Muoverti TiltBike: the tilting indoor training bike that feels like riding outside

Launched at Rouleur Live, this freestanding and tilting training bike promises an outdoor feel to indoor training

Among the many products on display at Rouleur Live, one of the most intriguing was the prototype TiltBike indoor trainer made by Muoverti. Getting its world premiere at the show, visitors were able to hop aboard this fully working prototype and experience a static training experience that’s anything but settled.

Allowing for a degree of side to side movement, Muoverti’s tilt-able bike promises a far more naturalistic riding experience. Nevertheless, it has aspirations to be far more than just a more natural feeling trainer. It’s also able to steer and control your avatar within various virtual worlds.

Making it compatible with the very latest in immersive training software means you could use it to grind up a virtual climb out of the saddle before tucking in and leaning the bike to steer through the turns as you descend. 

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It’s also able to act as a controller for exploring free-roaming interactive games and e-sports platforms, including popular console titles such as Descenders. 

A mini-joystick control atop its functional brake and shift levers helps you navigate digital training programs without the need to get off the bike.

These features will become increasingly crucial as in-development software makes it to market, but there is also plenty of functionality for riders more concerned with real-world gains. The TiltBike’s free-moving nature promises to make for a more engaging experience, both in terms of motivation and the muscles cyclists use while riding. 

Based around a chassis that features elastomer guided lateral frame rotation, its self-centring digitised handlebar steering allows it to move freely under the rider. Creating a natural sensation whether seated, climbing or sprinting out of the saddle, resistance is provided via a dynamic electromagnetic system at the back of the bike. 

Measuring efforts 1,000 times per second allows the Muoverti bike to provide instant data and also helps it to mimic the feeling of rolling resistance, gradient, braking, and inertia.

At the same time, its array of in-built sensors measure power, speed, cadence, left-right balance, pedalling smoothness, torque, lateral force, and time spent seated vs standing.  

Quickly adjustable for use by multiple riders, the bike’s cockpit can also be quickly swapped to mimic different real-world applications. At the same time, gearing ratios can be digitally selected to match those from all major groupset makers. Recreating many of the sensations of cycling outside, it promises to throw many of its more staid competitors off-balance. 

The Muoverti TiltBike will be on general release in 2022. According to two-time Tour de France stage winner Simon Gerrans, a Muoverti test rider and investor, “the ability to balance and the accurate simulation of inertia and resistance are a game-changer for indoor cycling."