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Tacx Sirius Gel or Minoura Hypermag?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by stevenb, 24 Jan 2008.

  1. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Tacx Sirius Gel or Minoura Hypermag?

    I need a quiet turbo trainer as I live in a maisonette and don't want to p*ss the neighbours off.

    The above two both appeal to me.
    I have however found conflicting info on the Tacx model.

    Wiggle, Evans and Chain reaction give info on it and mention a 1kg flywheel.
    PBK and Tacx own website say that it's a 2kg flywheel.

    Does anyone know which is correct?
    If anyone has either of these machines can you kindly let me know your thoughts on them.

    Much appreciated.

    Steve
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Well...I have just placed my order for a Tacx Sirius gel trainer.
    £99.99 from JE James Cycles. Free postage.
    Wiggle had none in stock...neither did Chain reaction....but JE James did....and they were equally the cheapest. Plus it's the 2008 model with 2kg flywheel.;)

    When I get it I'll be hooking up my MTB on slicks until I can order my new wheels at the end of March for my road bike.

    I'll post up my verdict on it if anyone is at all interested.
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    go boldly fella and tell the world all about it
     
  4. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Did you get a Skyliner to go with it, or are you going to use the yellow pages? Didn't realise this year's model is heavier....I thought the Sirius I got last Christmas was heavy enough!
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Nah...I use a book at the moment.

    As I live in a Maisonette I am unable to use it until I get a training matt to absorb the sound....it resonates too much.
    It is quiet.....more so than my mates Tacx Swing....but the resonance travels too much.

    Hopefully when I get paid in Feb I'll get the matt and a turbo trainer tyre
    then it will be much quieter.:biggrin:

    Mind you...when the neighbours downstairs go out I'll use it as it is.:biggrin:
     
  6. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Go down to Carpet Right and ask for some off-cuts, same effect but will cost you very little or nothing
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Luckily my mate has carpet off cuts and he said I could use then for my turbo.....:biggrin:
    Hopefully that should do it.:biggrin:
    Looks like naff weather for the weekend.....so hopefully get on the turbo then after I can collect the carpet.
     
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Cheers for that.
    :sad:
     
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    stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Had a good 50+ min workout on it this morning.....works very well....I like the flex of the frame giving that added comfort.
    The Sirius gel is quiet indeed compared to most turbos. The Hypermag may be just a tad quieter but once I get a mat down and the trainer tyre on I reckon I'll be able to cycle at 2 in the morning without disturbing the neighbours. :biggrin:
    At £99.99 with free postage from JE james it was a bargain......plus you get the lifetime warranty......whereas the Hypermag gets 5 years.