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PowerCranks are almost impossible to explain to people without their riding them. This page includes several videos and testimonials as another way in which we try to transmit and reinforce to you, someone who is obviously intrigued about them, about what are the "really", why they are as good as we say they are. As soon as you have ridden a pair a few times suddenly these instructional videos will make a lot more sense.

Other videos here are done by others, showing various aspects of the PowerCranks. If you hear of other videos please inform us so we can make a link.

 

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The Video Library

Basic videos, combined testimonials, athlete interviews, rehabilitation interviews, done by others, techical/help videos

Basic videos

General introduction to PowerCranks
(long, 9 minutes)
PowerCranks are a real revolution in athletic training and rehabilitation. This video attempts to explain what improvements they offer over traditional training and rehabilitation methods and equipment especially directed towards the cyclist or triathlete.

General introduction to PowerCranks
(short, 5 min)
PowerCranks are a real revolution in athletic training and rehabilitation. This video attempts to explain what improvements they offer over traditional training and rehabilitation methods and equipment and how they can improve almost any athlete who depends upon their legs for speed and power while also helping that athlete avoid injury. A more general introduction than the one directed towards the cyclist/triathlete

Running Form and PowerCranks
(long, 9 min)
Running fast requires good running form. While running more and harder can result in running improvements, without good form the improvements are definitely limited. This video attempts to explain what constitutes good running form and why PowerCranks helps the runner improve their running for, while, at the same time, helping them reduce risk of running related injuries. long version

Running form and PowerCranks
(short, 3' 42")
Running fast requires good running form. While running more and harder can result in running improvements, without good form the improvements are definitely limited. This video attempts to explain what constitutes good running form and why PowerCranks helps the runner improve their running for, while, at the same time, helping them reduce risk of running related injuries. short version

Strength Athletes and PowerCranks
Ted O'Neil, of Diablo Barbell, calls his PowerCranks bike "the hamstring bike." "You are only as strong as your weakest link." With PowerCranks he can ensure the hamstrings are not the weakest link in his power lifting athletes. In addition, he gives an overview of the benefits that PowerCranks can provide to many different sports, and the specific benefits that many have seen

Cycling (Hill Climbing) and PowerCranks
A trip to Mt. Diablo in N. California to get some video of Andrew on the mountain to demonstrate some of the different drills one might do and some of the capability of the cranks. It is a fun video that shows a lot that is possible with PowerCranks that is not possible with regular cranks and some different ways to get noticed by others.

testimonials

Cycling results
About 50 cyclists from professional to beginners (most are very experienced amateurs) tell about the cycling improvements they have seen from using PowerCranks. dialup version

Rehab results
A wide range of athletes tell about the improvements they have seen from using PowerCranks involving a wide range of injuries.

Running results
A wide range of athletes tell about the running improvements they have seen from using PowerCranks

interviews
Coaches/prosCyclistsRunnersTriathletes
Speedskating/hockeyRehabilitation

Pro Cyclists/triathletes/coaches

Professional Triathlete Mirinda Carfrae
Mirinda discusses her 9 month experience with PowerCranks. She talks about how she was humbled by the cranks the first ride and how she kept calling her coach to get reassured this was what she should be doing. She talks about how her mileage went down when she should be doing base miles yet this didn't hurt her one bit. And, she mentions the first improvement she saw was in her running, something unexpected in an already elite runner. This interview conducted after the 2009 Ironman World Championship, a race in which Mirinda finished second and set a new run split course record.

Professional Triathlete Leanda Cave
Leanda discusses her 3 month experience with the PowerCranks. This interview conducted after her third win at the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. In it she mentions demonstrable improvements in both her cycling and running that she can see already but that the real goal is to see big improvement in the upcoming Ironman World Championship 6 months hencs.

Triathlete and Coach Jeff Cuddeback (audio, 50 minutes)
Jeff recounts his 25 year experience in triathlon, discussing his background and what he has learned about training and coaching and how he is now integrating PowerCranks into his own training and into the training regimens of those he coaches. Jeff has held and still holds several world and course records for various distance triathlons.

Professional Triathlete Tom Evans
Tom Evans is a dentist and a professional triathlete. Tom is one of the 18 Ironman professional athletes who won their first Ironman after starting PowerCranks. He started PowerCranks in 2003. He won that first Ironman shortly after completing this video before Ironman Canada in 2004. Always a strong swimmer he discusses the improvements he had seen up to that time in both his biking and running. Since that time he has continued to improve to the extent of having a 4:19 bike and a 2:57 run, whle shattering the course record at the age of 40, in Ironman Florida in 2008.

