The Blue Matic is the intermediate model of the Blue cycle trainers. Its maximum resistance is 700 Watt. The Blue Matic has a magnetic brake with permanent magnets. You set the resistance selecting one of the ten different positions via the handlebar resistance lever. During your training session, the resistance increases as you cycle faster or switch to a heavier setting. The robust frame stands firmly on the ground and it is very user-friendly because the trainer can be assembled in no time at all.
The magnetic brake has a simpler braking system and is therefore ideal for straightforward training sessions such as warming up before a race and endurance training. The road is simulated using different positions that you adjust yourself.
The Blue Matic’s magnetic brake consists of two discs with 8 permanent-magnets each. With the 10 position handlebar resistance lever you can change the position of the magnets in the brake unit in relation to each other. While training the resistance increases when you cycle faster and/or in a heavier mode. The maximum resistance is 700 Watt.
Do you have a basic trainer? Then all you need is a speed sensor to be able to train with your smartphone or tablet!
Many training software programs, such as Tacx, Zwift and TrainerRoad, work with Virtual Power. To do so, your power is calculated using your speed and the resistance level of the linked trainer. You, yourself, indicate what position the basic trainer is in and the linked speed sensor transmits your speed. The software then calculates what your power is. Virtual Power is less accurate than measuring your power directly, but sufficiently accurate for these programs.
Every trainer has its own power curve, certain speeds linked to certain power values. The various training software packages have the power curves of all Tacx trainers. If you use Virtual Power, you must make sure that every time that you start training, both the pressure between the rear wheel and the trainer and the pressure in your tyre are linked. If they are not linked with one another, inconsistencies will be introduced into your measurements.
The following software packages work with Virtual Power:
Tacx Training app
Tacx Cycling app