It's that time of year when you realize that you've eaten more than you should have, one too many mince pies and maybe a few too many beers? Your New Years resolution is just around the corner and I'm sure that health has made it onto your list of potential changes. Trouble is it's the same time of year that usually brings about some pretty unfavourable weather conditioms for training. Why not get rid of your Christmas belly and get yourself ready for the Spring biking season by jumping on a bike trainer?
Here at Cycle Therapy Bkes, we have an awesome selection of trainers to suit every level from just starting out with casual training to full on professional grade 2500 Watt capacity trainer.
Tacx, as a company was founded back in 1957 in the Netherlands, all products are still currently produced there too and are done so in cooperation with professional riders and the UCI, to make sure you're getting the best possible product.
To make the cycling feeling as realistic as possible, all Tacx trainers are equipped with a flywheel. When you are cycling outdoors and stop pedalling, your bike does not stop rolling immediately. The same effect is seen in the dead point of your pedal stroke. The kinetic energy causing the bike to keep rolling is simulated by the trainer’s flywheel; this is called the flywheel effect or mass inertia. The heavier the flywheel, the more realistic the cycling feeling.
Tacx trainers are equipped with an actual or a virtual flywheel. The best experience is achieved with an exact simulation of the rider’s weight, which is only possible with a virtual flywheel. In this case, the trainer simulates the mass inertia instead of producing it with an actual flywheel. In contrast to the actual flywheel, the virtual flywheel can adjust the mass inertia to the circumstances; like speed, slope and weight. For example, when you ride up a mountain you will experience a different cycling feeling than when you are riding with high speed on a flat road. Therefore, the virtual flywheel is the best solution for an optimal cycling experience.
Here at Cycle Therapy we stock the following models:-
The Vortex Smart offers all the necessary features you need for a fully interactive indoor cycling experience. It connects to most popular training apps, like Zwift, Tacx and Trainerroad. The resistance unit is enclosed to absorb sounds. And its wheel-on design allows for easy setup and storage. This trainer is the perfect winter training tool.
Flux S Smart
The FLUX S Smart checks all the boxes when you are looking for a Smart direct drive trainer. Reliable, accurate, silent, strong and offering a good ride feel. This bike trainer is the ideal indoor training companion for the many hours sweating and cycling with your favourite apps.
Flux 2 Smart
The iconic FLUX Smart has been upgraded to the FLUX 2 Smart. Compared to its predecessor, it is equipped with a bigger and stronger resistance unit and a heavier flywheel. This resulted in a wider simulation range, better ride feel and a more accurate power measurement.
Neo 2T Smart
The iconic, progressive and popular NEO 2 Smart is optimized into an even quieter and more powerful Smart direct drive. The motor is redesigned in order to provide a better indoor cycling experience and ride feel, especially during climbs and sprints. The NEO 2T Smart is more silent then ever thought possible and without question the most powerful, realistic and accurate bike trainer to date.
Here at Cycle Therapy we have a designated Trainer station in the winter months, we'd love to have you come and try out a trainer for yourself.