In a bid to help cyclists and fitness enthusiasts push their bodies to the limit in indoor training, European tech cycling company Bkool has introduced its first ever Smart Bike.
Offering automatic resistance control, the smart bike allows users to reach 1,500 W at 120 RPM in complete silence thanks to it poly-v belt transmission. What’s more, using ANT+ and Bluetooth, users can navigate the bike’s features with a smartphone or tablet whilst following their desired workout on a TV or laptop.
Costing approximately £1249, the Bkool smart bike is billed as an affordable option for hardcore riders as well as fitness fanatics who want to workout in the comfort of their own home, rather than joining the masses at congested gyms or deal with the obstacles and dangers, of outdoor cycling.
Those who buy the bike are given three months premium subscription to the indoor simulator. This gives users access to fitness classes from some of the best indoor cycling instructors, structured workouts, FTP tests that tailor the bike to its user and the ability to ride unlimited cycling routes around the world.
Says Bkool’s Marketing Director, Jorge Serrano.
“The beauty of the Bkool Smart Bike is that it’s personalised to the nth degree.”
“With the heart of the bike being connected to the internet, users can take it wherever they want and use it however they want and access the best in workout classes from their own homes.”
The transport and installation of the Smart Bike can be taken care of by a Bkool technician who will come to the user’s home, assemble the bike and prepare everything ready for use. Its light yet stable 45 kilogram frame and rolling wheels allow users to move the bike to various locations with relative ease.
Further personalisation is achieved with adjustable seat post height, handlebar height, handlebar horizontal positioning and an emergency break.
Bkool is a technology company that creates interactive and innovative solutions for sports and video gaming. In the field of cycling, it has developed what it claims is the most advanced trainer and simulator.
The simulator lets cyclists ride any route in the world in 3D alongside other cyclists in different places connected in real time.
Bkool Smart Bike specifications:
-Controlled by smartphone/tablet
-Adapts automatically to users fitness levels
-Access to Bkool Indoor Simulator
-Adjustable seatpost and handlebar