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, Lemondfitness.com
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.