Cascade FluidPro Power Bike Trainer
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WITH WIRELESS POWER METER DISPLAY
This fluid bike trainer with power meter lets you train with power for top cycling performance. The FLUIDPro POWER lets you wirelessly monitor your heartrate, pedaling cadence, speed, watts, time and distance so you can measure and improve your cycling goals.
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OUR FLUID BIKE TRAINER with power meter lets you Train with power for top cycling performance
Now you can train just like the pros, measuring your cycling output – including watts, heart rate, speed, cadence, time and distance – to meet and exceed your personal cycling goals. The CASCADE FLUIDPRO POWER bike trainer takes their fluid trainer and incorporates a wireless power meter display, cadence, heart rate, and speed sensors. The addition of this accurate cycling feedback makes the FLUIDPRO POWER a great tool to help riders train more effectively.
As an extension of the top-rated CASCADE FLUIDPro bike trainer, you get the same heavy duty and stable ride in the FLUIDPro POWER. The fluid resistance closely matches that of road riding, so your training rides will feel as great as getting out on the open road. And the heavy-duty design of the bike trainer keeps it stable even if you want to get out of the saddle for a sprint or interval training session. Whether you're looking to climb the ranks of your local club or just want to get the most of your weekend rides, the Csacade FLUIDPro POWER well help you dial in your performance and maximize your gains.
THE CASCADE FLUIDPro POWER MODEL INCLUDES:
• FLUIDPro Bike Trainer
• Wireless power meter display*
• HR monitor and strap
• Cadence sensor
• Speed/power sensor – factory calibrated and preinstalled
• Four AAA batteries
Besides adding this high level of cycling feedback, the CASCADE POWER model incudes all the same great features of the CASCADE FLUIDPRO bike trainer – including:
- HEAVIER FLYWHEEL FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE
- SMOOTH PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE
- DOUBLE SEALS PREVENT LEAKAGE
- FOLDS FOR EASY STORAGE OR TRANSPORTATION
- INDUSTRIAL POWDER COATED FRAME PREVENTS CORROSION
- ROBOTICALLY WELDED FOR PRECISION PERFORMANCE
- FRONT TIRE RISER BLOCK INCLUDED
- NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
WORKS GREAT FOR MOUNTAIN BIKES
Cascade bike trainers fit mountain bike tire sizes 24"- 29". Just remove your knobby tire and replace it with a slick tire.
POWER METER DISPLAY
The wireless CASCADE FLUIDPRO POWER METER displays key cycling feedback including:
- Power - current, average and maximum watts
- Heart rate - current, average and maximum
- Speed - current, average and maximum (MPH or KPH)
- Cadence - current, average and maximum RPM
- Distance - trip distance (miles or kilometers)
- Time - countdown timer
- Clock Feedback - 12/24 h
- Training Zone Alert - alerts you when you are outside preset HR zones
FLUIDPRO POWER CURVE FEELS JUST LIKE RIDING ON THE ROAD
Wireless power meter display has a one-year warranty. PLEASE NOTE THE CASCADE WIRELESS POWER METER ONLY WORKS WITH THE CASCADE FLUIDPRO MODEL BIKE TRAINER.
“Hands down the Cascade Bike Trainer FluidPro Power is the perfect balance of value and performance”
I was curious about this head-to-head test, as I planned on using a trainer wheel with the right tire and leaving the Power Tap ready to roll outside. After running through a 60-minute workout the spread between the units was +/- 5w. This is incredible for a trainer with power for the price point. READ FULL TESTIMONIAL R Rakowitz
|Flywheel Weight||7 lbs.|
|Front Wheel Block||Included|
|Quick Release Skewer||Included|
|Seal||Double Seal to Prevent Leakage|
|Compatible Tire Sizes||24"-29"|
|Watt Range||0-900 watts|
|Length||24" (61 cm)|
|Height||17" (43 cm)|
|Width||23" (58 cm)|
|Weight||33.5 lbs (15.2 kg)|
|Max User Weight||400 lbs (181 kg)|
|Shipping Weight||37.7 lbs (17.1 kg)|
Testimonial from Customer: R. Rakowitz
“Hands down the Cascade Bike Trainer FluidPro Power is the perfect balance of value and performance.”