Professional Triathlete Conrad Stoltz
Here we have the manyt time world champion and the most dominant Xterra triathlete since 2005. Recorded in 2006. Listen to Conrad talk about his first PowerCranks experience, how they have helped both his mountain bike and road time trial performance, and how they have helped his run. And, he gives some general Xterra racing tips

Belgian National Cycling Coach (track) Jon Wiggins
Listen to Jon talk about his teams PowerCranks experience, how they have helped both improve efficiency and VO2 max huge amounts in only 6 months. Plus, he talks about motivating elite cyclists dialup version (5.3mb)

Cyclists

Cyclist Brian Choi
Brian is an experienced Cat 2 cyclist, who, at the time of the taping, had been on them for about 3 months. he discusses how they helped him to uncover and correct a major right/left leg discrepancy. He does not train with power so cannot document actual power increases. We apologize beforehand as the background interferes with some of the dialog in this interview. dial-up (1.8mb)

Cyclist Bobby Escay
Bobby is an experienced endurance runner and cyclist but an "ordinary Joe" cyclist who tells the story of his first 6 weeks on the PowerCranks, from the first difficult week to getting to a 70+mile ride with lots of climbing by week 4. He also tells of his plans to ride the "Death Ride" on his PowerCranks 4 months hence. dial-up (3mb)

Cyclist Robin Goldfoos
Robin is a 52 year old who has been on PowerCranks for 5 years. He commutes to work on them. He discusses his progression and the fact he is continuing to see improvement from using them. dial-up (1.7mb)

Cyclist Ken Mejica
Ken is a relatively new cyclist, currently a Cat. 4 cyclist, who, at the timeof the taping had been on them for about 3 months of immersion training. He talks about how they caused him to "just about quit cycling" to now having seen about 25 watts improvement. Further, he reports about the biggest running improvement we have ever heard, a 3 minute per mile improvement for 10 miles. We apologize beforehand as the background interferes with some of the dialog in this interview. dial-up (3mb)

Cyclist Dan Metcalf
This may be one of the more amazing reports we have ever had. Dan reports on how the PowerCranks helped him to win a race after only one week (four rides) on the PowerCranks.
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Cyclist Jason Powers
Jason is a Cat 4 cyclist with only 3 months experience on the PowerCranks at the time of the interview. After about 2 months on the Powercranks "everyone" noticed his "bad technique" had turned into "perfect" technique. He has also seen about 25 watts power increase in this time. We apologize beforehand as the background interferes with some of the dialog in this interview. dial-up (2.2mb)

Cyclist Scott Simmons
An experienced cyclist, in 8 months Scott has improved his speed on an 8 mile TT he does regularly from 26mph to 29 mph!!!. Any wonder he calls them "the number one upgrade you can buy".

Cyclist Scott Vincent
Scott has also been on PowerCranks for 5 years. He got into cycling because of bad knees from other sports. When he started he was a cycling neophyte. He is now a Cat 3 and the day of the interview had won a $100 preem in the race he was in, to which he gave PowerCranks a lot of credit. We apologize beforehand as the background interferes with some of the dialog in this interview. dial-up (3mb)

Runners/Triathletes

Runner/triathlete Michael Arnstein
Michael is primarily a runner who also does triathlons. Before PC's his personal best for the marathon was 2:45. Within a month of being on PC's he dropped that to 2:34. Now, after two years he believes he is capable of 2:27 on the right course and day, despite having dropped his weekly mileage from 110-120 mpw to 65-70 mpw. Listen to this amazing story.

Triathlete Jamie Jamison
Jamie is a triathlete who was stuck for 5 years with essentially the same time at the same race, the Muncie Endurathon half iron distance race. In this interview he talks about his transition and the improvements he saw in the race after only 7 months on PowerCranks. Count how many times he uses the word phenomenal.

Injured Runner/triathlete Patricia Rosen
Patricia is an experienced masters (58yo) runner/triathlete. In this video she tells about her background and why she got on PowerCranks - because she was suffering from an never ending stress fracture and someone suggested she try PowerCranks as a running alternative. PowerCranks helped her to rehab from this injury but allowed her to maintain all of her fitness while doing so. In fact, she won her first race done after 6 months of ZERO running and her first marathon shortly thereafter (Boston) resulted in her qualfiying for Boston again.

Speedskating/hockey

Speedskater Andrew Love
A 500 meter specialis, Andrew was able to take about 1.5 seconds off his personal best in one year after starting with PowerCranks to the point of qualifying for the Olympic trials. In it he discusses how PowerCranks help the speedskater and hockey player who want to get faster.

Special rehabilitation reports

Jim Lawyer
Jim Lawyer suffers from cerebral palsy. Here he reports his experience after about 18 months of PowerCranks training as to the muscular improvements he has seen especially as regards balance, cycling power, and running gait.

YouTube PowerCranks Videos by others

Youtube videos done by customers all on one page
a wide variety of videos included here, including many first rides, experienced riders riding on rollers doing "all the PowerCranks tricks" and almost everything in between.

Triathlon magazine video review
Better speak German but they do have some great shots of the cranks in action.

Technical videos

Help with ordering
An overview of what PowerCranks are, the benefits that they can provide to different sports, and the specific benefits that many have seen

Dual Mode Demonstration
How the Dual mode works. Just how easy it is to change from one mode to the other.

Installing on a bicycle
Showing the basics of installing the PowerCranks on a bicycle

Installing on a RevMaster classic exercise bike
Showing how to install PowerCranks on a classic Revmaster.

Installing on a Cycleops Pro series exercise bike
Showing how to install Model 7 PowerCranks on a cycleops pro series trainer. Can also be used as an installation guide for other exercycles or a regular bicycle as the principles are identical. Includes how to ensure dual mode cranks lock up at 180º and how to adjust crank length.