The Magnum Smart (T9000) by TACX caught our eye earlier this year at Eurobike by offering what appears to be one of the most immersive training experiences out there. It’s a hybrid between a traditional treadmill and bike trainer with features that make riding on it safer, easier and more realistic. And it’s finally available. In some places.

TacX Magnum Smart Features:

TACX designed the Magnum Smart to simulate riding outside as closely as possible. Its computer connects to Zwift and other third-party training software via ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth for customizable workouts. It also has its own system to create personalized workouts. Adding to the experience is the ability to elevate the platform up to a 15% incline to make hills feel more realistic. And built-in sensors adjust the belt speed based the rider’s acceleration and deceleration, letting riders reach up to 30km/h (~18mph) on it.

TACX Magnum Smart T9000

TECX Magnum Smart T9000

photos and video c. TACX

But I want it now…

They’re currently available in Belgium and the Netherlands for €8,000 with first orders being installed around the beginning of 2018. North Americans can expect a price point around $9,300 and will have to wait patiently for its release. And don’t worry about installing it, the unit is set up by trained team members.

TACX.com

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badbikemechanicx
badbikemechanicx
4 years ago

First we get the Peloton which is just a spin bike with a screen. Now they are trying to sell us on riding on a tread mill. The baby boomers getting into cycling continues #golfwantstobecycling.

There should be a license that requires everyone on a bicycle to be under 30 (remember when we had to register bicycles as vehicles). Then we can go back to the MAGA of being flipped off, beer cans thrown at us, almost killed for riding on the side of the street.

Bryan
Bryan
4 years ago

Huh?

LGonBikerumor
LGonBikerumor
4 years ago

No wonder it id is called the Tacx T$9000.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago

Will this be installed with some sort of harness or hangline? Thats what I’ve seen with other cycling treadmills on the market, essentially making it impossible for the rider to fall off the back.

Evan Christenson
Evan Christenson
4 years ago

Just 18mph? That’s only a moderate cruising speed. What about hard intervals when you’re normally doing 30+?

nunya
nunya
4 years ago

At over €8,000, I don’t imagine there will be to many among the Tacx Magnum’s ‘target’ audience that will be capable of attaining, much less maintain 30-mph outdoors, much less on the trainer!

Garth Magee
3 years ago

Not likely to be introduced in US, since I may soon own the patent for such a treadmill. Final action due this month. We will soon see. See my related US 9,766,153, using such a treadmill for much more accurate method of measuring vehicle efficiency within a wind tunnel. Vehicles are NOT airplanes, where all surfaces are exposed to the same wind speed. So mounting a vehicle on a pedestal to measure lateral drag forces will always produce inaccurate overall results for open-wheeled vehicles. There is very little vehicle drag from lower wheel surfaces, which magnified drag on upper wheel surfaces. This effect is not captured in current pedestal mount methods.