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RacerMate to stop production of CompuTrainers, Velotron production will continue

Published March 2, 2017

SEATTLE (BRAIN) — Chuck Wurster, the vice president of RacerMate Inc., announced Thursday that the company was ending production of its CompuTrainer smart trainer. Wurster said RacerMate will continue to manufacture its Velotron ergometer, which is used in research settings.

"Despite its acknowledged superior performance in many fundamentally important respects, CompuTrainer, designed and built in the U.S., has had to battle stiff price competition from trainers imported from China. Sales have suffered severely. As a result we have decided to call it quits for CompuTrainer," Wurster said.

"It has been a marvelous 40-plus years and we have enjoyed sharing in the victories and friendships we have made along the way."

The company told sponsored racers earlier this week that it was shutting down the CompuTrainer business. 

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