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Wattbike Signs as Official Smart Bike of USA Cycling

October 6, 2022

USA Cycling partners with Wattbike to bring its athletes and community a world-class training tool.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – USA Cycling and Wattbike are excited to announce their new partnership as Wattbike becomes the Official Sponsor of the USA Cycling National Team and the Official Smart Bike of USA Cycling.

Wattbikes have been a proven training tool in the National Team’s training regimen for years. The bikes have been located in the High-Altitude room in the Olympic Training Center for close to 15 years serving as a cornerstone in athlete training. Wattbikes improves a riders’ performance in real-time with precision data and analysis like no other smart bike. The bikes offer accurate data, quiet training, performance insights, instant gear changes, and a real ride feel.

The USA cycling track program will be the main users of the Wattbikes stationed in Colorado Springs as well as the VELO Sports Center in Los Angeles. USA Cycling’s Sprint Track Coach, Erin Hartwell, is excited to have an additional training tool for the athletes. He said, “As an effective training tool, the Wattbike allows us to replicate specific training efforts we’d perform on the track and still get the same physiological response desired from the workout. Additionally, the variable resistance options of the ergometer allow us to create a wide range of interval workouts targeting specific pedaling cadences to optimize how we train our sprint athletes. It’s incredibly effective for performance monitoring and testing as the data is readily available for immediate feedback from the touch screen to coach and athlete and easy to download for later review.”

Rich Baker, Wattbike CEO, said “Wattbike was born from elite sport. Our indoor bikes are designed to improve the performance of anyone who rides one. It’s why we’ve been working with USA Cycling for a number of years to identify the next national and world champions and why so many riders value and trust our products. This partnership with USA Cycling marks our return to the U.S. market with our smart bike, the Wattbike Atom. We’re hugely excited to work even closer with the riders, coaches and USA Cycling members to enhance their own performance improvements.”

All Wattbikes come with the free Wattbike Hub app for a complete training package for the USA Cycling community (available via AppStore/Google Play store). The Wattbike Hub includes access to over 100 workouts, plans, tests, and challenges to enhance a riders’ indoor training. The app will also feature training sessions and workouts from the skilled USA Cycling coaching staff so all Wattbikers can improve their fitness and performance gained from years of training at the top level.

For more information, please contact Scott Usher at susher@usacycling.org

ABOUT WATTBIKE

Wattbike was born more than 20 years ago with one goal – create the ultimate indoor training bike. No other indoor trainer measures every pedal stroke and revolution more precisely, giving you instant insight to get the most from your workouts.

Expertly crafted and designed in the UK, Wattbikes are tough enough to withstand elite athletes in training, while beautiful enough to sit in the homes of everyday athletes too.

ABOUT USA CYCLING

USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).