Trainers Reviews and News


Video: Top 10 ways to make riding a trainer more bearable

Pedaling stationary miles indoors is a great way to maintain fitness through the winter months. But how do you pass the time without going totally stir crazy?

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Zwift combines social video gaming with indoor cycling in new training platform

An online subscription gaming and training platform announced yesterday promises to help break the monotony of indoor cycling workouts and usher users into a world where video game technology, social networking and indoor cycling converge in a “massive multi-player online game” called Zwift.

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Interbike: Kinetic Z Rollers

Cool features, lightweight and portable design appeal to the athlete on the go.

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RacerMate Interbike 2014

RacerMate CompuTrainer, Velotron trainer and new Open Source Network for developers to write software for use with the CompuTrainer are featured at Interbike.

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Review: Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer

The Wahoo KICKR trainer grabs the boring old bike trainer and thrusts it into the tech world with social, virtual and viral features. At its core though, it feels like riding a bicycle.

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How To: Choose, Set Up and Use a Turbo Trainer (Video)

Polar vortex put an end to your outdoor training? Time to train indoors? Find out how to pick a trainer, set it up and use it.

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Just In: JetBlack Z1 Fluid Trainer

Right in time for the indoor season, Jet Black is here with a few trainer options. This JB Z1 is compact, stable and quiet.

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Wahoo Fitness RFLKT Computer, Blue HR, Blue SC and KICKR Power Trainer

The new offerings from Wahoo Fitness that includes the Blue HR bluetooh 4.0 heartrate strap, the Blue SC bluetooth 4.0 speed and cadence sensor, and the RFLKT iPhone powered bike computer for your handlebars.

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Roundup: Best Indoor Bicycle Trainers

Most cyclists loathe the indoor trainer. It’s unnatural. It lacks the pure visceral feeling we get when we’re out on the open road pushing ourselves to the limit, whether it be on a climb or trying for our fastest time on a particular stretch of pavement. Once you get into the benefits of cycling though, […]

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Review: Lemond Revolution Trainer

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Review: Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer

Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer – MSRP $570 What is it: Nobody likes trainers cause they are boring! But when the weather turns for the worse, they are a necessary evil if one has goals of improving or maintaining any kind of fitness. Trainers are very rigid and don’t feel natural at all as […]

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CycleOps SuperMagneto Pro Trainer Review

CycleOps SuperMagneto Pro Trainer – MSRP $399 If you’ve been researching indoor trainers, it’s almost a certainty you’ve come across CycleOps in your research. CycleOps makes training products ranging from the PowerTap on the road to full on indoor cycles to rear wheel trainers and rollers. They offer a range of trainers from their classic […]

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RacerMate CompuTrainer Pro Review

RacerMate CompuTrainer Pro – MSRP $1629.00 CompuTrainer by Racermate is perhaps one of the longest running training products on the market. Originally making it’s debut in 1986, it’s the first electronic bicycle trainer/ergometer with interactive motivational software and course creation all in one bundle. Over the years, the product has been tweaked and improved and […]

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Minoura LR760 trainer and LiveTraining App for iOS Review

Minoura LR760 Trainer – MSRP $380 The Minoura LR760 trainer is the second trainer in Minoura’s LiveRide series. It shares many of the same features as the top of the range LR960, with one exception. The LR760 utilizes a mono leg design instead of the infinitely adjustable U-leg design of its older sibling. The mono-leg […]

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Travel Trac Fluid Trainer Review

Travel Trac Fluid Trainer – MSRP $249 If you’re looking for a great value in your first indoor trainer, the Travel Trac Fluid Trainer may be for you. The Travel Trac Fluid is a progressive resistance trainer, meaning the harder you go, the higher the resistance. Quieter than it’s magnetic and wind siblings, this trainer […]

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Indoor Bicycle Trainer Buyers Guide

Winter has arrived and for most of us, that means the small amount of time we had in the early evening to squeeze in a ride has vanished. Not only is it darker earlier, but winter storms, rain, snow, and sleet will keep a lot of us off the roads this winter. Cyclists are then […]

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Write a Review Contest Winner: froze – Featured User Review: CycleOps Fluid2 Trainer

Congrats to froze, the first winner of the Write a Review Contest and the new proud owner of a Philips SafeRide LED Bike Light! Featured User Review: Featured User Review: CycleOps Fluid2 Trainer by froze Price Paid: $220.00 at Summit Cycling Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Bike Setup Most of […]

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Featured User Review: Tacx Fortius Multiplayer Trainer

Featured User Review: Tacx Fortius Multiplayer Trainer Review by Rich S Price: $1200.00 at LickBike.com Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 3 of 5 Bike Setup: A 2003 aluminum Van Dessel, with carbon rear stays, is mounted on the trainer, with an old tire of course. It’s my second bike, usually confined to the […]

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Featured User Review: Inside Ride eMotion Roller System

Featured User Review: Inside Ride eMotion Roller System by off-camber Price: $650.00 at ebay Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 5 of 5 Summary: I’ve had very little experience on rollers prior to getting the e-motions. I did my homework and looked at a number of different options for winter training. Because of the […]

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LeMond Fitness Revolution Indoor Bike Trainer Review

Lemond Revolution Indoor Bike Trainer Review Price is $499.  $549 with cogset Weight: 32 lbs direct drive eliminates the wheel and tire interface from the trainer Resistance is fan based. Inspired by the original wind resistance trainer that Greg LeMond used to prepare with, LeMond Fitness introduced the all-new Revolution bike trainer earlier this year. […]

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Featured User Review: Kurt Kinetic Road Machine Indoor Bicycle Trainer

Featured User Review: Kurt Kinetic Road Machine by Vitix2 Price: $299 Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Value Rating: 3 of 5 Bike Setup: My indoor training/beater bike is a NOS Casati Gold Line (Columbus SPX)with old Campy and Mavic Open Pros.. Favorite Ride: I like em’ All! Summary: I just took delivery of my new […]

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1upUSA CPR-A2000 Indoor Bicycle Trainer Pro Review

By: Gary Lee Product Description: Weight: 7.5 kgs (~16lbs) Wheel size: 16″-29″ Type of Resistance: Centrifugal Pressure Resistance system technology MSRP: $319 The 1up CPR-A2000 comes into our test lab this week with high expectations. The near perfect user reviews on our site set us up to expect more out of this trainer than others […]

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Featured User Review: 2010 Blackburn Tech Fluid

Reviews by community members are the foundation of RoadBikeReview.com. Share your experience with other cyclists by writing reviews for your bikes, gear, and other related accessories. You don’t have to be an expert – everyone’s opinion counts. Write A Review >> Featured Review: 2010 Blackburn Tech Fluid by ryanharne MSRP: $269 Review Date: March 27, […]

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Indoor Trainer Round up of Reviews!

The weather outside may not be optimal, but you don’t have to hang up the bike all winter long. Keep on pedaling no matter what the weather is like outside with an indoor trainer. Keep those pedals turning and enter this season better, faster, and stronger than last! Here are some of our most recent […]

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It’s the “Off Season” – Putting it all to work.

By Eric Kenney By the time we rest get re-focused and on track again it’s winter. Don’t despair! Before we get to specifics lets go over a few points so we don’t get side tracked this winter. We all have different ideas on winter training. For some it is a vital time of year, laying […]

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