Review: Lemond RevMaster Pro
The Lemond RevMaster Pro is sturdy, quiet, and smooth. You will have a hard time even getting this bike to wobble. It can handle a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, which optimizes how well this bike is made. The geometry of this bike is much like a road bike with its new crank design. The seat and handlebars can be micro-adjusted so users can custom fit the bike to their liking. The 4-way microfit allows you to cycle upright or pedal stretched out and low. The electroless nickel plating is applied to provide more resistance to corrosion.
This has proven to be stronger than stainless. Instead of a chain, a kevlar belt is implemented to get a smooth quiet ride. It will never need to be oiled or replaced because of stretch. Adjusting the resistance is only a matter of turning the knob. Pressing down on the knob will activate the braking system quickly.
- Ease of Use
- E-Nickle Finish
- 47 Pound Flywheel
- High Quality Construction
The seat and handlebar can be adjusted horizontally and vertically. This in itself separates it from about 80% of the other indoor cycling bikes out there. But the Lemond RevMaster Pro takes it even further. Most other bikes have pre-drilled holes that determine where you can adjust the seat or handlebars to. The RevMaster however allows you to slide both to a position exactly where you want it. This really gives users a chance to maximize comfort.
The Lemond RevMaster Pro is tough to budge. With a maximum capacity of 350 pounds, getting it to move is a challenge, even if you stand while spinning. It might as well be bolted into the ground.
Pedaling is smooth and quiet. Almost no maintenance is needed for the belt drive. Tension knob is smooth and it comes with a brake that works very well. The 47 pound flywheel is the heaviest of all the indoor cycling bikes I have reviewed so far. It speaks to the quality of workout you will get with this bike.
The warranty is also very attractive. This is one the best you can find in this price range. A lifetime warranty covers the frame, and a three year warranty covers parts. Chances are you will never need to put this into use.
- Optional Monitor
One of the only downside to the Lemond RevMaster Pro is that it costs $1500. This is out of the price range for many people. Also, for this much money you would expect a monitor to be included. But it so happens that it’s an option.
Ultimately, this is one of the best bikes out there. If you are serious about spinning and can afford it, then you won’t find too many better options than the Lemond RevMaster Pro.
“We like to say there is RevMaster and then you return to earth and mortal bikes”. I have taught spinning for 4 years and the LeMond RevMaster is the best bike on the market. Users love the smoothness and control – and the adjustments fit you properly for riders of all sizes. The belt drive is also quiet and there are no maintence issues. – Bob Hailey, Miami FL
“The RevMaster is the best bike out there”. We chose the LeMond RevMaster after trying all other bikes. It is more reliable, has a better fit, is easier to adjust, and delivers a smoother ride. Durango is a town of real cyclists. They demand a perfect fit and they get it on the LeMond RevMaster. – Rick Callier (Durango Recreation Center)