Kinetic: In the Shop

Test Robot

Crank Armstrong is a Brute!

Using Crank Armstrong, Kinetic Engineers can break a competitive trainer in several hours. Throughout the years, feedback from bike dealers has confirmed that leaking fluid units are a major issue with " other" trainers. Pictured above is our venerable "test robot" Crank Armstrong.

Crank has been at the core of the Kinetic product destructive testing team for well over a decade. He's powered by a Dayton 3 HP electric motor driving through a Boston 10 to 1 gear reducer connected to the non-chaining side of the bicycle bottom bracket.