Re: Tacx Fortius
While I really like my Fortius for base building and doing interval sessions at certain levels using the Catylast program, I have one main gripe. The good thing is for the UK users is that the problem only affects people with 110V power supplies. The North America version limits your speed to roughly 26 MPH. On downhills the power output goes to 0 almost no matter how hard you pedal and you can't break 26 MPH. On the flats is where this is the most frustrating. Once past 26, the restistance increases and limits your speed. It essentially makes the unit useless for me for time trialing and especially for doing structured speedwork training programs. I can't do x cadence at y gearing because I'll go faster than 26 MPH.
The Tacx website has a forum that is really helpful on all kinds of information http://www.tacxvr.com/phpbb2/
with the exception of dealing with its US customers and this speed problem.
Some customers have noticed, myself included, that over certain grades, it's almost impossible to pedal at anything over 60 rpms. Supposedly this is fixed in the next firmware update 2.01 but I can't say for certain that's happened yet.