"I had the opportunity to test and use the low inertia Revbox indoor cycling trainer. I knew from my racing experience that low inertia trainers helps the athlete to perform high specific work-outs because in a less than 2 pedal stroke you can accelerate at the targeted power output. Revbox allows you to do this specific work-outs, making a training session effective and time saving. It's also very helpful to simulate climbing reps as the feeling you have when you train on the Revbox is the same when you are pedaling uphill. A thing that I liked is the fact that it is light and easy to travel with and at the same time effective."
First ride on my Revbox today. Two key things I noticed 1. You use a lot more and different muscles to keep the blades turning over. In particular, medialis, the 'tear drop' shaped muscle above the knee and all the inside thigh muscles. There's no momentum so you have to work the whole 360 degrees 2. Whoomp, whoomp, whoomp .... I thought I peddled in nice circles. Nup. You can hear the deadspots in your stroke. It's going to take s lot of focus and skill to smooth out the 'whoomps' but worth it. On the revbox www is a research article showing a 100w gain in 10 days from improved neuromuscular coordination. I can see why. http://www.revbox.co.nz/reviews/ 3. I know I said two but, it's hard. Harder than a mag resistance trainer or flywheel trainer. I'm looking forward to seeing the Revbox work come to life up long climbs, headwinds and big gear flats
The REVBOX has done wonders for my cycling coupled with a targeted training programme. I started cycling in my early 40’s. Originally using cycling as a way to recover from a running injury. I then found myself addicted to the sport. With little formal training I found that I had picked up bad habits over the years. I’ve used magnetic trainers and also the XX XXXX fan assisted trainer. The REVBOX out performs both of these trainers. It has forced me to now use my complete pedal stroke if not then you can definitely hear the inefficiency in the pedalling from the fans. It has also definitely forced me to iron out most of those bad habits that I had picked up. There’s no assistance what so ever during my training with the assistance of the fans to create a natural but extremely effective air brake denying my legs the minute opportunity to have a rest. Plus the unlimited resistance range is great for my training also. I have so far not been able to use all of the my gearing range with the REVBOX. This has been great for me with improvement in my performance on the road and in club and national level racing. Not only do I use my REVBOX for all my indoor training, I also take it to races to warm up prior to the start. Light weight and portable. I am now looking forward to the next 12 months as I build to World Masters in NZ with my REVBOX training partner. Again Phil, exceptional NZ made cycling machine, outstanding A++ customer and after sales service. You can’t ask for anything else.
....I'm just finishing up my 3rd session on the Revbox and I have been doing myself such a disservice by riding a fly wheel trainer. I've developed a rubbish pedaling technique which is really showing out while riding the Revbox. I'm glad that over the next few months I'll be able to work on correcting this technique.
...since becoming a pro mountain biker in 2006 I have been working hard every off season to reach higher levels with my training. Four months on the Revbox and I'm seeing the best results I've ever been able to achieve. What an incredible tool for getting strong! Not just power increases, also efficiency to my pedaling technique as well as core strength
Justin Leov (Canyon Factory Enduro Team) / New Zealandwww.facebook.com/justin.leov
...I've used a lot of trainers over the years as both an athlete and a coach and I made a lot of gains from using a power based trainer that could provide the resistance I needed and wanted for some highly specific low rpm / high resistance sets. This is where most trainers fall short. The Revbox being a windbrake erg is in a league of it's own here. Not only does this trainer make you strong, it makes you neuromuscularly efficient which means it helps develop all important form under duress and that is why it's the trainer I now recommend.
Kristian Manietta / CanadaTriSpecific.com
...I jumped on this morning for a big gear interval set, it was amazing. Right from the beginning when I was warming up in smaller gears I could feel that I really needed to activate my hamstrings more and could feel I had to work my lower abs and glutes to help stabilise. When I did some 30sec sprints to help warm up I could feel massive muscle recruitment and when I went to the big gear work I really felt I had to work in the up part of my stroke to have the sound much more constant. I was on my 11 speed bike which is the oval rings so my sound is never going to be perfect because of this, but it is very apparent when something is not right and over time this will be a massive help to me. Exactly the tool I need to improve my cycling technique and strength. I will go back on this afternoon for my interval session. I also like how it keeps you cool. It is much more comfortable to do these sessions when you have the breeze coming at your legs. I really hope I can get my athletes onto this as I know it will improve their biking massively.
Gina Crawford (Multitimes Ironman Distance Champion) / New Zealand www.ginacrawford.blogspot.co.nz
Really stoked with it the times I've used it wow really makes you work twice as hard as going it for a ride on the road I feel the sessions I have done on it have really benefited. Overall I´m really happy with it.
Brook MacDonald (GT Factory Racing Team) / New Zealand www.facebook.com/BrookMacdonald
...the trainer is absolutely fantastic. I did a triathlon on the weekend and had one of the top bike splits with very limited training. You can absolutely rip your legs off and can really feel the difference in pedal stroke. It's great for the low cadence efforts and also the sustained stuff. I might eventually go professional for long course triathlon and I would love to work with you to promote the Rev box. It's an absolute gem!
