BRAND INTRODUCTION – SARIS TRAINERS

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SARIS, erstwhile known as CycleOps, is a bike trainer manufacturer based in Madison, Wisconsin in the United States. They are a brand started by cyclists for cyclists and cater to a wide range of cycling accessories.

The brand is primarily known for the top of the line trainers and also produce bike racks, and cycling infrastructure for cities.

At BUMSONTHESADDLE we’re primarily interested in their range of bike trainers. Their competitive pricing and build quality prove to be a good competition to many of the mainstays that we’ve become familiar with in the Trainer market.

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SARIS TRAINER PRODUCT LINEUP

We will be taking a look at 6 of Saris’ competitive bike trainers which are now available in the Indian Market.

MAGNETIC RESISTANCE TRAINERS

  1. Saris Mag Indoor Trainer
  2. Saris Mag+ Trainer With Adjuster

FLUID RESISTANCE TRAINERS

  1. Saris Fluid Indoor Trainer
  2. Saris Fluid2 Trainer

SMART TRAINERS

  1. Saris M2 Wheel On Smart Trainer
  2. Saris H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer

MAGNETIC RESISTANCE – SARIS TRAINERS

These types of machines use opposing magnets to provide resistance. The flywheel is filled with magnets – due to centrifugal forces, these magnets get closer together and begin to attract. This ends up creating greater resistance for the rider.

1. SARIS MAG INDOOR TRAINER

The MAG Indoor Trainer is Saris’ simple, no-nonsense trainer which sports no fancy gizmos, no wires and therefore no fuss. If you’re looking for an easy way to ride your bicycle indoors, call off the search – you’ve found it.

Resistance unit roller allows for 700c, 26″, 27″ and 29″ wheel sizes – up to a 2.0 tire.

Whether your training for a local charity ride or working to beat your friend’s FitBit score, the Mag indoor bike trainer can help you make it happen. Simply connect the trainer to the rear wheel of your bike, hop on and pedal away. Plus, the Mag comes with five adjustable levels of resistance so you can adapt every ride to your liking.

Want to train with Zwift or Rouvy? The Mag can do that too. All you need is a speed sensor. Visit our setup guide to learn how to get started.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Magnetic resistance unit provides a quiet and frictionless ride.
  • Linear resistance boosts workout intensity to match each pedal stroke and gear click.
  • Eccentric levelling feet allow for easy adjustment on uneven surfaces.
  • Comes on a sturdy, foldable yellow frame.
  • Adjust tire fit to resistant unit with a convenient turn knob.
  • Resistance unit roller allows for 700c, 26″, 27″ and 29″ wheel sizes – up to a 2.0 tire.
  • This trainer is designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames with included steel quick release skewer and is compatible with rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm.
  • Trainer tire recommended.
  • Compatible with virtual training apps.
  • Combined Weight Compatibility (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.
  • Trainer skewer included.
  • An optional thru-axle adapter is available with the official site for 142x12mm and 148x12mm bikes.
  • Noise level at 20 mph is 72-76 decibels.

2. SARIS MAG+ TRAINER WITH ADJUSTER

Stick to your fitness plan year-round with the help of the SARIS Mag+ trainer. It is the perfect way to keep your legs warm when it’s cold, dry when it’s wet, and safe when it’s too dark to ride outside.

Comes with convenient, adjustable handlebar- mounted shifter.

With this turbo trainer, it’s easy to turn your bike into your go-to calorie burner — no matter the season.

Simply attach the handlebar-mounted shifter to change resistance during your workout without having to leave your bike.

  • Magnetic resistance unit provides a quiet and frictionless ride.
  • Linear resistance boosts workout intensity to match each pedal stroke and gear click.
  • Mag+ comes with convenient, adjustable handlebar-mounted shifter.

FLUID RESISTANCE – SARIS TRAINERS

These trainers have some form of a liquid (usually Silicon) within the trainer housing providing resistance. The fluid drag can simulate multiple scenarios, and that’s why fluid trainers are becoming a common choice among pro endurance riders. It’s fairly accurate and realistic to use. 

1. SARIS FLUID INDOOR TRAINER

The Fluid bike trainer can help you do just that, no matter the season, schedule or time of day. Its fluid progressive resistance matches your effort without hardly making a sound, no adjustments needed. Plus, the Fluid comes with a durable, foldable and easy-to-store trainer frame.

