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CycleOps PowerBeam Pro Bluetooth Smart
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No one really jumps for joy in anticipation of winter indoor training -- it's monotonous, boring, and it's not possible to have the same quality of workout as outdoors. Right The CycleOps PowerBeam Pro Bluetooth Smart makes a mockery of traditional indoor workouts. It was designed for the most demanding riders on earth who want to make the most of every second spent indoors. Starting with the most rudimentary functionality, the PowerBeam Pro Trainer is both foldable and portable. It's easy for one person to set the bike and with CycleOps' quick-cam locking mechanism, getting the bike in and out of the trainer is a fast process. Basically, all that you need to do is to position your rear axle to the mechanism and then turn a dial. Now we know that noise, especially if you are an apartment dweller, is an issue. You'll be pleased to know that the PowerBeam Pro is ranked as one of the quietest trainers in the CycleOps lineup. Furthermore, CycleOps states that the PowerBeam Pro is its most stable trainer, leaving you to live in the pain cave during heavy intervals. However, we recommend using the Climbing Riser Block if you intend on getting out of the saddle for any duration of time. And if your floors aren't particularly level, say when you've been relegated to the basement, the trainer features a single-leg leveling adjustment in order to compensate for uneven surfaces.For the actual rolling function, CycleOps included its PowerTuned flywheel. This heavy wheel mimics the feel of rolling by optimizing inertial effect. What does this mean Inertia is the tendency of an object to resist a change in motion. So, when force is typically applied to a common flywheel, resistance is felt, but dead weight creates dead spots in the wheel's motion. This means that the trainer feels more like you're pushing against a resistant cylinder than riding a bike. However, by precisely tuning the design of the flywheel, CycleOps has eliminated this feeling, and accordingly, i...