The Skillbike by Technogym, a world leader in fitness and wellness products, services and digital technologies, is a state-of-the-art stationary bike that, for the first time, has real gears, real gear shifts and has the ability to replicate real-world gradient induced challenges. It enables cyclists, triathletes and cycling enthusiasts to realistically replicate the challenges of outdoor experiences in an indoor environment.
As with any Technogym product, the Skillbike is loaded with patented or patent-pending technology specifically designed for athletic and performance training that allows it to be a notch above its competitors. First on the list is the ‘Real Gear Shift’ patented technology that enables users to replicate the dynamics of hill riding. By shifting gears, riders can counter changes in resistance to maintain the correct power and cadence for maximum efficiency, while the console displays the gear ratio selections in real time.
Real Gear Shift, in turn, enables the unique Multidrive Technology (patent pending) that allows riders to switch from power-based training routines to hill climbing simulations. This improves strength and endurance as well as maximises efficiency in a new and engaging way. The Road Effect is another ingenious system that simulates the feeling of riding outdoor by reading the riders pedalling style and performance parameters. The Pedal Printing system offers feedback on the circularity and symmetry of the rider at different gear ratios to monitor and increase or decrease in efficiency.
Skillbike’s unique design reproduces the biomechanics of outdoor bikes to realistically replicate the experience of outdoor riding.
The frame and handlebar are shaped to seamlessly accommodate different riding positions such as road, time trial and mountain bike. Furthermore, it is a digital and fully interactive product with an integrated 7-inch colour LCD connected console that provides all of the relevant performance data with real-time feedback such as cadence, watts, speed, distance, gradient, heart rate, selected gear and gear ratio.
Skillbike enables a wide range of training programs, targeted routines and routes to accomplish individual goals and performance tests in order to evaluate threshold power and choose the best training level for any given rider. The integrated Strava, Garmin and Zwift systems ensure that the rider is on track with his or her individual goals.
Skillbike is also ideal for small group training sessions on the gym floor or in a studio environment where trainers can offer two different yet equally engaging class experiences: Race and Performance. The Skillbike professional app allows trainers to prepare the class in advance and enables seamless class management.
Technogym was founded in 1983 by Nerio Alessandri to combine his design skills with his passion for sports and physical exercise. Today, Technogym is a global leader in the Wellness and Fitness industry thanks to its technology and design-driven products and services. It provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud-based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors.
Technogym was the official supplier for the last seven editions of the Olympic Games, including the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.