Concept2 | Indoor Cycle - BikeErg
The Concept2 BikeErg is the latest addition to our family of sport-based ergometers. The BikeErg has the same flywheel and Performance Monitor as our Concept2 Indoor Rowers and SkiErgs, bringing to cycling the strengths and features we've previously brought to rowing and cross-country skiing.
The flywheel uses air resistance to create a smooth, quiet ride that responds to your efforts. The damper is your "gearing", allowing you to adjust the feel of your ride. Unlike most stationary bikes, the BikeErg has a clutch, so just like a real bike, when you stop pedaling, the flywheel keeps on spinning.
The sophisticated Performance Monitor gives you instantaneous workout feedback, with a wide variety of displays and workouts to choose from. The Performance Monitor is calibrated so you'll be able to directly compare your times and distances with other people, as well as track your progress.
The BikeErg comes from a company with over 40 years experience of making innovative, high quality products. Whatever sort of indoor cycling workout you're after, whether you're looking to get fit or gain an edge for your next race, the Concept2 BikeErg is the perfect machine for you.
Every BikeErg includes our most advanced Performance Monitor, the PM5. The powerful PM5 provides repeatable, comparable data for every ride. The PM5 offers automatic “Just Ride” mode, or allows you to set up a variety of workouts. The monitor gives you a wide range of data, including pace, watts, cadence (rpm) and Calories and automatically stores this information. The PM5 uses power from 2 D-cell batteries whenever it is not being powered by the flywheel.
The PM5 monitor on the BikeErg has both Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity, allowing it to connect to many heart rate belts, fitness devices and apps. The free Concept2 ErgData app helps you track your workouts and can sync with the Concept2 Online Logbook. Third party apps, such as Zwift, can provide additional features to help keep you motivated.
Flywheel and Damper
The BikeErg uses the same flywheel design as our indoor rowers and SkiErg to create a responsive, continuous ride. The flywheel puts you in full control of your exertion and resistance at all times. The damper allows you to quickly adjust the airflow to the flywheel during the workout. This has a similar effect to changing gears on a bicycle. Opening the damper and letting more air into the flywheel is like shifting into a heavier gear. Closing the damper lightens the "gearing".
Adjustable Saddle and Handlebars
Both the saddle and handlebar positions are easily adjustable. You can set the saddle height with our secure and easy tool-free ratcheting system. The fore and aft saddle position and angle can be adjusted for custom fitting. The handlebars move up and down, and forward and back, and with three different handlebar riding options, you can easily find the setting that’s best for you.
Customize Your Ride
Prefer your own set-up? The BikeErg fits most standard bike parts, so you can easily use your own saddle, handlebars and pedals for the ultimate personalized experience.
The BikeErg uses high-strength polygroove belts rather than a chain for a quiet ride. The belts are self-tensioning to help extend life and reduce maintenance.
Lightweight and Mobile
The BikeErg’s aluminum frame makes it both light and durable, while caster wheels make it easy to move around. At just 58 lbs (26 kg), it's lighter than most other stationary bikes.
The BikeErg requires very little assembly and we include all necessary tools and clear instructions with lots of pictures.
Durable Construction That’s Easy to Maintain
Our machines are well-known for their durability and construction. Tough and built to last, our machines withstand rigorous use in training centers, living rooms, hotels, health clubs and military bases around the world. We make sure our machines are easy to care for so you can focus on using your investment, not maintaining it.
48 in (122 cm)
24 in (61 cm)
Seat to Pedal range (approximately): 31–40.5 in (79–103 cm)
|Crank Length||170 mm|
|Q Factor||15.5 cm|
|Drive||Polygroove belts with self-tensioning system|
|Power Requirement||The PM5 takes two D cell batteries. During your workout, the monitor draws power from the spinning flywheel to extend battery life.|
|Maximum User Weight||
300 lb (136 kg)
Welded aluminum frame. Steel feet.
