Boulder-based Stages Cycling announced the StagesBike, an indoor spin bike for use with apps and online training platforms such as Zwift. It uses their dual-sided power measurement system, along with ANT and Bluetooth connectivity for all control modes. Custom fit comes by way of adjustable length cranks, full saddle adjustment, and bars that may be swapped out for any standard bicycle handlebar.
Stages Cycling StagesBike indoor spin & fitness bike with power meter
While Stages Cycling is better known for their power meters, their parent company has been in the fitness bike game for years, and their founders have history working with Nautilus. Their latest product combines all of their expertise into one product – an indoor bike that comes equipped with their 3rd generation dual-sided power meter.
The StagesBike includes a tablet holder and uses ANT+ or Bluetooth for connectivity. It also includes two USB ports to charge your devices while riding.
The cranks have four length positions and turn an internal Gates Carbon Drive for maintenance-free operation. Electronic resistance can crank up to 3,000 watts at 120rpm, providing more than enough of a workout for just about anyone.
The brake hoods include programmable electronic shift buttons, along with sprint buttons in the drops. Climbing or TT/aero bar shifters may be added as well. Don’t like the stock bar shape or size? It may be swapped out to any other standard road bike bar.
Laser-etched scales for saddle height, reach, and stack keep your adjustments on-point. Note that the saddle clamp allows for any standard saddle with round rails – while most other spin bikes use proprietary systems that don’t allow you to swap out to your saddle of choice.
Patt Warner, Vice President of Stages commented, “Stages Power meters revolutionized the power measurement category when we launched six years ago, but some riders remain unaware of our vast history and knowledge base drawn from building equipment for the fitness club industry. The StagesBike maintains our focus on innovation, accuracy, and reliability, pairing our years of experience building bikes that can withstand the abuse of a fitness club with the real-world cycling expertise demanded by Tour de France-level professionals.”
The StagesBike will be available for consumers in Q1 of 2020, for a retail price of $2,600 – 2,800 USD.