New kid on the block - BikeErg

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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by bisqeet » August 9th, 2017, 5:53 am

might have a chance of being in boat 1 now on the c2CTC...
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Livio Livius » August 9th, 2017, 7:06 am

kini62 wrote:Like the idea, don't like the placement of the flywheel. I sweat buckets and would have the flywheel covered in salt and rust in a couple of weeks of use.
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Anth_F » August 9th, 2017, 7:24 am

Yeah dripping sweat would cause havoc over time on there. A good idea would have been to place the flywheel in front of the handle bars.

Like that issue with the erg, where they never water tight sealed the plastic capping at the end of the monorail... sweat can run down the rail into there and rot the heck out of it.

This said, i do like this BikeErg. Maybe later i might get myself one, as i always struggle getting my backside outdoors often enough on the MB.
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Drivetofast » August 9th, 2017, 7:42 am

Anth_F wrote:Yeah dripping sweat would cause havoc over time on there. A good idea would have been to place the flywheel in front of the handle bars.

Like that issue with the erg, where they never water tight sealed the plastic capping at the end of the monorail... sweat can run down the rail into there and rot the heck out of it.

This said, i do like this BikeErg. Maybe later i might get myself one, as i always struggle getting my backside outdoors often enough on the MB.
Simple fix Put a C breeze on fan

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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Anth_F » August 9th, 2017, 8:08 am

Hmmm...
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Carl Watts » August 9th, 2017, 1:24 pm

My immediate thought is this is a product aimed at spin classes at the gyms.

The real obvious benefit is you can see how hard everyone is ACTUALLY working, unlike the friction resistance or magnetic resistance machines currently.

Put 16 of these in a room and then run a cycling version of RowPro on a massive LCD screen and really get serious for placings in the spin class !!!

Surely its now finally time for Concept 2 to develop a fitness test in the Firmware ?
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Post by jackarabit » August 9th, 2017, 4:28 pm

bisqeet wrote:might have a chance of being in boat 1 now on the c2CTC...
The skierg was folded into the ctc with almost no fuss because average skierg times leave the elite of the sit-down chainpullers at the top of the standings. (Note the first full boat of segregated skiergers is currently eighth in the monthly standings.). I foresee a bit of oppo to incorporating the seated chainspinners. Tri-Fanlon anyone?
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Carl Watts » August 9th, 2017, 5:02 pm

It will be very interesting to see how this fits in alongside the rower.

The Ski-Erg cannot be compared, we have a couple of people on RowPro using them online and they are much slower when the same person alternates between the rower and the ski. The Bike is potentially faster but it would depend on your build.

It looks well built, these things need to be rock solid and stable. Hopefully Concept 2 designed it with a common thread for the pedals in the cranks so people that are serious can switch over to clip-ons and use their bike shoes.

I want one !
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by hjs » August 9th, 2017, 5:20 pm

Carl Watts wrote:It will be very interesting to see how this fits in alongside the rower.

The Ski-Erg cannot be compared, we have a couple of people on RowPro using them online and they are much slower when the same person alternates between the rower and the ski. The Bike is potentially faster but it would depend on your build.

It looks well built, these things need to be rock solid and stable. Hopefully Concept 2 designed it with a common thread for the pedals in the cranks so people that are serious can switch over to clip-ons and use their bike shoes.

I want one !
Ski is not that much slower, most people don,t train much on them.
Expect the bike to be much faster, no recovery fase so you can apply power the whole time, which is much more efficient.
Drag will be also be just like gears.
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Anth_F » August 9th, 2017, 5:53 pm

You lot have got me itching for a go on one.

Also diggin the free spin clutch just like on a real bicycle! still aways off yet before they hit the UK tho, bummer.
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Carl Watts » August 9th, 2017, 6:01 pm

Anth_F wrote:You lot have got me itching for a go on one.

Also diggin the free spin clutch just like on a real bicycle! still aways off yet before they hit the UK tho, bummer.
Time to start saving, at that price they will be like $2500+ in this country.
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Anth_F » August 9th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Carl Watts wrote:
Anth_F wrote:You lot have got me itching for a go on one.

Also diggin the free spin clutch just like on a real bicycle! still aways off yet before they hit the UK tho, bummer.
Time to start saving, at that price they will be like $2500+ in this country.
I won't buy new... i don't do things like that :lol:

I'll try snagging a used one cheaper :wink:
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by remisture » August 10th, 2017, 3:07 am

Then you'll have to wait a couple years :P
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by Anth_F » August 10th, 2017, 5:57 am

Doubt it. I'm sure there will be some go up for sale by the bored after 2 day brigade!!!!!!!
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Re: New kid on the block - BikeErg

Post by kini62 » August 10th, 2017, 5:59 pm

Drivetofast wrote:
Anth_F wrote:Yeah dripping sweat would cause havoc over time on there. A good idea would have been to place the flywheel in front of the handle bars.

Like that issue with the erg, where they never water tight sealed the plastic capping at the end of the monorail... sweat can run down the rail into there and rot the heck out of it.

This said, i do like this BikeErg. Maybe later i might get myself one, as i always struggle getting my backside outdoors often enough on the MB.
Simple fix Put a C breeze on fan
That will only keep the sweat off the cage. It will still run down the side where it mounts to the frame.
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