New Zealand elite time trial champion Michael Vink and well performed professional Sam Horgan are two new Brand Ambassadors for the Revbox ERG, a revolutionary new stationary cycle trainer which uses air breaking to create resistance with minimal inertia.
The Revbox ERG has played an important part of Vink’s training as he built up for racing in Europe this year with his new Continental team, Champion System. “It allows me to do specific efforts in a controlled environment I can’t replicate on the road,” he said before leaving for Belgium last week. “That really helps me on the road when I’m riding and racing and I’m sure it will pay dividends in Europe this year.”
Horgan, who is based in Christchurch but rides for Australia Continental team Budget Forklifts, says it’s a ‘massive asset’ to his training, reinforcing Vink’s thoughts saying it is fantastic for high intensity specific efforts, critical to his training.
“The Revbox really builds strength as every muscle is engaged all the way through a pedal stroke,” Horgan says “No effort is wasted, everything counts and as I also work I really need to make every training session count so the Revbox is worth its weight in gold.”
Horgan added he loves the fact it’s made in New Zealand saying he thought it was lighter than he expected but was very solid, smooth and easy to transport.
Philipp Schacht, Managing Director of Revbox New Zealand, says the company was really excited to have the two professional’s on board, meaning Revbox New Zealand now have three high profile Brand Ambassadors after signing Commonwealth Games gold medallist and five time world championship medallist Linda Villumsen last year.
“Both Sam and Michael really understand the Revbox and how its adds significant value to their training,” he said. “They both will represent the Revbox well as we grow its profile and brand and more people understand the concept of a wind-braked, low-inertia cycle trainer.”
“The Revbox is great for athletes at Linda, Michael and Sam’s level all the way through to recreational cyclists wanting to get the most out of their training time. The use of air braking creates resistance so your own efforts drive the results,” Schacht said.
“For the last three years we’ve worked hard to make our vision become reality. We’ve developed, enhanced, tested and patented the Revbox, and now we're ready to produce the new generation model as cost-effectively as possible and distribute it internationally; it’s an exciting time.”
A dedicated, international team of keen cyclists driving this project:
Philipp Schacht, Germany: Owner, Managing Director, Developer and Visionary
Rob Durham, United Kingdom: Owner, Development Engineer and Visionary
John McKenzie, New Zealand: Communications Marketing Manager
Independent consulting - Steve Jones, United Kingdom: University of Waikato, App Development
Independent consulting - Joe McQuillan, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Scientific Research
About the Revbox ERG
The Revbox Erg builds on the basic erg concept. It uses air braking to create resistance, and the very low inertia minimises the amount of momentum gained from the machine, meaning that without any outside factors to interfere, you can retrain your brain and body to use a perfect pedal stroke. Existing muscles in the legs and lower core are activated and grow stronger, and the body learns to use new muscle groups if required; the neurological activation this causes helps your body learn to perform better and more efficiently.
What the Revbox can deliver (at a glance)
Enhanced muscle activation throughout the whole pedal stroke
What makes the Revbox so different?