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Elite Turbo Muin Trainer Review
The Elite Turbo Muin trainer is a direct drive unit utilizing fluid resistance. This combination is well known to create a more realistic ride feel than standard turbo trainers and also offer a much quieter ride. Very useful if you have neighbors in close proximity.
The Elite Turbo Muin trainer has a large 197mm flywheel weighing in at 6kg that creates a super smooth ride and has a max power output value of 2000 watts making it suitable for even the most powerful riders out there. Being a fluid trainer there are no resistance levels, instead, the trainer’s resistance increases the more force you push through the pedals. Gear shifting also facilitates this feature. Speed readings are possible through the use of a chainstay sensor and built-in magnet situated within the flywheel, this data is then sent via ANT+ to your iPad app.
Any person accustomed to a regular turbo trainer’s noise will be amazed by the quietness of the Elite Turbo Muin trainer. It really is one of the quietest turbo trainers on the market, the only noise produced is from your drivetrain. Very impressive. Ride feel is great too, offering the user fluidity and consistency. Resistance increasingly accumulates according to the pressure you apply and there is no shuddering even when performing hard starts or high-intensity intervals.
A beefier flywheel may have improved ride feel even further, however, when compared to other trainer units in this price bracket the Turbo Muin’s ride feel is more than comparable. A larger flywheel may also have ended up making the unit louder. As it is, you’re able to use the Elite Turbo Muin trainer whilst carrying out a conversation or watching TV at normal volume and also without fear of ever upsetting the neighbors.
The Elite Turbo Muin trainer comes with a Shimano or Sram 9/10/11 speed freehub body but unfortunately, unlike the Wahoo Kickr it doesn’t come with a cassette attached. Campagnolo users are able to buy an after market freehub body to make compatible.
The Turbo Muin trainer’s axle allows for use of 130mm or 135mm dropouts and slotting the frame in place is just as easy as attaching a rear wheel. Once in place, there is no need for a front wheel riser block as the trainer holds the bike at normal ride height. Always a bonus when trying to clamber off the bike after an intense session.
Construction wise the Elite Turbo Muin trainer has a sturdy H-shaped base which allows for one leg to be folded in for ease of storage and transportation. Its weight is a reassuring 16.94kg and its measurements when in situ are 56x58x47cm.
The Elite Turbo Muin trainer offers a beautifully smooth ride and is one of the quietest trainers available on the market, period. The only thing this trainer lacks is the ability to record power, making set up with third party training apps like Zwift or TrainerRoad that little bit harder. If living in a house with thin walls then this could very well be the turbo trainer for you.
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