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Dec 16, 2012
I logged 3200 miles on my road bike this season and I was NOT looking forward to 6 months (Winter here!) on the treadmill and stationary bike.
Tried another brand magnetic trainer a few years ago and didn't enjoy it at all, so I ordered the Rock and Roll with certain reservations.
I needn't have worried -- the Rock and Roll is superb!
I like the way the bike can move around -- not excessive when seated -- pretty much like when riding on the road. Standing gives more movement -- again quite realistic -- and same with doing spinning workouts.
I could imagine that a Winter of using this unit could improve my technique and leg speed, in addition to helping me keep a base of cycling fitness.
Really, really happy with the Rock and Roll (plus Pro flywheel and kinetic turntable).
Jan 9, 2012
I bought a rock and roll trainer a couple of weeks ago. Before buying, I tried to do as much research as possible regarding trainers. I learned that the fluid trainer was the best choice, and that Kurt Kinetic made the best fluid trainers. I was torn between the rock and roll trainer and the more traditional fixed KK fluid trainer. I finally decided to spend the extra bucks on the rock and roll, and have not regretted it. The trainer is quiet and my bike moves when riding, similar to a road experience. I think it is the best inside experience I could have bought. I also bought the wired computer and the swivel riser ring. I like the swivel version of the riser because it allows you to turn and adjust the front wheel when riding. I am still evaluating the power computer. It installed easily and has all the information I want, but I am still trying to assess the accuracy of things like calories burned. Mileage, speed, pace, watts, etc. all seem about right. All in all, a great product.
Dec 14, 2012
Best trainer on the market. Period. Most realistic ride that actually will work out your core. Hope Kinetic starts to offer electronic hook-ups to interactive cycle DVDs in the future, but as a pure trainer none are as smooth or duplicate a real-world ride as the Rock and Roll.
Sep 10, 2012
I bought the rock and roll trainer about two and a half years ago as riding on the streets of Bangkok became increasing dangerous. It is by far one of my best decisions as I am now able to get a better workout indoors verses the stop and go rides on then street.
About a year ago I noticed the weld between the floor support legs and the oval bottom bracket were breaking, causing my back wheel to hit the floor. It was easily repaired and has given no more problems. Now, the weld has broken on the upper support arms and cracks developed in the tubing. I contacted Kurt and they said a replacement would be sent soon but it has been over two months.
I was also told the trainer had a 250 lb limit of bike and rider of which I have Never exceeded. So, if you are a bigger rider, I would think twice about spending the extra money on this.
I am now in the process of repairing this trainer and adding some extra support so it does not break again.