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by gruffle
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: WATCH THIS
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

Re: WATCH THIS

LOL - good job he hadn't left the sunroof open
by gruffle
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Would i-Genius benefit from using Q Rings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Would i-Genius benefit from using Q Rings?

agree with mcorn on the Q rings although is an interesting suggestion.

Another slight aside is that as the Genius send 60%+ of power generated back into the grid it runs cooler than pretty much every other trainer, plus the eco bit of course.
by gruffle
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Would i-Genius benefit from using Q Rings?
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Would i-Genius benefit from using Q Rings?

the other major issue is that you are driving the Genius through the bike tyre onto a small diameter roller. To get sufficient contact pressure to prevent slippage the roller has to deform the tyre significantly as it rotates This then forms an inefficient load transfer. Tacx probably were forced to...
by gruffle
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Google Maps
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Re: New Google Maps

:?
thought the new google maps was what is in 4.7
you got a beta of a new, new one coming for 4.8?
by gruffle
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Google licence
Replies: 3
Views: 2743

Re: Google licence

Overall google works much better with 4.7 You can "free ride" on the map using steering if you have it, but that is not the best experience imho. What does work really quite well now is streeview if you make your own routes and import them. So long as you have decent internet connection, it might no...
by gruffle
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Genius motorbrake serial number
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Genius motorbrake serial number

on a white label underneath where the power cable plugs in :)
by gruffle
Tue May 21, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Genius - Overvoltage warning
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Genius - Overvoltage warning

could it not just be that your mains supply went a bit high? It is usually allowed a 10% variation. if it goes a bit higher than this even temporarily which does happen sometimes, I guess the Tacx now warns (which is better than fails) as the brake feeds back power to the grid so it has to exceed th...
by gruffle
Mon May 20, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: new brake software 1.1.307
Replies: 20
Views: 4682

Re: new brake software 1.1.307

gruffle wrote:

  • High frequency vibration and tone scaled down during use.



Anybody found it quieter or less vibration yet?
by gruffle
Mon May 20, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Genius - Overvoltage warning
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Genius - Overvoltage warning

as mcorn says it would be useful to know from Tacx if this message is "normal" if the mains supply condition is too high.
by gruffle
Sun May 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: Genius - Overvoltage warning
Replies: 6
Views: 1788

Re: Genius - Overvoltage warning

sounds like the opposite, the new firmware working as intended.
The brake detected overvoltage and protected itself.

Without the update you might be looking a a dead brake now.
by gruffle
Sun May 19, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Tacx website
Topic: Odd sound from Genius Multiplayer after 500 km use
Replies: 2
Views: 3448

Re: Odd sound from Genius Multiplayer after 500 km use

doesnt sound right.

do you have the latest brake firmware 1.1.307?
I note that this claims to reduce noise.

In you case it does seem like you have a defect but it might be worth trying if you dont already have it.
by gruffle
Thu May 16, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: new brake software 1.1.307
Replies: 20
Views: 4682

Re: new brake software 1.1.307

mcorn wrote:I would always use the manual method.
Auto worked just fine for me last time.

tbh I am watching for feedback on this brake update, as I have more than enough issues with 4.7 without adding any more :(

Could do with a few posts giving it a thumbsup or down.
by gruffle
Wed May 15, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: new brake software 1.1.307
Replies: 20
Views: 4682

Re: new brake software 1.1.307

From other postings, it looks like this update can give problems. Think you may be confusing this is the last release of 1.1.304. 1.1.307 is new out today, and there aren't any other postings detailing issues (so far at least :) ) To upgrade the firmware, personally I would always suggest Turn off ...
by gruffle
Tue May 14, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: What trainer is best for me?
Topic: Lost in a world of Tacx trainers
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Re: Lost in a world of Tacx trainers

really the Genius is the one to get imho if your budget can stretch to it.

Couple of software bugs (shortly to be resolved no doubt) aside, it is a phenomenal piece of kit that should last a lifetime.
by gruffle
Tue May 14, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: new brake software 1.1.307
Replies: 20
Views: 4682

new brake software 1.1.307

Overview of the most important improvements in this version (from Tacx website): Cadence, speed and power output graph lines are drawn more steadily. Improved power display Genius brake. High frequency vibration and tone scaled down during use. Fluid pedal stroke also possible at high percentage of ...
by gruffle
Sun May 12, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: My Frustration with the MP Brake is rising
Replies: 16
Views: 4544

Re: My Frustration with the MP Brake is rising

thn7530 wrote:... How about a live chat system?
Please help! ...
I have seen people mention Tacx twitter feed - perhaps you could try this as unbelievably they have announced their support email is offline for four days. Good luck.
by gruffle
Fri May 10, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Triathlon
Topic: IronMan France to be filmed in 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 8593

Re: IronMan France to be filmed in 2013

okay - i'm sold - when is it released?
:D
by gruffle
Fri May 10, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Triathlon
Topic: IronMan France to be filmed in 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 8593

Re: IronMan France to be filmed in 2013

I decided to pull the idea of making this into a BluRay, would cause too many complaints. well I am complaining that you pulled it! I simply don't see why, when you have bluray quality available, Tacx do not release this. This is Tacx prime advantage for heavens sake. and despite your assurances it...
by gruffle
Thu May 02, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Cycletrainers - Rollers
Topic: Flat Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 3422

Re: Flat Tires

you got cats with sharp claws? :D
by gruffle
Wed May 01, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Tacx Bushido/Vortex/Genius/Neo
Topic: How calibrate correctly an I-Genius Multiplayer ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: How calibrate correctly an I-Genius Multiplayer ?

to set the roller pressure you should: 1. press the blue lever down 2. adjust the knob under the lever until the roller is just touching the tyre 3. Lift the blue lever 3. then adjust the knob again three or four turns (clockwise when viewed from above) 4. press the lever down again - you should hav...

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