Vancouver, WA, March 22, 2018 - Core Health & Fitness® is excited to announce a new partnership between Schwinn® indoor cycling and 4iiii®. With this partnership comes the release of an optional 4iiii power crank upgrade available on the Schwinn AC™ and SC bikes.
“4iiii is a Canadian based tech company with a rich history in sport technology development and we have found a great partner in Schwinn” commented Bailey McKnight, Channel Development Leader for 4iiii innovations. Founded in 2010, 4iiii Innovations has grown to be an industry leader in power meter development in a growing number of cycling disciplines. Founders Kip Fyfe and Victoria Brilz have deep roots in innovative sports monitoring that date back to 2000 when they started Dynastream Innovations Inc. Dynastream brought the world’s first speed and distance monitors and the widely adopted ANT+ communication protocol to the wearable market and was sold to Garmin in 2006. The vision to enable athletes to be smarter, faster and safer lead the duo to build the world’s most accurate, lightweight and durable powermeter used by the world’s best cyclists that is also refined enough to become standard equipment on bikes.
The 4iiii story is one that resonates with Schwinn, the brand behind the first production bike designed specifically for indoor cycle. Schwinn has positioned itself to be on the cutting edge of the indoor cycling industry through new innovations and partnerships that help bring the best technologies in both indoor and outdoor cycling to Schwinn bikes.
“Measurement has been game changing in the indoor cycling category, so being able to partner with the visionaries behind ANT+ technology is a logical and exciting step for the Schwinn brand,” added Jeff Dilts, Vice President of Product Management & Innovation for Core Health & Fitness.
“While powermeters have seen increased acceptance in the past 10 years, we’re just beginning to see it reach the mainstream,” added Eric Gerstenbuhler, Managing Director of 4iiii Sport. “What sets 4iiii apart is the patented 3D strain gauge technology that we use to measure the bending, elongation, and twisting deformation. This allows for measurement of every force being applied to the crank arm by a rider thus giving the most accurate data possible from bike to bike.” Schwinn offers education and certification for cycling instructors with power, so it makes sense that with a growing industry, Schwinn, in its commitment to quality and authenticity, would settle for nothing less than partnering with the company behind the most accurate power meter on the market.
“Measurement has been a big story for Schwinn since we introduced it to the indoor cycling space in 2009,” concluded Dilts. “This new partnership with a road tested, highly accurate and legitimate company like 4iiii who provides power measurement for the most elite cyclists in the world is very exciting!”
About Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is the world’s fifth largest marketer and distributor of commercial fitness products to health clubs, community recreational centers, hotels, government, educational facilities and more. Core markets its products under the iconic brands Star Trac®, StairMaster®, Nautilus® and Schwinn®. Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, we employ over 400 people worldwide and serve a global customer base. Core maintains sales, engineering and service offices throughout the United States (Vancouver, WA; Lake Forest, CA; Independence, VA as well as in the United Kingdom (High Wycombe), Germany (Munich), Spain (Barcelona), Poland (Poznan) and Brazil (Sao Paulo).
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About 4iiii Innovations
Based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, 4iiii Innovations Inc. has earned a Global reputation for technology leadership. The world’s most accurate powermeters, heart rate monitors and more, are available for sports enthusiasts of all types to increase performance, improve athleticism and fun. Visit 4iiii.com to get the latest in sports performance feedback products.
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