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2011-12-30 11:25 AM

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Subject: Trainer Noise

So I got my first cycling trainer... the TACX T1810.  This is the most basic trainer from a brand that is supposedly used by the pros for warm-up before major events. (much higher end versions used by the pros, of course).

I set up the trainer according to the directions and put my trusty stead (my road bike)  on.  I did replace the back tire with a "trainer tire" and used the skewer provided by TACX. 

All is well.. until I get up to a reasonable speed, when, it sounds like a rocket is getting ready to explode in my basement... seriously, this is a really loud sound that I dont think should be coming from a trainer...

Has anyone had experience with loud noises from a TACX ?  Is there a fix or should I just take it back?

2011-12-30 11:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Trainer Noise
Now you see one of the primary reasons everyone recommends Kurt Kinetic Fluid of any stripe or a CycleOps Fluid2 trainer. You can actually hear the TV when you're peddling hard.

Believe it or not, wind trainers are even louder than magnetic ones.

2011-12-30 12:51 PM
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Subject: RE: Trainer Noise
Depends on the type of Tacx trainer. I have a Tacx Bushido and it is fairly quiet. Not as quiet as a fluid trainer, but it is quiet enough for me.

I used to have a Tacx I-Magic which was a magnetic trainer and it was fairly loud. As others have said, if noise is your primary concern, you would probably be best with a fluid trainer.
2011-12-30 4:25 PM
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Subject: RE: Trainer Noise
I have a different Giant mag trainer and it is quiet enough for whole family to sit down and watch tv when I'm riding. Sounds like there might be a problem with the trainer.
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