Looking for an indoor training bike. Anyone use the cycleops 200e or the Lemond Revmaster, those are two I'm currently looking at. Appreciate any feedback.
Sometime this fall the gym I go to switched all of their spinning bikes to the Lemond Revmaster. I sat on one last night for about 10 minutes. It was the most bike-like unit I've ever been on. Lots of adjustments to get fit (seat post, seat fore/aft, handlebar height, handlebar fore/aft, seat angle if you bring a wrench). The handlebar gave lots of position options that, while not like a true drop bar, seemed comfortable. Even the toe clips allowed my foot to go in the pedal far enough (w/SPD on the other side). The best thing, compared to machines I've sat on in the past, is that the distance from the BB to the pedals felt like a real bike. Previous machines I've tried had the pedals too wide which made pedaling feel funny and even induce some knee pain.
I'm going to start adding these into my winter workout. The gym only has one or two classes a day but the room is open to use at any other time.
I have the Lemond Revmaster at home. It is really nice, I have had it about 3 years but really have not used it that much. I really like that it is just like a bike. The cranks are really nice and they seem to be similar feel to my own bike. I replaced the seat with one like on my bike and put clipless pedals on it. I also bought the fitness display for it. It has adv. speed, cal., distance, HR and so on. I like that because I use my polar strap and it works great for the HR. I set the seat height and the distance exactly like my bike. That was really nice. The bars drop some from the stem, so I had to bring them up an extra 1.5 inches to make it like my bike.
All in all, it is really nice and I do not have to worry about it breaking.