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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Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004, he has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and backroad events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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