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Online Racing - Virtualtraining (Cyclops)

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

guys do you know, will any Ant+ adapter work between my Powerbeam pro and IPAD. i see there is Wahoo Tacx adapter available at CWC.

this should work yes, i have just come off the phone with them, they have 2 in stock

we have been waiting for over 6 weeks for our stock from the local agents, when we do get they will be around R750

Garfield2010's Photo Garfield2010 23 Jun 2014

Just remembered Ipad is sitting at 0% at home...and not plugged in...hopefully I can get it charged enough before 7....I should though.

7pm is a lekker time...suicide hour is done. :thumbup:

Why not charge it while riding? I did that yesterday...

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

Why not charge it while riding? I did that yesterday...

Yea might have to....

Garfield2010's Photo Garfield2010 23 Jun 2014

Yea might have to....

How fast do you ride?

Guest_Travis._* 23 Jun 2014

Can someone point me to where I can get more info on this?

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

Can someone point me to where I can get more info on this?

http://virtualtraining.cycleops.com/en

Showtime's Photo Showtime 23 Jun 2014

guys do you know, will any Ant+ adapter work between my Powerbeam pro and IPAD. i see there is Wahoo Tacx adapter available at CWC.


I have that exact one it works perfectly.

Garfield2010's Photo Garfield2010 23 Jun 2014

Can someone point me to where I can get more info on this?

http://virtualtraini...ycleops.com/en/ You will need a trainer that changes resistance. Wahoo Kickr is a good option if you have the budget. Then you will need either a PC or a Tablet. It will either need Bluetooth 4.0 or you will need an ANT+2 adaptor. Honestly a tablet/I-pad with USB 4.0 is easier.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

http://virtualtraini...ycleops.com/en/ You will need a trainer that changes resistance. Wahoo Kickr is a good option if you have the budget. Then you will need either a PC or a Tablet. It will either need Bluetooth 4.0 or you will need an ANT+2 adaptor. Honestly a tablet/I-pad with USB 4.0 is easier.

Agree loving my bluetooth trainer...everything just works and keeps working.

DJ84's Photo DJ84 23 Jun 2014

Im very blonde when it comes to technology.
What would I need to do this.

I have my bike, garmin edge 500(don't know if this makes a difference), IPAD 2 or Laptop and 32"screen.

I am keen and have been looking around but not really sure whats all needed.

Thanks.

BicyclePower's Photo BicyclePower 23 Jun 2014

Im very blonde when it comes to technology.
What would I need to do this.

I have my bike, garmin edge 500(don't know if this makes a difference), IPAD 2 or Laptop and 32"screen.

I am keen and have been looking around but not really sure whats all needed.

Thanks.


all the above is great, the Garmin is not needed at all.

if you have a CycleOps trainer (any trainer) and an ANT+ Speed/Cadence sensor you can sync this up to your iPad with a Wahoo ANT+ key and join the races, while power may not be 100% accurate it will give you an indicator. otherwise allot of the guys are using the PowerBeam Pro a high end A frame trainer that gives resistance and measures Power from R10 595.00

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

all the above is great, the Garmin is not needed at all.

if you have a CycleOps trainer (any trainer) and an ANT+ Speed/Cadence sensor you can sync this up to your iPad with a Wahoo ANT+ key and join the races, while power may not be 100% accurate it will give you an indicator. otherwise allot of the guys are using the PowerBeam Pro a high end A frame trainer that gives resistance and measures Power from R10 595.00

@DJ84...get the powerbeam pro and buy once.

Guest_Travis._* 23 Jun 2014

I have a CycleOps Fluid2, with a garmin speed/cadence as well as an ANT+ dongle for PC. Will all of that suffice as a start? I'll download the software tonight and give it a shot.

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

I have a CycleOps Fluid2, with a garmin speed/cadence as well as an ANT+ dongle for PC. Will all of that suffice as a start? I'll download the software tonight and give it a shot.

Just bear in mind that some online races have constraints like "no speed to power" or "power to speed" trainers.

Clinton - theCOW's Photo Clinton - theCOW 23 Jun 2014

I see there is one for tonight at 19:00

Think I might join, just need to connect my crank to a washing machine motor... :whistling:


LG direct drive?

rouxtjie's Photo rouxtjie 23 Jun 2014

LG direct drive?

whaaaahaaa. the okes will moan when I go 67km/h up a 14% gradient.