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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            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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            4.0

            Basically Good

            By Andrew C.

            from Branford, CT

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            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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              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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                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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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just as good as CycleOps

                    By Diesel

                    from Pewaukee, Wisconsin

                    About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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