Magene T100 Direct Drive Bike Turbo Trainer - Stationary Indoor Riding Stand - Portable Design is Quiet for Indoor Use - Passes Power Info to Cycling Apps - ANT+ & Bluetooth Compatible
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Thanks for asking, I'm glad you asked. I just obtained a free hub for my There is just one speed cassette and we are currently out of stock. It is not included in the package.
There is a cassette component required to work with the T100 trainer. You can either buy a new one or use the one on your bike as long as it is compatible with the trainer (Shimano/Sram 8-11 speed cassettes are compatible with the trainer). At the end of the listing, I've included an assembly video. Please take a look, and I hope that it will be of benefit to you.
If it does not connect, try turning both the Bluetooth on and off on your mobile device.
Hey, if it is a cassette, it will probably It will not if it is a freewheel. It might be a freewheel or cassette. Therefore, please confirm whether you have a cassette or not.
Selected User Reviews For Magene T100 Direct Drive Bike Turbo Trainer - Stationary Indoor Riding Stand - Portable Design is Quiet for Indoor Use - Passes Power Info to Cycling Apps - ANT+ & Bluetooth Compatible
I've tried wheel-on trainers and had to return them all because of the irritating level of noise they generate. As a direct drive, I wanted to find the cheapest option, but I could only find the Tacx Flux S for $750. Considering the fact that this thing costs $300, it's a great It's not a smart trainer, but if you shift up or down a grade, it gives a sense of the resistance changes with grade. The direct drive is definitely less attractive, but I would take it over smart features any day of the week. The unit itself was an absolute snap to assemble. My first cassette player was new to me, so I had to take a bit longer putting one on, but you'd need to do it with any direct-drive In the past, I have followed the advise of another reviewer and put battery packs in before installing the It sounds like the gears and chain of the drive train are the only sounds from the unit as a whole. Quite a bit of silence surrounds us. The Zwift app can be connected to over bluetooth easily. With Zwift, you only get power readings, which are used to calculate In this case, it doesn't matter too much since the Zwift makes up a crazy speed anyway when It is also possible to add a cadence sensor to the crank arm, to further Zwift has something to do with it. In terms of stability, that's probably the only thing I can take away a star. The thing does seem to move a little bit more than I would like. If you're weight exceeds the upper limit for this thing, it will move under you just a bit. Note that I've never felt like I was going to fall off or anything like that.
A final note is that it's unknown how reliable the warranty will be on this product. I have no idea who will pay for warranty claims because they will have to go directly to China, according to the instructions. The truth will hopefully not have to be known to me. It is a fantastic value for your money all in all. Regarding the warranty, make sure you are aware of what you're getting into.
Despite its shortcomings, the T100 is a great option for those looking for a budget turbo trainer. Installation was simple, mounting a bike was convenient, and the stability was excellent. The only thing you'll have to learn is what to do when you use Since there is no adjustable resistance on this trainer, you will need to find the right level by shifting through your gears. It is not likely to meet the high effort sprint requirements for a strong cyclist, but I find it adequate for a mild effort. While the noise levels are low (your chain is the real noise maker), you are experiencing a bit more vibration than you would expect. There are some considerable harmonics with the belt drive but they do not bother me in the slightest. I do not know if this is due to a slightly imperfect flywheel balance or simply due to some harmonics with the belt drive, but it is noticeable. It's impossible for me to comment on the smart features for tracking power since I haven't used those features. adapter included in the kit should be adaptable to any bike, whether it uses QR axles It is nice to have a bonus like that.
It was my first purchase of an indoor bike trainer. I had been deciding between trainers and direct drive units due to the price point, but then I saw this direct drive unit for about the same price as a top rated wheel-drive unit. It's time to put the trainers on. It seems the Magene brand is a popular brand in China, but I'd never heard of it before. There is some discussion about Magene making bike trainers for Wahoo although Wahoo probably does not want you to know that since they are more expensive. I really like the simple design of the trainer, it goes well with the look of my bike. There is also a lot of quiet in the unit All I hear are chain noises and creaking sounds from my carbon bottom bracket and seat post, sounds you would not normally hear unless it was very quiet, for better or While Bluetooth connected without issue for me, as did some other reviewers, I couldn't get the power data to be sent to Zwift or RGT at first regardless of whether I was pairing with an Android device. It should be noted that Bluetooth will only initiate communication after you spin up (at any speed) and then completely spin down again. However, the user manual was not included in the package, but I did manage to download it, and I noted that I had to download the Magene Utility app and register the device prior to using it. Even then, the problem did not resolve itself. The calibration routine in the app must be run. It must spin up to 25 km/h then slow down to zero. There is no clear explanation in the manual that this is a requirement before data can be sent. calibration, the power data displayed in a reliable manner. Obviously, I have no direct way to verify the accuracy of the power readings. However, when I read GPLama's review of the Magene T100, it appears to read There might be a firmware update that can resolve this. There may have been an issue with calibration. A lack of intellect (i. e. The fact that smart trainers automatically adjust resistance as a function of terrain) does not bother me, especially given We expect that mechanical simplicity will lead to improved reliability over the long term. Hopefully we will be able to decide on that later. The unit isn't the best for people who are just getting into indoor bike trainers or who already use a bike trainer.