Wattbike Atom (Next Generation) review

The Wattbike Atom Next Generation promises improvements to shift speed and interval responsiveness. We've been putting it to the test to across various apps to see how the new smart bike performs

Wattbike Atom
(Image: © Wattbike)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Shifting speed improvements are a welcome addition to a smart bike that is markedly better, but still imperfect

Pros

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    Vastly improved shifting responsiveness

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    Factory calibrated makes for easy get-on-and-go

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    Genuinely good looking so it's not an eyesore at home

Cons

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    Slightly restrictive range of adjustment

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    Compatibility with certain third-party apps still needs polishing

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The original Wattbike Atom launched in response to the growth of indoor cycling as a discipline. Taking its data harvesting technology and experience of working with professional teams such as Team GB, Wattbike added in smart connectivity that could speak to indoor cycling apps and created a smart indoor training bike for the masses.

It had the monopoly on the small but growing sector of what we today know as smart bikes, and its competition was the smart turbo trainer market, and in comparison, Wattbike was the expensive solution to the pain cave problem. 

UK consumers can order the Atom Next Generation immediately, while availability in other markets is yet to be announced. 

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