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Borrowing the Sportcrafters’ Omnium roller design, Feedback sports has crafted it into a sturdier, sexier unit for keeping you strong through the winter. Or just warming up before a race.

We’ve seen the Omnium’s first edition from Sportcrafters at Interbike 2013 and again in our own office, and the rolling parts carry over here. It’s still using their progressive magnetic resistance that moves the magnet closer to the drum as it goes faster. What’s changed is the overall structure, making for a better platform to hammer upon.

Unfold the tech details below…

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It fits 9mm QR and 12/15 thru axles in both 100mm and 110mm spacing for Boost/RS-1 forks.

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Because of the moving magnet, it’s not a completely linear curve. The first 800 watts of resistance is progressive as the magnet moves closer to the drum. Once it’s as close as it gets, then resistance increases in a linear fashion as high as you can take it, but it’ll increase very rapidly above 800 watts.

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Weight is a TSA-approved 13lbs, and it’ll fold down to this carry-on friendly package that fits inside the included case. Retail is $449, available in January.

As for the change in branding, here’s what Sportcrafter’s Pete Colan had to say:

“…we’re partnering with Feedback. Our combined talents in innovative design/development as well as high-volume, high-quality manufacturing is going to turn a lot of heads in the coming years; I’m very excited and honored to be on this new ride. We are still SportCrafters, and Feedback is still Feedback. No big corporate changes, no buy-outs, no scandalous photos, none of that… As for the Omnium, Feedback had some great ideas for the next generation of Omnium, so it will carry their brand going forward.”

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Christobevii3
Christobevii3
7 years ago

Take the roller feel out of a roller and ability for the wheel to slip? Genius!

Rixter
7 years ago

If that rear wheel slides off, isn’t there a risk of seriously damaging the fork/frame since its locked into the tripod?

Cornelius
Cornelius
7 years ago

Unless you’re practicing bunny hops while on your trainer, the rear wheel isn’t coming off. I’ve had an omnium for about 6 months and absolutely love it. I’ve tried to get the rear wheel to wiggle off to the side to no avail. Basically, the wheel rotating between the two drums constantly pulls the wheel into alignment. E.g. if the wheel migrates a bit to the left, more of the right side of the tire is in contact with the drums and this pulls the wheel back to the right.

ascar larkinyar
ascar larkinyar
7 years ago

i like the model, she is uber cute. will buy whatever she is selling.

JP
JP
7 years ago

Completely ruins the point of a roller haha

Bill
Bill
7 years ago

I agree JP. The point of rollers is that the rider has to ride on them. Better off getting a good standard trainer at this point.

WannaBeSTi
WannaBeSTi
7 years ago

I don’t think they are trying to take standard trainers or rollers out of the market. Instead, they’re borrowing from the old fork mounts of old rollers and making it compact…thus, the whole part about taking to races for warming up and being airline approved.

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