Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

hast2

Original Poster:

55 posts

92 months

[news] 
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 quote quote all
Does anyone know if such a thing is on the market?

Several years ago (about 15+) I was at a cycle show and seen a set up that used a road bike on rollers linked to a computer and screen, this let the cyclist watch where they were going and the rollers adjusted the risitance depending on gradiant - you could link in another to do races.

Been using my turbo trainer over winter and finding it really boring, so would like to upgrade to something like this.

itsnotarace

4,149 posts

89 months

[news] 
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 quote quote all

hast2

Original Poster:

55 posts

92 months

[news] 
Wednesday 2nd March 2011 quote quote all
Cheers for the input. Thanks to the links I now know I should be looking for a virtual reality turbo trainer.

The tacx I-magic looks like the type of thing I'm after :-) I see you can get dvd's with footage of roads that tell you what setting to manually put your turbo trainer on, depending on the gradient infront of you - but I don't think that'll be real enough, although a cheap option!!

b2hbm

544 posts

102 months

[news] 
Thursday 3rd March 2011 quote quote all
there's a forum on the tacx stuff where you might pick up a few ideas, and certainly feedback on problems that sometimes arise.

http://forum.tacx.com/

I've not got an i-magic, just a basic Flow which does allow you to measure wattage, etc, so it's not as boring as the basic turbos. But if you're serious about turbo training then an i-magic or similar does look like a good investment.

Brian
Reply to Topic