Precor Takes Power Measurement to a New Level with the launch of the Spinner® Chrono™ Power
Woodinville, WA – July 2017.
Precor has increased its Spinner® indoor cycling offering with the premium addition of the new Spinner® Chrono™ bikes, the latest introduction to the Spinner® family; Spinner® Rally™, Spinner® Shift™ and Spinner® Ride™.
The Spinner® Chrono™ Power provides direct power measurement at the power source, delivering the most accurate way to measure personal performance on an indoor cycle.
Spinning®, the world’s number one brand, is proud and storied, with a reputation for delivering more than an indoor ride – it’s a carefully crafted experience, creating a strong following and sense of community. The Spinner® Chrono™ Power has been uniquely designed to enhance this experience with both operators and exercisers in mind.
With the Spinner® Chrono™ Power, operators benefit from a breakthrough design that eliminates the need to ever supply or replace batteries in either the console or power sensor, providing a self-powered reliable bike. The Spinner® Chrono™ Power also uses a self-powered generator to store energy and supply current to the console to power the back light and give riders three minutes after they have stopped pedaling to review their performance and download data onto a smart phone. The generator also provides energy to the power sensor.
The direct-wired design of the power sensor not only eradicates the need for service calls to re-calibrate but also the need to wirelessly reconnect sensor and consoles. This will ensure a consistently performing console to ensure a premium experience for riders from the start of a class to its finish.
The unique design of the Spinner® Chrono™ Power features a power sensor bonded directly on to the resistance system to measure actual wattage, providing riders with high accuracy versus an inferred measurement and durability without using batteries.
An all new colour backlit console supports SpinPOWER® programming and is also network capable using Bluetooth and ANT+. It features an easy to use interface showing watts, cadence, heart rate, time, distance and ten different intervals settings. Software updates are available using a USB. The console also has an Active Status Light™ that alerts staff to when the bike needs attention, making it easier to maintain and decreasing product downtime.
The aluminum framed bike also includes a patent-pending magnetic resistance system designed to more evenly apply resistance as the rider adjusts the resistance knobs. This will prevent abrupt jumps in resistance from one turn of the knob to the next – a common issue with indoor cycles without this feature.
A smooth ride is also delivered with a new Kevlar® reinforced timing belt that gives the Spinner® Chrono™ the feel and responsiveness of an outdoor bike. This belt was selected for strength and reliability, and is backed by a 10-year warranty.
In addition a non-powered version of the Spinner® Chrono™ is available featuring the magnetic brake and the new timing belt systems, and is compatible with the current Precor Spinning® Studio Console.
Led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors the SpinPOWER® classes combine the feel of riding a road bike with fun energetic music and is as much about camaraderie as it is exercise. A dynamic culture of around 200,000 certified Spinning instructors, millions of Spinning® enthusiasts in over 80 countries worldwide and an intense program of activity, the Spinning® community continually strives to improve its performance.
Adam Hubbard, Director of Product Management for Precor, comments: “Precor developed the Spinner® Chrono™ in response to the demand from Spin® enthusiasts for high accuracy power measurement. It was also designed specifically for operators looking for the pinnacle of reliability, feel and rider experience. After three years in development and testing, our aim was to bring to market a bike with premium features that exceeds expectations in all areas of Spinning®. We saw a need to improve the ownership experience for operators and service technicians while delivering a console, power measurement and ride experience unmatched in the market. Paired with the world-class Spinning® programming from Mad Dogg Athletics, the Spinner® Chrono™ we believe will redefine the Indoor Cycle category.”