4iiii expands into smart trainers with the new Fliiiight

Cochrane, Alta.-based power meter company developed the new trainer after acquiring Waterloo, Ont.-based company STAC

September 4th, 2019 by | Posted in Gear Reviews | Tags: , ,

Canadian power meter company 4iiii are expanding their line-up of performance cycling tools into the realm of smart trainers just in time for the cold weather season creeping up on Canada. The new 4iiii Fliiiight smart trainer is the result of the Cochrane, Alta.-based power meter company’s acquisition of Waterloo, Ont.-based STAC in May.

“We promised the market disruptive innovation when we acquired STAC Performance and now we’re delivering on that commitment, with a new brand, a fresh product design, and revolutionary engineering enhancements,” said CEO of 4iiii Kip Fyfe in a press release.

The new Fliight trainer is being unveiled at Eurobike. Designed to be silent, it’s a collaboration between the Canadian companies that joined forces to offer an expanded line-up of training tools for cyclists. Instead of a flywheel and traditional resistance units, Stac trainers use magnets and weights to mimic road feel. The trainer does not use a flywheel and doesn’t have any contact points between the wheel and the trainer preventing tire wear while offering a quiet indoor riding experience.

“Fliiiight is the culmination of what we had initially envisioned with the trainer experience: silent and lightweight, industry-leading ease of setup, and a complete training experience on any platform,” said STAC Zero creator and 4iiii’s technical director.

The new Fliiiight smart trainer will allow indoor riders to get immediately set up virtual riding software like Zwift or TrainerRoad which are integrated into the trainer. Pairing the Fliiiight with 4iiii’s power meter and heart rate monitor, cyclists can get the most out of their indoor riding experience. With 4iiii, cyclists can make a set up that’s friendly to neighbours and leaves your bike ready to be ridden on the road without any alterations.