Many of you have asked about the smart resistance control announced last year. Here is the current status: The original project to create a high end smart resistance for the rollers has run into compatibility problems and has been cancelled. In it's place we have chosen to fit smart resistance units made by Elite, which means they are a bit lower in maximum wattage and a bit slower to respond to large changes in target power, but will function reliably with a wider range of apps going forward . The units are the same as found on Elite's"QUBO digital Smart B+"trainers. These are ANT+ FEC compatible and will pair with typical apps such as ZWIFT and TRAINER ROAD, as well as Elite's own training software. Estimated release will be in mid September. Pricing is expected to be $300 factory installed and $330 for user installed kits. They are compatible with rollers sold since 2010 (model H). Unfortunately it is not compatible with the earlier model F and model L.
One of the most visible changes to our loyal riders who have been using the older wireless control will be the new purpose-designed remote control for a bicycle handlebar. Let’s just say our old remote was not purpose-designed for the bicycle. We have partnered with o_synce in Germany who have designed this great sweat-proof, multi-button remote control that easily attaches and detaches on your handlebar.
Just today we received our first bulk shipment of remotes as we start to get our inventory ready for the next generation wireless device. Stay tuned!
Welcome to the new digital face of Inside Ride. We hope you enjoy the new website. We really appreciate our customers, many of you are raving fans and we love hearing from you! We're going to use this blog to reciprocate and keep you informed about some exciting (at least we think so) new developments coming out of Inside Ride. Please stay tuned!
Your Inside Ride Team