CycleOps PowerBeam Pro Trainer review

Brilliant, but serious cash

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £949.99 RRP | USD $1,199.99

Our review

The eye-watering price tag is all that’s wrong with this trainer
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Just under a grand is a lot of money for a trainer that doesn’t offer the virtual reality experience, but it’s obvious that loads of thought has gone into the design of the PowerBeam Pro.

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It screams quality from the moment you start the blissfully easy setup to the point where you’re turning the pedals with a contented grin on your face.

It’s smooth, quiet and CycleOps have totally nailed the stiffness and stability issues that we found detracted from earlier incarnations.

Not having wires to worry about or catch your pedals on is a real plus too, and the PowerBeam Pro incorporates PowerTap technology into a static trainer, so you can guarantee accuracy. Using it at its simplest, just punch in the power level you want to ride at and the unit constantly adjusts to hold you there.

Unlike cheaper turbos that have a power function, the PowerBeam uses a closed feedback loop, which means the computer and resistance unit are continuously interacting to provide smooth and instantaneous reactions to your changes in effort.

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Combine this with a PC and the included PowerAgent Workout Creator software, and you have an extremely powerful and versatile training tool under you.

Product Specifications

Product

Name PowerBeam Pro Trainer (10)
Brand CycleOps

Available Colours Matte Grey
Features # The world's first trainer with integrated PowerTap technology so you know how hard your working and if you're achieving your performance objectives. # Integrated 2.4 wireless technology means this trainer has no wires and is quick and easy to setup in a lab, in your basement or in the field. # PowerAgent Workout Creator software allows you to create, download and share workouts and courses with training partners and coaches. # All the features of the Pro Series frame make this the easiest to setup and most stable electronic trainers on the market. # Full Range of Accessories Available # Free 'Race Day' Training Multi Region DVD Included with Trainer # • Lower and wider stance for more stability while sprinting # New single hand, single side bike attachment with self centering cone for easy bike entry # New single point leveling feature for quicker easier use on uneven surfaces # Legs lock into position for stability and ease of carrying. # Unit folds flat for storage under a bed # Completely pre-assembled units for faster use from the shop floor to your home # Fits 29" wheels # Lifetime Manufacturers Warranty
Folding Yes