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CN: Revolution trainer doesn't require a rear wheel

Thanks for the article about new wheel-less Lemond trainer. Presumably this is targetet towards the more serious end of the spectrum, in which case an important aspect is compatibility with power measurements. Since the rear wheel is ditched, it wouldn't be compatible with PowerTap, but with SRM and the new crank or pedal based systems. Alternatively, it would of course be ideal if the trainer itself had power measurement capability.
 
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Sorry, yes, that is true about power meter compatibility and Powertap is obviously out.

But I'm guessing you missed this line in the article:

"We've also heard that LeMond will offer an optional power-measuring add-on, too."

Still waiting to hear more on that part of the system but hopefully it'd be accurate enough such as not to create noticeable discrepancies in data between a Powertap.
 
James Huang said:
But I'm guessing you missed this line in the article:
"We've also heard that LeMond will offer an optional power-measuring add-on, too."

I did miss that - sorry. Power measuring option sounds nice. Should me much easier (read cheaper) to build into a trainer, wehre one doesn't need to worry about weight, compactness, battery life etc. Actually I would expect that there exist commercial systems that measure torque on a rotating spindle, which could straight forwardly be integrated.