While there’s a good chance you’ve ran on one of their treadmills, lifted one of their weights or scaled a stair-climbing machine, Technogym are less prominent in the home cycle training category: but that could be about to change with this year's release of MyCycling, an advanced smart trainer with a bespoke and highly detailed app for a fully immersive home training experience.
The price tag is a whopping £1,590 - for that you could get a high-end smart trainer from a number of competitor brands and a capable entry-level road bike, so what does MyCycling offer for the extra cash? Technogym are making a lot of noise about their 'TNT' (Technogym Neuromuscular Training) system on the MyCycling app, that monitors your metrics and performance and providing highly detailed feedback to improve your training. The sessions are devised by expert including Ivan Basso, and Technogym even allow you to gain access to a pool of coaches via the app to give personal advice and tips for improvement. The device itself has a claimed power accuracy of +/-1%, can take a max output of 2100 watts and weighs 18kg.
As shown in the video set up is nice and simple, with a Shimano/Sram-compatible cassette supplied and a button in the middle that flips open the legs. Just plug it in, detach your bike's back wheel, sling it over and you're away.
We'll be getting to grips with the MyCycling trainer and app in depth over the coming weeks: look out for a full review on road.cc soon.
After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He joined road.cc in 2017, having previously worked for 220 Triathlon magazine. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake.