Re: Computrainer vs TACX I-magic
Originally Posted by 690MBCOMMANDO
Are you certain that the i-ride videos can be used with the I-Magic as well as the Fortius? Seems to me like the I-Magic may be the better deal then since you can get the unit + the swivel fork stand for $700 delivered! (not sure of the value of getting the Fortius)
The Fortius is a totaly new concept in trainer tech with a motor replacing the magnets,fluid,Fans & flywheel the result is the most powerful break you can buy & the ability to your rear wheel spin at up to 25mph down hill with zero effort. This is great for eliminating that trainer 'feel'! It also looks good & I want one! It should be available in early 2005.
The new virtual world featurs riders that have been modeled from real Pro riders to get realistic movements. Its also now up to roughly the standard seen in most PC or Playstation car racing games. This should be available in the next few weeks.
For some extra info on the Real life video rides & upcoming rides go to my site & use the navigation buttons. www.i-rides.com. You can now if you own a i-magic (if not you can buy a upgrade kit) ride up l'Alpe-d'Huez & feel the grades steepen as you turn on to bend 21 for the long haul to the top. Your time may also be fairly close to real as we use virtual speed! (Although this relys on the power your pushing being close to accurate)