This article is specifically for using the Golden Cheetah application with the Stages Bike. You can view our other article on syncing activities between Stages Link and Golden Cheetah.

Stages Cycling app

If you are using the ride recording feature in the Stages Cycling app to view your gears while using Golden Cheetah, select the StagesBike tab and set the bike to External control.

However, if you are using the Data screen on the Stages Cycling app, there is no need to set a control mode.

Install Golden Cheetah

If you have not already, download the Golden Cheetah app.

Golden Cheetah app download page


Plug in your USB ANT+ dongle to your computer and safely orient it near the front of the bike. It may be necessary to wake up the power meters by spinning the cranks several rotations.

Upon initial opening and setup of the application, a pop-up menu will allow you to pair to your StagesBike. If you are already a Golden Cheetah user, click on Train to add a device.

Golden Cheetah Training screen

Select Add Device and pair via ANT+ and FE-C.

Select device screen displayed

StagesBike will by default pair as Fitness Equipment Control (FEC), and the left power meter will pair as Power.  The application receives speed and cadence from the bike without pairing these sensors, so no ANT+ ID will be shown. 

Pairing devices screen displayed

Once the StagesBike is paired, proceed to the Train tab, and select the workout that you would like to perform on the left sidebar.

To work out without a preset workout file, select either of the two manual modes.

StagesBike SB20 workout modes displayed

Use the Intensity Adjustments and Workout Control menu to begin, end, or alter your workout.