Tag Archives: Trainer

BKOOL: Their new trainer, new training platform, and a few other updates

Over the past 2 years, Spanish trainer company BKOOL has broken into the resistance controlled trainer market with a lower priced offering that is undercutting some of the mid-range to the edge of the higher end trainers in the market … Read More Here

A detailed walkthrough of my 4:30AM 90-minute trainer workout

I’m flying at 41,004ft, headed southeasterly over Nahr az Zab, Iraq with a glaringly bright sun shining into the cabin of my very empty airplane.  But this morning certainly didn’t start out in the sun.  Nope, it started out in … Read More Here

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Spring has sprung–and some first thoughts on the Basis watch

Woot!  For a brief moment on Saturday, it was both sorta sunny, and sorta warm.  Which, by my definition means it’s spring. This weekend was crazy busy, but also a nice segue into a semi-normalized triathlon-focused training schedule for me.  … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness KICKR Trainer In-Depth Review

The Wahoo KICKR is probably the most anticipated trainer to hit the market in quite a while, if not one of the most anticipated sports technology products for endurance athletes to hit the market. But, how does it live up … Read More Here

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Tacx Genius Trainer In-Depth Review

The Tacx Genius Trainer is the latest trainer to work it’s way through my ‘lab’ (aka living room).  The high-end trainer is designed to let you simulate just about anything you can think of while on a trainer – including … Read More Here

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Kinetic inRide Bluetooth Smart Power Meter Accessory In-Depth Review

The inRide Bluetooth Smart accessory (tiny pod above) is the first Bluetooth Smart power meter to hit the market, just ahead of other Bluetooth Smart power meters.  Now, some might finagle with the terminology around ‘power meter’, but since it’s … Read More Here

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BKOOL Wireless ANT+ Trainer In-Depth Review

The BKOOL trainer is unique in the market in a number of ways.  It marks the first trainer I’ve reviewed that includes an all-you-can-eat flat-rate approach to riding videos shot outdoors, while indoors.  It’s also the first resistance controlled computerized … Read More Here

My 2012 Trainer Recommendations: Early Edition

[Just as a head up: My 2013 recommendations can be found here] In time for the winter season (northern hemisphere), or the bulk of the southern hemisphere training season – I’ve got my full list of trainer recommendations.  Before you … Read More Here

First look at the BKOOL ANT+ resistance controlled trainer

This morning I spent a good bit of time getting to try out the BKOOL trainer, which is a resistance controlled trainer that enables you to create and ride specific workouts while automatically changing the resistance/load based on the terrain … Read More Here

First look at Wahoo Fitness KICKR ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Trainer with power meter

Today Wahoo Fitness unveiled their latest product – a Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ enabled trainer with an integrated power meter.  The trainer will transmit power (watts) and speed information across both protocols, allowing it to bridge the gap between dedicated … Read More Here

CycleOps PowerBeam Pro Trainer In-Depth Review

While the CycleOps PowerBeam Pro may be two years old, it’s one of the very few trainers on the market that allows specific wattage resistance control.  Meaning, you can set it for a given wattage – i.e. 200w, and it’ll … Read More Here

DIY: How I made a trainer bike computer/iPad/phone stand for $30

I’m often testing a multitude of devices on the bike at once, usually just due to the limited time I have to try and gather data across the 4-5 products I might have in the queue for the bike alone.  … Read More Here

Tip of the Day: How to clean your trainer tire block…the easy way.

Recently I was taking some shots for a product review and somehow the trainer block that holds up my front tire ended up being part of the shot.  As I reviewed the shot in question on the camera, I realized … Read More Here

An inside look at TrainerRoad, a way to make your regular trainer like a mock-CompuTrainer

Last week I had the chance to sit down (well, actually, stand around) and talk with the guys behind the up and coming TrainerRoad application.  Many of you are familiar with the CompuTrainer and the ability to gather real-time data … Read More Here

An update on the CompuTrainer RacerMate One Suite

It was a year ago this week where we got one of the first public looks at the RacerMate One suite, during Interbike last year.  Since then it’s been a long road for the Seattle based company as they’ve sought … Read More Here

My Long Noodles, Long Trainers and Long Swims

This weekend was somewhat gloomy around DC weather-wise, in what continues to be a rather ‘blah’ spring.  Great running weather, yes, but not ideal cycling or ‘just enjoying spring’ weather.  So, we decided to make the most of it, starting … Read More Here

Going old school: Using a bike trainer from 1976

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have an eBay alert setup for any time the word ‘CompuTrainer’ is listed within a description on eBay.  While I’m not really in the market for a 3rd CompuTrainer, I’m always entertained by … Read More Here

Swimming through the registry

This weekend was a pretty big hodgepodge of activities.  I covered all the usual sports, and a few other activities that with careful regulation – could probably be categorized as sport. First up was a Friday evening swim.  I’ve been … Read More Here