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KOM Cycling launches upgraded indoor cycling rocker plate and upgrade kit for original model

Published May 5, 2021

EAST LANSING, Mich. (BRAIN) — KOM Cycling has launched its Indoor Cycling Rocker Plate RPV2, which allows a bike to move more naturally during stationary riding. 

The new rocker plate model adds fore and aft motion to the side-to-side rock in its original model, the RPV1. The new model has a $799 MSRP. The original model remains available for $449.99 and an upgrade kit is available for owners of the original model. The upgrade kit retails for $449.

"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 Indoor Cycling Rocker Plate is designed to mimic," said KOM 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."

Multi-directional mounting slots in the top plate allow for use with almost every indoor trainer out there, including smart trainers from brands like Wahoo, Saris, Tacx, Elite and others. KOM has thickened the three plates for added durability so that the RPV2 can handle a total load up to 425 pounds. The price includes all mounting materials as well as a pump for the rocker balls and bubble level.

KOM's tools and accessories are sold dealer direct to retailers. Currently, its indoor riding products, including the rocker plates, are sold consumer-direct and via Amazon and Decathlon. Loper said the company will offer dealer-direct sales for the indoor riding products next winter season.  Interested dealers can contact The company also is in negotiations with U.S. and Canadian distributors, he said.

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