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13.06.2016 / Latest press release regarding Revbox Power App now available on ITunes

The Revbox Power App is now available on Apple ITunes as the Revbox takes another important step in its development.

13 June 2016

The Revbox Power App reads power, speed, cadence and heart rate along with other training relevant information to get most out of Revbox training sessions. The Revbox App has been available for Android smartphones and tablets since last year.

“It’s another exciting and vital step to ensure all Revbox users get the most out of their training,” Philipp Schacht, Director of Revbox New Zealand said. “It’s worked well being available on Google Play for Android phones and tablets so now being on ITunes for use with Apple iOS devices is another significant step forward for the Revbox.”

For those without power metres Revbox sensors are also available from Revbox New Zealand. Schacht said that being able to ride on a Revbox either equipped with Revbox sensors and the Revbox Power App or a power metre, cycling computer or Smartphone that in turn synchs with an online cycling website, meant users are well set up to make the most of their time on a Revbox.

Revbox connects to cycle training online websites Sufferfest and Veloreality and will soon be available for FulGaz and Zwift as well. It has been available for Trainerroad since December last year.

The standard version of the Revbox Power App can be downloaded for free from Google Play and ITunes and Revbox sensor kit costs $NZ199 when purchased directly from the Revbox website (www.revbox.co.nz).

 

09.06.2016 / Latest press release regarding Revbox training gets more challenging and entertaining

Revbox training gets more challenging and entertaining

9 June 2016 

Training on the Revbox Erg just got more challenging and entertaining as the stationary trainer is now supported by some of the world’s leading cycle training online websites.

The Revbox can now connect to Sufferfest and Veloreality and should soon be available for FulGaz and Zwift as well. It has been available for Trainerroad since December last year.

“It is important users of the Revbox can get the full indoor riding experience, whether it’s a structured workout like Trainerroad that has over a hundred training plans and over thousand focused workouts through to Sufferfest and Velo Reality that offer the latest visual integrated software programmes where you can simulate riding on some of the world’s best known an scenic routes,” Revbox New Zealand Managing Director Philipp Schacht said.

Schacht said he has been working hard to provide more of an entertainment element to training with the Revbox, and that being able to ride on a Revbox either equipped with Revbox sensors and the Revbox Power App or a power metre, cycling computer or Smartphone that in turn synchs with an online cycling website is another exciting development for the Kiwi business.

“Being able to monitor your power output in real time while following motivating imagery can really assist with your training efforts,” he said. “The online cycling websites the Revbox now supports offers Revbox users the chance to fully embrace all the elements they need for structured programmes and motivation to maximise their training efforts.”
 

10.05.2016 / Latest press release regarding Hayden Mccormick becoming brand ambassador for Revbox New Zealand.

McCormick latest to sing praises about the Revbox

10 May 2016

Young kiwi professional cyclist Hayden McCormick is the latest athlete to sing the praises of the Revbox Erg, a revolutionary stationary trainer building a reputation for being the best of its kind in the world.

The current New Zealand Under 23 time trial champion who is based in Europe riding for Pro Continental team ONE Pro Cycling says the Revbox has quickly become a vital part of his training programme.

“I’m loving it,” he says. “It’s perfect for doing specific efforts and the low inertia element means I’m working through every part of my pedal stroke and it’s making a big difference.”

McCormick, one of the youngest riders at ONE Pro Cycling, moved to the English team from the Lotto-Soudal U23 Team. It’s an exciting opportunity for McCormick and his two other kiwi team mates Dion Smith and James Oram as the team has ambitions to step up to WorldTour level within the next couple of years.

“ONE Pro Cycling is a great environment to be in,” he says. “The programme we have is very good; we know when and where we’re racing well ahead of time and we’re getting to have a crack against some of the best teams in the world and we’re more than holding our own.”

The former national Under 23 road race champion started using the Revbox last month and he says it didn’t take long to start feeling the benefits. “You can tempo ride and use it for recovery, but it really comes into its own doing strength efforts and intervals. It’s really efficient to be able to just jump on, warm up and hit some tough training sessions then recover. It’s definitely an important part of my year round training now, and is built into my training schedule.”

McCormick is focused on his development as a professional road cyclist and stresses how important it is to look for any elements that can help him be a better bike rider, saying the Revbox is now a vital tool in his bid to make it to the top levels of the sport.

Happy with how his training with a Revbox has gone McCormick joins several other high profile athletes as a Revbox New Zealand ambassador.

“I have no doubt the Revbox is going to make me a stronger cyclist so it’s great to become part of the Revbox family of ambassadors that know firsthand what a difference training with a Revbox can make.”

 

24.02.2016 / Latest press release regarding Gina Crawford becoming brand ambassador for Revbox New Zealand.

The Revbox takes Gina Crawford’s training to the next level

24 February 2016
 
Top ironman athlete Gina Crawford has no hesitation to say the Revbox Erg is the best stationary trainer she has used, stressing it has taken her training to the ‘next level.’

