Trainers Reviews and News


Wahoo updates KICKR smart trainer

Riding indoors will never be as good as being outside. But if you must suffer through trainer sessions, Wahoo’s recently revised KICKR smart trainer is not a bad way to go.

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Revbox trainer takes old school approach to create a new school product

New Zealand brand uses fan-based resistance for their stationary trainer to provide some interesting potential benefits for cyclists seeking something different.

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CycleOps unveils Hammer smart trainer

The notion of what is an indoor trainer and what it can do is ever evolving. Once simple machines, the new generation of training devices are literally becoming smarter and smarter. The new CycleOps Hammer is no exception.

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Winter Survival Guide: Trainers

With the approach of “The Most Powerful El Nino Ever” this winter holds the potential for a lot of down time. Avoid the winter doldrums and follow this guide to riding inside on a trainer.

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Today’s Plan provides training plan for any rider, any event

By working with event promoters, Australian start-up company adds specific events to their database that a rider can then choose as their target event.

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How To: Make the best of cycling’s most-feared season

Try as you might, there’s no way of getting around it — sitting on a trainer is not much fun. But for a lot of us it’s better than not riding at all. So get up to speed on trainer types and set-up, and then start spinning away.

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Zwift moves to fee based structure, adds workout mode

After a year of giving its product away for free, Zwift has announced it’s moving to a paid for subscription service, as well as launching into the structured training market with the addition of a workout mode. Zwift will begin a non-contract monthly pricing structure of $10 starting October 29.

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Interbike 2015: Kinetic shows off two new trainers

New trainers use inRide sensor technology pre-installed for instant power training connectivity.

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Interbike 2015: Feedback Sports rolls out Omnium trainer

Feedback partnered with SportCrafters to create the innovative trainer that’s designed to blend convenience and ease of use with proven technology.

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Zwift unveils virtual world championship course

Zwift have partnered with cycling’s world governing body and the race’s local promoters to create the first-ever virtual version of a world championship course. Anyone with some basic indoor training equipment and a wifi connection can take a spin on a virtual 3D version of the 16.2km course.

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News: Spin cycle your clothes while spinning

Chinese students create a spin style fitness bike to wash clothing while you pedal. It even creates extra electricity that can be stored for later use.

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Stages Cycling unveils high-tech indoor trainer bikes

Stages Cycling has increased its product offerings, adding indoor trainer bikes to its already-popular line of crank-mounted power meters.

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News: Pinarello to be featured on Zwift gaming platform

Fitness entertainment start-up developing partnerships with cycling brands to enhance user experience.

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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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