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Lemond windtrainer at Costco?(9 posts)

Lemond windtrainer at Costco?jdl30864
Jan 17, 2002 11:05 PM
I went to Costco and found that they have a windtrainer that is supposedly Lemond brand. After a few hours of searching I haven't come across single page with info on this trainer. Anybody used this trainer, or know what company is actually making it? It's only $70, which seems cheap considering most are well over $100. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Jared
Toys-R-Us has them tooDWridesGT
Jan 18, 2002 12:16 AM
My local (Maryland) Toys-R-Us is selling a Greg Lemond stationary trainer. It's about $100 if I recall. It didn't look to shabby. Also, you can find Gregs brand in all Target Stores across the U.S. From cheap helmets to tricycle bells to chintzy tools, Lemond will make anything and try and sell it to the greater public. One hell of a great cyclist though!
re: Lemond windtrainer at Costco?Dave Hickey
Jan 18, 2002 3:17 AM
I received one for Christmas. It's very nice. The best feature is you can direct the fans toward you to cool you as you spin. It's very stable and well put together. Great deal for $70.00
re: Lemond windtrainer at Costco?Lone Gunman
Jan 18, 2002 6:50 AM
A few months back I was talking with the LBS owner who sells Lemond and we got into the whole Lemond @ Target issue. His take on it was that Greg wanted ALOT of money from Trek, Trek said no so Greg starts selling his name to whoever, and as a result product with his name is showing up @ the discount stores. He is selling to whoever will pay for his name. I wonder about the quality of some of the product, you know it won't be top shelf.
The name's no guarantee of qualitycory
Jan 18, 2002 8:11 AM
He's a great cyclist, but he's also a pretty hard-charging businessman with an eye for the buck. I saw the trainers at Costco, too, and the quality, in a brief glance, looked OK. But don't assume he personally checked the things out before he put his name on 'em.
Caveat emptor: Remember the Costco Cannondale R1000s? nmElefantino
Jan 18, 2002 8:20 AM
re: Lemond windtrainer at Costco?Brobiker
Jan 18, 2002 11:27 AM
I believe Stairmaster builds the Lemond trainer. Stairmaster has commercial and consumer lines and based on price and distribution (i.e. Costco) I would say the Lemond is made by consumer division, thus not bad product but not super rugged.

BB
re: Lemond windtrainer at Costco?Lewis
Jan 18, 2002 12:31 PM
Despite whats been said here, LeMond products are actually very good.
They are definitely of much higher quality than the usual fare available at Target, Costco, etc. Are they worth the money? Yes. Are they as good as the "high end" stuff in bike shops? Some of it is comparable but remember they aren't asking the same $ either or marketing it for them either.
I applaud LeMond for putting his name on a quality product for the "everyday" cyclist. In this case, it has improved what is out there in the "lower end" product range.
For a wind trainer, it's a flat out bargain at $70
I have to agree about the Lemond stuff...ashleync
Jan 19, 2002 11:07 AM
Will all of your cycling buddies approve? Probably not. But you will enjoy the products, even if they last for just a little less time than a brand 3 times as expensive. I considered buying one for myself. But I have a gym across the street from my office with plenty of spin bikes and all the workout equipment I could possibly want.

I have bought a lemond jersey for practice and I found it to be a great, well-fitting, rugged piece of merchandise. Not flasy, in fact it is plain black, but I like it. And I liked the 19.99 price it had too.

I skip on the LBS stuff lots of times because they will respect me or remember me no more if I buy from them or someone else. It's all about making a buck. For consumers, it's all about BANG for the BUCK.