Trainers Reviews and News


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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Winter Training – Trainer Reviews Part 2

In part 2 of this two part series of videos, Karl wraps up his overview of trainers with a quick glimpse at the 1up trainer, the Tacx Cosmos, E-Motion Rollers, and the Lemond Revmaster fitness bike. Karl Etzel of Silicon Valley Cycling Center

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Winter Training – Trainer Reviews Part 1

With the autumn fully upon us, and winter headed our way soon, most of us are looking for indoor training options to retain the fitness we’ve been working so hard to achieve all year. Karl Etzel of Silicon Valley Cycling Center is going to be going over a few trainers and other indoor training options […]

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Blackburn Trakstand Fluid Trainer Pro Review

Blackburn Trakstand Fluid Trainer Pro Review by Gary Lee Like Blackburn’s Mag Trainer, the Trakstand Fluid Trainer is well constructed and also comes fully assembled right out of the box so you can immediately jump on the trainer. It is an affordable foray into the more popular fluid trainer ranks that won’t break the bank. […]

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Lexco Goes Pink with Kurt Kinetic Trainer and "Susan G Komen for the Cure" Promotion

Norridge, Illinois – IBDs can now help find the cure for breast cancer without even stepping into a laboratory. All they have to do is stock and sell the limited edition “Pink Road Trainer” from Kurt Kinetic which Lexco will have available beginning in mid-August. Kurt Kinetic will donate a portion of every sale of […]

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Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer Pro Review

Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer Review by Gary Lee Frame Material: CrMo Steel Resistance Setting: Three Magnetic “Three quiet, silky-smooth magnetic resistance settings in a reliable, affordable package” Weight: 21 pounds MSRP: $159 The Blackburn Trakstand Mag Trainer is Blackburn’s most affordable trainer and has 3 adjustable tension settings on the flywheel. Out of the box […]

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Elite Fluid Primo Trainer Pro Review

The Elite Fluid Primo is a US only trainer that utilizes a fluid resistance unit with the company’s Elastogel 45mm diameter roller in their CRONO frame. They tout it as the smoothest, quietest and easiest to use trainer ever built. So I put it to the test. The preliminary impression of the unit is that […]

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Minoura VFS-G Trainer Pro Review

Fluid + Mag Hybrid Resistance System Product Description: Weight: 9.0 kgs (~20lbs) Wheel size: 26″-29″ Type of Resistance: Hybrid (Uses a Fluid + Magnetic”) MSRP: $249 Assembly Required: The VFS-G came in more pieces than other units we’ve tested, but even though it took us a bit, was pretty straight forward to put together. It […]

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Tacx Cosmos – first look

One of the new trainers we are testing out at the shop is the Tacx Cosmos. I’d seen this product at Interbike and it usually draws a crowd, especially with the Virtual Reality package hooked up. I’m always hearing people say “wouldn’t it be cool if you could ride a race course on your trainer” […]

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