coors wrote: ↑Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Review of lynx trainer
I had been using a computrainer for 15+ years until computrainer went out of business
I have been using the Lynx trainer for about 2 years now
first and foremost the support for the trainer and the software is exceptional.
once set up it is extremely easy to use. Just need to check tire pressures before riding, just like riding outdoors, just as easy
little wear on the rear tire
very realistic and responsive. If you would like I could post the rapid variability of the trainer to power demands as compared to the Kickr(which samples less frequently than the Lynx)
the rear tire moves freely so there is no discomfort to hips and legs when pushing hard against an immovable rear wheel, or in case of direct drive, minute motions of the rear drive
realistic feel to climbing. On steep grades 10% or greater can get out of the saddle and do hard efforts without any problems or movements of the trainer. Same for hard sprints or VO2 max and neuromuscular workouts.
Built like a tank. No comparison to the the kickr even though the Kickr is extremely well built( I understand you are asking about the Neo).
I had to move the trainer after using it for about 1 year. I removed the top casing to check for dust, tire wear etc. There was minimal rubber from tire wear in the mechanism and it was easily removed with an air can. this was later rectified by a more accurate placement of the rear wheel over the middle of the rolling drum. (hint, it would be a great addition if they supplied a jig that included a plumb weight that made it easier to put on and off different bikes to align the rear wheel to the middle of the drum more accurately)
It includes it own internal fan so if you find yourself grinding up step grades at a low cadence the fan automatically kicks in to prevent overheating.
The Lynx is an industrial machine. It would be worthwhile to really download the manual and review it in depth. Some of the reviews that are available do not do it justice. You can pair your power meter to the software so it it changes power output based on your power meter rather than on the internal Lynx power meter.
Easy to raise the front wheel and recalibrate the trainer, for climbing simulation
Calibration of the trainer is slick. This seems like such a non issue however after calibrating the computrainer for so many years and then having the Lynx do what I would consider an autocalibration is very cool. You also do not have to calibrate it very often.
To use the Lynx with external programs, they use a software bridge. The interface for the bridge looks very intimidating and for some reason I feel like I need to adjust parameters on it or wait for some ability to be provided numbers to put in based on certain training parameters, such as track mode, air friction coefficient etc, Not sure why it is so complex looking.
The only sound of the trainer is the rear wheel and the chain, and of course the fan.
Provides excellent feedback if something is not working right
This is a well worth investment keep in mind people spend thousands of dollars on wheels. this is built to last a lifetime.
No affiliation, just a happy customer
Coors, thanks a lot for the info... very helpful