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by CaseyClarke
December 28th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 724

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: 724

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: 1068

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: 390

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: 742

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: 570

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: 604

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: 34
Views: 5980

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: 34
Views: 5980

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...
by CaseyClarke
August 12th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: BikeErg Workouts and Training

16x300m/1:00r (Df 212) 🚴🏻

15 reps between 23.9 (1:19.6) and 24.3 (1:21.0).
Faster last of 23.6 (1:18.6)

6:26.1 / 4800m / 1:20.4 / 85
by CaseyClarke
August 9th, 2020, 3:38 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: BikeErg Workouts and Training

16x200m/:45r (Df 212) 🚴🏻

All reps in the 15.5 to 15.7 range.

4:10.3 / 3200m / 1:18.2 / 88
by CaseyClarke
August 2nd, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Workouts and Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1704

Re: BikeErg Workouts and Training

Yesterday’s 10x3:00/1:00r (Df 155) 🚴🏻

30:00 / 18601m / 1:36.7 / 80

Started at 1:37.7 and gradually neg split with a 1:34.9 fast last.

Must figure out how to put photos here as would rather not type it out manually.
by CaseyClarke
August 2nd, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 283811

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Good CTC so far but it’s leading to a fair few input errors. People are inputting their slightly faster /500m pace from the right hand column of the PM instead of the 505m pace from the left column. Typically there’s anything between 0.8 and 1.2 difference between the two depending on the pace range...
by CaseyClarke
July 4th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: Resistance

forza wrote:
July 2nd, 2020, 8:49 pm
Can the BikeErg resistance be set high enough where someone of my leg strength could struggle to pedal(while seated) and would have to stop after 30-45 seconds?
No. No chance. It doesn't go that high. You'd have to be seriously weak to have to stop after 30-45 seconds, even on max drag.
by CaseyClarke
July 1st, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: Resistance

Hello,I'm looking for some guidance selecting an exercise bike for my home gym. My son wants the Concept2 BikeErg while I was leaning toward the Bowflex C6/Schwinn IC4. I am not a bicyclist. I want the bike for some cardio conditioning and I also like to use a stationary bike to build hypertrophy i...