With record numbers of consumers riding indoors on stationary trainers, KOM cycling is offering an immersive, dynamic experience with the launch of its RPV2 Full-Motion Rocker Plate, which allows the bike to move more naturally during stationary riding.
The new RPV2 brings fore and aft motion to the side-to-side rock in the original model. The brand will also offer a conversion kit for owners of the RPV1 which includes everything needed to upgrade to full motion.
“During outdoor cycling, the bike actually moves quite a bit under the rider which, among other things, engages different muscles and minimizes joint strain. That’s what the new Full-Motion Rocker Plate is designed to mimic,” said Founder Austin Loper. “In addition to the 13-degree horizontal float on our highly popular RPV1 – provided by inflatable, adjustable balls wedged between the base and middle plates – we’ve added a third level to the new model which attaches by three roller bearing rails allowing for up to nine inches total of smooth fore and aft motion.
“This helps the rider move with the bike rather than against it, decreasing static pressure on joints and allowing you to crank out your hardest sessions yet on most indoor trainers. This is especially critical during the hardest efforts like out-of-saddle sprints and climbs. It also gives indoor riding a much more dynamic feel more reminiscent of outdoor cycling.”
The additional fore/aft movement provided by the RPV2 also means added engagement between mind and body, said Loper. “The four directions of movement combine to target core muscles and overall balance, allowing you to maximize every second of your indoor riding time.”
The 13 multi-directional mounting slots in the top plate allow for use with most indoor trainers, including the ‘smart’ trainers from Wahoo, Saris, Tacx, Elite, and others. Also improved are the three plates themselves, which KOM has thickened for added durability. The RPV2 can handle a total load up to 425 pounds. The price includes mounting materials and a pump for the rocker balls and bubble level to ensure a perfect position.
To go with the RPV2, KOM offers its Indoor Media Display Cycling Desk to hold a computer, tablet or phone with a water bottle, TV remotes, or whatever else to make indoor cycling more fun. It also offers other accessories for cycling, indoor or outside.
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