One big trend at this year’s Interbike trade show was virtual trainers, and while we didn’t see BKool at the show, the Spanish brand of cycle trainers has been developing its own software system for four years. BKool offers an online component so riders can compete against others either recorded or live, plus power output, personalized training sessions with automatic resistance changes via the laptop.
Riders can get access to more than 100 video routes, while a smartphone app can record real road riding to bring the date – including a map – to ride against at home. The system includes an ANT+ cadence sensor, an ANT+ dongle. It might be a long winter ahead but it won’t be so bad with the BKool. With this system you might be cool with riding on the trainer.