For the last
three years we’ve worked hard to make our vision become reality. We’ve developed,
enhanced, tested and patented our wind-braked, low-inertia cycle trainer: the Revbox
Now we're ready
to produce the Revbox as cost-effectively as possible and distribute it
internationally. We want to go from working prototypes and small handmade quantities
to serious production, and we need your support to get there.
Revbox New Zealand
Limited is a New Zealand-based company and the Revbox is 100% designed,
developed and engineered in New Zealand.
Meet the dedicated,
international team of keen cyclists driving this project:
Schacht, Germany: Owner, Managing Director, Developer
Durham, United Kingdom: Owner, Development Engineer and Visionary
McKenzie, New Zealand: Communications Marketing
Independent consulting - Steve Jones,
United Kingdom: University of Waikato, App Development
Independent consulting - Joe McQuillan, New
Zealand: University of Waikato, Scientific Research
About this project
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
The ability to smooth and improve the pedal stroke by listening to the sound of the machine
Perfect strength and endurance training for cyclists, runners and swimmers
Consistent and precise training in a controlled environment
Proven results for professional athletes as well as weekend cyclists of every age and ability
Excellent rehabilitation after accidents and injury due to its low inertia
Additional app can show accurate power, heart rate, cadence, calories, speed, distance and more
Additional app can connect and upload data to TrainingPeaks and other training programs
Train with - or against - your mates everywhere in the world on a video screen
Revbox Performance Money Back Guarantee
We are so sure of the benefits the Revbox Erg can deliver to your training that we offer every customer a Revbox Performance Money Back Guarantee, so you can purchase a Revbox in full confidence that it will give you the results you want.
The Revbox Erg will improve your strength and fitness levels - and if it doesn’t we’ll give you your money back.
Conditions apply – please contact us.
What makes the Revbox so different
Low inertia, which helps you learn to pedal the right way for your body
The use of airbraking creates resistance; your own efforts drive the results
Very compact; easy to transport and set up
Compatible with 10 and 11-speed drivetrains as well as 12mm through axles
‘Weekend warrior’ cyclists get
fitter and stronger
Recreational athletes get better
results with less time spent training
Elite athletes get a real edge
on their competition
People that require
rehabilitation from injury to retrain their leg muscles
People coming out of comas to rehabilitate
their legs and lower abdomen stabilisers; another benefit is the lungs’ oxygen
capacity increase is greater here than with many other exercises
People with illnesses affecting
the leg muscles to regain muscle control and strength
The unit on its
own is just under 9kg, lighter than many other trainers, and it has a versatile,
unlimited resistance range. The Revbox has the best ratio of unit resistance to
size and weight of stationary trainer in the world, making it especially
practical for international travel if required.
Every road bike and most cross country mountain
bikes can be fitted to the Revbox by simply removing the rear wheel. It’s as easy
The Revbox will match your lifestyle and
training needs, whether you want to improve your health in a short space of time or you’re
a world class athlete looking for an edge.
The Revbox Training App
Training App will be offered separately as an affordable alternative for those
who don´t have or don´t want to buy a more expensive crank- or pedal-based
power meter. It will provide pre-set training plans and will display key training
data such as your power, cadence, speed, heart rate, and so on.
Who can the Revbox help?
Elite and world-class athletes can up their game for a real edge
Recreational athletes can get fitter, faster and stronger
Hobby cyclists and commuters can increase their fitness
People needing rehabilitation
from accidents can retrain their leg muscles
People coming out of comas can
restore use of their lower abdomen stabilisers and legs
People with illnesses affecting
their leg muscles can regain muscle control and strength through the body’s
neurological activation process
Our very first video from 03/2014 to introduce the concept.
Our second video from 06/2014 to explain the concept and how to train with the Revbox.
We have a strong alliance with Hunter Allen and the worlds leading coaching group:
What have we already done?
Extensive durability testing
Production design finalisation
Drive system development and
Parts and materials supply
Assembly capability finalised
Finalised bill of materials and
Finalised total cost of goods
Brand look and feel developed:
this includes the personality of the Revbox, the culture of the business, and
promotional material including website, instructions, packaging, vision footage
(videos) and training plans
Patent applications (Patent pending)
What else are we doing?
with the University of Waikato’s Scientific Sports Department to develop a
recumbent machine - similar in principle to the Revbox but in reverse - to help
rehabilitate the elderly, the infirm, and of course sportspeople of all types.
We’re doing some further investigation into the benefits for different users to
add to our body of research and support documentation, and we’re also working
on a roller trainer to connect to the Revbox and a connecting bike frame called BoxBike for use
How much the Revbox Erg cost
USA: 999.00 USD
Europe: 799.00 EUR
New Zealand: 999.00 NZD
Revbox Power App: 99.00 NZD
Revbox Sensor Kit: 99.00 NZD
Revbox Tarpaulin Transport Bag: 169.00 NZD
World Wide Freight Rate: 99.00 NZD
What we’ll do after successful
Buy moulds and
workspace and streamline the manufacturing process
production run of parts
communications and advertising
first mass production of Revbox Ergs, by June 2015 at the latest
Thanks very much for your attention and please get in contact with us whenever you have any additional questions.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges when Kickstarting something new like the Revbox. It’s a challenge we feel very comfortable with.
We built more than 32 prototypes before we started our small pre-series production and have already sold more than 70 trainers to very satisfied customers. All Revbox we’ve made have sold within two months.
We know that our core technology is proven, and we have great confidence in it - the feedback we´ve received about it over the last 12 months tells us we’ve got it right.
We’re asking for your support to pay for the tooling and to set up cost-effective production and worldwide distribution channels. We want to develop more machines based on the Revbox concept; we want to supply Revbox units internationally in the second half of 2015 so that anyone who needs one can get one.
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