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How to increase resistance on Blackburn Tech Fluid Trainer? I know it is supposed to increase with rpm's, but I am not a strong rider and I just rode 90 minutes in my biggest gear with only moderate effort. I can't get the resistance strong enough to climb. Thanks for your help!

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Fluid trainers work by providing resistance that increases as your effort increases, much like riding on the road. There is not a switch or lever to increase the resistance with this specific trainer. So in short you have to put in a bigger effort to get more resistance. Putting in more effort and increasing your Cadence (rpm's) will provide a harder resistance and will decrease your duration attainable. This is OK. One of the benefits of using a trainer is that you can get more accomplished in less time.

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