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Wattbike cuts the cost of its gym-spec Icon model

Joseph Delves
26 Mar 2020

Wish you could drag your gym-bike home? Wattbike opens its commercial range to consumers

Unprecedented demand for its consumer bikes has led Wattbike to cut the cost of its gym-spec Icon model, with a £620 saving on RRP. Previously only sold to commercial clients, it’s now available directly through the brand’s website.

Wattbike’s smart Atom trainer launched back in 2017 and has been steadily growing in popularity. However, due to increased demand, it’s now gained a lead time of eight to 10 weeks.

With sports facilities across the country closed, fitness enthusiasts will now instead be able to get delivered the same bike they’ve grown used to using at their gym.

The durable Icon uses the Wattbike’s classic dual air and magnetic resistance. Unlike most other trainers where you’ll need to provide the screen, the Icon features a built-in touchscreen, allowing you to instantly tailor your workouts and see how you’re progressing.

'The Icon builds on the legacy of the Wattbike Pro and Trainer. It offers a fantastic workout to gym-goers and professional athletes alike so you can continue your usual training routine,' explained Wattbike CEO Richard Baker.

Working with ANT+, Bluetooth and FTMS accessories, unfortunately you’ll have to do without the smart technology now found in many other trainers. Adjustment of the unit is also manual rather than automatic. This means no third-party app control of the unit’s resistance, so no Zwift or Sufferfest.

However, if you’re happy to keep yourself amused, you’ll still get the main features that have made the brand a hit with pros. These include a live pedalling effectiveness score, resistance up to 2,000 watts and power measurement accurate to within +/- 2%.

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