Progressive resistance offers the widest resistance range and road-like feel.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Fluid resistance unit provides a quiet and consistent ride.
  • Progressive resistance offers the widest resistance range and road-like feel.
  • Comes on an easy-to-store, foldable bike trainer frame.
  • Eye-Catching Yellow Colour!

2. SARIS FUILD2 TRAINER

Better health. Faster splits. More me-time. Whatever your goals may be, the Fluid2 helps you get the most out of each indoor training ride.

Included speed sensor connects you with Rouvy, Zwift and other indoor cycling apps.

The large, precision-balanced flywheel (with patented fan design) lets you easily customize each ride simply by shifting gears, just as you would outside. This design also helps keep your Fluid² working better – longer. And thanks to our built-to-last manufacturing process, the Fluid² can help you conquer one goal after the next.

Want to train with Zwift or Rouvy? All you need is a speed sensor. Visit our setup guide to learn how to get started

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Fluid resistance unit provides a quiet and consistent ride.
  • Progressive resistance offers the widest resistance range and road-like feel.
  • Best-selling trainer in the USA.

SMART TRAINERS FROM SARIS

Smart trainers are the ultimate indoor trainers. They offer statistical rider input and output data that can be accessed via their mobile devices or laptops to analyze their performance. It’s a good way to receive riding feedback for improvement further down the line. These trainers also have a ton of adjustability options for all rider requirements. 

They aim at stimulating an outdoor ride with realistic experiences, visuals, and resistances. These feature Bluetooth or/and ANT+ compatibility to capture more data and pair external devices such as heart rate monitors for minute details. All these additional features will cost you plenty but might give you the motivation to get into some serious training.

1. SARIS M2 WHEEL-ON SMART TRAINER

Whether you want to attend a group ride in Zwift, climb your favourite incline in Rouvy or simply need a sweat session, the M2 smart trainer can get you there. All you need is your bike, the M2, your favourite virtual training software and device of choice.

Controlled, electromagnetic resistance provides a precise workout every time.

This do-it-all, smart bike trainer can replicate any workout thrown its way, up to 1500 watts and a 15% climbing grade. Simply connect to your virtual training application of choice via integrated dual-band ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth, and let the M2’s electromagnetic response system do the rest.

Thanks to integrated speed, cadence and power data, you can track and record performance data without extra external sensors. Plus, our innovative clutch knob ensures perfect tire-to roller connection for every single ride.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for up to +/- 5% accurate power readings.
  • Controlled, electromagnetic resistance provides a precise workout every time.
  • Seamlessly connects to virtual training apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth standards. 
  • Integrated cadence, speed and power data – no external sensors needed. 
  • Zwift certified.

2. SARIS H3 DIRECT-DRIVE SMART TRAINER

When it comes to indoor bike trainers, the most frequently asked question is: how quiet is it?

A direct-drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 20 mph. In other words, the H3 is five times quieter than previous generations, making it the quietest smart trainer to ever leave our doors.

No External Sensors Required: measures speed, cadence and power.

Following the Saris direct-drive smart trainer legacy, the H3 features the same reliability and durability as its predecessors. Encased inside are components meticulously calibrated to measure power, speed and cadence, as well as a precision-balanced flywheel – all built to handle 2000 watts and replicate a 20% climbing grade.

Tested to withstand heavy training, the H3’s internal cooling system will keep the electromagnetic resistance system working – and accurate – long after your legs have given out.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Quieter Than Ever: all-new drive system shaves decibels off previous generations.
  • Precise Training: +/- 2% power accuracy.
  • Controlled and Consistent: electromagnetic resistance provides a measured workout every time.
  • Direct Drive Design: widest bike compatibility and eliminates wheel slips.
  • No External Sensors Required: measures speed, cadence and power.
  • Seamless Integration: connects to indoor cycling apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards.
  • Includes one-month subscription to Rouvy virtual training app
  • Zwift certified.
  • BKOOL certified.

If you’re looking to pickup your first indoor trainer, it’s worth considering SARIS as your first buy. Their products are competitively priced and offer a good range of trainers, all the way from beginner entery level models, all the way up to Premium Direct-Drive Smart Trainers.

Their build quality is also world-renowned and is one of the few U.S.A. based Trainer companies that still manufacture a bulk of their products in the United States! So what are you waiting for, check out their full range of trainers and get the best fit for your needs!

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