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by CaseyClarke
October 18th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit

Interesting. I must have the new flywheel on my BikeErg then. I tested DF range and I think it was 42-223. When did they make the change? I think my bike was delivered to store in January of this year as there was a couple short workouts on the PM5 from then. Not sure exactly. Think the newer ones ...
by CaseyClarke
October 18th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: BikeErg Turbo Flywheel Retrofit

I recently picked up a BikeErg and was looking through Concept2's site for documents on maintenance and stumbled across this "Turbo Flywheel" retrofit document for the BikeErg. Did a quick search for the part number mentioned, it did not come up on shop.concept2.com. I didn't find any mention of th...
by CaseyClarke
September 28th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1006
Views: 154702

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

If they can’t be contacted for any reason can the November team choose October’s?

Rather that than have Dougie’s default 2km. :lol:
by CaseyClarke
September 28th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1006
Views: 154702

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Citroen wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 6:11 am
Has anyone seen anything from AIRC for the October CTC?
Nope. Nothing on FB. I’m unsure who they even are. Do you have a contact name?
by CaseyClarke
September 23rd, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Considering a Bikeerg - Questions

I rest my forearms down on the handlebars (wrapped in towels) for long periods of time on longer rides. Where do you put your hands, on the top tube? Why not use an aero bar with some pads? Hands are free to fiddle with the monitor. Forearms just resting on the bars, wrapped in towels. I had though...
by CaseyClarke
September 5th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing and Cycling Watts
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: Rowing and Cycling Watts

I use both the Concept 2 BikeErg and the Rower on a regular basis. I'm close to my best on the BikeErg, but my best rowing days were a few years ago. I'm quite well balanced between sprinting and endurance. Peak power on the BikeErg is around 1:07 / 1150w. Peak rowing power is lower at around 1:13 /...
by CaseyClarke
August 26th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 1006
Views: 154702

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Citroen wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 6:11 am
Have we had any news from RLR about the September CTC?
Posted on Facebook yesterday.

1800m/1200m/1800m

3 mins rest between reps.

Standing start for the first rep. Subsequent reps as you like.
by CaseyClarke
July 29th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 15943

Re: Bikeerg calibration and rankings

Based on the postings: #1- You calibrated on damper #10; #2- But you're now on damper #1 and therefore can easily go a higher RPM; #3- The Pm5 still calculates based on damper #10, and shows a faster pace due to higher RPM. If #3 is wrong, and the drag factor makes no difference, then towels and/or...
by CaseyClarke
July 29th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 15943

Re: Bikeerg calibration and rankings

Regarding calibration on the Bikeerg: Also, videos like this one recommend actively changing the damper setting to make the pedaling much easier. dropping the damper will of course make pedalling easy but your power output will drop off if you don’t increase RPMs to compensate. Isn't power determin...
by CaseyClarke
July 29th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Setting drag factor
Replies: 49
Views: 15943

Re: Calibration and rankings

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+) a...
by CaseyClarke
June 30th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1212
Views: 171325

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Hi All,

FYI:

OK Team... July’s ITC.

Row 7777m in whatever intervals you want, using 7 mins of rest throughout the session.

For example:
7x 1111m, 1:10r
4444m, 7r, 3333m
5000m, 5r, 2000m, 2r, 777m

Record total time rowed, without rests. Good luck!
by CaseyClarke
June 21st, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: IndoorRower to SkyErg
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: IndoorRower to SkyErg

Looking at the rower it seems to maybe be converted to a sky erg. Wondering if any body has attempt the project... Not quite sure what you mean, but I'm going to assume you mean stand the rower up vertically against a wall and then use it as you would a SkiErg by pulling down on the handle? Seen a ...
by CaseyClarke
May 30th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg - How accurate and precise
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: BikeErg - How accurate and precise

There are dozens of power meters out there on the market, so I think if you're going to compare BE accuracy to a PM then you need to compare to a specific power meter, rather than just say 'power meters' in general. I've used half a dozen different BikeErgs and they all perform exactly the same in t...
by CaseyClarke
May 27th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg Ranked Workouts
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: BikeErg Ranked Workouts

Hello, I have just purchased a BikeErg and have completed a couple of workouts (awesome product by the way!). Any thoughts if it might it be possible to add a 10 km distance to the ranked workout list? It seems to be an awfully big gap between 4km and 40km ... A 10km would map well with the 5km row...
by CaseyClarke
May 20th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Weight adjustment
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Weight adjustment

If Concept 2 what to do something really useful then please setup ONE Challenge a year that is for verified results only, I have been requesting this for 5 years. The inaugural BikeErg World Sprints (July 3rd-7th) will be for verified results only. They should also do the same for the row and ski v...