Video: Eurobike faves – Tacx Bushido turbo trainer

We had the choice of thousands of top tbikes and we picked a turbo trainer… so it must be good

by Tony Farrelly   October 13, 2010  

Tacx Bushido trainer

Okay, going to the world's biggest bike show full of the most beautiful bikes in the world and picking out a turbo trainer may strike some of you as a little odd… but hey it takes all sorts to make this crazy world so let's roll with it shall we? And anyway the turbo in question, the Bushido from Tacx, is a very smart piece of kit indeed. Ultimate turbo-nirvana has not yet been reached, the Bushido won't make you a post session cup of tea and offer you a restorative slice of madeira… but it's not far off.

This is a properly wireless programmable resistance trainer that's designed to be taken anywhere and which uses your energy to power all the bells and whistles gizmos. At its heart is a computer that allows you to tailor your training sessions exactly to your needs, you get all the usual info you'd expect on a touchscreen display, add in a PC upgrade and it'll connect wirelessly to your PC and give you the virtual and networking functionality of Tacx's range of virtual reality trainers like the iMagic.

The Bushido also has a powerful brake integrated in to the shell and a neat array of LED lights tell you when you are putting out too much or too little power by either lighting up either red or green as Dave'll tell you in this video about one of his Eurobike faves.

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Right, so how much is it and where can I get one?

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posted by caketaster [17 posts]
14th October 2010 - 5:43

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RRP is 824.99 but you can get one for less than £600 online, Wiggle and CRC both stock it...

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7037 posts]
14th October 2010 - 7:28

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Ive had one for about 4 months, an ebay special. It is fantastic, I can re-ride routes that Ive done in real life simply by downloading my garmin gps data. Lovely!

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1076 posts]
14th October 2010 - 12:01

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