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Technogym wins the Good Design Award 2018 with SKILLBIKE

SKILLBIKE by Technogym has been awarded with the Good Design Award 2018, one of the world’s most recognized and oldest Design Awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. The trademarked awards were created in Chicago in 1950 by three architects: Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.

The 68th Good Design Award recognizes the work of thousands of designers and manufacturers worldwide who have successfully undertaken the design challenge to produce the best and most outstanding design products across the globe to our large and expanding global consumers. Over 900 new products and graphic designs were selected from over 47 countries for different categories among which: new electronics, medical equipment, furniture and sports and recreation.

Design and features of SKILLBIKE

SKILLBIKE includes exclusive features specifically designed for athletic and performance training: it is the first indoor bike with real gear. The REAL GEAR SHIFT patent that allows users to replicate the dynamics of hill riding. By shifting gears, riders can counter the change in resistance and maintain the correct power and cadence for the maximum efficiency, while the console displays the gear ratio selections in real time.
Real Gear Shift 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 maximizing efficiency in a new and engaging way. Thanks to its PEDAL PRINTING technology, SKILLBIKE also offers feedback on the circularity and symmetry of your pedaling at different gear ratios to monitor and increase your efficiency.

Cycling at home as on the road with SKILLBIKE

At the heart of SKILLBIKE is the ingenious ROAD EFFECT system which simulate the feeling of riding outdoors by reading your pedaling style and performance parameters. To offer the same feeling of outdoor riding, SKILLBIKE reproduces the biomechanics of outdoor bikes. The frame and handlebar are shaped to seamlessly accommodate different riding positions such as road, time trial and mountain bike.
SKILLBIKE is a digital and fully interactive product: the integrated 7” colour LCD connected console provides all of the relevant data of your performance with real-time feedback on cadence, watts, speed, distance, gradient, heart rate, selected gear and gear ratio.

SKILLBIKE also features a wide range of training programs, targeted routines and routes to fit your goals and performance tests in order to evaluate your threshold power and choose the best training level for you. SKILLBIKE is integrated with STRAVA, GARMIN and ZWIFT to keep you on track with your goals. Is also ideal for small group training sessions on the gym floor or in a studio environment: with SKILLBIKE trainers can offer two different yet equally engaging class experiences Race and Performance. The professional app allows trainers to prepare the class in advance and enables seamless class management.

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