^ Includes Real Life Training program that allows users to relive outdoor rides with GPS data and 3D maps.Does NOT include Skyliner riser blockIncludes VR interface, BlackTrack steering frame and Tacx Trainer 4.0 Advanced Software with 1 month license for web racingPowerful wireless motor brake with downhill drive using the innovative Powerback system Wireless communication between brake, VR interface and PCCompatible with ANT+ or any other coded HR strap, including the Bushido ANT+ strapHeart Rate strap not includedRecommended system resources Processor: – Minimum Pentium IV (3.0 GHz) – not compatible with Apple – 1024 MB for XP, 2048 MB for Vista and Windows 7 – At least 1 GB of free space on Hard DriveVideo Card Requirement: – DirectX 9-compatible 3D-cards with a minimum of 256 MB (512MB recommended) – Non-shared memory (GeForce FX or equivalent); currently only ATI or NVIDIA cards feature this capacitySound card must be DirectSound Compatible1 free USB port preferably a USB2 portMust support the playing of a DVDResistance: Electronic
List Price: $ 1,689.99
Price: $ 1,689.99
Bikewagon Tacx “Bike Trainer”
This isn’t exactly an electric bike review but it does use electrical signals to simulate riding a bike 😉
This stationary bicycle trainer by Tacx, called the Fortius Multiplayer, runs virtual reality games and movies using signals from your wheel, cranks and steering input. I’ve had the chance to run their 2.4, 3 and 4 version of software which include game modes and also real life video that gets played back at the speed you ride.
Overall, I wish there was more fun software that created a sense of speed (even if it was unrealistic). I found that the steering input lagged a bit or was too sensitive at times in version 3 but version 4 has some great updates and the graphics look way better without bogging down the system.
Tacx Genius Multiplayer Rear Wheel Bike Trainer