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Tacx Ergotrainers(2 posts)

Tacx Ergotrainersrcsquared
Oct 23, 2001 8:38 AM
I am thinking of picking up a Tacx Ergotrainer - Basic for winter training. Does anyone have any feedback on them? Are they worth the extra money over a "normal" trainer? The review section was little help for this product, only two conflicting reviews.
re: Tacx ErgotrainersDoug Berner
Oct 23, 2001 1:36 PM
One word WATTS! If you want to train using watts, then I think it is good. The basic goes for about $340 and a good trainer like a cyclops fluid2 is about 299 I think. The TACX will record distance, max & average speed, max & average watts, and cadence. You can also set the resistance as it relates to slope or a constant wattage you want to maintain. The instructions are easy to follow. Half an hour and you're good to go. The only thing you have to input is your body weight. This is nice if more than one person and bike is using it. No complicated bike set up procedures. You do need access to an electrical outlet. Combine it with a heart rate monitor and you can conduct Maximum Power Tests and Anaerobic Threshold Tests. Cost wise I think it is the best way to train with watts. If you don't care about that aspect, get something else.