After interviewing representatives from both Saris and Keiser, I have watched the debate about Indoor Cycling Bikes with power readings i.e. Keiser M3 vs. CycleOps Pro 300PT, with great interest. The CycleOps Pro 300PT IC Bike uses a version of their “Powertap” hub to sense torque. The Keiser M3’s method of sensing torque isn’t obvious so I decided to dig a little deeper and get some answers. I sent
In the world of Indoor Cycling 2.0, every bike would have a Joule. Joule provides an intuitive and customizable dashboard for managing all the metrics needed to tell you what you’re doing during a ride. At any moment you can see power, heart rate, cadence, speed, time and other basic data. Unfortunatly it only works with the CycleOps Pro 300PT 🙁
Here is a great video on proper bike setup that features Angie Sturtevant from CycleOps.
I have always felt that there was something missing when you compare riding a Spinning bike indoors with riding outdoors; an understanding (or some measurement) of how much power you are actually creating. We may have found the answer… Listen to this interview with Angie Sturtevant, the Fitness Education Director for the CycleOps Power program. Her training programs are tied to the 2013 CycleOps 400 Pro Indoor Cycle. Angie explains