This page will explain all the features that are of influence on the cycling experience, such as cycling smoothness, inertia and all extra features that comes with the T2080 Genius Smart.
A trainer with a virtual flywheel isn’t equipped with a flywheel. For its inertia feeling (See explanation Virtual Speed) it is designed with a strong and powerful motor which, together with smart electronics, this results in a “virtual flywheel”. This “virtual flywheel” is capable of adjusting its simulated inertia according to the riders weight, speed, incline and other factors existing during an outdoor experience. The use of a virtual flywheel results in a more realistic simulation of riding your bike outdoors. Besides, a virtual flywheel comes with some interesting perks:
- Downhill drive
- Automatic calibration
The downhill drive feature means that the resistance unit will speed up while you are cycling on a downhill slope. In this situation you can enjoy the convenience of cycling downhill, relaxing your muscles and prepare for the next climb. The speed of the trainer is maximized for safety reasons.
Video: Please watch this (coming soon) video to see how the downhill drive feature works
In order to calibrate a regular smart trainer, a spin down calibration procedure is required. The T2080 Genius Smart has the ability to do this automatically, due to its downhill drive functionality.
Performance in different simulation modes
In general there are a few simulation modes or different types of workouts as we call them. Every trainer responds or performs different in each of these workouts.
Slope, video, VR and GPS training:
Each trainer is specified with a maximum slope. The maximum slope is calculated with a body weight of 75kg in reference to the strength of the resistance unit with a speed of 10km/h. When your body weight exceeds 75 kilograms, the maximum slope of the trainer may differ. The opposite happens in case you are lighter than 75 kilograms.
Note: The maximum percentage gradient is calculated with a body weight of 75kg in reference to the strength of the resistance unit with a speed of 10km/h
ERG training (power based training, Watt, FTP):
During a power based training the resistance unit tries to hold the desired power or resistance level set by the application being used. The power output created by the cyclist is measured and the resistance unit will adjust to match the desired power level. The time to change between power levels is influenced by the strength of the resistance unit, the weight of the flywheel and changes in speed or cadence. the heavier the flywheel is, the more power the resistance unit needs to make the adjustments.
Note: The Genius isn’t equipped with a flywheel, but a Virtual flywheel, meaning that the response time of the resistance unit during a power based workout is almost instantaneously
Note: Because the Genius is equipped with a strong motor engine, it is possible to do powerful Ergo training on low speed