The i-Genius is the new top cycling trainer of Tacx. For a more realistic track experience now it is equipped with the actual Tacx Trainer Software 4.1 Advanced. Additionally the Multiplayer version of the i-Genius includes a BlackTrack steering frame. This rotatable steering frame converts your handle bar movement to the virtual track. Also included is a Multiplayer license for one year. So you can enjoy the Real-time Webracing.
The i-Genius Multiplayer has a wireless motor brake with a computer-controlled flywheel that generates high power at low speeds. The powerful motor brake of the Genius simulates descents and arduous climbs. The resistance created by the motor brake corresponds closely to anything you will encounter on the road. Rolling, air and gradient resistance are palpable during cycling. The brake was designed to release heat during cycling, which is then converted to current and then used to reduce energy consumption. In this way, you generate your own energy. The communication between brake, interface and PC is wireless; the trainer itself has to be plugged into an electric point. The trainer works with ANT technology and can therefore be combined with power or cadence meters or other ANT applications. The Genius makes Virtual Reality training affordable for everyone. Thanks to its excellent price-performance ratio this new trainer has everything to become a popular Virtual Reality trainer. The motor brake of Genius Multiplayer guarantees a very realistic VR cycling experience. Via interaction of the Tacx Trainer Software 4.1 with the brake different tracks can be simulated. The Genius Multiplayer has to be connected to the PC with an USB cable.
Tacx Trainer Software 4.1 Advanced
The Trainer Software 4.1 is only compatible with 64bit operating Systems (Vista SP1 64-Bit or Windows 7 64-Bit)
The new Tacx Trainer software 4.1 Advanced is unique. With this ultra modern software you enter virtual worlds which are even more real than real while riding on your Tacx trainer. You can’t tell the world on your screen apart anymore from the real world. Once you have been overwhelmed, you never want to go back.
In the Tacx Trainer software 4.1 the VR terrains, the VR riders, the bicycles and the outfits are completely redesigned. With an eye for the smallest details. You can see the spokes blinking in your wheel and when it’s dark, the shadows glide with the riders under the lantern light alongside the road.
The new VR riders are sharper and more detailed than ever and the new VR terrains each have their own typical atmosphere. Cycle through Italy and let yourself glide through the buzzing silence of the countryside, past a deserted water mill and an antique church. Conquer a winding rocky road. Enjoy the sunset over the sloping olive groves. Or lose yourself in the rough American nature, past pine trees and log cabins. And ride a criterium race through the broad streets of an exciting metropolis. The possibilities are unlimited.
Never before has cycling through the virtual worlds been so realistic – and never so addictive.
Power, heart rate or incline. Thanks to the Catalyst training program, measuring means knowledge. Conduct professional fitness tests. When we were developing this software we have paid special attention to colors, functionality and clarity. The training programs can be read from a distance. You can write your own programs or copy them through the web site. For an easy operation in version 4.1 now you find on the left all shortcuts and at the top the extensive functions. This gives you a better overview, is easier to use and you can start faster. The view during cycling has been improved too: all relevant training information can now be displayed in one screen.
Virtual Reality terrains place the fun element center stage. No less than five different terrains are included. The new terrains of the Tacx Trainer software 4 outshines because of the beautifully designed, completely new VR terrains: Montagna (mountainous terrain in Italy), Valeggio (sloping terrain in Italy plus criterium race in an Italian village), Downhill Valley (overwhelming nature experience in America) and US Metropolitan (criterium race in an American city).
Now you can also adjust the weather settings yourself: clear, cloudy, mist, rain or dynamic. Dynamic means that the weather will constantly change when you are riding. You can also set the wind force and wind direction before you start. When you are riding behind a rider, or a group of riders, you can benefit from being sheltered from the wind.
Outfits and bicycles
You can choose from the most modern bicycles in three categories: race, MTB and track. These are redesigned and now much more detailed. The color of the bicycles and the available Tacx shirts can also be adjusted. Even skin and hair color can be changed yourself.
Real Life Training
Doing your ride outside, and then repeating that ride inside your home. The possibilities have become Unlimited thanks to GPS. On top of that, with the 3D maps by Google Earth, you can ride on courses that you would never be able to otherwise. The course is indicated in color on the GPS-map. A different color is used to show you what you have already covered and what is still left ahead of you. You can also see your opponents on this. And you can easily zoom in on your own position by using the interface.
Starting from September 2012 the Google Earth function of the Tacx Trainer Software is only accessible if you buy a license from Tacx or Google.
Minimum system requirements
Processor: Quad Core 2.5 Ghz (Intel i3 processor recommended)
Memory: 4 GB
Hard disc space: 2GB
Graphics card: DirectX9 compatible, dedicated 3D card with 512 GB of memory, resolution minimum of 1024 x 768 (Nvidia or Ati recommended)
Sound card: DirectSound compatible
Various: 1 free USB port; DVD player
Operating system: Vista SP2 or Windows 7 (32 Bit and 64 Bit-Version)
Recommended system requirements
Processor: Quad Core 3.0 Ghz (Intel i7 processor recommended)
Memory: 8 GB
Hard disc space: 20 GB
Graphics card: DirectX9 compatible, dedicated 3D card with 1 GB (ATI or Nvidia recommended)
Sound card: DirectSound compatible
Various: 1 free USB port, DVD player
Operating system: Windows 7 (64 bit)
The Tacx Trainer software 4.1 is not compatible with Windows XP!
The trainer is compatible with all bicycles with an outer wheel diameter (incl. tire) of 610 to 720mm. 28 inch Trekking tires might cause problems! The trainer frame is only compatible with 9mm quick release axles!