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Wattbike launches U.S. climbs on Wattbike Hub app

Published February 11, 2020

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Explore top climbs across the United States from California to New York.

NOTTINGHAM, England – February 11, 2020 – Today, Wattbike, the original indoor performance training bike innovator, announces the launch of new U.S. climbs on the free Wattbike Hub app available on the App Store and Google Play.

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On the heels of the company's expansion into the United States with the launch of the world's smartest bike trainer, the Atom, Wattbike is diversifying its climbs to reach new users and bring these iconic climbs to riders in the comfort of their own homes. In order to accurately recreate these climbs, Wattbike teamed up with VeloViewer to capture gradient, elevation, length and more. With the Atom's Real Ride Feel technology that replicates the sensation of riding on the road, users can get the closest experience to actually riding these climbs indoors.

In total, 8 new climbs available on the Wattbike Hub followed by 6 additional climbs to be launched at a later date.

Climbs available on 11th February 2020:

  • Kaloko Drive, Hawaii: Climb out of Kona, the spiritual home of triathlon and one of the world's toughest ascents.
  • Hurricane Ridge in Washington: Ride the hurricane through the Olympic National Park remotely in the comfort of your home.
  • Independence Pass in Colorado: Climb Independence Pass to the Continental Divide of the Americas on arguably the United States' highest paved pass and one of the highest points in cycling globally.
  • Mount Evans in Colorado: Conquer the highest paved road in North America that's featured in just about every famous U.S. cycling climbs list.
  • Mount Lemmon in Arizona: Check out the most popular bike climb in the U.S. 
  • Mount Washington Auto Road in New Hampshire: Only available to ride as part of the U.S. Hillclimb series, this ride is known as one of the toughest hill climbs in the world.
  • Pikes Peak in Colorado: Push the limit with a ride on the mythical Pikes Peak at home.
  • Whiteface Mountain in New York: Located near Lake Placid, Whiteface Mountain is the top New York bike climb.

Climbs available at a later date:

  • Brasstown Bald in Georgia: Visible from Atlanta, the mountain is home to one of the best climbs in the South.
  • Empire Pass from Midway in Utah: Empire Pass is one of the hardest bike climbs in the U.S. 
  • Mount Baldy in California: A regular feature in the Tour of California, the iconic Mount Baldy towers above Los Angeles.
  • Mount Diablo in California: Outside of San Francisco, this climb is also a regular in the Tour of California.
  • Powder Mountain in Utah: Try out Utah's toughest bike climb.
  • Canton Avenue in Pennsylvania: Get out of the saddle for an all-out attack of the steepest public street in the United States.

"This new year is going to be an outstanding one for the cycling industry as more people than ever are choosing to ride indoors for training," said Richard Baker, CEO of Wattbike. "At Wattbike, we're continuously working on expanding and innovating our products to be at the forefront of the indoor performance training space. Launching these new climbs reinforces our commitment to our U.S. expansion and we're excited to bring these iconic U.S. climbs to riders everywhere."

Wattbike is used by professional athletes all over the globe including the USA Cycling National Team and teams in the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL. Since 2014, Wattbike has also supplied the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) with smart bikes for the use of elite athletes and coaches across a range of purposes including testing and rehabilitation.

About Wattbike

Wattbike is the original, indoor performance training smart bike innovator that designs and manufactures the most sophisticated, yet accessible cycle training tools used by champions, athletes and fitness enthusiasts worldwide.

Wattbike launched in 2008 following an eight-year period of engineering, design and development with British Cycling to create the ultimate indoor smart bike. Its smart trainers are robust enough for elite athletes and champions to train year-round, but also accessible enough for beginners and enthusiasts to achieve their fitness goals. Wattbike's products help performance-driven athletes track the actual impact of the work they put in and inform them how to train smarter by seeing the progress of individual workouts.

To learn more about Wattbike, visit wattbike.com.

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