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RipRow “exercise bike” gets you shredded, and ready to shred

RipRow strength trainer for mountain bikers BMX riders and motocross athletes
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There’s no doubt sport-specific strength training can up your game, and cyclists are notorious for neglecting the weights. The RipRow aims to fix that without making you go to the gym. Or do unfamiliar moves. Sort of.

RipRow strength trainer for mountain bikers BMX riders and motocross athletes

Designed to strengthen the muscles used for mountain biking, BMX and motocross, the RipRow adds adjustable hydraulic resistance to movement patterns common in those sports. The idea is to give you better stabilization and control by helping you fight the forces that can throw you, or your ride, off track.

RipRow strength trainer for mountain bikers BMX riders and motocross athletes

The included handlebars are 800mm wide, but the grips are wider than normal, letting you mimic bars down to 680mm without changing physical parts. You can also change the stance to mimic left- or right-foot back, or put them together to mimic a moto.

There are a lot more exercises than shown in the short video above, check their Facebook page. Importantly, it gets you rotating and moving in multiple planes, not just a fore-aft motion. It adjusts to fit very short to very tall people, and the base is rounded to force you to balance yourself while working out.

Pre-orders are open now, reserve yours for $1,199. Which would also buy you about ten years worth of membership at Planet Fitness, but then you’d have to take your scrawny cyclist upper body out in public.

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Werewolf
Werewolf
5 years ago

Cool!

Greg
Greg
5 years ago

Safety first kids

Flux
Flux
5 years ago

The thing literally has no wheels, it is not a “bike”. “Bike”rumor…

Pure unadulterated advertising posing as an article?

FFM
FFM
5 years ago
Reply to  Flux

Seriously Bikerumor! No one who rides bikes would ever be interested in anything that isn’t specifically a bicycle so get to nixing this along with all the articles about helmets, shoes, tires and other non-bike nonsense.

FFM
FFM
5 years ago
Reply to  FFM

Really though I’ve always wondered when someone would come up with this kind of stuff. Cool off-bike workout; may give rise to cycling specific gyms? Slick saddle too.

Dockboy
Dockboy
5 years ago
Reply to  FFM

Pretty sure it’s a Tioga Spider saddle.

fred
fred
5 years ago
Reply to  Dockboy

Pretty sure it’s the 7 dollar ebay version…

Fred
Fred
5 years ago

Should be motorized to act like a mechanical bull! Yeehaw

VWVoodoo
VWVoodoo
5 years ago

Those bars are 130mm wider than Lee Likes Bikes would let anybody run…

leelikesbikes
leelikesbikes
5 years ago

@Flux, as the guy who invented the RipRow, I can tell you this isn’t an ad. It’s great to see people get the word out. Thanks Bike Rumor.

@VWVoodoo: ha!

leelikesbikes
leelikesbikes
5 years ago

More info on the movements and workouts at https://riprow.com/pages/how-to-riprow

Mike Durner
Mike Durner
5 years ago

I’m a coach who has used RipRow and has athletes who use it as part of their training. This helps your riding, more than riding alone.

John
John
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike Durner

I am also a coach and to spend 1200 for any athlete who can easily do 5 specific strength exercice without an extra piece of junk in the garage is the right thing to teach your athlete. Bring me a paper a good n number. Spend your cash on winter camp, race money and wattage. You should really take your job seriously.

Adam
Adam
5 years ago
Reply to  John

Hey man I’d rather do 5 specific strength exercises than drop 1200 on this, what do you recommend? I’m going to guess deadlift is one? 😛

theo
theo
5 years ago

If there was an MTB specific KookOfTheDay, this would be one of it’s more iconic posts.

Wiscomark
Wiscomark
5 years ago
Reply to  theo

I was thinking the same thing! The audio really helps make it when the guy behind the camera gets excited.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

I’m just waiting for the E-Rip Row…you know…so I can work out for longer periods of time…all I want is a little assist when I’m doing the motions lol!

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

I thought there is no way I could look like a bigger dork than when I’m in a skinsuit with aero tt helmet and shoe covers. Congratulations riprow you’ve raised the bar

TomM
TomM
5 years ago

Gonna be a lot of back injuries among overweight enduro bros using that thing.

duder
duder
5 years ago

The exercise equipment I would buy is a handlebar with weighted brake levers to help get your forearms in shape for DH/enduro season.

Brandon
Brandon
5 years ago

Umm… No.

Surly Will
Surly Will
5 years ago

That is racing in front of the street treadmill for most likely to be abandoned in the garage. I you can get a full gimbal rig for a bike with trainer … then you’re talking.

skip
skip
5 years ago

This is totally going to help me kill it on my morning eliptigoings….

jean cannella
jean cannella
5 years ago

Woohoo!, finally something to replace the mechanical bull! Now, if we could just do something about Country Western music 😉

leejonathan_
5 years ago

I was entirely skeptical of this thing before I used it, but it genuinely works. Lee’s onto something, regardless of how silly it may seem or appear. It’s the perfect tool to improve technique and make proper technique sustainable.

Good to see this getting picked up in the press. Well done Tyler!

nocoyeti
4 years ago
Reply to  leejonathan_

I completely agree. There’s a reason that anyone that has ever used one loves it. Such a great tool that makes my riding faster, safer, and therefore – more fun!

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago

WTF? Just get a kettlebell

BMX
BMX
5 years ago

Rocking Horse for a Fred

Helgi Berg
Helgi Berg
5 years ago

Awesome product.
I will definitely get me one of these for saving time and getting a super bike specific workout.

Gary S
Gary S
5 years ago

Seriously? This will go nowhere fast and it should. For the exact same price a quick internet search produces this: https://www.fitnessfactory.com/home/item/4071/p2lpx/powerline_p2x_home_gym_with_leg_press/ I cannot see how anyone would be stupid enough to find value in this idea. Niche, overpriced, and over promised. What are you getting here shred level 6? Seriously any core exercise will help a cyclist so as a coach I prescribe less burritos, 50 slow push-ups every day and a hardy high five from your shred buddies. Use the money you saved for an epic trip instead…

The Dude
The Dude
5 years ago

LIke we need more things to have the non-cyclist world to make fun of us for….

Wiscomark
Wiscomark
5 years ago

Good to see they have their helmets on. Very important for standing in place.

Gary W
Gary W
5 years ago

Truly a solution to a question no one asked!

This has to be a joke. April 1st? Nope… St Patrick’s Day? Nope…. Someone who thinks they can make money from millennials? Ding.ding.ding…

sm4100
sm4100
5 years ago

I can’t believe I am reading this…

Ryan
Ryan
5 years ago

Well enduro riders where higher in the hierarchy of cool cyclist.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Better off with a used concept 2 rowing machine, ask Bradley Wiggins

nocoyeti
4 years ago

This thing gets a lot of negative press, but I’ve yet to meet anyone who dogs it and has used it. This has made me a better rider for sure.

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