Garmin Tacx NEO Bike Plus customizable smart trainer arrives
The Garmin Tacx NEO Bike Plus smart trainer has been launched. The bike is a workout device with features such as dynamic inertia that help to simulate a realistic ride. Plus, the Tacx NEO Bike Plus can vibrate to make it feel like you are riding on a gravel track or over cobblestones. You can select from predefined courses, set up a training plan and targets, and track your workout statistics in an accompanying app or with a Garmin Bike Computer, should you own one.
The exercise bike is stable at up to 2,200 W and can generate an incline of up to 25%. You can keep cool with built-in fans, which automatically adjust based on your heart rate or output power. There are many ways to customize the intelligent bike; for example, you can choose from five crank arm lengths, ranging from 165 and 175 mm (~6.50 and 6.89-in), so the pedal height suits you.
A belt drive helps reduce the machine's output noise; Garmin describes the bike as having "supersilent operation". You can use various apps with the Tacx NEO Bike Plus, like TrainerRoad and Zwift. The device measures 54.7 x 29.5 x 46.1-in (~1,390 x 750 x 1,170 mm) and weighs 110 lbs (~50 kg). You can currently buy the Garmin Tacx NEO Bike Plus in the US for US$3,999.99.