The multiple ironman champion started using the Revbox last month saying she quickly felt the training benefits  as she really needed to activate her hamstrings more and could feel she had to work her lower abs and glutes to help her stabilise on the bike while using the Revbox.

“From the first time I jumped on the Revbox for a big gear interval set, it was amazing,” she said. “I had a pretty decent trainer which I was pretty happy with the Revbox really does take it to the next level. It is a low inertia trainer, which means that unlike other trainers which give you some assistance in your pedal stroke, the Revbox does not so you have to work in every part of the pedal stroke.”

Gina says that through listening to the Revbox she can hear if any part of her pedal stroke is weak and can than make the necessary adjustments. “Even just sitting on it for a short time I felt I was working harder to stabilise my pelvis and I could really feel my weaker hamstrings really starting to do some work. The Revbox will be a core part of my cycling programme, specifically targeting some weak points of my cycling which I am sure will make a huge difference to my racing.”

Gina also says the Revbox is perfect for specific strength work outs, saving her time and effort.  “Being low inertia I can warm up quickly and then get straight into the really beneficial part of a workout,” she said. “I can dictate exactly what I need so I am then able to train efficiently, wasting no time biking to the hill I need and running out of time for my main training set.”

She stresses that age group athletes who are ‘time poor’ and can often only fit an hour in for a bike session during the week can get a very specific and targeted sessions completed using a Revbox which will prove very beneficial.

“If you are a complete cycling novice then the Revbox is also perfect,” she says. ”The Revbox can change the way you pedal.” Gina says she can feel it when she goes out on the road, feeling more stable in the core and more efficient in her pedalling stroke, adding she is having to undo ‘years of bad habits.’

Gina plans to use the Revbox year round for her specific training efforts, where in the past she mainly used her stationary trainer for bike sessions during the colder winter months.

After already feeling the benefits of the Revbox Erg Gina is the latest athlete to join Revbox New Zealand as a brand ambassador.

“The Revbox will definitely be part of my year round training as in so many cases I see it being more valuable than being out on the road and I don't have to worry about the traffic as well. Even in the heat of summer sitting on the Revbox is comfortable because you get a nice breeze blowing into your legs. It is not the horrible sweaty session that it was with my other trainer.”

 

08.02.2016 / Latest press release regarding Gordon McCauley becoming brand ambassador for Revbox New Zealand.

Former national cycling champion praises Revbox Erg for getting him back on track

8 February 2016

Former National road cycling champion Gordon McCauley says the Revbox Erg played a vital role in getting him back racing at an elite level within six months of an horrific potentially career ending crash.

McCauley, a former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the time trial, five time national champion and two time Tour of Southland winner, broke his leg in early 2014 as was told he would never race at an elite level again but he paid tribute to the Revbox Erg stressing the important role it played that saw him back racing and winning at a club level only four months after the crash and lining up in elite races two months after that.

The 44 year old Auckland based rider broke his right leg and smashed his left kneecap after hitting a fence during a race, by far the worst injuries he had ever suffered in a 27-year race career, but being told he would never race at an elite level again only fired him up to prove those predications wrong.

“By August in 2014 I was so far ahead of where I was told I’d be,” he says. “And I was stoked to be proving the early predictions wrong and there is no doubt the Revbox played a very important part in my rehabilitation.”

“I used the Revbox a lot during my recovery from breaking my legs, and as a coach and elite racer I fully appreciate the value a great training tool like the Revbox can bring to a riders performance.”

“After the crash in early 2014 that broke my left patella, right fibula and badly shattered my right tibia I began riding my bike seven weeks after what was definitely the worst crash of my career and fifteen weeks after the crash I won Auckland’s most important race the Gallipoli Cup."

Gordon put a vast amount of his recovery focus into hours on the Revbox Erg stationary trainer as he virtually had to teach himself to pedal again, and that was where he says the Revbox had huge benefits.

“Getting my peddling action going again meant I had to rebuild strength in both legs and in this capacity the Revbox was perfect,” he says. “The Revbox and its low inertia means you are working through the whole pedal stroke which is great to build strength again and it really improves your pedalling action by listening to the sound of the machine.

”After reaping the benefits of the Revbox Erg McCauley is the latest athlete and coach to join Revbox New Zealand as a brand ambassador, something he says he had no hesitation in accepting.

“I’m riding proof of what can be achieved with the Revbox,” he says. “There’s no doubt there are loads of stationary trainers on the market but the Revbox stands alone as a no nonsense, get out of it what you put in to it sort of trainer that  really kicks arse; quite simply it’s a weapon, a weapon that can really make a difference to performance no matter what level you ride at.”

04.02.2016 / Latest press release regarding Ridley bikes from Belgium becoming the distributor for Revbox New Zealand in 6 European countries.

Revbox set for European impact

4 February 2016

New Zealand based Revbox is set to make an impact in the European market after securing a distribution deal with Belgium premium bike manufacturer Ridley.

