Tacx Magnum SMART – Coolest ever smart-bike-trainer-cum-running-treadmill

This has to be the coolest ever smart trainer that’s also a treadmill. Well, it’s probably the only one ever.

How about a trainer that can take your bike as well as your feet when you want to go for a run?

The bike is TOTALLY free from any attachments to the trainer. Sensors adjust speed and incline by measuring your wheel position.

You can buy them in every country. Well, every country beginning with NETH (excluding Netherlands Antilles)…try here http://www.vanherwerden.nl/. I can’t seem to find the price anywhere (but haven’t looked too hard)…it’s not going to be cheap. (Eu 8000, thanks Barrie, below)

 

Well, I thought it was a clever idea. So long as the sensors work…really well. Have a look at Pete Sagan at the end. I could just about bunny hop onto a trainer too.

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Weight 150kg
Footprint 222,5×102,5cm
Height (incl. screen) 160cm
Incline range 0 – 15%
Incline adjustment Automatically & manually
Speed range 2,4 – 30km/h*
Speed adjustment Automatically & manually
Max. weight capacity 120kg (265lbs)
Firmware upgradable Yes
  • When riding faster, the belt will increase the incline so that you can push the needed Watts

 

DATA OUTPUT & CONTROL
Communication ANT+ FE-C & Bluetooth Smart (open)
Data output (cycling) Speed, power
Data output (running) Speed, pace
Compatible devices (control) Desktop, tablet, smartphone / Control panel
Compatible software Tacx & 3rd party apps and software
Compatible devices (read only) Bike computer, sport watch

 

FEATURES
Safety 2 emergency stop buttons, safety cord
Compartments 2 on sides, 1 on front
Included Screen 32’, Tacx Cycling app,  ANT+ dongle

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Tacx Magnum SMART – Coolest ever smart-bike-trainer-cum-running-treadmill

    • that’s 900w higher than 80% of people need. stick some cyclo cross tyres on and that should slow you down a bit more.

      the thing i like about it is the natural ride. i do get a bit stiff sometimes on trainers (compared to the road); couple that with (perhaps) not having to change wheel/tyre and i’m quite attracted to it. I was planning on building an extension this year, so all should be good on the sapce front.

  1. nice catch with the story. Still waiting for a boring write up from dcr . Doubt he will bother as Clever Training won’t sell it and it hasn’t got Garmin written on it.

    • I posted a piece about it when it first came out 16 months ago… this is nothing more than yet another press release saying they’re about to ship shortly (they’ve done about three of these over the last year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQGLO152ESE

      I generally only post about a given Garmin product once or twice: Once when it is announced, and then again at final review. Take Garmin Running Power, once when it was announced, once at finish. Maybe next spring sometime as a long-term look. Others may post more frequently on it, which is fine too.

      I won’t likely review the Magnum for the very simple reason it won’t fit through the door to the cave. I review plenty of products not on Clever Training, always have, always will…even if they’re boring.

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