LG to revolutionise Zwift indoor cycling with floor-to-ceiling screen

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Is this the future of indoor riding? LG thinks so. (Photo: LG)
Is this the future of indoor riding? LG thinks so. (Photo: LG)
  • Virtual riding is all about an immersive visual experience.
  • And if you aren't keen to ride your Zwift worlds with an iPad or Smartphone screen, there might soon be a new technology alternative.
  • A screen big enough to capture all the detail and make you feel even more engaged with the virtual riding world.

Riding virtually has become an accepted reality for even the most ardent cyclists. The benefit of training indoors, at a schedule of your own convenience, is inarguable.

For those riders who have severe time constraints relating to family and work pressure, the ability to get on that indoor trainer and roll big mileages in the living room, is valuable.

The latest array of virtual riding apps and different stages deliver an experience that can nearly be better than the real thing. Especially when it is exceptionally rainy or windy, outside.

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Indoor training bikes can now lean, making your ride feel even more real. (Photo: Muoverti)

Better bikes - and bigger screens

Indoor training bikes with a more natural pedal stroke and adjustable geometry, have made stationary riding more enjoyable and lifelike. But one area that is crucial to the indoor cycling experience, is what you see.

Although graphic cards and processors can render those latest Zwift worlds in staggering definition, there is no substitute for screen size. And this is where Korean consumer electronics leader, LG, is expected to make a significant breakthrough.

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If you aren’t keen on small-screen Zwifting, LG can now help you go big. Really big. (Photo: Zwift)

LG shows the future of indoor riding

The company has teased its new curved-surface television. A floor-to-ceiling screen surface is created by connecting three 55-inch curved OLED panels, configured in an R-shape arrangement.

What makes this new LG OLED television so impressive is its curvature, which has a bending radius of up to 500mm.

This new LG OLED super-screen television has huge potential for indoor riders, both road and mountain bikers.

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Zwift riding is becoming more lifelike, every season. (Photo: Zwift)

Look up - and you won't see a ceiling fan

When you are riding that singletrack forest trail, you will now have the sensation of tree branches passing directly overhead. The same logic applies to urban training rides, when rolling under bridges. Or through tunnels on that virtual Alpine training ride.

Pricing and availability are not yet confirmed. LG should announce its strategy with the new OLED super-screen product at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which opens in Las Vegas, this week.

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