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With the Tacx i-Genius Virtual Reality trainer cycling becomes a celebration. This top trainer offers unlimited entertainment while riding indoors. The attractive thing about a VR trainer is that the race is displayed on the screen of your PC and true-to-life terrain mapping signals are transmitted by the trainer’s brake to the bike. On a climb you can feel the gradient through the rear wheel and downhill you feel like you have wings.
The i-Genius works with the Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced. With this ultra-modern software you enter virtual worlds which are even more real while riding on your Tacx trainer. You can’t tell the world on your screen from the real world. Riding races draws you in and is so realistic that it is possible to protect yourself in the back of the virtual peloton as you hide yourself from the wind. But keep in mind that your virtual opponents behave realistically, which means they can jump away from you at any time. So be aware.
The i-Genius is the same trainer as the i-Genius Multiplayer. The difference is that it comes with the Skyliner front wheel support and not with the 1 year Multiplayer license and the BlackTrack steering frame, options that can be purchased later if desired. But even without these extras the i-Genius is an absolute top trainer providing unlimited entertainment in combination with the Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced. Both climbs and descents feel very realistic.
Virtual Reality trainer
- Training with PC
- Interface on handlebar
- Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced
- Incl. Skyliner front wheel support; BlackTrack steering frame optional
- Virtual flywheel
- Max. resistance 1500 Watt; adjustable in percent
- Downhill drive
- Realistic climbing up to 20%
When calculating the brake resistance all physical formulas a cyclist encounters on the road are applied to reach a true situation. Air and rolling resistance, gradient percentage, weight, air pressure, wind speed, temperature, altitude, inertia and brake properties are all taken into account and calculated hundreds of times per second to achieve a realistic feel.
Tacx trainers feature a dynamic control of the braking force. Other trainers use a flywheel to pass the dead centre, Tacx trainers constantly adjust the resistance to simulate the most natural handling. Thanks to the dynamic braking system virtual climbs become real challenges. The i-Genius even has a downhill drive. The wheel keeps turning, just like in real life you do not have to pedal. This Tacxtrainer best approaches reality.
The motor brake is equipped with LED lights that move to the rhythm of your cadence. The red lights light up when the power output is high. When the power output is low, the green lights are more visible. The i-Genius has to be plugged into the power grid, apart from this the trainer is wireless.
The flywheel is an essential part of the brake. By applying an arrangement with accurate sensors and advanced electronics the i-Genius reaches an unmatched level of reality simulation. The software-simulated flywheel of the i-Genius is like a virtual flywheel.
Cadence & balance
The i-Genius works without a cadence sensor. The cadence is derived from the variation in force on the pedals and recorded by highly accurate electronic sensors. Also the balance, the difference in the force exerted between the left and right leg, is measured continuously. With the right balance you will reach an optimal pedal stroke. More info
The i-Genius features PowerBack. This system converts the heat that is generated in the brake and released while cycling, into electricity that is then fed back into the power grid. This means you are generating your own electricity.
Tacx is a pioneer of virtual worlds for cycling and has reached a new milestone in the development of Virtual Reality. For years we have worked very hard to create unique software with which the virtual world cannot be told apart anymore from the real world. Completely new terrains have been designed, including roads with altitude differences, gradient percentages and curves. 3D buildings and trees give every terrain its own character. Lighting creates the right atmosphere and recognizable sound makes the VR world complete. The result? The Tacx Trainer software 4, overwhelming entertainment, pure cycling pleasure. You can choose from various animated terrains for mountain bike, race and track with virtual 3D riders.
The VR terrains you can enjoy lifelike interaction with riders, cars and other elements in the virtual worlds. You never know what is going to happen, just like in a real race.You can also use many films of legendary stages and cycling classics for training. With the help of geographical data and 3D maps by Google Earth outdoor training rides can be completely relived at home. And there are training programs and fitness tests for a scientific analysis of your training session.
- Cycling against max. 10 opponents
- Gameplay, virtual opponents
- Customize VR rider’s clothing and bicycle
- Montagna, mountain terrain
- Downhill Valley, MTB terrain
- Valeggio, road terrain
- Valeggio, criterium
- Metropolitan, city criterium
- Velodrome, Six-day
- Paradise Island
- Choose from more than 30 titles
- Video Overlay, display riders positions
- Video simulation, play film without cycling
- Create and edit info pop-ups
- Real Life training with Google features (license only)
- Free training on slope, watt and heart rate
- Preset and edit programs
- Analyser, analyse scores
- Multiplayer, real-time web racing (license only)
- Import and export programs and scores
- Link with BikeNet on Tacx website
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The white lines in the graph shown above indicate the power, cycling speed and slope. The blue areas indicate the operational range: which resistance can the different resistance units apply at certain speeds and gradients and how realistic is the cycling experience?