I was curious about this head-to-head test, as I planned on using a trainer wheel with the right tire and leaving the Power Tap ready to roll outside. After running through a 60-minute workout the spread between the units was +/- 5w. This is incredible for a trainerwith power for the price point.
Review of Cascade Bike Trainers FluidPro Power
Training indoors isn't always easy - it takes a lot of discipline on the part of the cyclist, and also requires a lot in a trainer. Climate change and a work-family life balance can also force you inside a lot - which is what I found myself doing in the lead-up to the NYS ITT Championship and the Maccabi Games in Israel for 2013
BOOSTING YOUR FTP (FUNCTIONAL THRESHOLD POWER)*
This training workout is designed to help you improve your FTP – one of the single most important determinants of overall cycling performance.
Boosting your FTP (functional threshold power). Your FTP is like the foundation for everything you do in cycling. Want to hang in on a fast Saturday group ride and only make halfway now? Want to improve your time trialing or earn an upgrade to the next highest category? Raising your FTP is the first, most important, step to getting you there.
This workout assumes a basic level of endurance fitness—i.e. that you can comfortably ride for 90 minutes to two hours at an endurance pace of 16-18 mph on the road. If you’re not quite there yet, we suggest spending at least 2-3 weeks riding at such a pace for an hour or two, several times per week. Once you’re comfortable with that, return to this workout.
NOTE: you will need to know your FTP number for this workout. You can find the procedure for testing yourself here: http://perfprostudio.com/webhelp/studio/index.htm#page=FTP.htm
Total workout length: 50-60 minutes.
10 minutes warmup. Begin with 5 minutes spinning at 75-90rpm at power= <.56 FTP, then spin for 5 minutes more at .56-.75 FTP, with 3 x 30 seconds high cadence during the second five minutes (high cadence will be 90+ rpm).
over 30-60 seconds, gradually increase your power output to 90-105 percent of your FTP. Once it is there, maintain it for 6 minutes.
Once you’ve finished the 6 minutes, spin easily for 6 minutes at <.56 FTP. Then ramp back up to 90-105 percent of FTP for 6 minutes, followed by 6 minutes recovery again.
Now ramp back up for 4 minutes, followed by 4 minutes recovery, 4 minutes on again and 8 minutes easy spinning to finish the workout.
You can do this workout twice a week, but allow minimum 48 hours, better 72, between the repeats. Each week add 2 minutes to the first and subsequent hard efforts, but keep the recovery blocks the same until the first effort is 10 minutes. Then increase recovery by two minutes.
- Week One: Tuesday and Friday efforts are 6 minutes on, 6 off, 6 on, 6 off, 4 on, 4 off, 4 on, 8 easy, done.
- Week Two: Tuesday and Friday efforts are 8 minutes on, 6 off, 8 on, 6 off, 6 on, 4 off, 6 on, 8 easy spin.
- Week Three: Tuesday and Friday efforts are 10 minutes on, 8 off, 10 on, 8 off, 8 on, 6 off, 8 on, 8 easy spin.
about every fourth week you should pare down the volume and intensity to allow your body to respond maximally to the previous weeks’ efforts. In week 4 2-4 light intensity and endurance workouts of an hour each are the maximum. At the end of this week you’ll do one or two regular workouts to “open” your legs back up for the upcoming weeks of trying some new, shorter, more intense efforts.
Good luck and happy training!
* Always consult a doctor before beginning any exercise routine or using any exercise orfitness product. Should you become ill, feel dizzy, light-headed or nauseous while riding thetrainer, stop riding immediately andseek medical attention
Ben Smith is the owner and head coach at LegSmith. Ben started his bike racing career in 1987 and has been coaching since 1991. He was the 2013 Florida state Masters 35+ cyclocross champion and is a USA certified coach. Legsmith offers personalized coaching for mountain bike and cyclocross racking.