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Wattbike secures £11.5 million investment

Wattbike has received an investment of £11.5 million from Piper, to help support its forward growth plans. The business is forecasting total sales in excess of £21 million in 2020 and has seen particularly strong growth in recent months, with sales orders rising 192% year-on-year in April. Based in Nottingham, …

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Halfords sees turbo trainer sales increase by 500%

Halfords has reported a 500% increase in sales of turbo trainers since lockdown began. During the first week of lockdown, the retailer sold 15 times the number of turbo trainers compared to the same time period last year, a 1,500% increase YOY. With stock in high demand, Halfords has now …

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Wahoo launches new Kickr smart trainer

Wahoo has launched the fifth-generation Kickr smart trainer. This version of the Kickr refines power accuracy to +/-1% by using a proprietary auto-calibration process. It also comes equipped with the new Axis feet, which allow a bike installed onto the trainer to tilt up to five degrees from side-to-side with …

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Team AERO partners with Verve Cycling for eRacing power measurement

Verve Cycling has announced a two-year partnership with Team AERO. Based in Victoria, Eastern Australia, the Australian Esports Racing Organisation has set itself the aim of showcasing and developing both emerging and established talent in the virtual domain. The InfoCrank will be used to validate all on-screen performances and help …

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Oreka Training launches ‘revolutionary’ direct drive machine

Oreka Training is launching a new direct drive system, the Oreka O5. The new machine has an adjustable balancing system. It is a safe and simple system, the brand said, with sensors that “guarantee a smooth training experience”. “Dynamic and freedom of movement, reduction of muscle overloads and injuries due …

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BikeBiz’s guide to the latest indoor trainers and power meters

This month we take a look at the latest indoor trainers and power meters from some of the leading brands in the sector, including LifeLine, Saris, Tacx, Topeak, Elite, Rotor, Look/SRM, SRAM Quarq, Easton, Stages and Minoura LifeLine – Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer Distributor: Hotlines The latest addition to …

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Wattbike launches next-generation Atom

Wattbike is launching its “new and improved” Atom in the UK. The next-generation Wattbike Atom uses a custom-designed electromagnetic resistance system. Instead of using motors to move the magnets up and down, the new system changes the current to the magnet to change braking force instantly, meaning not only does …

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BikeBiz May/June edition now available

The digital edition of BikeBiz May/June is now available. Inevitably, our latest issue looks at how the industry has adapted to COVID-19 and hears from Raleigh UK, SPOK’D, Yellow Jersey and SwissStop. This month’s sector guides are children’s bikes, cycle computers and indoor trainers and power meters. A tenfold increase …

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Canyon ZCC partners with Verve Cycling for power data validation

Cycling esports team Canyon ZCC has partnered with Verve Cycling. Canyon ZCC and Verve Cycling have joined forces to ensure all team bikes are equipped with the InfoCrank, providing fully validated power measurements for all online races. The announcement comes as the Canyon ZCC team takes part in the Zwift …

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