With a big name backing of Le Tour de France, this indoor bicycle is the official trainer bike for those of you who want to “Be Better- Be Unbeatable.” The sunny Le Tour de France logo sits proudly on its framing, but what what other features does this big name bike have in store for us? Read More
Adjustable frame and gears
Elements of the frame are fully adjustable, meaning that the indoor cycling industry is moving away from static framing to one where you can customize the frame to suit your own personal cycling style. For starters, the riders seat can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally, allowing a pelvic shift to better suit your upright or slanted cycling approach. The non-slip handlebars are adjustable and even the pedals offers two techniques: toe cages and clips.
Add to this fact that you can also customize all 30 gears and you can see why this indoor bicycle has been called one of the best.
The Pro-Form Le Tour de France PRO 5.0 was designed with hard trainers in mind and so although it is not surprising that it has an incline ability, it is surprising that this is a whooping -20% / +20%, a much larger tilt ability than similar others on the market such as the Kettler Racer 9 Indoor Cycle. In order to counterbalance this tilt, the bike has a 48.5 pound (22kg) flywheel, which although this doesn’t add to the sound it does add the overall size and weight of the bike, meaning that it may not be suitable if you are house sharing or living on a top floor apartment. A lighter alternative could be the ProForm 250 SPX Indoor Cycle.
A 10″ console shows clearly the 24 pre-programmed workouts that are based on the official Tour de France routes, including segments such as: Champs Elysees, Albertville and Alpe d’Huez. In addition, Pro-Form Le Tour de France PRO 5.0 is Ifit compatible meaning that you’ll have access to many more workout programmes at the touch of a button.
Automatic Terrain Simulation
By choosing a route, either from the pre-programmed sessions or from a map on your Ifit, the Pro-Form Le Tour de France PRO 5.0 consol will show you virtually riding the route on street view while, rather impressively, the power incline will kick in and automatically adjust the slope to simulate the landscape from your selected course.
If you are looking to train for the Tour de France, or any other official bike race then the Pro-Form Le Tour de France PRO 5.0 will definitely put you through your paces, but in a way that is still comfortable and customizable. If your not planning to train hard, then this bike just might be too much to handle. Everything is designed to push you further, stronger and longer, so if you just want to be able to complete an indoor biking workout then take a look at the NordicTrack VX500 Exercise Bike which might be more suitable to your needs.
- IPod compatible audio: Including 2 - 2" speakers
- Precision non-slip multi-position handlebar: With fore/aft adjustments and anodized vertical adjustments
- Ergonomic padded saddle: With anodized horizontal/vertical seat precision adjustments
- Foot pedals: With toe cage and adjustable straps
- Large diameter levellers: Adjustable for comfort and balance
- Front mounted transport wheels: For easy transportation
- Integrated features: Dual water bottle holders
- Power Meter (Watts): Displaying the purest indication of your cycling performance
- Max user capacity: 150kg
- Commercial grade welded steel frame: With enhanced corrosion resistance
- Drive system: Powergrade incline and decline
- Resistance: Digital SMR™ (Silent Magnetic Resistance)
- Flywheel: Inertia enhanced flywheel
- Integrated electronic shifting controls: For on the go ease of use
- Digital gear control: Features customisable gear ratios to match your personal road bike (Front: Standard (53/39); Compact (50/34); Triple (53/39/30); Rear - 11-23, 11-25, 11-28, 12-25, 12-28)
- Digital incline control: 0 to 20% grade
- Digital decline control: 0 to -20% grade
- Workouts: 24 preset Tour de France workout apps
- Display: 10" full colour capacitive touch display
- iFit® Enabled*: Giving you access to a revolutionary interactive training program (*requires an iFit subscription, sold separately)
- Bluetooth Smart (BLE) receiver: For a more advanced user interactivity
- Product dimensions: 163 x 64 x 143 cm