Last summer I killed the fluid resistance unit on my OG Kurt Kinetic (10-11 years of intermittent training, with a really consistent year round bit the last two years). I had a warranty resistance unit on my porch within four or five days of calling their warranty number. Took me about 5 minutes to swap resistance units. I think I missed only three workouts because of the malfunction, and I was out of town riding open roads when the unit arrived. (oh, and if I’d been relying on a bike mount PM, the only real annoyance would have been the magnets banging around inside the resistance unit, an awful racket, rather than unreliable data).
Even if I “upgrade” to a smart unit, I’ll always have this fluid unit and a trainer tire in accessible storage so it would take me less than 20 minutes to swap from an unreliable “genius” back to “ol’ reliable.”
I guess what I’m trying to say, is, thank you for confirming my decision NOT to upgrade, yet, and thank you for being the guinea pig for the top end resistance unit.