There is a tendency here to say ‘just buy a normal push-bike and get some fresh air’, but the Trixter Xdream is billed as more than just a stationary bike. Why? Because it is claimed to be the UK’s first indoor interactive bike that accurately simulates the experience of riding outdoors. An LCD screen is mounted in front of the handlebars and allows the user to steer through 400 cycling trails from arid desert to densely forested highlands.
There are virtual competitors who set the pace and laterally moving handlebars to negotiate corners and avoid hazards.
The problem is, it’s not cheap – how about £5,995?
Personally, I'd rather get out in the fresh air on a real bike. Why spend six grand on a stationary bike when the reality, the real world is more accessible than the unreal world of the Trixter?
Mind you, it does look like good fun.
For further information, log on http://www.trixter.net