I just purchased a Feedback Sports Omnium (the overdrive model with progressive resistance) and I took it for its first ride yesterday. Normally I ride a Kinetic Roadmachine, and the Omnium was much less “smooth”. Obviously I don’t expect the Omnium to have the inertia that the Roadmachine has, but what surprised me was the vibration that came through the rear wheel. It was enough that I could feel a low frequency vibration in the handlebars and see my phone on my garmin mount shaking slightly, especially at lower cadences.
Those of you that have Omniums, do yours also send a vibration through the rear wheel? I don’t expect a light weight travel trainer to be as smooth as my heavy and silky smooth Kinetic Roadmachine, but I just want to rule out some sort of defect in the Omnium that I received…perhaps an imbalance in the rollers.
Any input would be hugely appreciated, I just want to make sure that if it is a defect I get it taken care of before the warranty period expires.