Concept2 introduce the latest edition to the family sport-based ergometers, the BikeErg.
Concept2’s third offering in the ergometer space, the BikeErg has the same flywheel and Performance Monitor as the Concept2 Indoor Rowers and the SkiErgs, bringing to cycling the strengths and features we’ve previously brought to rowing and cross-country skiing.
The flywheel uses air resistance to create a smooth, quiet ride that responds to your efforts. The damper is your “gearing”, allowing you to adjust the feel of your ride. Unlike most stationary bikes, the BikeErg has a clutch, so just like a real bike, when you stop peddling, the flywheel keeps on spinning.
The sophisticated Performance Monitor gives you instantaneous workout feedback, with a wide variety of displays and workouts to choose from. The Performance Monitor is calibrated so you can compare your times and distances with other people, as well as track your progress.
The BikeErg comes from a company with over 40 years experience of making innovative, high quality products.
Concept2 BikeErg Features
Every BikeErg includes our most advanced Performance Monitor, the PM5. The powerful PM5 provides repeatable, comparable data for every ride. The PM5 offers automatic “Just Ride” mode, or allows you to set up a variety of workouts. The monitor gives you a wide range of data, including pace, watts, cadence (rpm) and Calories and automatically stores this information. The PM5 uses power from 2 D-cell batteries whenever it is not being powered by the flywheel.
Flywheel and Damper
The BikeErg uses the same flywheel design as our indoor rowers and SkiErg to create a responsive, continuous ride. The flywheel puts you in full control of your exertion and resistance at all times. The damper allows you to quickly adjust the airflow to the flywheel during the workout. This has a similar effect to changing gears on a bicycle. Opening the damper and letting more air into the flywheel is like shifting into a heavier gear. Closing the damper lightens the “gearing”.
The PM5 monitor on the BikeErg has both Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity, allowing connection to many heart rate belts, fitness devices and apps. The free Concept2 ErgData app helps you track your workouts and can sync with the Concept2 Online Logbook. Third party apps, such as Zwift, can provide additional features to help keep you motivated.
The BikeErg uses high-strength polygroove belts rather than a chain for a quiet ride. The belts are self-tensioning to help extend life and reduce maintenance.
Lightweight and Mobile
The BikeErg’s aluminium frame makes it both light and durable, while caster wheels make it easy to move around. At just 58lbs (26 kg), it’s lighter than most other stationary bikes.
The Concept2 BikeErg comes with a 2 year limited warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
Download the Fit Guide for the Concept2 BikeErg.
[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]What is the difference between a direct drive connection (like a spinning bike) and a clutched flywheel as on the BikeErg?
On the BikeErg you can stop pedalling and the flywheel will continue spinning due to the clutched system, just as when you are coasting on a road bike. The fixed connection of a “spinning bike” means the pedals will be moving as long as the flywheel is spinning. To end your ride, you either have to use the brake, or slow your pedal rate to slow the flywheel down before you can stop safely.[/box]