Tacx Bushido Indoor Cycle Trainer (if you want the PC up-grade kit with 3.0 software click here)
the world’s first wireless ergotrainer
The Bushido is the newest ergotrainer by Tacx and by far the most advanced available today. Its technically revolutionary design only goes to confirm why Tacx leads the way in the world of trainers. The Bushido is entirely wireless, you do not need to plug it into the grid. Demanding cyclists like you can now ride wherever they want in the world, indoors and outdoors.
But that is not all there is to the Bushido. Not only will the handlebar-mounted computer show you all the necessary information (power, heart rate, cadence, speed, time, etc.) on its graphic display, it also features capacitive keys that will react to the energy from your fingers. Operation is stunningly easy; the menus have been designed such that you can start at once.
If you are looking for more and personalize the Bushido with your own training programs and user information than of course you can too. It goes without saying that the sturdy frame stands firmly on any surface or floor. The Bushido also has a very powerful braking system with a flywheel that is entirely integrated into the shell. The Bushido is equipped with led lamps. If you put out more power the red LED lamps will light up more brightly; if you are riding at a lower intensity the green LED lamps will have the upper hand. This is a fun way of visualizing your performance.
The Bushido combines top notch technology and ditto design. Because there are no cables, set-up will take just 30 seconds. With the Bushido it is even possible to do a pre-programmed warm-up work out only minutes before the start of your race. There is no need for a power socket and you can put the Bushido where ever you like.
With the Tacx Trainer software from the Upgrade PC Bushido, you will have the countless possibilities of the Tacx Virtual Reality trainers at your disposal and you will be able to ride routes with Google Earth. Click here for more info.
Tacx ANT Transmitter belt
The Bushido uses the ANT protocol to transmit data. With the Tacx ANT transmitter belt you will enjoy interference free reception and a range of up to 5 meters. If you own a traditional analogue transmitter belt, the Bushido will pick up its signal and show it on the display. The Garmin and Suunto belts also work great.
Bushido wireless connection to the PC
If you want to read this information on a bigger display you can establish a wireless link from the handlebar mounted computer to a PC (. The Tacx Trainer software will then take over the functions of the handlebar mounted computer, this has another advantage namely the fact that there is sufficient memory for the storage of data and that the training program can become extremely interesting. )
|Training||free training or preset program with slope, power or heart rate|
|Program||40 programs with a maximum of 99 routes, based on time or distance|
|Time||between 10 seconds and 59 minutes|
|Distance||between 0,1 km and 99,9 km|
|Slope||between -5% and +20%|
|Power||between 10 Watt and 990 Watt|
|Heart rate||between 30 bpm and 230 bpm|
|Users||maximum of 8 (name; weight; sex; length; d.o.b.)|
|HF reception||analogue and ANT|
|Language||English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian|
|Clock / date||24 hour clock|
|Weight||kg or lbs|
|Speed||km/h or m/ph|
|Sound||alarm signal heart rate limits and route transitions|
|Scale factor||80 to 120|
|Calibration||for accurate power display|
|Speed||current speed, maximum speed, average speed|
|Cadence||current cadence, average cadence, maximum cadence|
|Power||current power, average power, maximum power, total consumption in kJoule|
|Heart rate||current heart rate, average heart rate, maximum heart rate|
|Position rider||stopwatch, ride distance, total distance, position in relation to the opponent|
|Balance||indicator provides balance in power distribution|
|Program||graphic display of total program and per route|
checking earlier score on Bushido. If linked to a PC, then data logging per second