...nothing has ever come close to what the Revbox provides in terms of feel and resistance. The setup is smooth, and allows me to ride as natural as possible, but when I want to wind it up, and push big hard efforts, it responds fantastically. There’s none of the clunky, wobbly feeling that you get other trainers, just a smooth ride with a huge amount of resistance at high or low rpm. There is no other trainer that I would recommend.
Pete Lever / Australia www.trispecific.com
...love the REVBOX. I train with it at least twice a week doing high intensity structured sessions in my garage early in the morning before work. Prefer to use it vs going outdoors, especially here in Wellington. It's allowed me to rectify some bad habits with my pedal stroke and pedal efficiency and also improved my strength and power. I couldn't train without it.
I've been using the Revbox for just over 4 months now and in my opinion this trainer is the real deal! Firstly the resistance it generates is amazing, I can't see how you can 'out power' it. Secondly the efficiency you gain through the smoother pedalling action has meant I am cycling at the same level or higher with less effort. Using the sound of the blades spinning to smoothen out your cadence takes time, but it's worth the focus and effort, you will notice the improvement on the road. I absolutely love the Revbox, and wouldn't go back the PC based trainers I used to have, because I'm seeing the results already!
Just wanted to say that I'm loving my Revbox. When you live in a big city and sometimes the pressures of work and family life mean you can't get out for a decent ride, it's great to know you can still get a quality session done without the compromise that happens on a standard trainer. Threshold intervals done!
...been using the Revbox and absolutely loving it.
Timothy Lim / Singaporehttp://www.louebicycles.com
In the lead up to Ironman Malaysia I switched to doing a lot of my cycling sessions on a Revbox erg. I love it! It was quick and simple to set up, out of the box and together in a few minutes. I have not looked back since! There is no taking it easy on a Revbox, every session is a hard one. Low cadence sessions are great, as it does not get bound up when cycling at a low cadence. I have done lots of interval training on the Revbox and it has really helped to strengthen me on the bike. There is no cheating and I feel every session has been an efficient and quality workout. It has made me focus on my technique and keeping a smooth pedaling stroke as any weakness in your stroke then you can hear the difference in the sound of the fan. I look forward to testing out the Revbox further and watching my cycling improve!
...so, as consumers we are very quick to criticise and or provide negative feedback….but today, I wanted to let you know….I LOVE MY REVBOX! You know I have a bit if history with it….which we resolved with new blades. I was then not confident to use the machine for a few months because it felt unstable in my training room. I have since moved it onto a concrete platform, and KABOOM! It’s a beast. You can thank Pete Lever for pushing me to using it, because I was seriously considering going to a XXXXX….but since I have been on it constantly now for a few weeks, I will never need another trainer. Its so much better than my XXXXXXXX, and I am seriously surprised as how much assistance the flywheel gives in the back end of the pedal stroke. I am amazed at how much resistance that thing creates, and how much it exposes weaknesses and laziness in ones pedaling style! Great work, great tool!!!!
..the Revbox arrived yesterday and is fully operational! I am very happy with it – interesting feedback as I also own a XX Erg (sure you are familiar with this) and I did a comparable workout on the Revbox last night and was impressed – it certainly last nothing in comparison with respect to ability to generate the intensity or for smoothness in resistance (and with a price tag at ¼ of the price then represents excellent value for money !) I am looking forward to getting the Power App working (some issues here unrelated to the product!) so that I can utilise the data for client testing etc...!
Steve Ellery / New Zealand.www.franklinphysio.co.nz
First ride on my revbox today. Two key things I noticed 1. You use a lot more and different muscles to keep the blades turning over. In particular, medialis, the 'tear drop' shaped muscle above the knee and all the inside thigh muscles. There's no momentum so you have to work the whole 360 degrees 2. Whoomp, whoomp, whoomp .... I thought I peddled in nice circles. Nup. You can hear the deadspots in your stroke. It's going to take s lot of focus and skill to smooth out the 'whoomps' but worth it. On the revbox www is a research article showing a 100w gain in 10 days from improved neuromuscular coordination. I can see why. http://www.revbox.co.nz/reviews/ 3. I know I said two but, it's hard. Harder than a mag resistance trainer or flywheel trainer. I'm looking forward to seeing the revbox work come to life up long climbs, headwinds and big gear flats It's good!
....thanks for getting the Revbox to me in one piece. I've never worked so hard on a trainer, I can definitely say you guys have come up trumps with this one. Just completed a FTP test on Trainerroad and will use this as my baseline. The concentration, muscle activation required in incredible - I think you guys are under estimating the 10% improvement. The sky's the limit with Revbox. I'm training for the X Tri world championships in November. The Revbox is definitely going to improve my cycling and FTP ready for race day.
The Revbox allows me to make the best use of my time and I can maximizing my training effort for any given session. It doesn’t matter if it’s an easy spin or hard big gear intervals, the Revbox provides a real road feel and there is zero tolerance for cheating at any point in the pedal stroke. The personal care from the Revbox team has also been outstanding.