PowerSync

PowerSync Trainer


  • PowerTap equipped technology gives accurate power readings with +/- 5% accuracy.
  • Electronic, Programmable controlled resistance.
  • Seamless integration with CycleOps VirtualTraining so you can ride anywhere, anytime.

$899.99

$499.99

SKU: 9912


VirtualTraining
Bluetooth Smart
ANT+

Take your Training to a Whole New Level — and Location.

Have you watched every episode of "Breaking Bad"...twice? Is your playlist just not motivating you anymore? If you said yes to either of those questions, then it sounds like it's time you upgrade to the ultimate indoor training experience.

All you need is a Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ connection to seamlessly (and literally) sync the PowerSync with CycleOps VirtualTraining software. Once connected, you'll feel every epic climb, spin on all the flats,and test your FTP with +/- 5% accuracy thanks to our programmable resistance unit  with PowerTap technology. All that on our popular, oh so sturdy, Classic frame– your indoor training will never be boring again.

  • ANT+ (Model 9912) or Bluetooth Smart (Model 9913) compatible.
  • PowerTap power meter equipped for +/- 5% accurate power readings. 
  • Some assembly required.
  • Features clutch knob for perfect roller to tire tension each ride.
  • 2" resistance unit roller allows for 650b, 700c, 26", and 27" wheel sizes – up to a 2.0 tire.
  • Does not fit 29ers or 650c wheel sizes.
  • Precision-machined alloy roller reduces tire wear and slippage.
  • Noise level at 20 mph is a quiet 69-70 decibels.
  • Electronic resistance unit allows for programmable workouts.
  • Controlled resistance lets you set your slope, power, and other metrics.
  • Eccentric leveling feet allow for easy adjustment on uneven surfaces.
  • Comes on the CycleOps foldable Classic frame with spring loaded, bolt-action lever.
  • This trainer is designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames with included steel quick release skewer and has three settings for rear dropout spacing: 120mm, 130mm and 135mm.
  • Trainer tire recommended.
  • CycleOps VirtualTraining compatible.
  • The PowerSync is intended to be used with an iPad or Android tablet running the CycleOps VirtualTraining application and does not come with a computer. Please see here for further compatibility and required ANT+ adapters. 
  • Cadence sensor and ANT+ stick sold separately
  • Contact us for questions about compatibility with other software.
  • All of our trainers are tested to the combined weight (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.
  • ANT+ models are not FE-C compatible.

When we say "We bring the power of cycling to life, we mean it". Talk's cheap. That's why you'll see lifetime warranties* on our CycleOps indoor cycles, trainers and rollers. Not three years, not five, but for as long as the original buyer owns it. Because we firmly believe that cycling is a lifetime sport. So why settle for anything less from the equipment that helps you enjoy it. Learn more

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CycleOpsPowerSync ANT+
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Exactly what I was looking for

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from Houston TX

Pros

  • Built in Power
  • Feels like riding on the road
  • Quiet
  • Secures the bike

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Triathlon training

    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    This product was everything I wanted and more. By itself, the product is well built, steady, and secure. Built in power is a major plus and contributes to the value of the product. To get the most out of this product, some type of training software is needed. I use the Cycleops Virtual Training and the results are speaking for themselves. Great products!

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Fitness Enthusiast
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Does what it claims to do

    By 

    from London, United Kingdom

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    I have been using Trainer Road for a year now for structured training and I bought the CycleOps PowerSync recently to enable TR to control the resistance of the trainer. So far, so good. It works very well, save for short intervals of 30 seconds or less when it is necessary to switch to a manual mode to keep time with the intervals and get the power on quicker (but that's probably down to the TR controlling software rather than the PowerSync).

    I use this is tandem with a Powertap G3 hub in my rear wheel. If the unit is calibrated then the readings are consistent from the trainer, albeit about 6-7% higher than those provided by the G3. This is slightly frustrating given that they are from the same 'stable', but manageable by factoring this into my target power levels.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Competitive Cyclist

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome features

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    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    1 week into training and it hurts. The Powertap influenced turbo really replicates hills well. Video is amazing. Weirdly, I have used google images (stills) which gives a good impression of surrounding areas though obviously is just moving through static images slowly.

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    • Avid Cyclist

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent construction.

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    from Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

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    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    This is the only trainer that I have ever used so I have nothing to compare it to. Received as a gift almost 2 years ago. Used only when it is cold or miserable outside, or need to workout during a game.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Casual/Recreational Rider
     
    5.0

    Wind in your face!

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    from Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    Been using the fuild trainer for 3 seasons. Since I live in MN, we got 2 seasons. Cold windy winters and road construction. The fuild feels like you summer breeze on your legs. The rasters you go the higher the drag. Off to get the breeze going.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Competitive Cyclist

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Loving my new trainer!

