Frustration Yields Innovation- Introducing “The Portland” Bike Fit Trainer Stand

What if there existed a bike trainer actually designed and built for Bike Fitting?

One that could not be tipped over, could hold over 500Lbs, and made of professional grade steel?

“Frustration leads to. . . innovation”

Two years ago, I met Clay Dennis by chance, a skilled engineer, fabricator and custom bike builder (among many other special custom projects), and together we began to work out the possibility of designing and creating this special, one-of-a-kind, holy-grail of Bike Trainers actually built for Bike Fitting— one that could help the myriad of unique bikes and riders of Portland, Oregon.

Our good friend and talented craftsman Clay Dennis with our very first Prototype, ‘The Portland’ version 1.0, November 2017

Key features of ‘The Portland’ Trainer Stand :

  1. Large footprint, making it virtually impossible to tip over during active cycling, and out-of- the-saddle efforts during Bike Fit
  2. Each of the 4 legs is 100% independently height-adjustable, ensuring a level trainer regardless of the surface defects
  3. High grade, professional quality steel, hand welded with weight tolerance estimated at above 500Lbs+
  4. Sizing to allow for ANY wheel/tire size from 29er MTB, E-bikes, and as small as folding bikes/ Bromptons — All axle types: Thru axle to QR
  5. Powder coated and rear bracing for added durability, style, and to resist fatigue and flex of the rear stays
  6. ‘The Portland’ has replaceable hand-lathed brass fittings, which provides a softer surface / lubrication to avoid damage to trainer axles
  7. Rear mounting for installation of any commercially available magnetic or fluid resistance unit, i.e Kinnetic.
  8. Removable front legs to allow for transportability, and the ability to ship in smaller box

“The Portland” is a highly-specialized Trainer Stand that fills a much-need void to help ALL cyclists and ALL bikes - from MTB to Bromton, and everything in-between!

For those interested in learning more about bringing “The Portland” to your very own Bike Fit studio or home- a true game-changer in the Bike Fit realm — — → visit The Portland product page!

From left to right: Blackburn Trainer; The Portland; A Computrainer
The finished product- Version 2.0 of ‘The Portand’ and ready to be shipped!
Hand-lathed brass fittings
Bike Fitting a 29inch wheel with a 2.6" tire?!?! It fits perfectly on “The Portland”!
Note detachable legs on the front, with custom, height-adjustable front and rear feet. Completed here with a Kinnetic resistance unit mounted on “The Portland”

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Kevin Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt

Owner/Founder of Pedal PT. Passionate Cyclist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Bike Fitter, Dad, and Entrepreneur, living the #BikeLife in Portland, Oregon.