Technogym SKILLBIKE Wins the 2019 iF Design Award
Technogym SKILLBIKE has been awarded the German prestigious design prize: 2019 iF Design Award.
What is iF Design Award?
Since 1953, each year the iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF Design Award. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF Design Award welcomes over 6,400 submissions from 50 countries every year.
The IF Award international jury selected Skillbike – the revolutionary stationary bike that enables cyclists, triathletes and cycling enthusiasts to live the emotion and challenge of outdoor experiences in an indoor environment.
Why was Skillbike awarded?
Skillbike includes exclusive features specifically designed for athletic and performance training: it is the first indoor bike with real gear. The real gear shift patent that allows users to replicate the dynamics of hill riding.
By shifting gears, riders can counter the change in resistance and maintain the correct power and cadence for the maximum efficiency, while the console displays the gear ratio selections in real time.
What are the main features of SKILLBIKE?
- multidrive technology
- riding design
- road effect
Real Gear Shift enables the unique MULTIDRIVE TECHNOLOGY that allows riders to switch from power based training routines to hill climbing simulations. This improves strength and endurance as well as maximizing efficiency in a new and engaging way.To offer the same feeling of outdoor riding, SKILLBIKE’s riding design reproduces the biomechanics of outdoor bikes. The frame and handlebar are shaped to seamlessly accommodate different riding positions such as road, time trial and mountain bike. At the heart of Skilbike is the ingenious road effect system which simulates the feeling of riding outdoors by reading your pedaling style and performance parameters.
Skillbike is a digital and fully interactive product: the integrated 7” colour LCD connected console provides all of the relevant data of your performance with real-time feedback on cadence, watts, speed, distance, gradient, heart rate, selected gear and gear ratio. SKILLBIKE also features a wide range of training programs, targeted routines and routes to fit your goals and performance tests in order to evaluate your threshold power and choose the best training level for you.
Technogym’s commitment to high quality design delivered significant results: so far the company has already been awarded with 3 Compasso d’Oro awards, 12 ADI prizes assigned by the Italian Association of Industrial Design, 12 Red Dot Design Awards, 3 International Design Excellence Awards and 4 iF awards among many others.
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