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 64 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (55)
  • Easy to install and use (51)
  • Adjustable (30)
  • Durable (30)
  • Versatile (15)

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 (24), Competitive cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (58), Yes (3)

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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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          • 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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          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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              • 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 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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                  5.0

                  The trainer is what I expected.

                  By matt

                  from Charlotte NC

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  See all my reviews

                  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

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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