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Customer reviews for Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle

Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle

The i400 Pro is the evolution of everything CycleOps know about cycling performance. It combines ten years of research and development in the category, listening to cyclists of all levels. And what we all share is the craving to re-live that epic ride. Now we can; with the i400 Pro, you can recreate any ride that you capture on your Joule GPS unit (Sold Seperatley). On any day, any season, in any weather, any time.
Overall rating:
3.333 / 5
3.3
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5
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Rating breakdown 3 reviews
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer questions and answers:
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Customer reviews for Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle
Review 1 for Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
bonamy
Country:United Kingdom

Great idea but badly flawed

Posted19 December 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Cons: Expensive, Uncomfortable
I bought this trainer because I wanted a bike I could just climb on and ride. I'm also a bit of a data geek, so the idea of being able to use the sensors to track my progress was appealing.
However the bike fails in a number of areas:
1) The controller that is supplied is complicated difficult to use. Trying to use as a simple spinning bike is very difficult with a massive lag between changing the resistance and the peddling getting harder.
2) The PC virtual training software has been superseded by a tablet/phone based App. This is fine since it is easier to use, and has a much better design, however you have to subscribe at a cost of $59 a year, unless you want to be limited to rides of less than an hour. Why when you have invested so much on the bike in the first place. That is just greed.
3) The bike is supposed to be fully adjustable, and at first looks like it is. However the seat is at a shallow angle, making it quite uncomfortable to ride. When I tried to adjust, I found the tilt adjustment is one solid unit just cast to look like you and adjust the seat angle.
There are other training bike options out there, I would seriously consider them before getting this bike.
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Review 2 for Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Andrew48
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great product but beware

Posted06 January 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: software hiccups
I bought this in December 2013, attracted by the discount on offer. I can't fault the quality if the bike itself but the Joule 3.0 and poweragent software and the multi-user adapter have kept rather annoyingly occupied for some time liaising with the US trying to resolve set up issues. Clearly, it's not as slick as it should be with poor documentation and lack of internet knowledge to troubleshoot,however, SARIS support has been very good and helped me get things working ok. Basically be prepared to invest further in their virtual trainer software to get the most from this and avoid the hassles I had.
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Review 3 for Cycleops i400 Pro Indoor Cycle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
JohnGR
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Best indoor cycling option

Posted10 May 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable
Cons: Expensive
I spent a long time weighing up options of top end turbo, computrainer etc v wattbike v CycleOps.
For stability, ease of use (if you have the space), road bike fit, power metrics, etc this is the Rolls Royce answer.
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