Head To Head: Power Trainers

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Feb 27, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

We compare two power meter-equipped trainers that can help precisely dial in your indoor workouts.

CycleOps PowerBeam Pro


LeMond Revolution with Power Pilot
$1,049 with cassette,


CycleOps: The PowerBeam centers around CycleOps’ smooth fluid resistance unit. It is unfailingly consistent through a pedal stroke when riding steady, and quickly up-scales the resistance during intervals. The resistance is almost as consistent as the Revolution when sprinting.

LeMond: The Revolution has earned widespread praise for its road-like resistance—and it lives up to the hype. It provides smooth resistance when riding at a consistent pace but it really shines when accelerating. It doesn’t produce any of that familiar “skipping” feeling under a big sprint.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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