Kreitler Poly Lyte Trainers

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


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Poly Lyte


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jhracing a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2006

Strengths:    Top-notch build quality with smooth ride; ease of getting bike on; folds small; forces you to ride smooth.

Weaknesses:    Tough to change saddle or hand position or drink without swerving off; single resistance choice; relatively pricey

Bottom Line:   
You can really get your heart rate up with rollers, but at first it will be through FEAR, not exertion. While I enjoy spinning on them, for a tough, concentrated workout I prefer a fixed trainer.

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Favorite Ride:   Windward Oahu

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn mag trainer

Bike Setup:   Nishiki frame, Campy and Suntour (yes still) components, Speedplay pedals.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oneheart a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2004

Strengths:    Quality constuction. Excellent training tool.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none.

Bottom Line:   
Nothing better period. Quality construction and smooth ride: built to last. I ride these all winter and at intervals during the year to fine tune my riding line. Whenever I find a new rider in our club who has difficulty holding their line in a paceline, I invite them to my house, put them on the rollers and within 30 minutes they are much better riders.
I can think of few things in cycling for this price that make such a big difference in your ability to ride well.

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Favorite Ride:   long climbs

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   dealer

Similar Products Used:   Resistance trainers.

Bike Setup:   Which one? Race: Look 481SL full dura ace; winter: Schwinn Peleton; tandem: CoMotion Supreamo full Durace; fixed gear: Peugeot PX-10.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BDbike a Racer from Newton, MA

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2004

Strengths:    Good work out harder than the larger drum rollers.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
All I can say is that I love them. ride them every other night after work in the winter.

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Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Portland, Me

Bike Setup:   Serotta


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by feldenkrais a Racer from CT

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2003

Strengths:    Kreitler's are simply the best, period!

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none!

Bottom Line:   
Switched to the "Lytes" from the challengers because I needed more resistance but get bored very easily on the mag or fluid trainer (you can't fall asleep on rollers!). Here's the deal for those of you wondering how much more resistance over the challengers. According to my Polar S510 and regular training, the "lytes" provide about 20-23% more resistance than the challengers. A great workout including the hard ones usually reserved for a resistance trainer.

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Similar Products Used:   no need to try others

Bike Setup:   Cannondale R3000si



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