As we approach peak trainer, we’re getting to the point where there’s more than just the resistance unit itself. Now we have multiple styles of trainers, climbing simulators, smart fans – and that doesn’t include your bike. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of those things were combined into one, that didn’t even need you to supply a bike in the first place? If your answer is yes, Tacx has a new option that you might want to explore.
Obviously, this is far from the first stationary bike, but it does have some interesting new features. Essentially, the NEO Bike is a NEO trainer, just one that’s been turned into an entire stationary bike. Because of that, Tacx says that the bike will have all of the same specs as the NEO Smart trainer but with a few changes.
The bike will have plenty of adjustment including vertical and horizontal seat positioning, adjustable crank length, and the ability to set it up with your TT base bar if the standard road configuration isn’t what you’re after.
Since it’s a virtual bike, you get virtual shifting that can be programmed to your preferences.
Up front, there are two fans that are integrated into the system to replicate winds up to 30kph. The fans are also interactive so they’ll speed up based on your speed, power, or heart rate, or you can set them to be constant. The screen will show you data like your current “gear” selection, and there’s a tray for your smartphone with room for a charging cable.
All in, you’re looking at $3,199 for the NEO Bike and they’ll be shipping this September.