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Igenius T2021

Post by richeguy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:40 pm

Is this compatible with Zwift? What must I do…

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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by Alex Masalovich » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:58 pm

It is not compatible with Zwift. Requires that such an upgrade:
https://tacx.com/product/i-genius-upgrade/
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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by julianryland » Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi, I have a T2021 (TACX Ironman) and would like to know if the upgrade mentioned in this thread is available.

https://tacx.com/product/i-genius-upgrade/ This link no longer seems to work.

Ideally, I'd like to get the unit working with Zwift. If anyone knows if this is a possibility and how to do it I'd very much appreciate hearing from you.

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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by Alex Masalovich » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:44 pm

julianryland wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Hi, I have a T2021 (TACX Ironman) and would like to know if the upgrade mentioned in this thread is available.
Ideally, I'd like to get the unit working with Zwift. If anyone knows if this is a possibility and how to do it I'd very much appreciate hearing from you.
Yes, this can be done by replacing your electro unit T2021.12 (the right side of the resistance unit) with a smart electro unit T2086.12.
Keep in mind that the range of prices for this part is very wide. For example, on the Tacx site it costs 325 euros (S2080.11):
https://tacx.com/spare-parts/genius-smart/
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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by mcorn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:02 pm

There is also at least one other thread on this subject:

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=34514

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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by julianryland » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:29 pm

Thanks for the info. Good to see that there is actually a way to use the current trainer. Sad that it's such an expensive upgrade. I keep a look out for the part.

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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by Alex Masalovich » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:54 pm

Here on this Dutch site is usually much cheaper, but not always In Stock:
https://hollandbikeshop.com/
Consider also the option of purchasing the entire resistance unit as a whole.
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Re: Igenius T2021

Post by mcorn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:59 pm

julianryland wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:29 pm
Thanks for the info. Good to see that there is actually a way to use the current trainer. Sad that it's such an expensive upgrade. I keep a look out for the part.
Yes, the electronic unit is pricey. As mentioned elsewhere, keep in mind the expected lifespan of the rest of the brake. The urethane roller has a way of getting harder and shrinking and can cause the stainless sleeve to loosen. So, it may or may not be a good investment. I have had many Tacx trainers (Fortius, Imagic, Genius, Bushido, Vortex, Vortex Smart, Flow Smart) over the years and they all wear out faster than one would expect.

I currently use a Flow Smart most of the time and the Vortex Smart occasionally. Both of those are quite economic. If you do not need huge amounts of resistance (more than 500 watts on steep hills), the Flow Smart works very well. It is quiet and uses a simple eddy current design similar to what the Racermate Computrainer had. I actually bought a bare brake for a T2240 Flow Smart for about $150 and mounted it to an older Satori-type frame (which is used with many different trainers). I had to modify and redrill the frame slightly to get the Flow Smart brake to fit, but it works extremely well. Even a full Flow Smart package is relatively inexpensive (~$370 US on Amazon).

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