Walter Gropius and his Bauhaus school would be both proud and envious of Elite’s FUORIPISTA, which is nothing short of an Objet d’Art.
While the FUORIPISTA doesn’t encompass the same level of technology that Elite’s most sophisticated bike trainers do, it’s clearly the most visually alluring product the Italian brand has ever offered.
Indeed, comprising an array of mixed materials such as glass, wood and polished chrome, the trainer would perhaps look more at home in a museum than it would in a gym or one’s basement. But, don’t be fooled by its grandeur, as the FUORIPISTA is a fully functional piece of equipment that features an integrated powermeter with +/-2.5% accuracy and built in “virtual shifters”, which can increase and decrease resistance in an almost seamless fashion.
The trainer also has “smart capabilities”, allowing it to interface with virtual training programs like Zwift, thanks to its ANT+, Bluetooth Smart and other protocols, which are all powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
The FUORIPISTA was created in partnership with the renown Italian design firm of Adriano Design, which showcased the trainer as part of the SaloneSatellite’s 20th anniversary collection.
“The FUORIPISTA represents a new way of interpreting a fitness accessory, no longer gym exclusive but so beautiful that becomes an object of desire, to show off, to praise, one you would ride with pride and joy. A dream machine along with you would ride away some of the most spectacular cycling routes in the world, virtualised on a tablet mounted on its front. FUORIPISTA allows to enjoy a (riding) passion in full and without a compromise, with extremely performant technologies which you won’t have to hide under the bed, in the closet nor the basement, on the contrary it gives a pleasure in every place it is displayed”,says Elite.
What does the FUORIPISTA cost?
Depending on the options, expect to spend anywhere from a staggering $14,000 to $16,000.
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