Video: Mountain bike simulator brings trails indoors
Harsh winter weather put the squeeze on your trail riding time? Not interested in taking the fat bike plunge? Well this just might be the alternative you’re looking for. During the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Norway tech start-up Activetainment was showing off its ebove B/01 bike, which is essentially an indoor mountain bike simulator.
Utilizing features such as movable handlebars and a gyro wheel that effects bike balance, this indoor trainer attempts to replicate a real MTB experience. The video below certainly makes a compelling argument.
According to the Activetainment website, the bike automatically changes incline and decline to match the trail, has user-effected sideways tilt, and adjusts pedal resistance based on the visualized terrain and user-controlled gears and force input.
The virtual experience is further enhanced by a 14-inch touchscreen which displays 3D-animated visualizations of outdoor surroundings. And not surprisingly the system has “multi-player” functionality, so you could conceivably go on rides with friends if they also had one of these bikes.
No word yet on availability or pricing, but it’s certainly an interesting concept. What do you think? Ready to start shredding in your living room? Check out the video and let us know what you think.
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