Fresh Gravel: Feedback Sports Omnium Trainer

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The Feedback Sports Omnium trainer

Fresh Gravel: Feedback Sports Omnium Trainer debuts at Eurobike: Fall is coming on fast, and the days grow shorter. Your regular after-work ride gets cut back due to darkness and then the guys decide to hang it up for the year. Maybe it is time to think about a trainer.

So, we just got word about a cool little number that just was introduced at the Eurobike show last week. It is a collaboration between Feedback Sports and SportCrafters Inc. This isn’t an ordinary trainer though. It is highly portable, and really, it probably would be best used as a pre-event/race warm up tool. The trainer folds up and stows in its own bag, and can be toted on board aircraft as a carry on as it meets TSA carry-on regulations.

Here are some bullet points we were forwarded about this little unit:

  • Progressive magnetic resistance
  • No assembly required–simply unfold and mount bike.
  • Does not wear race tires like rear-locking trainers
  • Bearings are greased and sealed, requiring no maintenance
  • Includes heavy-duty, padded tote bag for transport and storage

IMG_8627The Omnium Trainer weighs 13lbs and should become available after the New year from Feedback Sports for $449.99.

 

  • Folded dimensions: 25.75″ x 7.25″ x 8″
    • (66 cm x 18 cm x 20 cm)
  • Accepts forks w/ standard QR, 12 & 15 mm, 115 & 110 thru axles
  • Accommodates wheel sizes 600c – 700c, 26″-29″
  • Aluminum drums: 4.0″ diameter, double-wall design
  • Rider weight limit: 300 lbs

 

Check out this product and some of the other excellent Feedback Sports offerings on their website: www.feedbacksports.com

Feedback Sports are probably best known for their red anodized work stands, scales, and bike storage products. I have an older version of their work stand and it is really nice, so I would have the expectation that this trainer would be of similar quality. While I am not the “trainer type”, personally, this trainer looks like a much more versatile unit and should do more than your typical trainer can for you.

Note: Images and information used in this post were provided by Feedback Sports.

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by Riding Gravel 2014