Athlete Lab has been designed to provide you with the experience of an outdoor bike in a safe, all weather environment giving you the ability to train hard accompanied with highly technical training from our coaches that will help improve your rides on the road and race times dramatically.
When you come into the lab, we make sure you focus on the following:
1 Functional strength
A typical indoor cycling or ‘spin’ bike uses completely different muscles in comparison to a road bike. Our bikes are real road bikes, allowing you to train like a pro cyclist, doing the same sets as them, in a sophisticated, data rich environment.
2 Real gears
Our bikes have real gears and proper groupsets so you can change gear just like you do outside on the road.
3 Road bike position
We fit you onto our Adjustabikes, and the riding position will be identical to that on your road bike. Giving you the opportunity to have a real road bike experience that also makes sure that we are looking after your knees and ITB’s, something that spin bikes don’t do.
4 Track progress
The power you generate on our indoor Adjustabikes is exactly the same as that which you can generate outside, which is why rides in the labs can be compared to outside Strava rides or TrainingPeaks. Ironman athletes often refer to finishing their bike legs (4-6 hour mountainous rides) within 5 minutes of their indoor practice trainer times (assuming they are using best in class trainers).
5 Realtime training data
Watch your accurate real-time data; power metrics, heart rate, cadence, TSS and other key metrics on the screens in front of you as you train. All your data can be automatically updated to Strava or Trainingpeaks as soon as your ride is complete.
Beginner or seasoned competitors can all learn something from even the most basic test and consultations offered. Set your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) correctly to ensure the most optimal benefits while riding in the lab. See proof of your improvements with the data recorded from your testing in the lab.
Your FTP test is included in any ride pack or membership purchase, or available as a one-off for £40.