LeMond Fitness has introduced their new Revolution Bike Trainer, promising the most authentic road feel ever from a stationary trainer. Using a direct mount design that replaces your rear wheel, it fits standard 135mm rear spacing frame, making it so you can mount either your road or mountain bike…and saving you from wearing through your expensive road tires or making that angry hornet swarm sound when warming up before the cross country race. From LeMond:
The Revolution is a resistance trainer that features High Inertia Technology (HIT) designed with a large, weighted flywheel that emulates the inertia of a rolling bicycle, spins freely when the pedals aren’t engaged, and delivers progressive wind resistance similar to real-world conditions. The design creates a smooth, natural feel while pedaling with no lag when the rider slows down or changes gears, and comes closer to the feel of riding on the road than any other trainer.
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- High Inertia Technology (HIT) â€“ large, weighted flywheel adds inertia and lets bike freewheel naturally with a wider range of resistance
- Progressive Wind Resistance â€“ resistance progresses with speed, creating a smooth pedal stroke with no lag
- Easy-on, Easy-off Design â€“ simply remove the back wheel and attach the rear dropouts to the spindle
- Stable Frame â€“ the frame won’t flex and allows cyclists to ride out of the saddle
- Great for Mountain Bike Training â€“ simply remove the back wheel
- Power Pilot Meter (Fall 2010) â€“ wireless power meter displays watts, cadence, distance, speed, heart rate, and calories with USB download capability (sold separately)
From LeMond:Â “Bike trainers have to be comfortable and must directly lead to better performance on the road in order to be effective,” said LeMond. “Alternative magnetic, fluid and mechanical trainers create resistance that feels like riding in sand or mud. The realistic feel of the Revolution makes all the difference in having a positive training experience. Once you get on it, nothing touches it.”
The Revolution is quick to set up and use with an easy-on, easy-off design that accommodates both road and mountain bikes. Bikes can be attached simply by removing the rear wheel and aligning the rear drop-outs with the quick-release mounting levers on the trainer.
The Revolution Trainer should be available in September if not sooner, MSRP TBD.