Frequently Asked Questions
All AIRhub™ Models FAQ
WHEN TO USE THE AIRhub™?
The AIRhub is a training tool designed to help you achieve your goal of improved training.
We have seen massive improvements in session quality when the AIRhub us used for Tempo and Sweetspot training. By reducing road speeds we usually see a power increase of 10% - 15%
- Hill simulation when you only have flat road.
- Increasing the length of existing hills
- Travelling and training on unknown roads.
- Maintaining watts on a bunch ride.
- Partner speed matching.
- Reducing speeds on bike paths during high intensity efforts.
- Quality pre race training and activation session.
- Base load increase during pre season.
- Form maintenance through base loading.
I DON’T RACE WHAT ABOUT ME?
Sometimes inner city commuting too short for training, the AIRhub can increase the intensity and also massively increase the safety of this ride. Short, intense morning & evening sessions through the neighbourhood can now become a serious training session. Without the AIRhub, speeds would be unsafe or the intensity too low.
DOES THE RESISTANCE CHANGE YOUR PEDAL STROKE?
By using electromagnetic braking, the AIRhub provides fluid resistance, which it's very different to riding with your brakes on. The AIRhub should actually help improve your pedal stroke. A slightly higher resistance makes riding with a lazy pedal stroke difficult. The AIRhub will naturally train you to deliver power through the dead spot at the top and bottom of the pedal stroke. A smoother more even pedal stroke is the beginning of a more efficient ride.
I KNOW IT WAS BUILT FOR ROAD RACERS, DOES IT WORK FOR TRIATHLETES TOO?
The AIRhub will work even better for Triathletes. More training in less time. It allows high quality training in the Aero position to become safe and easily achievable. No need to travel for miles to find safe roads. Long high intensity sessions can be done on a bike path. We have many elite triathletes use the AIRhub to achieve race power more often in the areas they live. Sometimes its possible to hit race intensity right from your front door!
DOES IT FIT NORMAL ROAD BIKE FORKS?
Yes. Most 700c forks work. We highly recommend quality forks, as with most bicycle equipment. The only thing you will need to look out for is if your fork protrudes deep beyond the axle. Send us an email with a photo if you are unsure.
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH RESISTANCE FOR ME.
We don't hear this often but sometimes we get athletes that are just too strong. We recommend using a slow tire on your rear wheel, and using the AIRhub to "fine tune" resistance. Schwalbe Durano Plus or Specialized Armadillo are the two slowest we know of.