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Tacx Bushido Trainer

by Tacx

List Price: $1,199.99
Price: $939.27 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • The Bushido has a powerful brake system with a flywheel that is fully incorporated in the housing
  • You do not need to plug it in, you can train wherever you want, inside and outside
  • The graphic display of the handlebar computer shows all the relevant information (power, heart rate, pedaling frequency, speed, time, etc)
  • The ergo trainer can also be combined with external power meters from other brands, if they also work with the wireless ANT technology
  • The Bushido includes the Skyliner front wheel support, that also functions as a carrier
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Product Description

The wireless Bushido has a powerful brake system which offers a maximum resistance of 1400 Watt. The system, that is fully incorporated in the housing, consists of a motor brake and a 2 kg computer-driven flywheel. This helps you to obtain a supple pedal stroke on steep climbs. The brake features a series of LED lights. The red lights light up when the power output is high; when the power output is low, the green lights are more visible. The lights move on the rhythm of your cadence. The balance indicator on the display helps you to find the balance in power during cycling, in order to reach a steady and efficient pedal stroke. To measure is to know The Bushido has more to offer. The handlebar computer shows, through its graphical display, all the necessary training information, such as power output, heart rate, cadence, speed and time. The user-friendly Bushido menus allow you to start immediately. 99 Catalyst training programs for slope (-5 to +20%), power output or heart rate can be set in advance.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 20 x 7 inches ; 29.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 30.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0025USCKI
  • Item model number: T1980
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,247 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The Computrainer was clunky and didn't work with my work computer.
jDub
EDIT: The "brake" portion of the trainer failed without warning after about 6 weeks of use.
maiaasher
I rated this product outstanding because it more than met my expectations.
Sonny

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jDub on January 31, 2012
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I got this trainer after reading the writeup from DC Rainmaker ( ). I have a computrainer and frankly...was FRUSTRATED. I travel a LOT for work and wanted to do power specific workouts at least twice while I was on the road. The Computrainer was clunky and didn't work with my work computer. So i ended up having to carry 2 laptops to accomplish my goals. This Taxc Trainer works right out of the box. I am able to travel with this compact unit that's wireless (if you are in hotels a lot, the outlets are sometimes like an easter egg hunt), and able to control it easily with the display. I bought the software as well and my ONLY ding on that so far is that it doesn't come with an ANT+ USB dongle. No worries as I just used one from one of my Garmin watches.

With respect to the other review...I am not sure if he bought that way back when it first came out, is morally opposed to Tacx, or is just not into anything but computrainers. Within 5 minutes after installing the software I was creating my Power peaks for my workout in the tool. Within 15 mins after installing the software, I was riding my workout. GOOD LUCK doing ANY of that with a computrainer without downloading this plugin, getting that adapter, figuring out which software to open, blah blah blah blah blah. If you want a no-brainer...this. is. it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JAV on December 28, 2012
My experience with Tacx has been very frustrating. I have spent the last several days simply trying to register my software. It went downhill from there. Customer service at Tacx is nonexistant. I decided to go with the Tacx Bushido based on reviews of the software and the graphics which seemed superior to Computrainer. This was a big mistake. What I failed to take into account were the multitude of users who had posted complaints about support and technical problems with Tacx. I figured that I am reasonably clever and I will be able to figure out how to get it working. Well here I am, one of the "unlucky" ones who has had nothing but trouble. There are many posts from people that are happy with the Tacx and the best I can ascertain is that purchasing one is a bit like rolling the dice. At the end of the day, what I really want is a reliable trainer that will help me train more effectively. I have used a Computrainer at a local gym for three years and it works very well, this in spite of being used by multiple riders for several hours a day. Of course this makes me feel even more foolish for purchasing a Tacx to try to save money. I just returned my Tacx Bushido with VR "upgrade" to Amazon and have purchased a Computrainer. Anyway, this is just one man's experience. My advice is to carefully consider the value of your time and how well you tolerate frustration. Trying to save a few dollars with Tacx did not work out well for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By maiaasher on January 7, 2013
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ORIGINAL: This is the best trainer I have ever used. Good road feel. The best part is the ability to plan workouts in various power zones and then just watch a movie while the head unit takes over. It's also quite portable with no cords or wires to worry about. We have a mountain cabin that we often visit on the weekends and I just take my tri bike and the trainer with me. Haven't missed a workout yet this winter.

EDIT: The "brake" portion of the trainer failed without warning after about 6 weeks of use. After some research online it appears this is a common issue. There is no viable way to actually contact Tacx. Amazon is a great company and took care of me, but Tacx - not so much. The idea of the trainer is good, but apparently the implementation needs work.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful By kos on October 13, 2011
If you are at all considering gettings product, just spend five minutes at the Tacx support forum. While this product has a lot of promise, the implementation is an absolute disaster -- it's just crash after crash after crash. Sometimes, I have to start the application 4-5 times before it actually runs. Support is non-existent. The problems are rampant (again, just check out their forums). I have a clean laptop dedicated to the Tacx Training Software and it doesn't run smoothly. I can't imagine the poor saps with a typical laptop and the larger number of driver conflicts and whatnot.

After another wasted evening fiddling with restarts and re-installs when I should've been training, I've given up on my Tacx. I've ordered a competing product and will be ditching this piece of crap on whoever will take it off my hands. All that was left was to try and get the word out, so that others won't make the same mistake I did.
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