My Tack Sirius Turbo has arrived and I've set it up. I need to get a new chain on the bike (hoepfully arriving in post tomorrow) before I can adjust the rolling resistance though.
It says to remove the quick release mechanism from the bike wheel and fit the one that comes with the turbo every time you want to turbo. Do folks really do this ? It looks the same size as the bike one to me.
You must swap them. The Taxc one fits snugly into the trainer and provides all the support - you don't want that coming loose as you are in the middle of a sprint on the trainer. Equally, the Taxc ones aren't brilliant for use on the road as they seem to have a tendancy to work loose without the clamp pressing on them, and they are very heavy.
I have a separate tyre/wheel for the trainer so I admit it's not a proble, for me, but it's not exactly a huge problem is it?
Fair enough, thank you.
I didnt realise that they came right out, I thought it was part of the wheel !
Yes, if your existing skewer fits OK then it fits and there is no need to swop it. It's just that with so many different shaped skewers nowadays they have to provide one that definitely fits and they are just recommending you use that rather than faff about saying you might be able to use your existing skewer and you might not. Basically if it holds it solid with the existing one just use that.
From memory the tacx skewer also has a hole in one end so it can adapt to narrower spaced rear triangles - well the one that came with mine did but that's a few years old now.
It does indeed have a hole in the end.
I agree its only 30 secs, just wondered cos I only have one road bike.
I dont intend to be rude and do intend to get outdoors quite often, but rather than tag the occasional hour onto my 20 Mins commute to work I'll do an hour on the turbo first. And do the odd hard hour here and there of an evening.
I'm a cycling novice so am hopeful it'll help my improvement.
May be useful info, but the chain as sent will probably be a few links too long. Compare it with the old one, but you normally need to take a few inches out before you fit it. Only saying as you said you're a cycling newbie and may not realise.
TR wrote (see)
My Tack Sirius Turbo has arrived and I've set it up. I need to get a new chain on the bike (hoepfully arriving in post tomorrow) before I can adjust the rolling resistance though.It says to remove the quick release mechanism from the bike wheel and fit the one that comes with the turbo every time you want to turbo. Do folks really do this ? It looks the same size as the bike one to me.
Santa brought me a Sirius for Christmas, very happy with it. I brought a cheaper version of the same make wheel (so can use it for backup), put their skewer and a turbo tyre on it. I think it will get through normal tyres quite quick.
Theirs is held in place in the lugs very well, giving a lot of confidence. Good luck.
D74 - thanks. All advice is most welcome - itching to get turbo-ing, I hope it arrives tomorrow.
NE - thanks
I actually received two of em, cos my adress was put on somebody elses turbo box too. I reckoned that once Mr Clough phones up to wondering where his Turbo is they'll check the despatch info and might twig that I've got it. So I contacted the shop and told em, they were most impressed by my honesty and so I asked em for a cheeky bit of "goodwill" as a reward - to which they agreed. Not sure what it is yet though, but I reckon I could have bagged a few quid for the turbo on E-bay.
Hey, if its good enough for the pros its good enough for us. And yes there is a definate place for turbo sets against getting all kitted up for an hour on the roads.
Iron Rose wrote (see)
"I'm a cycling novice so am hopeful it'll help my improvement." Hey, if its good enough for the pros its good enough for us. And yes there is a definate place for turbo sets against getting all kitted up for an hour on the roads.
Chain on - had to remove 3 links (good for spares on long rides !), and turbo set up. I found it better with a lower turbo resisatnce and used the bike gears (similar to the ones I would use on the road) - otherwise it was slipping a bit.
Banged out 60 mins. Thats opened the door to a whole new world of aerobic abuse.
Good idea on the speed link. I was thinking of carrying the 3 spare links.
been using the turbo for a couple of weeks and its great stuff - but flipping hard work. I've been struggling to get my HR up due to my numpty cycling legs, but have started pedalling bigger gears and am getting used to it a bit.
I noticed a bit of tyre wear after a recent session and the wheel was coming to a stop quite quickly after stopping pedalling. I had the resistance set to level 2 (of 10). So I backed the adjustment off a bit and used it on level 4 today and then used the bike gears to adjust the cadence.
How do others folks adjust the level and resistance ? How do you know when it is properly adjusted ?
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