The almost top of the line LR760 LiveRide trainer is similar to the higher-end LR790 with the exception of two things. The LR760 has a single magnet, not a dual unit and the frame doesn't offer the slick tubular adjustable legs of its elder sibling. Albeit two very nice features to have, the price reduction is significant. The frame offered here is still super stout and will stand up to plenty of abuse. The single magnet offers enough resistance for any workout. There is a pre-set quick release that makes the task of installing and remove the bike a snap. The included cable actuated resistance control simply clips on your handlebar to allow you to adjust 13 levels of tension. The beauty of the LiveRide trainers is not only the quality but the magical ride feel created by the Neodymium magnet. It is the heart of the trainer and what makes it stand out from the rest of all the other Mag and Fluid trainers available today.
The name Neodymium may sound new to you, but it has been in use by Toyota for some time and serves as a major component in all of their Hybrid car designs. These magnets are considered rare earth magnets that are permanent. Meaning, they will not fade or lose strength over time. Simply put, they are super magnets. And thanks to Toyota, Minoura gets modern magnet technology from a major world company that would have been impossible to acquire on their own.
The Neodymium super magnet offers what previous magnets could not: resistance under heavy load. Older mag trainers using Ferrite magnets could be over powered on their hardest settings. The Neodymium now can be adjusted from easy to impossible. You can now experience what the pros prefer. Smooth and consistent power that has adjustable tension/resistance. Over the past decade, fluid based trainers have been very popular but suffer a fatal flaw. They is no adjustability of the resistance level. The harder you pedal the more resistance build up and that's it. There is no way to adjust or meter the relationship of power and resistance. With Minoura's Stair-Step Neodymium magnets you can have any workout you desire. You also get the most realistic experience with these trainers - hence the term LiveRide trainers.
Minoura's Live Training apps and accessories are available for purchase and feature Smartphone interconnectivity to the trainer. You most likely own the most powerful cycling computer you can buy today - your Smartphone. Minoura merges the Smartphone with the trainer via software applications for indoor cycling nirvana. You will be able to download courses, track your workouts and set goals. Upload to Strava to compare your training data, link to virtually all social media outlets and much more.