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Tacx Bushido Smart Trainer T2780

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Product Description

The Tacx Bushido Smart turbo trainer is for riders looking to take their training regime to a new level. With a max resistance of 1,400 Watts (adjustable), only the fittest can overcharge the Bushido Smart. 

The Skyliner front wheel support raises your front wheel so it is level with the rear. This gives you a more lifelike platform to train on.

Motor brake resistance constantly adjusts to your input to simulate a real riding experience. This enables you to pre-program training sessions through the Tacx Cycling App and resistance will change to meet your needs.

Simply download the free Cycling App to your smartphone or tablet and you can challenge yourself to classic cycling races or your favourite Tour de France stages.  You can also create your own training regime with the Tacx Bushido Smart turbo and train according to specific needs such as heart rate, incline or power.

Key Features

  • Free Tacx Cycling app to record your performance
  • Skyliner front wheel support for a natural position
  • Electric motor brake is controlled
  • Virtual flywheel system for the feeling of inertia
  • Max. resistance 1400 Watt; adjustable in percent
  • Completely wireless; no power grid needed
Compatible with Zwift

Suitable for the iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air and iPad Mini. Direct connection with the tablet through Bluetooth Smart connection without having to use a Wahoo ANT+ dongle.

Bushido Smart

As the Bushido is wireless and can be linked to your smartphone or tablet, you can use this trainer for workouts wherever you are. Are you going on a training camp or is there no power point handy at your training location? In that case, choose the Tacx Bushido.

The Bushido is the interactive Smart trainer with the most powerful resistance unit. It's electric motor brake, with a maximum resistance of 1400 Watts, ensures smooth pedalling, even during steep climbs. The Bushido is extremely user-friendly. Instead of training with a handlebar computer, you can connect the trainer to the Tacx Cycling apps quickly and easily. If you also want to train with a PC or laptop, you can purchase the Upgrade Smart. The Bushido powers itself and is therefore completely wireless, it doesn't even need a power cable. Just like the other Smart trainers, the Bushido uses ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart technology to communicate with the connected device. You can attach your tablet or smartphone to your handlebar with the Tacx bracket for tablets (optional).

Fully wireless

The Bushido features a powerful wireless motor brake enabling you to push your limits anywhere.

  • 1400W power
  • 15% max. slope

The Best of both worlds

In the Bushido, a virtual and an actual flywheel work harmoniously together to create a true road feel.

  • 60kg mass inertia

Self-generating power design

The Bushido turbo trainer is equipped with a generator that generates energy through your movement. This energy is needed to generate the resistance and affect the connection between the trainer and your device. The Bushido thus requires no mains power.

Intensity & cadence indicator

The colour of LED lights on the resistance unit shows your intensity while they flash at the rhythm of your cadence.

Iconic shape. Optimised for stability

  • 675x650mm footprint

Multifunction front wheel support

The Skyliner is a front wheel support that raises the front wheel for a natural cycling position and increased stability. It also serves as a handle to carry the trainer.

Click ‘n ride

The bike is fixed in the trainer easily by two simple clicks.

Unique dual material roller

The roll that places the resistance on your rear wheel is made from two materials: a hardened steel sleeve prevents wear of the trainer, while the elastogel absorbs vibrations to reduce noise.

Compatible software

Tacx Smart trainers use the Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ FE-C protocol for communication which allows them to be controlled by third-party software. The software receives the speed, cadence and power from the trainer and controls the brake. Click on more information for an explanation of the compatibility and functions of each software package.

  • Tacx app
  • Zwift
  • TrainerRoad
  • Kinomap
  • Skuga
  • The Sufferfest
  • CycleOps Virtual Training
  • BKOOL
  • FulGaz
  • Golden Cheetah
  • Velo Reality
  • PerfPRO Studio

Firmware upgrades

With the Tacx Utility app, you can always benefit from the latest firmware for the Tacx trainer and check the connection with other devices. When an update is available, you receive a notification and you can decide whether you want to update your trainer.

