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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.
- Software PC/laptop Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced
- Operation interface on handlebar
- Resistance unit motor
- Realistic slope 20% 1
- Descent simulation To -5%
- Max brake power (10 sec.) 1500 Watt
- Sprint power (1 min.) 1200 Watt
- Mass inertia 125 kg 2
1 With a total weight of 75 kg
2 Flywheel effect: the higher the value, the more realistic the cycling experience
The motor brake is the most advanced resistance unit providing the most realistic cycling experience. The resistance is dynamically controlled, it is constantly calculated and adjusted in order to simulate natural road resistance, even for descents.
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 Multiplayer even has a downhill drive. The wheel keeps turning, just like in real life you do not have to pedal. This Tacx trainer 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 Multiplayer 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 Multiplayer reaches an unmatched level of reality simulation. The software-simulated flywheel of the i-Genius Multiplayer is like a virtual flywheel.
The i-Genius Multiplayer works without a cadence sensor. The cadence is derived from the variation in force on the pedals and recorded by highly accurate electronic sensors. More info >
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.
Interactive trainer with motor brake & handlebar interface. Incl. Tacx Trainer software 4 Advanced & Skyliner. Suitable for PC/laptop.
Tacx Cycling app for tablet/smartphone optional.
Max brake power 1500 Watt
The trainer’s resistance unit provides a particular cycling experience by increasing or reducing the resistance on the rear wheel. From a 7% incline, a motor brake can simulate the cycling experience more accurately than an electro brake. The motor brake can increase the resistance above this percentage; the electro brake is limited in this respect. When climbing this incline with an electro brake, the software ensures that it takes longer to cover the same distance to enable each cyclist to burn the same amount of energy (kcals). So, the software determines the virtual speed with respect to the actual cycling speed.
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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?