Virtual Race on a High-Tech Stationary Bike

I'm not a big fan of video games and on-line games. I think they are partially to blame for the obesity dilemma we have in the world, but I will admit I once was a Mario Brother addict. Yes I know I've dated myself admitting this, but my point is I understand how addicting games can be. So if you must play games at least play them while working out aboard the Ergo Bike Premium 8i.

Ergo Bike Premium 8i released by Germany's Daum Electronics allows riders to virtually race other riders around the world. Riders pick a time, a virtual course, get on Ergo 8i and compete head-to-head in a race without ever leaving home.

Ergo 8i monitors every riders pulse rate, speed, distance and watts and then displays it all on the screen ahead for each participant to see. Bike riders can also see each other and talk to each other while racing, with the help of video streams and VoIP-enabled headsets.

In addition the Ergo Bike Premium 8i is designed to mimic the performance of a real bike and because it has no chain it is rides quietly.

Interested in the competitive exercise aboard Ergo 8i? Then you will need $3,500 to buy this high-tech stationary bike, some competitive spirit and a desire to get in shape. Do you have it?

Via Gizmodo

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Oct 28, 2007
by Lynn (not verified)

I agree with you. Toys R Us

I agree with you. Toys R Us has the smart bike but that's only for kids under 7 years old. They need one for kids from 7 to 13. I would love something for my son. Please let me if you know where I can get something like that. Please email me at Thanks

Nov 23, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

I agree with you. I was just

I agree with you. I was just searching the web for a stationary bike-game for my 8 year old. I just learned about the Fisher Price toy and I'm disappointed that there is not a like toy for the 8+ age group that is affordably priced. Please let me know if you find anything!