Features             

  • Type of trainer - Interactive Smart trainer with wireless motor brake
  • Magnets - 4 Neodymium magnets
  • Transmission - Roller, 40 mm
  • Electrical requirements - No mains voltage required
  • Power indicator - 7 LEDs
  • Connection indicator (ANT/BT) - None
  • Firmware upgradable - Yes
  • Suitable bikes - Race, Tri & MTB, if necessary with axle skewer, 29" wheel with Tacx trainer tyre
  • Supplied with - Front wheel support, Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)

Specifications   

  • Max. power (40 km/h) -1400 Watt
  • Max. slope - 15%
  • Simulation of descent - No
  • Max. torque - 44Nm
  • Max. brake force - 128N
  • Flywheel - Virtual & actual of 1,2kg
  • Flywheel effect - Variable to 60kg (132.3lbs)
  • Calibration - Spin down
  • Footprint (lxw) - 675×650mm (26.6×25.6in)
  • Height - 410mm (16.1in)
  • Dimensions when folded - 565×410×245mm (22.2×16.1×9.65in)
  • Weight - 10.8kg (23.9lbs)
  • Article number - T2780

Data Output & Control

  • Wireless communication - ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart open
  • Control by - Smartphone, tablet, ANT+ FE-C bike computers and stand-alone Connect to computer via ANT+ antenna
  • Output - Speed, cadence and power
  • Read out on - Smartphone, tablet, bike computer, sports watch, computer with ANT+ antenna
  • Accuracy - <10%


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Turbo Trainers Guide

 

Turbo Trainers Guide

How do turbo trainers work?

Most turbo trainers work by fixing to your bike frame with a clamp around the quick release skewer of your rear wheel. This puts your bike into a position where the rear tyre will sit on the turbo trainer’s roller drum. As you begin to pedal, your rear wheel spins and the roller drum turns.


Types of resistance

Wind resistance

Wind/Fan

Magnetic resistance

Magnetic

Fluid resistance

Fluid

Electromagnetic resistance

Electromagnetic

A great value choice if you’re looking for your first turbo trainer.

When you pedal, the fan spins creating air resistance. Resistance is smooth and progressive for a life-like experience.

Magnetic turbo trainers are the most common. They use a spinning metal disc which spins relative to magnetic discs to generate drag.

Most will have multiple pre-set resistance settings you can choose to make the ride harder.

You change resistance either by manually changing the setting on the turbo trainer or with the use of a remote positioned on your handlebar.

Fluid turbo trainers offer very smooth, lifelike resistance by spinning a thick fluid within a sealed chamber.

Fluid trainers offer progressive resistance, so the harder you pedal, the harder the resistance becomes, just like real-road riding conditions.

Electromagnetic turbo trainers are becoming more popular.

Just like magnetic turbo trainers, these use a magnetic field to generate drag on a metal disc. However, resistance can be changed wirelessly for use with apps and devices.

These turbo trainers give you the greatest level of control over the exact resistance you want.

  • Low budget
  • Smooth progressive resistance

 

  • Multiple resistance settings to challenge yourself
  • Max resistance settings can be very high
  • Within budget for many
  • Quietest resistance offering. Perfect to keep the family happy
  • Very smooth progressive resistance for a lifelike feel.
  • Refined resistance control
  • Use with apps and devices
  • Can generate very high resistance levels
  • Automatic resistance opens up versatile training sessions
Wind resistance

Wind/Fan

A great value choice if you’re looking for your first turbo trainer.

When you pedal, the fan spins creating air resistance. Resistance is smooth and progressive for a life-like experience.

  • Low budget
  • Smooth progressive resistance
Magnetic resistance

Magnetic

Magnetic turbo trainers are the most common. They use a spinning metal disc which spins relative to magnetic discs to generate drag.

Most will have multiple pre-set resistance settings you can choose to make the ride harder.

You change resistance either by manually changing the setting on the turbo trainer or with the use of a remote positioned on your handlebar.

