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CycleOps PowerBeam Pro with Joule

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Description

Train to your potential.

For those whose riding teeters on the edge of goal-oriented devotion, measuring power is your scripture. And when the weather and open roads calls, you're making the most of your training through intervals and constant metric upkeep. However, until recently, efficient training came to a halt when the weather became formidable. Instead, you simply found yourself watching your favorite DVDs while slugging away on the boring basement trainer. Thankfully, the CycleOps PowerBeam Pro with Joule removes the drudgery of winter training by granting you the same level of training quality as your outdoor rig. With a realistic ride quality, sophisticated real-time and historical data, and CycleOps' Virtual Training software, you'll finally be stronger, trimmer, and sane come spring.

Starting with the most rudimentary functionality, the PowerBeam Pro Trainer is both foldable and portable. The setup of the base is beyond simple, 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. That's it, and you're ready to ride. And once you get going, those around you will be pleased 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 -- not worrying that you're going to tip over. However, we still recommend using the Climbing Riser Block if you intend on getting out of the saddle for any duration of time. And even if your floors aren't particularly level, say when you're subjected to the basement, the trainer features a single-leg leveling adjustment in order to compensate for uneven surfaces.

For the actual aspect of rolling, CycleOps included its PowerTuned flywheel. This heavy wheel creates a mimic of true rolling by optimizing inertial effect. What does this mean? Let's have a little physics refresher course. 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, it's created a proper, real-world feel. Additionally, the PowerBeam's roller is constructed from smooth, machined alloy that minimizes tire wear and slippage. So, you forget about the days of running heavy, tan-colored training tires.

Now, with the basic stuff out of the way, we'll jump into features that can only be described as just 'cool.' The PowerBeam Pro trainer not only comes with built-in PowerTap power meter, but it's also the ANT+ compatible, CycleOps Joule CPU. With the combination, you gain all of the same functionality of a PowerTap power meter. So, you can view real-time data like your power in watts, power zones, peak power, caloric work in kilojoules, cadence, heart rate, ascent, gradient, time, distance, and way more. Even better, all of this data is transmitted wirelessly with ANT+ technology.

And while all of this is incredible, the standout feature of the PowerBeam Pro has to be its training software capabilities. With this trainer, you gain access to CycleOps' Virtual Training software. This enables you to select from a huge database of rides, or you can set your own ride with either your's or Virtual Trainer's GPS data. Once your ride is selected, you simply download the ride data to your ANT+ stick, select training or race mode, and then the trainer's resistance levels will adjust for the virtual road's gradient and difficulty. On top of this, you can view your route on your computer's display. And when your ride is completed, your data will be stored on your own Virtual Training profile for review or for comparison against others. Basically, the software is simple to use, and takes away much of the inevitable boredom that stems from the hours of staring at a wall while in the saddle.

The CycleOps PowerBeam Pro Trainer with Joule is available in one size and in the color Black. The trainer includes CycleOps' Joule CPU, Virtual Training Software, as well as an ANT+ USB stick for wireless PC connection. Please note that the PowerBeam will accommodate both road and mountain bikes, however, 120mm axle spacings are not supported. Sorry track bikes.

Tech Specs

Material:
[frame] aluminum
Resistance:
Quick cam Lever
Foldable:
yes
Recommended Use:
indoor training
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

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