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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

December 9. 2012QueueComments (14)
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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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Tacx Genius VR Trainer with TTS 4.4

Last year I reviewed the Tacx Bushido trainer, and this year I’m tackling the more advanced Genius VR trainer.  This unit supports steering as well as the ability for the trainer to simulate downhill segments (it actually drives forward the wheel).  The review will be published on the latest version of the Tacx Training Software (TTS) – version 4.4, which came out in November 2012.

Update: Full Genius In-Depth Review has been posted here.

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14 Comments

  1. ahh, there she blows, the dreaded stopped working message, since the very first software version :-/ why can’t they test/fix these bugs!

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  2. Charlie P

    Perhaps worth pointing out that the TTS does not work with Mac OS – you will need to dual boot/run Windows either via Parallels or Bootcamp. This will add to the purchasing cost as you need to buy Windows.

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    • Charlie P replied

      Although i do see that Tacx are due to bring out an iPad App which will help us Mac folk out at least a little bit. More details on when that is likely to exist would be really helpful too (having just gone through the rigmarole of installing Windows on to a partioned drive on my Mac…). Ta!

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    • Rainmaker replied

      They’re saying Q1 CY2013 (Jan-March). We’ll see…

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  3. Matt Zumbach

    Have you posted the full review for the Genius trainer yet? I find your reviews extremly insightful and deciding between a Genuis and Bushido (with the updgradable software package).

    Thanks,
    Matt

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  4. Izidor

    What about the wireless head unit that I read about on the bikeradar review a couple months ago that it switches it’s self off after 30 mins if you have not used it and that it isn’t sweat proof, yet is designed to sit in front of you!! Where there any improvements made by Tacx since then?

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    • Rainmaker replied

      I’ve had that head unit and haven’t had the sweat issues yet. Though, I could see if you dunked it in water, not so much.

      On the wireless head unit, you can just hold the button down and it’ll wake up again.

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  5. RiderMike

    Hey, just wondering if you or anyone here had any initial thoughts/results on Genius esp vs Bushido. I’m going to be buying a Bushido or Genius, and with $175 separating them I’m trying to settle the better tech vs. wireless and standalone issue.

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  6. Todd N.

    Two questions before I pull the trigger and buy either the Bushido or the Genius.
    Can the Bushido run head to head live races with other cyclists?

    My second question or concern is what seems to be a lack of customer service support,
    While looking on the Tacx website, I did not find a link to customer support. Can ypou comment on the quality of Customer Service.
    Thx

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  7. Jay Batson

    I’m itchin to get a VR trainer to enhance my 2013 indoor training, and have been deferring purchase awaiting your Genius review since you posted it in the Queue in December. I really feel the Computrainer software sucks big wind, and mentally think I’d want the Genius. But your reviews are so wonderfully specific & insightful that I’m anxious to read your analysis before pullin a trigger for one or the other.

    With money burning a hole in my pocket, and the days of January ticking by, I thought I’d drop a nite to see if your review of the Genius — now past-due from your original goal ;-) — is on its way Real Soon Now(tm).

    ??

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  8. James Stroud

    I have and used the taxc bushido trainer for 2 years. I use it with the tacx training software. I thought I would use the trainer to ride famous courses or videos or even create my own courses. I ended up not doing any of that. I simply ride the trainer in “catalyst” mode which means I simply measure my power and duration. I record and see hear rate, cadence and an estimate for speed (which I think is too high). I can increase the resistance by pressing the up button on my PC to make the slope (resistance higher). This comes in handy for simulated hill workouts. Overall I like it very much and can save my data and upload to trainingpeaks automatically. I also save my workout (called training score) as an hrm file and analyze it in golden cheetah (ver 3 beta) or ver 2. to see how good (or bad) my avg watts were on my intervals.

    One piece of information I will post to help others. I have the Tacx Bushido (similar to Genius) and have had a very frustrating item occur over the past two years that I just got solved with the help of many folks including tacx support (which is quite good).

    I faced a very common issue where my PC (using the tacx trainer software 4.5 – aka tts 4.5) would loose connectivity with the “brake” and hence you would loose all ability to record data for the rest of your workout. In summary I had to follow these tips
    link to forum.tacx.com
    and ensure all power saving features were turned off on the laptop (esp. video and usb port) and I had to replace the ANT stick I received from tacx with one from garmin as you need ANT2. Or one from Suunto Movestick Mini would work fine. If I did not swap out the ANT stick w/ the garmin one after 1 hour and 50 minutes I would always loose my data. The PC data would freeze on the current heart rate and watts.

    Here is info I got from TACX support confirming that I had ANT1 and not ANT2 stick from tacx “There i an number on it
    T1991 = ANT1
    T2018 = ANT2″

    James Stroud

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  9. cam mclean

    any update on when the review will be out?

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  10. Rainmaker

    Hi All-

    The review has been posted here: link to dcrainmaker.com

    Enjoy!

    Reply

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