The benefits of cycling are numerous and well documented. Whether you want to improve your fitness and cardiovascular health or are simply seeking a great excuse to wear more Lycra, a bike is a great workout choice. Now, as we head into summer, there’s never been a better time to consider buying an exercise bike. And there is no better indoor bike than the next generation Wattbike Atom. It's now available from just £45 per month, too.
The problems with buying home exercise equipment are also numerous and well documented.
Bought in haste in an early January fit of wanting a New You for the New Year, workout gear can often prove unsuitable for long-term progression, ugly to look at and not even all that useful as a clothes rack – the sad fate of many an underemployed bike or treadmill.
Wattbike Atom is not for those in search of fad fitness. It’s built with uncompromising focus on quality, longevity and the ability to push you to your training limits.
The Atom is a stunning bit of design that you won’t want to hide away, or hang your pants on.
It’s also a fully connected slab of smart tech that’s ready to take on ‘gamified’ cycling apps such as Zwift, Peloton and TrainerRoad.
These kinds of apps have revolutionised cycle training by making it fun. After all, if training is fun, you are far more likely to stick to it than if it’s a grim slog, right? The likes of Zwift let you take on other riders on testing virtual race courses, as well as offering training programmes to simulate everything from flat sprints to arduous climbs. The genius of this is that the bike instantly responds to the changing terrain of these virtual races, with the resistance going up without you needing to press a button or turn a dial. All you have to concentrate on is your own effort.
However, Wattbike Atom is not just for the MAMIL crowd. With access to apps with more of a spin class focus – Peloton being the obvious example – Wattbike Atom is suitable for all types of fitness fans. Multiple accounts can be set up on one Atom, so everyone in the household can train in their own way, with their own personalised data and training feedback.
With a 4-step setup, it’s extremely simple, but the intensity or workout offered by Wattbike Atom is as good as what you’ll find in any gym. You’ll get real results in the comfort of your own home – although perhaps ‘comfort’ isn’t quite the right word here.
This second generation version of the Atom smart bike takes all of Wattbike’s 20 years of experience in elite cycle training and pours it into a slick, sleek bike that anyone can use to achieve their fitness goals. With its aero saddle and crossbar – both unusual additions to an exercise bike – Wattbike Atom clearly has road racing DNA and that comes through in the quality of its ride and how it uses data to help you get fitter and faster.
That’s thanks to the free Wattbike Hub, which is packed with workouts, from HIIT sessions to a simulated climb of the Ventoux, training programmes and fitness tests to monitor your progress.
Wattbike has helped the world’s best cyclists to be the best they can be, and the Atom can do the same to help YOU achieve your fitness goals this summer.