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so bought a new tacx speedmatic today and have just tried it out and have come off the bike after 10 minutes with a very disappointed look on my face.

As far as I can see I set everything up correctly, but there seems to be no difference in the resistance as I move through the brake gears 1-10. The back wheel is touching the flywheel, but there just isn't enough resistance.

I did 10 minutes, a 100+ cadence and yet I couldn't get my heart rate anywhere near 60% on my warm up.

Anyone have any advice or suffered the same problem?

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turnerc99 [73 posts] 4 years ago
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Sounds like you might not have enough pressure on your back wheel. If the tyre is just touching the flywheel it probably isn't turning it properly...just my 2p worth.

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zzgavin [193 posts] 4 years ago
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I had this problem with a speedmatic recently.
Get the tyre to contact the wheel and then give he black knob three full rotations
then it won't skip or run light
then get yourself some sufferfest