Kinetic Trainers with InRide iPhone App

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And finally, we learned why Kinetic’s fluid resistance units are so reliable.  Most units have a shaft running from the roller to the fluid-filled resistance unit. The fluid is kept contained by seals as the roller spins away. Well this works ok for a while but after many years, the seals will deteriorate and leak. The Kinetic unit avoids this scenario by eliminating the shaft into the resistance unit. Instead, they use magnets on both the roller unit and the resistance unit. The magnets line up and transfer the energy from one side to the other by spinning together.


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  • PissedOffCil says:

    Scott, in theory if you have a cadence sensor you can compensate for coasting and I hope their software do so. As for burts, yes there will be a delay before you get the right power reading but it’s a similar delay as when using a 3 second moving avg. power reading (versus live reading).

    I’ve used a SportTracks plugin called Trainer Power which does the same as this app. However, since it’s computed after the training when you transfer the workout to SportTracks, I inverted the power curve to get speed zones corresponding to the power zones I wanted. It worked fairly well on my 1Up USA trainer and it would probably work better on my Kinetic which doesn’t suffer from heat accumulation (it has a steadier power curve).

    I wonder however why Kinetic didn’t go with an ANT+ protocol which allows the use of more computers…

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