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Virtual Reality Trainers, 2009 ~

Trainers, sports doctors, and physical training physiologists agree that cycle trainers provide a controlled and efficient way of getting into top condition. With a Tacx Virtual RealityTrainer you can practice precision exercises such as power, speed, climbing, and interval training at home while simulating the fun of outdoor riding!

Technique is very important with this type of training. On the Tacx website www.tacx.nl you can find information on how to train effectively plus how to make an annual plan.

Logo.jpg (22116 bytes)Tacx trainers are used in training and warm-up by these world-class cycling teams: Discovery Channel, Rabobank, Credit Agricole, Polti, ONCE-Deutsche Bank, and Lotto-Adecco! 

All Tacx trainers are precision made in Holland.

The 3 Tacx Virtual Reality Trainers at a glance ~

The i-Magic is the original Tacx Virtual Reality Trainer. It includes most of the features of the two newer trainers, the i-Magic Fortius, and the very newest Virtual Reality Trainer, the Fortius Multiplayer. The i-Magic includes the Cycle Force support stand, USB computer interface, all virtual reality programs with visual display plus free riding mode, real life hill gradient, heart rate, power, speed, stroke analyzer software, wind force with direction, plus Real Life DVD demo. All training information is uploadable to your personal computer.

The Fortius includes all the features of the original i-Magic and adds a very sophisticated motor brake to accurately simulate downhills and let you realistically coast just like on a real ride.

The #1 selling Fortius Multiplayer includes all the features of the Fortius plus the Multiplayer Software so you can race other riders from around the world in real time. A 1-year free subscription to this exciting service is included. The front wheel steering frame is included; it's an extra, and highly recommended option on the other 2 trainers (see below).

For the ultimate in fun and convenience we now offer preconfigured Lenova E5300 computer specifically engineered to run any of the TACX virtual reality trainers and software. In additon to world class hardware backed by an onsite waranty by IMB, software is included to provide user protection of data as well as kep software drivers up-to-date. With a new Lenova computuer your indoor experience just got easier and more fun than ever!  .... add $849.99  (in stock now!)

bulletIntel Pentium 2.6 Ghz dual core processor
bullet1 GB DDR2 800Mhz memory
bulletGeForce 8400 GS video card, 1 GB DDR3 memory with HDMI & DVI output (adapter required for VGA)
bulletDual-Layer DVD-RW
bullet250GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
bulletIntegrated sound
bullet10/100/1000 Ethernet
bullet6 USB ports (2 front and 4 rear)
bulletWindows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed
bulletPre-installed AVG anti-virus software, Google Earth plug-in, plus Rescue, Recovery, and Automatic Driver Update software
bulletUSB keyboard and optical mouse included
bulletCompact footprint -14" x 15.5"  4"
bulletExpressly tested and certified to work with the very latest Tacx TTS 3.0 software (included with each Tacx Virtual Reality Trainer)
bulletTechnical support by IBM in the U.S.A.! Upgradable on-site warranty by Lenovo extended to August 2013 for just $39!
bulletMonitor-Display requirements (not included): wide screen (WXGA) with HDMI and/or DVI (digital) connector. VGA monitor requires a DVI to VGA adapter
bulletHDMI Output allows the user to plug the computer in any compatbile HDTV with HDMI ports for both audio and video!

 

Tacx Multiplayer ~

Stop in and test ride this amazing trainer today!

The Fortius Multiplayer includes all the features of the Fortius plus the Multiplayer Software so you can race other riders from around the world in real time. A 1-year free subscription to this exciting service is included. A front wheel steering frame is included; a very highly recommended option for the other 2 Tacx Virtual Reality trainers.

Click here for an overview of Multiplayer online racing: Online Racing

bulletComputer required: an 800Mhz Pentium III (minimum) - see above for recommended Lenova E5300 computer
bulletWindows 98Se, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
bulletVideo card: Direct X compatible 64MB
bulletDVD drive and 1 free USB port
bulletClick here for answers to many frequently asked technical questions: Tacx VRs - FAQ

Free shipping in Conti U.S.!

Qty:     Tacx Fortius Multiplayer trainer                                      $1449.99

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Tacx Fortius ~    Free shipping in Conti U.S.!

The Tacx Fortius is an indoor virtual reality machine for cycling. It includes a revolutionary motor brake that simulates descents in addition to precise grades on arduous climbs. The Fortius connects to a personal computer so you can compete in races, freewheel at will, go on trips, or undergo intensive goal orientated training. Pick your ride, style of bike, and team - even the jerseys worn! The virtual riders display natural movements with nice pedaling action and good aero position. They jump, cheer, ride standing up, change gears, drink from water bottles, even make spectacular falls! Choose your own weather conditions with wind direction, wind speed, day, night, sunshine, clear, cloudy, rain, and mist! The Fortius comes with 3 animated terrains (Atlantis - a scenic town on the sea, Callisto - a festive country village with mysterious forest, and Olympus with steep climbs and mountainous descents) plus Catalyst Training software for physical fitness tests and goal oriented workouts along with Analyser software and a free demo from Real Life Video.

bulletComputer required: an 800Mhz Pentium III (minimum) - see above for recommended Lenova E5300 computer
bulletWindows 98Se, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
bulletVideo card: Direct X compatible 64MB
bulletDVD drive and 1 free USB port
bulletClick here for answers to many frequently asked technical questions: Tacx VR - FAQ

Free software updates are available online: Tacx VR sofware updates

Qty:          Tacx Fortius trainer                                        $1199.99

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Tacx i-Magic ~   Free shipping in Conti U.S.!

 The world's first virtual reality trainer!

The i-Magic's unprecedented high quality graphics and software will immerse you in an imaginary interactive world while cycling indoors. In order to reinforce the virtual reality effect the patented brake unit, with its specific training formulas, closely corresponds to anything you would encounter on the road. Choose between mountain bike, road, or track bikes with or without an on-the-road guide. Turn your pulse meter on or off. Vary the angle and view of your cycling vistas as you ride. The resistance system with virtual-life reality formulas automatically varies your slope for terrain as well as road surface - road, track, or grass.

Ride past the village of Capricorn, past a castle or rolling meadows where the sun is shining and the birds actually sing! Vary your courses daily.

 

 

bulletComputer required: an 800Mhz Pentium III (minimum) - see above for recommended Lenova E5300 computer
bulletWindows 98Se, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7
bulletVideo card: Direct X compatible 64MB
bulletDVD drive and 1 free USB port
bulletClick here for answers to many frequently asked technical questions: Tacx VR - FAQ

Qty:        Tacx i-Magic stationary trainer                                      $799.99

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Optional i-Magic Steering Frame ~

Included with Multiplayer but highly recommended for Fortius and i-Magic.

Greatly enhance your virtual reality experience with the Tacx Steering Frame - gives you the freedom to decide at any moment where you want to cycle. You can make a turn, pass opponents, or deviate from the pre-programmed course and set out on your own!

Qty:        Tacx Steering Frame for i-Magic & Fortius                          $289.99
 
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