Black powder coat frame; gray anodized posts
Must be stored in its fully assembled state
Assembled: 48 in x 24 in (122 cm x 61 cm)
58 lb (26 kg)
One box: 15 in x 26 in x 48 in (38 cm x 66 cm x 122 cm)
80 lb (37 kg)
We include the following items with your BikeErg:
- BikeErg Product Manual with Performance Monitor Quick Start Guide
- Tools and instructions for assembly
How does the resistance of a BikeErg differ from a "spinner"?
A "spinning bike" typically has a heavy flywheel with an adjustable (friction) brake. Once you adjust the brake, the resistance will be the same at any pedal cadence. This means you can set a low resistance and pedal at a high cadence or set a high resistance and feel that high pedal force even at low cadence.
The BikeErg has a flywheel with fan blades, which cause increasing air resistance as the wheel spins faster and as the damper allows more air to circulate .The resistance you feel on the BikeErg is a function of your cadence. Simply increasing your cadence will also increase the resistance, similar to a road bike. Adjusting airflow to the fan will change the resistance you feel at a given cadence. Airflow is controlled by a simple damper lever on the fan enclosure. The result is much like changing the gearing.
What is the difference between a direct drive connection (like a spinning bike) and a clutched flywheel as on the BikeErg?
On the BikeErg you can stop pedaling and the flywheel will continue spinning due to the clutched system, just as when you are coasting on a road bike. The fixed connection of a "spinning bike" means the pedals will be moving as long as the flywheel is spinning. To end your ride, you either have to use the brake, or slow your pedal rate to slow the flywheel down before you can stop safely.
Why did Concept2 move to a strapless handle on the updated SkiErg?
The SkiErg is often used by multiple users in an indoor environment where the typical ski pole strap would get sweaty and be cumbersome to have to adjust between users. To alleviate this problem, we developed the strapless grip. The “shelf” at the bottom of the grip rests against the heel of your hand much in the way a strap would transfer the load to your hand, but without the need to make adjustments between users. The surface of the grip is covered with the same durable grip material we use on our rowing oar grips. This material has good grip properties and does not absorb water.
Is the Performance Monitor the same on the indoor rowers, SkiErg abd BikeErg?
The PM5 on the BikeErg has the same functions and menu structure as on our indoor rowers and SkiErg. Like the indoor rowers and SkiErg, data from the Performance Monitor is repeatable, reliable, and can be compared to results from other BikeErgs around the world. Note, however, that a PM5 from a BikeErg would require reprograming to be used on a rower, and vice versa.
Does the PM5 on the BikeErg show current speed (mph or Km/hr)?
Simulated speed is displayed as your time to travel 1000 meters. This time is comparable to the familiar pace number on the PM5 for the indoor rower and SkiErg. This means that the power (watts) required to achieve a pace of 2:00/1000m on the BikeErg is the same amount of power required to go at a pace of 2:00/500m on a rower or SkiErg. The difference of simulated meters traveled is reflective of the difference in real world speeds of the activities. Comparable effort is easily monitored between the family of machines.
Readout in miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/hr) are available via the ErgData app, which is free to download and connects wirelessly. (Available for both iOS and Android.)
How does the damper on the BikeErg work?
On the BikeErg, the damper is your “gearing”. Use a damper setting that helps you achieve your power and cadence goals. Higher power will be required to achieve a target cadence with the damper open (in the higher numbers). Decrease the power required by closing the damper (lower damper numbers).
Do I fit the BikeErg?
The BikeErg accommodates inseam lengths of approximately 28”–37”. For detailed sizing, see our Fit Guide. If your inseam is outside of this range, please call Concept2 to discuss options.
Is the seat adjustable front to back?
Yes, if needed. The frame geometry is designed so that raising the saddle also moves the rider back, maintaining the correct relationship to the pedals. For general use, the saddle placement on top of the seat post will not need adjustment. For fine tuning the horizontal position and saddle angle, adjustments can be made using a 9/16”or 14mm wrench (not included).
Can I include BikeErg workouts in the Concept2 challenges?
Concept2 offers motivational tools such as our logbook, challenges, and distance award programs. The BikeErg is now included in these programs. And we’re always here to help!
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