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by CaseyClarke
March 18th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Considering BikerErg
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Considering BikerErg

I was originally considering Echo Bike for low impact HIIT but am now unsure. I've never ridden an airbike. I use to really enjoy cycling outdoors but I haven't done that in years. I don't consider myself a cyclist; but I still have sweet road and hard-tail MTB bikes that are begging to be taken ou...
by CaseyClarke
January 25th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: New BikeErg: Questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: New BikeErg: Questions!

You would only need to verify a ranking distance / time anyway, not normal workouts. I think it’s to do with needing to ‘pedal to calibrate’ right before you begin a ranking distance or time if you’re intending on inputting it manually. Sounds as if you can use ErgData to bypass this process (?) alt...
by CaseyClarke
January 24th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: New BikeErg: Questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: New BikeErg: Questions!

1. I'm transmitting my workouts with ErgData to my LogBook. How can I get my workouts to be 'Verified'? When rowing and using ErgData all my workouts automatically are 'verified'. But with my BikeErg all workouts are logged with 'Verified: No'. When you key in a ranking distance / time it'll ask yo...
by CaseyClarke
January 18th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

Here the link. It’s never been hidden.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1227928 ... ?ref=share


Plenty of people create Facebook accounts with very limited personal information just for the purpose of chatting on pages of their interest.
by CaseyClarke
January 17th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

Never heard of this issue mentioned in the Facebook group. I've visited the FB page several times and never see any messages there. Apparently joining the group is required, but I personally don't like FB and don't use it at all. Why not just post on here, or on Slowtwitch where everyone can partic...
by CaseyClarke
January 16th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

I stand for all my sprint sessions. And stand for sections of longer steady state rides when I need some butt relief. Never noticed any issues on any damper settings. I've used several different BE's. Never noticed any issues on those either. Never heard of this issue mentioned in the Facebook group...
by CaseyClarke
January 16th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Weight adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Weight adjustment

Yes, bigger advantages for heavier athletes on C2 machines. Consider somebody at 75kg needs to put out 4w/kg to push 300w, whereas somebody at 100kg only needs to put out 3w/kg for 300w. From general observation I would say the SkiErg benefits the most from extra body weight, followed by the Rower a...
by CaseyClarke
January 16th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 22
Views: 1279

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

The 'Bikeerg no good for HIIT' title here is total nonsense. Probably something put up by a rival bike firm to discredit the BE. I regularly do sets of short sprints on my home BE without any issues and it is a top notch workout. If the damper is genuinely slipping back to 1 from 10 (never heard of ...
by CaseyClarke
December 30th, 2018, 4:12 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11812

Re: Setting drag factor

All too easy to trick the outputs on these unfortunately. If you drape a towel over the flywheel it significantly reduces the pedaling resistance (to almost nothing) but the drag factor stays the same. Max drag with a towel covering the flywheel makes it super easy to get below 1:00 pace (2000w+) an...
by CaseyClarke
December 28th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 830
Views: 111916

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Lots of overcomplicaton already by the look of things. The 400 total stroke count is only trackable if you’re using ErgData or some similar App. I would imagine less than 10% of people doing the challenge will bother with Apps. Only real way of making a rate capped challenge as close to fair as poss...
by CaseyClarke
December 19th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 833

Re: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions

I've read the Bikeerg threads here, the one on Slowtwitch plus this review , and have a few questions. I've been using a standard road bike with a $75 trainer attachment for decades. which still works quite well. However, I'm considering the Bikeerg and hope to see lots of comments about how you mi...
by CaseyClarke
December 15th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: calibration issues
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: calibration issues

Hi there, hope everyone is enjoying their bike ergs and taking part in the holiday challenge! I have for the most part been very impressed with the bike and have really been using it a lot but have been having some issues with the bike displaying the wrong pace midway through a workout, for example...
by CaseyClarke
October 29th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Advice for accelerating faster?
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Advice for accelerating faster?

No goal RPM on a 200m. You can really only get a fast first 100m with a very high resistance, so it’s really just a case of ragging it as hard as you can off the start. My 1:11.5 PB is 1:14.0 for the first 100m and 1:09.0 for the 2nd. RPMs were 90 & 105 respectively for each 100m. With regard to any...
by CaseyClarke
October 28th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Advice for accelerating faster?
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Advice for accelerating faster?

Hey all, I feel this may be a stupid question, as the answer to accelerating faster is likely "pedal harder/faster" / "get strong/more fit" but I was just wondering if anyone had helpful advice for maybe something like a mental cue or body positioning that could help get the flywheel moving in the ...
by CaseyClarke
June 20th, 2018, 4:10 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 40
Views: 11812

Re: Setting drag factor

So could somebody do a recalibration with the drag on high then cover the opening and break all the bikeerg records? Pretty sure I’ve already seen a case where this happened in the Facebook BikeErg group, although they never admitted to it. Either that or they calibrated first, set it to high drag,...