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Does Your Saris H3 Trainer Stink Like Plastic?

Old 11-22-21, 07:15 PM
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Question Does Your Saris H3 Trainer Stink Like Plastic?

I bought a Saris H3 smart trainer last winter and noticed instantly that it gives off a strong plastic smell whenever I used it. With winter here again in the Midwest, I'm back to riding indoors and back to the strong plastic smell from my trainer.

For those who also have the H3, does the smell ever go away!?!?

Since the trainer is mostly composed of plastic and the plastic gets warm when using the trainer, I'm concerned this might a problem that doesn't go away. I have a fan on the floor in front of me while riding indoors and yet I still get an intense plastic smell from the trainer. Other than the plastic smell, it's been a solid trainer.

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Old 11-24-21, 01:17 AM
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Smells more like oil or grease when my H3 heats up, but yea it stinks. My setup is directly in front of a window with a high powered box fan, but I also turn on exhaust ventilation while exercising to help draw the fumes away.
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Old 12-16-21, 01:31 PM
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i have the h3, got it last January and have never noticed any smell from it. i have it set up in a small room and the door is closed the majority of the time.
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Old 12-21-21, 08:20 PM
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Just got mine as an early Christmas present and no smells after two 1 hour rides in a small room with the door closed.
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We have two at our house ( used to live separate ) . Both H3 work great with no issues or smell.
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