The X-Bike was unveiled to the World Cup mountain bikers in early 2004 and was an instant sucess. Finally someone had produced an indoor bike that felt like an outdoor bike. The X-Bike is now widely used in the paddock for warm up and cool downs as well as being an integral part of some of the top riders training programs. Check it out below.
"I’ve been blown away by the benefits the X-Bike has brought, and I’m really excited at the gains which I know are coming in the future as I make more use of the bike. I’ll be keeping an X-Bike in my new Motorhome, so no matter where I am I can get a quality workout, whatever the weather. The fact that the music for the workouts deliver similar interval training to those which my trainer planned for me in the past gives me the reassurance that I’m not wasting my training time"
The 2006 & 2010 World Cup Champion. Tracy is the biggest name and number 1 woman in the World in Downhill. Tracy is a big personality and a great advocate for the sport as well as for X-Biking. Tracy also works on the Trixter product development team
To win the World Cup, my key word is consistency. For this I use the X-Bike as it gives me the complete warm up I need before tackling the World Cup downhill courses. Race courses are so demanding on all parts of your body that for me it's vital not just to warm up the legs, but my entire body before the race. I've been using the X-Bike now for 2 years and there is no question that using the X-Bike has been integral in my recent success. 5 of my World Cup wins were achieved by integrating X-Bike training into my preparations
Missy 'Missile' Giove
2 times World Champion and 3 times U.S National Champion now working as a training consultant and mega advocate to Trixter North America. Missy States “X-Bike gives me an ultimate full-body workout while I get my cardio in at the same time. It has helped me get leaner and stronger as a result. It also helps me strengthen joint integrity in my shoulders. It really is superior indoor training"
"Before the Trixter Bike came out I did not know that indoor riding could be fun too! The Trixter Bike comes really close to real riding! You can ride it even off the saddle, because of the ergonimic moving handle bar…it has made a big contribution to my training"
Based in Switzerland, Olympic Silver Medal Winner Sydney and World Cup overall winner 2000 – 2001. Barbara is a regular World Cup entrant and is always a top ten finisher. “This is a perfect way to keep my upper body as conditioned as my legs. X-Bike gives me a great training tool as well as a perfect warm up”
"X-Bike offers to our riders the chance to warm up under conditions very close to the down hill circuit that they will face minutes later. Unconsciously, our riders train their legs as well as their upper body on what they always call "the most realistic static bike they have ever used” - Ferran Marías (Team Manager)
One of the fastest downhill racers out there today, Fionn finished 7th overall in the 2006 UCI Tissot World Cup. Fionn trains hard and loves the X-Bike.
A New Zealander Kashi has made his home in Europe and rides for Team Bianchi Agos in XC events. "Doing intervals on the X-bike is awesome. The bike feels rock solid, and the arm movements make it much more realistic. The best thing though, is the way you shift into a hard gear... or resistance, using the 'gripshift'... just like on my MTB"
Bas De Bever
"I use the X-Bike 4 times a week in the morning as part of my personal intensive training. It feels great and I get the feeling right now that I can do the longer interval training with a fixed long interval schedule better indoors on the X-Bike. Also great in combination with my own music! I needed a few minutes time for optimal use of the grip shift, but the 32 steps of the grip shift are really nice and sufficient”
The "Miracle Boy". Mirra was the first BMXer to land a 360-Backflip-Nohander and Double Backflip in competition. He is the most highly decorated X-Games medalist with 20 to his name. He has starred in his own videogame, hosted his own MTV show for several seasons, appeared on many prominent TV shows and has also started his own BMX company, MirraCo. Dave trains on an X-Bike.