Trainers Reviews and News


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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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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