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by CaseyClarke
March 11th, 2021, 2:50 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg PB Thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 8935

Re: BikeErg PB Thread.

Well done, John! Have you experimented properly with much lower drag / higher cadence? Those seem like crazy high drag factors to me. 50km PB for me! Although it's not an official ranking distance I did manage to do the last 40km a fraction quicker than my stand-alone 40km PB. And so I'm now due a n...
by CaseyClarke
March 10th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Dead air when getting out of the seat
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: Dead air when getting out of the seat

My ergBike arrived on Saturday. Truly a thing of beauty. I had joined the waiting list back in October, when our local gym closed and I could no longer attend spin/RPM classes. Before or since, I had no chance to try out the ergBike. As a long-time and quite zealous devotee of spin classes, my anti...
by CaseyClarke
February 20th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Watts Bike erg 4K vs Rower 2K, different watts?
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Watts Bike erg 4K vs Rower 2K, different watts?

I have both. I’ve been well trained at rowing in the past and I’m well trained in cycling currently. There will be differences for individuals, but typically, peak power on the bike is higher than on the rower. Think of the absolute best rowers who can peak around 1:01-1:03 split (1300-1500w) on a r...
by CaseyClarke
February 16th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: damper/cadence/watts
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: damper/cadence/watts

Quoting damper setting alone isn’t enough info. Need to refer to drag factor at these settings. The older models have a range of about 50 drag at 1 to 215 drag at 10. The newer models go down a good bit lower at the bottom end and higher at the top end. Around 30 on 1 to 240 on 10. I think it depend...
by CaseyClarke
February 11th, 2021, 2:28 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg PB Thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 8935

Re: BikeErg PB Thread.

1000m PB by 1 second!

1:16.5 / 110
1:20.0 / 109
1:21.5 / 103
1:21.5 / 107
1:23.0 / 101

1:20.5 / 1000m / 106

Df 116. 3rd in the rankings overall and 2nd for 40-49.
by CaseyClarke
February 2nd, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg PB Thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 8935

Re: BikeErg PB Thread.

10000m PB from Saturday.

1:37.3 / 80
1:37.0 / 81
1:37.4 / 81
1:37.8 / 81
1:35.1 / 83

16:09.5 / 10000m / 1:36.9 / 81

Df 144. Good enough for 2nd in the rankings. Probably can go a bit faster as it's not a lot faster than my 30 minute PB pace.
by CaseyClarke
December 28th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Is this normal?

@CaseyClarke...your experience, and those of many like you who have posted on the forum, actually swayed me completely away from buying a Concept 2 BikeErg. I couldn’t stand the bearings clunking or thumping. Question: Since the issue may be a version 1.0 design issue, what will you and other owner...
by CaseyClarke
December 17th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

Re: Is this normal?

Bike just arrived. Makes a thumping sound every rotation. Speed or resistance makes no difference. Support suggested making some adjustments but with no effect. Just wondering if this is normal. Thank you. Do I Unfortunately you’re one of many people affected by the dreaded knocking / clunking nois...
by CaseyClarke
December 17th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Adjusting resistance - extending handle
Replies: 9
Views: 1601

Re: Adjusting resistance - extending handle

I wonder whether the displayed power and pace is still accurate when you change the damper setting while in motion. On a RowErg the drag factor is recalculated during each recovery when the power input is zero. On a BikeErg you don't have such zero-power periods, so it can't recalibrate itself. Doe...
by CaseyClarke
December 13th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: How to integrate HIIT into daily wworkouts
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: How to integrate HIIT into daily wworkouts

I try to workout 60 minutes a day. So in a week I average somewhere around 420 minutes total workout time, most of which is spent in aerobic zones and rarely exceeds 90% of my FTP. I am experimenting, however, with integrating High Intensity Intervals into the total weekly workout minutes. For exam...
by CaseyClarke
December 10th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Sprinting During Aerobic Workouts
Replies: 6
Views: 1167

Re: Sprinting During Aerobic Workouts

75% of my BikeErg workouts are this format. Steady state interspersed with various sprints. I highly recommend them!
by CaseyClarke
November 26th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Setting Monitor - Advice Please - Power Training
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Setting Monitor - Advice Please - Power Training

Can't set less than 20 seconds / 100m on the regular PM3/4/5 monitor, but if you download an App called ErgZone and link it to the PM through Bluetooth then you can get it to do things the PM doesn't ordinarily allow. I know this includes 50m reps, and I think it includes 10 second reps. You can get...
by CaseyClarke
November 25th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Need lower drag factor
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Need lower drag factor

Yeah, lowest drag on the newer models is Df 33 but best and easiest way to reduce it further is with a towel covering all of the flywheel to block off all airflow into it. This’ll distort the readings you see on the PM5 and make them super fast but allow you to ride against virtually no resistance.
by CaseyClarke
November 17th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg PB Thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 8935

Re: BikeErg PB Thread.

Casey, wow that's very impressive, especially your 4k and being 3rd overall. Do you feel your workouts on August 9th and 12th helped you prepare for the 4k? Did you have a history of racing on the bicycle outdoors before training on the Bikeerg? Thanks John. They would've helped a bit, but I train ...
by CaseyClarke
October 21st, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg PB Thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 8935

Re: BikeErg PB Thread.

Well done on your PB, John! Two PB's for me yesterday. Can't remember the last time I did that. 8:30am 6:04.3 / 4000 / 1:31.0 / 98 1:29.1 / 1000 / 100 1:31.5 / 2000 / 98 1:33.4 / 3000 / 96 1:30.4 / 4000 / 99 PB by 0.6 secs. Drag at 103. Top of the rankings for 40/49 and third overall. 5:30pm 32:54.6...