  • Multiple resistance settings to challenge yourself
  • Max resistance settings can be very high
  • Within budget for many
Fluid resistance

Fluid

 

Fluid turbo trainers offer very smooth, lifelike resistance by spinning a thick fluid within a sealed chamber.

Fluid trainers offer progressive resistance, so the harder you pedal, the harder the resistance becomes, just like real-road riding conditions.

  • Quietest resistance offering. Perfect to keep the family happy
  • Very smooth progressive resistance for a lifelike feel.
Electromagnetic resistance

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic turbo trainers are becoming more popular.

Just like magnetic turbo trainers, these use a magnetic field to generate drag on a metal disc. However, resistance can be changed wirelessly for use with apps and devices.

These turbo trainers give you the greatest level of control over the exact resistance you want.

  • Refined resistance control
  • Use with apps and devices
  • Can generate very high resistance levels
  • Automatic resistance opens up versatile training sessions

What is a smart turbo trainer?

Every big turbo trainer brand now has a range of smart turbo trainers. They are the new big thing in the indoor cycle training market. These turbos use electromagnetic resistance and can be synced wirelessly with ANT+ and/or Bluetooth Smart to your 3rd party training apps, devices, power meters and sensors. This connectivity can greatly enhance your training regime and open up fun virtual training apps to keep you motivated.

Zwift, BKOOL and other training apps can automatically change the resistance of your turbo trainer opening up the possibility of sprint training, intervals and even simulate climbs of up to 20% gradients.

You can also use apps to pre-load a set training plan to follow or plug-in GPS data and ride famous cycling routes from around world while viewing the route on your computer or smart T.V.


Zwift virtual training app

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Zwift is powerful training app where you can challenge yourself against other real-world riders to a race in a 3D virtual environment. Zwift distinguishes itself from other training apps by offering a video game-like experience with immersive virtual worlds for you to ride in. As well as structured workouts, Zwift gives you the opportunity to join group rides with other riders of a similar ability and even compete in online races. It’s a great way to mix up your training and have a bit of fun.

Your power is measured by the watts you produce, which is then used to move you forward through the 3D environment. Speed is also adjusted by your height, weight and even the road gradient for added realism. You can learn with our Zwift guide

Zwift is compatible with a wide range of turbo trainers, indoor bikes and rollers with ANT+ or BLE enabled. Read our Zwift Compatibility guide for more information.


What is a direct drive turbo trainer?

Direct drive turbo trainers work in a different way to a traditional turbo trainer. Your bike is attached to the drive unit via the cassette, so you do away with the rear wheel entirely. This does mean it takes a bit longer to setup than a traditional turbo, but you get some useful benefits in return.

1

The flywheel is moved to a central position

This offers a more lifelike feel compared to a traditional turbo where the flywheel is placed behind the rear wheel.

2

Precision performance metrics

Most direct drive turbos are compatible with a range of power meters, sensors, apps and devices to let you track your performance data. With no rear wheel, there is no tyre slippage or roller drum tension to cause inconsistencies in your data.

3

Quiet operation

Direct drive turbos are much quieter than a standard turbo trainer as there is no roller or tyre friction to create noise.

4

No tyre wear

No rear wheel means no tyre. You don’t have to make that choice between wearing down your racing tyres or wrapping a spare onto your wheel to protect them.


Bolt-thru axle compatibility

For bikes that use a bolt-thru rear axle, a compatible axle must be purchased to fit your trainer. These are brand specific to the trainer, the thread pitch and diameter must be the same type used on your bike. Click here to identify your pitch thread


What accessories are available?

Training mat

Training mat

A training mat will protect your floor from marks and damage, as well as sweat. These mats help prevent you skidding around when you’re really powering through and they will soak up some noise.

Sweat towel

Sweat towel

Indoor cycle training will make you sweat. These small towels will cover your top tube to prevent damage and corrosion.

Riser blocks

Riser blocks

With a standard turbo trainer, your rear wheel will be slightly raised, giving the feeling of descending. A riser block will lift your front wheel for a more realistic cycling position.

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