SKILLBIKE by Technogym has been awarded with the Good Design Award 2018, one of the world’s most recognized and oldest Design Awards program.
The 68th Good Design Award recognizes the work of thousands of designers and manufacturers worldwide. 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. SKILLBIKE by Technogym has been given an award in the sports and recreation categories.
Design and features of the award winning SKILLBIKE
SKILLBIKE’s main feature is that it allows cycling as on the road. 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.
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.