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    from Monroe, LA, USA

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    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    Everything has worked as advertised thus far. Easy set up and really enjoying the Virtual Trainer video routes. As I'd read elsewhere there is a little delay from when the VT grade indicator changes to when the resistance changes on the trainer, but it's minor.
    The trainer itself feels solid and stable. I weigh 200lbs and didn't have an issue getting out of the saddle for more leverage while climbing.
    My setup: Ant+ connection to iPad2 (with Ant+ key) running VT software. Using AirPlay in mirror mode on iPad with Apple TV to display video on my HDTV.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Competitive Cyclist

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the Virtual Training Experience

    By 

    from Verona, WI

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Comments about PowerSync ANT+:

    SETUP: We bought the PowerSync about 3 weeks ago. It was really easy to put together. We connected it to a PC (Windows 8) without any trouble. The PC is connected to a TV. Downloaded the virtual trainer software and got going! I bought another rear wheel skewer and we're able to switch bikes to my wife's bike really quickly.

    EXPERIENCE: We really enjoy riding on this trainer over previous trainer's we've owned. The biggest differences are the automatic resistance changes to match the profile of the route, and the video of the route you're on. If you're going up a hill, the resistance gets higher. If you're going downhill, the resistance is less, but you still need to pedal to keep the video going. We really enjoy riding courses around the world! We've rode in Belgium, Germany, France, Red Rocks Colorado, San Francisco and South Africa in beautiful landscapes. Quite a change from winter snow in Wisconsin! The virtual training with video is a difference maker for keeping you interested in the ride. My kids are even entertained by the video enough to watch while I'm riding. I find that I'm able to ride and stay interested much longer than on other trainers where I'm looking at a wall. It's just like the real road experience except you don't have stop for traffic or worry about hitting a squirrel.

    CONCLUSION: This is a neat machine and I'm glad we got it. Its going to keep me in biking shape over the winter so we can go further and faster next spring. After seeing it live, my dad bought one too and also loves it. He uses the iPad app. Highly recommended!

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Casual/Recreational Rider

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    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Fort it work with 28 inches wheels
      Asked on 3/2/2017 by pierre from Montreal,QC,Canada

      1 answer

      • A:

        Yes, it will work.

        Answered on 3/2/2017 by Community Answer from None
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      I am purchasing this as a gift: will this work out of the box as long as the person has a bicycle that is compatible with the powersync?
      Asked on 2/10/2017 by lilly

      1 answer

      • A:

        Yes, this will work right out of the box.

        Answered on 2/10/2017 by Community Answer from None
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Do you have to have a pawertap installed on your bike, or does the Powersync incorporate the powertap?
      Asked on 2/1/2017 by Dan from Utah

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        No, the PowerSync will read the power for you.

        Answered on 2/3/2017 by Support from SCG
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      I have a Cannondale Quick 5 with 700c tires. Is this model compatible ? If not, can you recommend another model? Thank you.
      Asked on 1/24/2017 by Ben from Washington, DC

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, it'll work.

        Answered on 2/3/2017 by Support from SCG
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Does the PowerSync need to be calibrated before every use? If so how is this done and why?
      Asked on 1/15/2017 by FlynnRider from Appleton, WI

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, it's recomended, this is done in the training software, such as CVT or Trainer Road. This is necessary to compensate for the tire to roller contact.

        Answered on 1/20/2017 by Support from SCG
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      This is going to be my first trainer.....I have a cannondale caad8, will this work fine? If not, what other products do you recommend? Does the power synch (hill stimulation) work well with Zwift? Thanks
      Asked on 1/10/2017 by Soubhi from Omaha, NE

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, the only other thing you may want is a cadence sensor. The trainer will provide the Power and speed data for you.

        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Does this trainer come with the CycleOps VirtualTraining software for free or is that an additional purchase?
      Asked on 1/4/2017 by Steve the fat guy from Colorado

      1 answer

      • A:

        No, this product does not include the software.

        Answered on 1/4/2017 by Community Answer from None
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Is this unit ANT+ and bluetooth? or is it one or the other?
      Asked on 1/3/2017 by john wick from valparaiso,in

      1 answer

      • A:

        The trainer is Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ compatible.

        Answered on 1/3/2017 by Community Answer from None
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      What is the resistance limit (in watts ) for the powersync ANT+ trainer?
      Asked on 12/26/2016 by Ethan from Massachusetts

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Peak resistance is roughly 1200 watts.

        Answered on 1/5/2017 by Eric from SCG
    • PowerSync ANT+

      Q:

      Are there any trainers that do not require changing the rear spindle? I'm looking for something that I can decide at a moments notice to change my mind between riding outside or indoors.
      Asked on 12/11/2016 by nc skibum from charlotte, nc

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Sure, all of our trainers are really. The rear skewer that we include for use on the trainer is also perfectly fine for outdoor riding.

        Answered on 12/13/2016 by Eric from SCG
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