Feedback Sports recently acquired the rights to the unique Omnium rollers-based trainer, a 13lb / 5.9kg piece, and has already received positive feedback from pro team mechanics who welcome a lightweight option for race warm-ups.
While not as robust as a full-blown trainer — you might not want to do 15sec maximal efforts on it — the Omnium is an appealing option for athletes to use at races. The resistance at the narrow rollers ramps up to 800w.
The Omnium secures the bike at the fork dropouts with a quick release. The trainer is compatible with standard quick release and thru-axle bikes thanks to interchangeable end caps. It will work with both standard 100m (in quick release and 12 and 15mm thru-axles) and 110m bikes (with 12 and 15mm thru-axles).
Related reading: Review of the original SportsCrafters Omnium
The rollers are heat resistant and, because only the rider’s weight is pressing down onto the rollers, the unit won’t damage tires the way some trainers can, according to Feedback Sports’ Jeff Nitta. This makes it more attractive still as a pre-race warm-up tool.
The Omnium folds down for travel or storage.
The Omnium will be available for $450, with UK and Australian pricing still to be determined.
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