The Revbox Erg will be now be available in six European countries after Partner and Managing Director of Revbox New Zealand Philipp Schacht confirmed the relationship with Ridley after starting discussions at Eurobike in late August last year.

“It’s another really exciting milestone in the Revbox journey,” Schacht said.  “After joining forces with the Lotto Soudal pro cycling team that ride Ridley bikes the distribution deal was a natural progression that will see Ridley distribute the Revbox in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Austria.”

Schacht said distribution was already underway in Europe and he was ‘very excited’ to have a partner like Ridley on board as they target a very similar group of customers, so says the alignment with the Revbox Erg stationary trainer should be a strong one.

“Ridley has a very strong presence in Europe, in particular the six countries where they will distribute the Revbox. We are looking forward to working with their sales team to grow the profile and demand for the Revbox in Europe.”

Schacht said the relationship should work well as the Revbox shares many of the same brand attributes as Ridley which includes quality, performance and attention to detail.

Ridley owner Jochim Aerts said he felt the Revbox would be well received in Europe as it was a high quality stationary trainer that was perfect for professional athletes all the way through to recreational cyclists wanting to get the most out of their training time.

“The Revbox Erg is an air braked, direct driven cycle trainer with minimal rotational inertia that provides a controlled training environment that results in vital incremental fitness and strength improvements. Philipp and his team have worked very hard to provide a world class product.”

14.09.2015 / Latest press release regarding the Lotto Soudal World Pro Tour Cycling Team and Revbox New Zealand:

Lotto Soudal pro cycling team join forces with Revbox New Zealand

14 September 2015
 
World Pro tour cycling team Lotto Soudal have joined forces with Revbox New Zealand Limited in a five year deal that will see the Revbox Erg stationary cycling trainer used and endorsed by many of the world’s top cyclists, including German sprinter Andre Greipel.

Philipp Schacht, Partner and Managing Director of Revbox New Zealand, said his team was ‘very excited’ to be working alongside a World Pro tour cycling team competing at the top of the sport.

“It really is fantastic and a huge endorsement about what the Revbox Erg can provide as a stationary cycling trainer,” he said.  “The gains an athlete can achieve using the Revbox Erg are very significant and to have this recognised by one of the world’s leading professional cycling teams is very encouraging.”

Lotto Soudal Sports Director Bart Leyzen said he was really impressed by the Revbox Erg and was looking forward to seeing the gains his cyclists could achieve training with them. "The trainers are compact, light, easy to transport and will give our cyclist as tough as a work out as they possibly need," he said.

Schacht said that the Revbox Erg, being an air braked, direct driven cycle trainer with minimal rotational inertia, provides a controlled training environment that results in vital incremental fitness and strength improvements.

“The Revbox Erg can easily be integrated into an athlete’s year round preparations for major goals. It’s perfect for professional athletes all the way through to recreational cyclists wanting to get the most out of their training time too.”

The Lotto Soudal team and Revbox New Zealand Limited will officially start working together on the 1st of January 2016.

 

25.05.2015 / Latest press release for release of the Revbox Power App:

Developers excited as Revbox Power App becomes available

25 June 2015
 
The Revbox Power App is another important step for the developers of the Revbox Erg as they work towards establishing it as the best wind braked, low inertia cycle trainer in the world.

The team behind the revolutionary stationary cycle trainer are very excited Revbox Erg users will be able to use the Revbvox Power App to read power, speed, cadence and heart rate along with other training relevant information to get most out of their Revbox Erg training sessions.

Revbox Development Engineer and Partner Robert Durham has been working hard with the App’s Developer and technicians to build the best training App to compliment the Revbox Erg. “It’s been a real team effort with a focus on delivering something that will add some real value to those training with a Revbox Erg,” Durham said.

Philipp Schacht, Partner and Director of Revbox New Zealand, said it was ‘really exciting’  as the team took another vital step to ensure Revbox Erg users get the most out of their training.

Schacht said the Revbox Power App would be available in late August. Training sessions in the more advanced App will be able to be uploaded directly into Trainingpeaks to monitor progress and success. Revbox New Zealand planned to develop training plans specifically made for the Revbox Erg which will be available for download directly onto a smartphone or tablet.

This first release of the Revbox Power App will only be available for Android smartphones and tablets with plans to include Apple IOS in September or October. The Revbox Power App will also work with earlier versions of the Revbox Erg and sensors will be available from Revbox New Zealand from late August.

The standard version of the Revbox Power App can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the sensorkit will cost 199.00 NZD and can be purchased directly from the Revbox Erg website. (www.revbox.co.nz)

For more information please contact:
 
John McKenzie
enthuse ltd
021 384 730
 
Philipp Schacht
Revbox New Zealand Limited
0 22 6015523

27.03.2015 / Latest press release for our two new Revbox brand ambassadors:

 

Vink and Horgan new brand ambassadors for Revbox New Zealand

27 March 2015
 
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.”

For more information please contact:
 
John McKenzie
enthuse ltd
021 384 730
 
Philipp Schacht
Revbox New Zealand Limited
0 22 6015523

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