If you live in a climate like Seattle’s during the winter, you have to have a trainer. It will keep you dry, in shape, and most of all sane. Especially if it’s the new LeMond Fitness trainer, the Revolution.
Team Garmin-Transitions likes it, and that’s saying something. It means Tyler Farrar, the Wenatchee world-class sprint icon, will use it. So will David Millar, Christian Vande Velde, Ryder Hesjedal, Robbie Hunter and Julian Dean — the guys you saw vying for the stage winners’ podium in the Tour de France (before injury forced some of them out).
You mount your bike on the Revolution in place of your rear wheel, so it’s a snap to get going. We haven’t tested it so we’re going on spec, but some things we like about the Revolution:
You can use your own bike.
It emulates wind resistance for a more progressive pedal-through.
It’s really stable — you don’t feel like you’re going to tip the thing over when you put down the hammer.
It can go on both road and mountain bikes.
Its wireless power meter gives you all the right info (watts, cadence, distance, speed, heart rate and calories), and has USB downloadability for your long-term record-keeping.
It’s easy to store: 2 feet long, a foot high, 22 inches wide. Weight: 35 pounds.