One of the nice things about riding on a turbo trainer, besides sheltering from the horrible weather, is the smooth feel of the tyre on the roller. But if you want a more realistic training experience, you can now ride simulated cobbles, rough roads and even muddy mountain bike trails with the latest update by Tacx to its Neo smart trainer.
Introducing a feature that we didn’t know anybody could possibly ask for, it's called 'road feel' and Tacx allows to you ride different road surfaces from the comfort of your own home. Could be an interesting way to prepare for riding the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix events?
Tacx says this new feature is possible due to it being able to control the position of the rotating parts in the Neo trainer up to 1000 times a second, simulating the vibrations of different roads.
You can access this new feature with a Neo trainer, which costs a cool £1,200, and through the Tacx Cycling app, Tacx Films or Tacx Trainer Software 4. You can even do it in Zwift. You’ll need to conduct a free firmware update to enable the new feature called ‘road feel demo.’
- Review: Tacx Neo Smart trainer
“The NEO is the only trainer with road surface simulation, allowing you to experience the feeling of riding on cobblestones, gravel, off road or other types of roads, all while you are indoors. You feel the vibrations of the road surface in your legs, exactly the way it would feel outdoors. This entirely new feature can be used with some Tacx Films when you ride in our virtual worlds and with Zwift,” says Tacx.
If you’ve got a Neo trainer do let us know if you’ve tried this update, we’d love to know what it’s like.
Much of your review might as well be writtten about your own review: I give it 6/10, and no, your style doesn't appeal to me.
Nissan Micra seized for parking on same Sheffield pavement twice in six months...
As per other comments, it's all out of sync with model years isn't it at the moment. Some bikes are still full price but still lots are discounted...
Highway Code Rule 59 is unusual...
JRA Monitors are 25mm deep - how's that 'deep section'?
not least because it's a special edition - chromed mirrors and black wheels. There can only be a few hundred of those at most.
I'm not sure you fully understand ALARP. It's not about the cheapest method. It's about reducing risk as far as possible, until you get to a point...
She could buy a bike manufacturer and have the firm build her a series of different bikes to suit her mood.
Wot no Furry of the Mountain?