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 69 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (60)
  • Easy to install and use (56)
  • Durable (34)
  • Adjustable (32)
  • Versatile (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (35)
  • Long rides (9)
  • Mountain bikes (5)
  • Sprints (5)
  • City bikes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (33), Casual/ recreational (26), Competitive cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (63), Yes (3)

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4.0

Sturdy built piece of machinery

By Matt

from Sidney, OH

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Stable

Cons

  • Not Enough Resistance

Best Uses

  • Long Rides
  • Road Bikes

Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

I like the durability of this stand, it's my first of any kind of indoor cycling. It was very easy to set up and get my first ride in on it.

I was really hoping for more resistance from it though, that is probably the one thing that un-impresses me the most.

It's a little noisy but with headphones in its not bad.

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4.0

Excellent value

By None

from Napa ca.

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Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Durable
  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Good Vale And Works Well
  • Stable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

      Great value and does exactly what it's supposed to do.

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      4.0

      Solid no-frills trainer; good deal for the money

      By Goose

      from Westborough, MA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install and Use
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Not Adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Winter Training

      Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

      This is a well constructed liquid trainer that I've used for hour+ training sessions on both a hybrid and a road bike. It's very easy to set up, reasonably smooth if you fine tune the roller height, and sturdy enough to handle 260 lbs of me cranking away without wobbling. If you use it with slicks, it's not annoyingly loud; at least you can enjoy a television show at normal volume while on it. It's a great entry-level piece of equipment for the money. If you want more bells and whistles, spend more :)

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      5.0

      Good trainer

      By Derek

      from Ely, IA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Easy to Install and Use
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Ascent Fluid Trainer:

        The trainer is small, works well. I didn't buy a mat as well, just use a large piece of cardboard. I would recommend something to elevate the front tire (I used a kneeling garden bench with a semi-rigid foam bottom) for the slight decline caused by the elevated rear. I would also recommend not tightening the rear wheel against the fly quite as much as the instructions state unless you get a lot of slipping.

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        4.0

        solid

        By m

        from LONG ISLAND NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        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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          5.0

          Great trainer for my purpose.

          By Sam

          from Port Saint Lucie, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          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

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                  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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