Technogym Ride smart bike first look review - user friendly and 'realistic' but a heavyweight in both size and cost

The flagship model from the commercial gym equipment brand is designed to meet all your home workout needs, but has it missed its target?

The TechnoGym Ride bike comes with an intergrated screen and dropped handlebars. This image shows the bike with a grey garage door in the background.
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The TechnoGym Ride provides a solid platform and on-line virtual classes for riders whose daily fix of riding is important. It's not quite a bullseye for the brand when it comes to hitting the elite performance market, with peak power generation significantly lower than alternative smart bikes on the market. The simplicity of use is brilliant, but you might find yourself with hefty monthly subscription bills to get the most out of the bike. It's a well constructed option for home workouts but ideally could do with a couple of design tweaks - then it would be a great option for many, assuming it dropped the price by at least a quarter to bring it in line with other equally well performing smart bikes currently on the market.

Reasons to buy
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    Ease of rider position set up and two screen taps to get riding

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    Position adjustment simple

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    Solid platform and smooth ride feel

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    Plenty of metric data to monitor performance and progress

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    Lots of entertainment at your fingertips

Reasons to avoid
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    Screen is too close to rider

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    Low peak power output for performance riders

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    Really expensive when compared to competition

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    Monthly subscriptions required for optimal use

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    Large and heavy, so requires a dedicated space

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    Cable port position sub-optimal

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There's been a flurry of dedicated home workout bikes in the last few years, giving riders more choice than ever when it comes to purchasing a specific machine to ride all over the world, without even opening your front door.   

Technogym Ride is the latest bike to join this steadily growing market place. We've already spent time with a few of the best exercise bikes and smart indoor bikes, with the likes of the   Stages SB20, Wahoo's Kickr bike, the Wattbike Atom, and even the Peloton indoor training bike  having been put through the Cycling Weekly Tech Team's paces, and there's still the Tacx Neo smart bike to go at too. 

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Indoor smart bike comparisons
Row 0 - Cell 0 TechnoGym Ride Stages BS20Wahoo Kickr BikeWattbike Atom Gen 2Tacx Neo Bike
Power accuracyTBC dual sided+/- 1.5%, dual sided+/-1+/- 1%less than 1%
Weight65kg/143lbs62.5kg/ 137.7lbs42kg/92.5lbs45kg/ 99lbs50kg/110lbs
Flywheel5.4kg/ 11.9lbs23kg/ 50lbs5.9kg/ 13lbs9.3kg/ 20.5lbsTBC
Resistance UnitElectromagnetic / Timing belt & Poly-V beltElectromagnetic, Gates carbon belt driveElectromagnetic 'enhanced motor' Electromagnetic Electromagnetic
Peak power1500w3000w2200w2500w2200w
Gradient simulation -3 to +15%25%-15% to +20%25%25%
RRP£3999/ $TBC£2800/ $3149£3299/ $3800£1999/ $2400£2299.99/ $3200

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