At the heart of the Magnus is technology stemming from almost fifteen years of manufacturing electronic trainers. The smart trainers of today give the rider the ability to be in full control of their indoor training experience. This is made possible with integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies, allowing any cyclist to connect to their favourite virtual training software program, such as CycleOps VirtualTraining and Zwift, and workout how they want, with the technology they want, when they want. The experience is optimized with the faster-than-ever electromagnetic resistance, providing rapid-fire response to every change, from 0 to 1500 watts – without sacrificing maximum power.
The sleek, shrouded resistance unit is supported by the CycleOps Classic Series frame. Hand-built from sturdy steel, the Magnus’ frame will include CycleOps’ proprietary clutch knob – a feature that ensures the perfect amount of tension between the trainer’s roller and the rear tire of the bicycle. The Classic Series frame is compatible with 120mm, 130mm and 135mm rear drop outs, 142mm thru axles are supported with the purchase of the CycleOps Classic Series 142mm thru axle kit.
The Magnus raises the bar for smart trainers without raising the price - or the noise level.
“After the success of the PowerBeam and PowerSync, we knew we couldn’t stop there,” said CycleOps President, Jeff Frehner.
“From optimizing the radio frequencies to the guts that make these trainers do what they do, we evaluated our traditional smart trainers from the ground-up to create a machine that both delivers a good workout and is a heck of a lot of fun to ride."
Local retail on the CycleOps Magnus is TBC with availability expected towards the end of 2016.