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?


turnerc99 [74 posts] 6 years ago

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.

zzgavin [193 posts] 6 years ago

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