Stages Bike - Firmware Release

Download the Stages Link app:

Download for iOS
Download for Android

Open the Device Manager and select Stages Bike SB20 from the Available Devices menu.

Select Firmware from the Stages Bike Manager menu to initiate a firmware update.

Date: 7/20/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.9.2

Replaces Release #: v1.9.1

Bug Fixes:

  • Cadence no longer spikes/drops in regular intervals.

  • Level mode in Sufferfest works as intended.

Date: 7/09/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.9.1

Replaces Release #: v1.8.3



  • Dual Bluetooth connections Pair to a third party application and manage or view bike properties in the Stages Link App concurrently.

Date: 6/30/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.8.3

Replaces Release #: v1.8.2


Bug Fixes:

  • Reduction in power data latency to applications connected to the StagesBike.

Date: 6/24/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.8.2

Replaces Release #: v1.8.1


Bug Fixes:

  • Gradient no longer needs delay or smoothing in Zwift.

Date: 6/23/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.8.1

Replaces Release #: v1.8.0



Bug Fixes:

  • UI no longer acknowledges gear changes in Erg mode.

  • Default serial numbers are now assigned to all bikes without one, including bikes with replacement boards. These serial numbers will begin with A9.

Date: 6/11/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.8.0

Replaces Release #: v1.6.0


Customization support coming with Link app 2.7.0

Notable Features:

  • Virtual setups—A virtual setup is a group of settings that emulate a bike and that can be changed and applied to any app paired to the StagesBike to create multiple virtual setups. Included in Link app 2.7.0 release.
  • Gearing options—Choose your gearing for riding in Manual, Sim and Level modes.
  • Custom gearing—Set up the StagesBike to match an outdoor bike by customizing the front chainring(s) and rear cassette.
  • Dream Drive—An optimized gearing configuration that offers up to 50 gear adjustments within the largest real-life gear ratio (5:1) and smallest real life gear ratio (1:1).
  • Button configuration options­—Assign functions to each button or choose from presets mapped similarly to common shifting layouts on road bikes. Choose from Shimano, Campagnolo, or custom configurations.
  • Gradient scaling—Adjusts gradient values applied to the StagesBike when received from a controller.
  • Live metrics display—View power, cadence, and left/right balance in the Link app.


  • StagesBike can be paired to as a cadence sensor.
  • Reset function restores bike and user settings to default by pressing and holding the left and right shift lever auxiliary buttons for 5 seconds (behind the shift buttons).
  • Third party button mapping available in public API—allow connected applications to react to button presses on the StagesBike (currently unsupported by any application, integrations coming).
  • User and equipment weight support (coming in Link app 2.8.0).
  • Gradient smoothing and delay can be disabled (coming in Link app 2.8.0).
  • Improved power meter version reporting to the Link app.
  • Power meter temperature reported for logging ambient room temperature.
  • Added bike configuration status (bike knows if it has been previously configured by Link app).

Bug Fixes:

  • Bike will now reconnect to Zwift after completing a Zwift session.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with the Road Grand Tour app.
  • Level mode in Sufferfest now works as intended.

Date: 4/28/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.6.0

Replaces Release #: v1.5.1


  • Improved power meter pairing.
  • Improved power meter version reporting to Stages Link app.
  • Improved speed reporting in Erg mode.
  • Improvements for use with Rouvy, Road Grand Tour, and Kinomap.

Bug Fixes:

  • Resistance for sprinting in Erg mode now decreases after a workout step.
  • Power meter sensor disconnection no longer results in power spikes.
  • Right power meters now appear in the Link App search menu.
  • Changing control apps now allows mode to change.

Date: 4/6/20

Current Firmware Release #: v1.5.1

  • Initial public release

Notable Features:

  • 4 Control Modes:
    • Manual
    • Simulation
    • Erg/Target Power
    • Level
  • Power data via Stages L/R Power meters with Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.
  • Electronically-controlled shifting and braking
  • 2×11 gear range
  • Pairing capacity to multiple apps and devices
  • Third-party app compatability