The Wattbike connects to many popular training apps and devices including the Wattbike Hub, Strava and Garmin. Find out more about connecting apps and devices to the Wattbike here
The Wattbike has been independently verified to offer incredible accuracy within 2% across the whole range of Watts. It is factory calibrated for life so you can test and train with absolute confidence.
Real Ride Feel
The Wattbike uses a combination of air and magnetic resistance to deliver the distinctive feel of riding a bike out on the road.
Fully adjustable setup
The ability to minutely adjust the saddle and handlebar positions means the Wattbike can be used by almost anyone and gives the opportunity to re-create the fit and feel of your usual bike.
The Polar View is a unique tool which monitors exactly how you distribute power as you pedal. It highlights imbalances and allows you to train with never before seen precision. Using the Polar View you can become a smoother, faster, more efficient cyclist.
The Model B Performance Monitor measures over 40 parameters, including power, cadence and heart rate, over 100 times per second. The monitor gives you the ability to create your own sessions and even undertake pre-programmed fitness tests.
Wattbike Hub Compatible
The Wattbike Performance Monitor is Bluetooth enabled, which means you can use it in conjunction with our free smartphone app to record and analyse your data like never before.
Heart Rate Monitor Compatible
The Wattbike Trainer is compatible with a variety of different heart rate monitors including all Garmin, Suunto, Polar and MyZone models as well as other ANT and ANT+ devices.
Q. Can I change the saddle
A. Yes, the Wattbike is delivered with a recreational saddle, it can be fitted with any saddle of your choice
Q. Can I change the pedals
A. Yes, the Wattbike is delivered with a combination pedal which has toeclips on one side and a SPD cycle shoe fitting on the other. You can change the pedals at any time.
Q. Is it possible to change the handlebars
A. No, the handlebars are of a robust construction and allow all of the various cycling positions, it is possible to replicate holding the top of the handlebar, using brake hoods, down on the drops and in a tri-bar position.
Q. Can arm pads be fitted to the handlebars
A. Yes, they are available as an optional extra
Q. How accurate is a Wattbike and does it need calibration
A. Each Wattbike is calibrated in our factory and does not need re-calibrating. It is accurate to +/- 2% over its whole range. We recommend that you Set the Zero State before any testing. Setting the Zero State ensures that the electronics are stablised and there is no feedback within the electrical circuits ensuring that calibration is as it was when it left the factory.
Q. Is the accuracy of the Wattbike affected by altitude or environmental conditions?
A. No. The measurement system on the Wattbike is not affected by environmental conditions. At different temperature, humidity and altitudes the Air Brake Damper Setting may vary compared to the figures given in the Power, Resistance and Cadence Tables
Q. I’m used to using the SRM system of measurement. How does the Wattbike measurement system compare?
A. The Wattbike measurement system replicates those of the SRM. So 200 watts on the Wattbike is equivalent to 200 Watts using the SRM system.
Q. How does the resistance system work on the Wattbike?
A. The Wattbike has a dual resistance system. An air resistance system with a lever moving from 1 (light gearing) to 10 (heavy gearing) recreates the feeling of flat road cycling. A magnetic resistance system adds to the load. The magnetic lever rotates clockwise through one complete turn and is marked '1' through to '7' where '1' represents no magnetic load and '7' a very heavy load.
Q. Are there any weight and height restrictions on a Wattbike
A. The Wattbike is tested up to 150 kg. You need to be at least 150 cms tall or have an inside leg measurement of at least 60 cms to use a Wattbike
Q. What is the crank length and q-factor of a Wattbike and can they be changed
A. No every Wattbike is the same, the crank length is 170 mm (agreed as a standard with British Cycling) and the q-factor is 173 mm
Q. Can I replicate get my normal bike setup on a Wattbike
A. Yes, the horizontal and vertical adjustments and handlebar dimensions were agreed by British Cycling and it is possible to replicate all cycling positions
Q. Can you test on the 2012 Wattbike
A. Yes, however it is more difficult to set up the test protocol in the workout area and the analysis would have to be conducted in Wattbike Expert software
Q. Can you test on the 2013 Wattbike
A. Yes, the 2013 Monitor has a Test section in the Workout area but it is possible to construct a new test in Create New Workout and save it to Favourites
Q. Can you link the Wattbike Performance Computer (monitor) to a computer
A. Yes, the Wattbike comes with a USB cable which you can connect to your PC. Our software, Wattbike Expert and Power Cycling can be downloaded free of charge from the download section of our website
Q. Can I create my own workout in the Model A Wattbike Performance Computer (monitor)
A. Yes, the Model A monitor has some capability to create workouts, it is limited to 6 workouts of up to 6 intervals
Q. Can I create my own workout in the Model B Wattbike Performance Computer (monitor)
A. Yes, the Model B monitor has unlimited combinations of workouts that can be created.
Q. What is the Wattbike computer software for?
A. This fulfils many functions. You can monitor a session live (good for testing), evaluate any previously saved session, and transfer sessions from the monitor to your computer for permanent storage and analysis. The software also allows you to race other Wattbikes connected to the computer.
Q. I'm not from the UK, how do I buy a bike?
A. We have dealers in many countries. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find the correct dealer for you.
Parts & Maintenance
- What maintenance does the Wattbike require? The Wattbike is designed to be almost maintenance free. However, to ensure it stays in first class condition all sweat should be removed from it after use and the bike should be regularly examined for any damage or wear. Broken or damaged components should be replaced immediately. Full maintenance guidelines can be found in the Wattbike Manual that comes with the bike.
- What tools are needed to service the bike? For a more thorough professional service the tool for removing the crank is required. Beyond that there are no special tools needed.
- The Performance Computer has stopped working/is faulty, how can I get it fixed? Contact your local Wattbike distributor. Their details can be found at www.wattbike.com.
- What is the battery life of the Performance Computer? The Wattbike is fitted with a generator that recharges the battery when cycling at a cadence of over 50 r/min. This means that close to 98% of the working time will be covered with current from the generator.
- What kind of batteries power the Performance Computer? Can I fit regular batteries? Rechargeable batteries are fitted as standard. The Performance Computer will not function with normal batteries.