It’s very much like riding my bike through the courses I’ve ridden in Europe.
Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Thanks to Kostya Poukhov, founder of VeloReality Corporation and inventor of the new LYNX Virtual Reality Trainer, there is no more off-season for cycling fans. Along with Gary Bauer, his VP Marketing, Poukov celebrated the commercial launch of his company’s advanced indoor velo-training system, in time for the approaching indoor riding season.
Featuring real-time HD video precisely synchronized with a real-feel drivetrain, the LYNX VR Trainer comes loaded with a library of 30 High Definition videos of the world’s most scenic and famous professional courses. It also has several patent pending technical advancements that contribute to the most lifelike riding experience available to the indoor cyclist today.
Currently the LYNX VR is the only trainer on the market capable of providing instant and physically accurate responses to cyclist’s efforts with a rate of 250 times per second.
To use the LYNX, riders remove their front wheel of their bike and clip their forks into a quick-release bracket. The bike’s rear wheel rests freely on a large roller which is driven by a powerful motor. As they ride, riders watch HD video and literally feel every inch of the road -- each rise and fall -- in real time, with precise and immediate resistance or acceleration from the heavy-duty roller and motor. Rider’s distance, speed and position are synchronized with frame by frame precision at 60 frames per second. As the rider speeds up or slows down, so does the HD video with no time lag or jitter because the LYNX’s software processes and transmits data so quickly and accurately.
The real feel is also achieved because the bike frame and forks flex while the rear wheel is free to move from side to side, just as with a real-life ride outside on the road. “I found the LYNX simple to set up and use, and very realistic. It’s very much like riding my bike through the courses I’ve ridden in Europe,” says Mitch Bauer, a pro-course rider who tested the LYNX. “The real-time HD video is stunning, and with the movement of my bike on the roller, it makes for an amazingly real experience. I’ve had four other trainers, and this one is by far the best in terms of top quality build and top quality experience.”
Poukhov invented the LYNX VR Trainer out of frustration with the substandard experience and lack of durability offered by existing trainers. A physicist and software developer by way of profession, and also an avid cyclist facing long Canadian winters, Poukhov built his first LYNX prototype in his basement shop. Now -- three years and thousands of man-hours later – the LYNX VR Trainer is garnering rave reviews from pro riders and clubs, and is now available at an introductory retail price of $4995 USD. Individual HD videos are about 15 dollars each on the website, and the V-Ride software is available free, supporting a wide range of existing trainers including CompuTrainer and Wahoo Kickr.
“The only complaint we hear so far is that we don’t have a fan to simulate wind conditions.” Jokes Poukhov, “But we would rather focus on building up our library of HD videos and telling our 'no more off-season story' to the cycling world.”
For more information, or distributor inquiries, please contact:
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VeloReality is the privately-held maker of the LYNX VR Trainer, a hyper-real system for the discerning cycling enthusiast or riding club. Built in Toronto, Canada, the LYNX VR Trainer comes with a limited warranty on electronics and a lifetime warranty on drive-train and software components. With a growing library of the world’s most famous courses, the reality of the LYNX experience is matched only by the quality of its design, engineering and materials. Ride reality.