Head To Head: Power Trainers

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


CycleOps: The trainer securely clamps the bike in place with a couple of quick turns of a dial, creating a sturdy base for the bike. After a ride, the legs and resistance unit fold and the PowerBeam collapses small enough to store behind a sofa. Syncing the computer control unit to the PowerBeam is a simple five-minute process.

LeMond: It is loud enough to drown out the TV and gets even louder when riding hard. A cassette and quick-release stay mounted to the trainer and the bike mounts directly, with the trainer replacing the rear wheel. It’s quick and simple, and the Revolution creates a remarkably solid foundation. It does not, however, collapse.

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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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