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CycleOps Powerbeam Pro

The Powerbeam Pro is an electronic trainer that comes in either an ANT+ version or Bluetooth version.

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Bluetooth Powerbeam Pro

The Bluetooth Powerbeam Pro pairs like any other Bluetooth device; however, it is only fully compatible via ERG mode with our Legacy desktop apps. The Powerbeam Pro is only supported as a power meter (no ERG mode) in our mobile apps.

Here are links to download the TrainerRoad Legacy app.

How to pair Powerbeam Pro via Bluetooth

  1. Open the TrainerRoad App
  2. Go to the Devices section of the app
    • Ensure that Bluetooth is On by checking the upper right-hand corner to make sure Bluetooth is highlighted in green
  3. The PowerBeam device card should appear in the Devices section
  4. Tap/click on your trainer to start the pairing process
  5. Once the Device's card is highlighted in green it is paired

Note: To learn more about Bluetooth compatibility, check out this Bluetooth Troubleshooting article.

ANT+ Powerbeam Pro

The ANT+ PowerBeam Pro is a little bit trickier to pair due to the proprietary nature of the ANT+ protocol they use. Due to this, the PowerBeam Pro is only fully compatible with the TrainerRoad Legacy App. The ANT+ PowerBeam Pro is only supported as a power meter (no ERG control) in our mobile apps.

Here are links to download the TrainerRoad Legacy app:

Note: For Mac, the ANT+ Powerbeam Pro is only fully supported on our Legacy AIR app. Click here for installation and setup steps.

Connecting the Powerbeam Pro with the Legacy Application

  1. Open the TrainerRoad App
  2. Go to the Devices section of the app
  3. Plug in your ANT+ stick
    • make sure it displays ANT+ as On in the upper right corner of the screen
  4. Click Device Troubleshooting at the bottom
  5. Click Search next to the PowerBeamPro

  6. Click Pair when the PowerBeamPro is discovered
    • PowerBeam Pro should show up Green in your Devices Tab, signifying that it has successfully paired.

How to pair to Legacy AIR App

Step 1. Open the TrainerRoad Legacy AIR app.

If you do not already have this version of the app, you can download it here:

You will want to make sure to download the latest version of Adobe Air before you start the download.

Note: You should only download this version if you are using a PowerBeam Pro, all other users should download our latest version of the app on our Downloads Page.

Step 2. Plug in your ANT+ USB stick.

Step 3. Go to the Devices tab. If your screen looks like the one below after clicking the "Devices" tab, click "Search for ANT+ USB". (If you don't see this button, then good news! TrainerRoad already found your ANT+ USB stick)

Step 4. Search for devices.

After your ANT+ USB stick is connected, you should see the screen below. Scroll down to where you see the PowerBeam Pro listed, and click "Pair."

If you have an older Power Beam Pro, clicking "Pair" may not be successful. If this is the case, you can connect with TrainerRoad by clicking "Legacy" instead of "Pair."

Note: The PowerBeam Pro works best when it's paired first — before any other devices. It won't pair if you're trying to pair other devices such as heart rate monitors at the same time.

Once the device is paired, it's time to do a Spindown Calibration.

A Spindown Calibration aims to quantify the variable of rolling resistance (affected by tire pressure and trainer pressure) in order to get more accurate power readings. This should be done often, not just on the initial setup.

Doing it every other ride, or even every ride, isn't a bad idea. After pairing the device, look for the "Spindown" button below the mode selection button.

Step 1. As indicated in the window below, maintain a speed between 18-22mph for 120 seconds.

Step 2. After maintaining the speed for the indicated time, stop pedaling and let your bike coast to a stop.

Step 3. Once your bike has coasted to a stop, you should see the following message. Click "Done" and you're ready to ride!

Troubleshooting

Connection Problems?

Visit our Device Pairing Troubleshooting page.

ANT+ USB stick Issues?

Visit our ANT+ USB Stick troubleshooting page.

Spindown Calibration Problems?

Have you been spinning down your PBP and TrainerRoad says something like there's 65,000 seconds left? That's actually the PBP's way of indicating that something went wrong with the spindown. This is usually due following the spindown steps incorrectly. This error can also be caused if the signal was interrupted during spindown. In order to fix this, try the following:

    • Unplug your PBP for about 5 minutes and reconnect your power cord to your PBP (restart it)
    • Restart TrainerRoad
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