My shiny bike trainer had to be disassembled this weekend. It’s a Cycleops Fluid 2 trainer and after years of use (Santa (aka Mom and Dad) gifted it to me in 2011, I believe), it started leaking fluid. Thankfully, the trainer lives on a mat, which prevented any damage to the floor. The mat is mostly for catching sweat and hydration drink that drips down, but thank goodness for the mat.
However, Saris is an awesome company. Their trainers have a lifetime guarantee. So even though the current model of the Fluid 2 trainer is different, they’re sending me a new resistance unit for free! I just have to cover shipping back to them, which is not a big deal, given what a whole new trainer would cost me.
(No, they’re not paying me to say this – I’m just super delighted that a 4+ year old trainer that broke is getting replaced for free.)
Of course, this means I’m trainerless for a week or so. I might go through withdrawal. I love the trainer that much. Conveniently, I probably have some extra hours at work to make up that lost workout time. Yay for job security!
(P.S. – Happy Leap Day!)