TRAIN HARDER, FOR LONGER
DarkWatt’s Full Motion Platform helps you power up your cycling performance by providing a more comfortable and realistic ride indoors.
Created by South African cyclist and former triathlete Brett Wooldridge, DarkWatt’s Full Motion Platform is made with top-quality parts and are suitable for almost any static trainer, road or mountain bike.
The name “DARKWATT” says exactly what it is. Indoor training can be a very uncomfortable,
“dark” place when you have to push out “watts” for a length of time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why should I buy a DarkWatt Full Motion Platform?
- Does the DarkWatt platform affect power accuracy?
- How does the DarkWatt platform help my cycling?
The platform helps with saddle discomfort as it adds a side to side and a fore and aft movement. This means that it relieves stress on the body and helps engage your core muscles.
Thanks to the added movement of the DarkWatt Full Motion Platform, riding is more realistic as well as reduces stress on the bike frame.
- How durable is the DarkWatt Full Motion Platform?
Made from high quality birch plywood, Hexagrip, is designed for the industrial sector so is extremely durable. Some of its other properties include a non-skid and weather resistant surface.
The platform can cleaned with soapy warm water and dried off with a cloth
It is manufactured and assembled with the finest locally and imported materials to give you a product that will last.
- Can you use cycling apps such as Fulgaz, Zwift, Rouvy etc?
Yes, no different to a static setup except way more engaging, comfortable,racey, and realistic so you can put out a solid workout.
- Is the DarkWatt platform difficult to set up?
The DarkWatt Full Motion Platform is delivered fully assembled, ready to use. The only installation is for your indoor trainer to be set up on the platform.
All accessories as well as a setup booklet comes with the platform to make installation simple.
- What are the dimensions of the DarkWatt Full Motion Platform?
Length: 168 cm
Width: 83 cm
Height: 11 cm
Weight: 24 kg
- Is the ride feel the same as riding outside on your bike?
You do generate different force directions when training on a DarkWatt platform but the feel is still natural. When riding on the road, the bike leans to the right when your left leg extends and vice versa. The opposite happens on the platform but this is a feeling you get used to very quickly.
12 degrees of side to side movement
240mm of fore and aft movement via Linear Bearings
Adjustable sway resistance using rubber balls
Aluminium T-Tracks to configure all tie down options
Compatible with most popular trainers
Manufactured from non skid, water-resistant Resin Plywood
13mm spanner to tighten nuts on tie-down straps
2 x 15mm Adjustable front wheel riser blocks and tie down strap
Rubber feet to minimize vibration
2 x 750mm tie down straps to secure your trainer
FULL MOTION platforms shipped fully assembled.
All DARKWATT branded products are covered by a Five-Year Limited Warranty to the original purchaser. The five-year warranty is valid from the date of purchase. This Limited Warranty covers defects due to the manufacturing process and does not cover negligence, misuse, or normal wear and tear, including rubber feet. This warranty does not cover subsequent damages to other products due to the normal or negligent use of DARKWATT products. Products that are defective or faulty are covered under warranty and will be replaced, or parts will be provided at the discretion of DARKWATT at no charge. For Warranty issues please contact the DARKWATT customer team directly.