The Tacx IRONMAN® trainer is the ‘Official Cycle-Mounting Trainer’ of IRONMAN®. If you are a dedicated triathlete, this interactive trainer helps you to improve your performance. Just like the i-Genius Multiplayer, the Tacx IRONMAN® trainer uses the most advanced resistance unit and software which analyses performance and simulates bike courses very accurately. The wireless motor brake converts the properties of the terrain into resistance on the bike, in a highly realistic manner, and speeds up in descents. The bike route is displayed on your computer screen. The Tacx IRONMAN® trainer comes with the Skyliner front wheel support, the Kona water bottle and the Tacx film of the IRONMAN® World Championship bike course in Hawaii.
- Software PC/laptop Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced
- Operation interface on handlebar
- Resistance unit motor
- Realistic slope 20%
- Descent simulation To -5%
- Max brake power (10 sec.) 1500 Watt
- Sprint power (1 min.) 1200 Watt
- Mass inertia 125 kg
The motor brake is the most advanced resistance unit that provides the most realistic cycling experience at the highest training level. 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 Tacx IRONMAN® trainer 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 Tacx IRONMAN® trainer 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 Tacx IRONMAN® trainer reaches an unmatched level of reality simulation. The software-simulated flywheel of the Tacx IRONMAN® trainer is like a virtual flywheel.
Cadence & balance
The Tacx IRONMAN® trainer 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.
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.