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SportCrafters Introduces the HardDrive Trainer

At Interbike 2013, SportCrafters introduced the Omnium Trainer - the first folding race warm-up trainer. This year, SportCrafters is giving the industry a sneak peek a concept that will change the way we think about stationary trainers.
    SOUTH BEND, IN, August 13, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The SportCrafters HardDrive Trainer (patents in process) will be the first trainer to eliminate the Tension Knob, and replace it with a simple system that both reduces tire wear and ensures that the tire will never slip.

The following is a description of key benefits for the cyclist:

No tire slip and less tire wear: In place of a Tension Knob, the SportCrafters HardDrive uses a system that automatically adjusts the compression on your rear tire depending on resistance. Most other trainers require you to aggressively pinch the tire in order to avoid slipping at higher power, but that quickly wears out the tire. The HardDrive only compresses as much as it needs at all times to avoid slipping. No more trial-and-error adjustments to find the proper tire compression. This trainer can handle even the most powerful sprinters.
Adjustable progressive resistance: The HardDrive utilizes ARC Technology, and is easily adjustable for the type of desired workout. A manual adjuster gives the cyclist a choice of resistance curve that resembles real-life power from a tailwind on flat road to a sustained climb on a steep hill.
Realistic inertia: HardDrive's automatic compression feature provides a more realistic inertia feel than any other trainer because it responds dynamically to sudden changes in power eliminating the need for a heavy flywheel.
Portability: The trainer folds flat for easy transport and storage.

"Our goal as a company is to solve problems that aren't being solved with other products on the market," said SportCrafters Owner, Pete Colan. "That was the driving force behind the Omnium Trainer, which was the first truly portable trainer. This trainer solves the tire pinch conundrum, and also allows the user to choose the best resistance curve for the training they need to do."

Visit the SportCrafters Interbike booth (#34169) for product demos. The HardDrive Trainer will be available for the fall training season in 2015, with an estimated suggested retail of $499.00. Visit for more details, and contact SportCrafters Marketing Manager, Sarah Houser, for high-resolution photography:

SportCrafters was formed in 1996 making private-label cycling products for Nashbar and CycleOps. For almost 20 years, the experts at SportCrafters have been consistently improving on a solid bicycle roller design acclaimed by Bicycling Magazine as having an "exquisite ride and great looks." Three years ago, we developed ARC Technology, which paved the way for the SportCrafters line of OverDrive rollers and trainers, the Omnium Trainer and the all-new HardDrive Trainer.

All products are designed and manufactured in Granger, Indiana with precision manufacturing equipment. Much of the tooling used in production is built in-house. Almost all raw material is purchased from steel mills, extrusion mills and injection molders from within a 30-mile radius of the SportCrafters facility. This allows our staff to have maximum control over quality, quickly communicate with suppliers, and guarantee the fastest possible lead times.

SportCrafters was built on a solid foundation of customer service excellence, and that value fuels the entire organization. Our products are constantly being evaluated and tested by industry experts, and customer feedback shapes future product design. When our customers call or e-mail SportCrafters, they will receive a personal and thoughtful reply from one of 5 full-time employees. In many cases, they will be speaking directly with the creative minds that invented, assembled and boxed their SportCrafters roller or trainer.

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Granger, IN
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