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.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.