Inside Ride "Smart Resistance Control" update

Inside Ride "Smart Resistance Control" update

 

The Inside Ride smart resistance control is now available as an option with new rollers. This system is made by Elite and is part of their"QUBO" product line. It has been adapted for use on the E-motion rollers and has been fully tested before shipping. To avoid shipping damage, the unit is packed in a cushioned box and some minor assembly is required by the customer to attach the device.

The same QUBO system will soon be available as an upgrade kit for existing model H rollers.

 

General information:

The Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ has been designed specifically for use with a smartphone or tablet, the Qubo Digital Smart features a wirelessly controlled 16-level resistance unit that can be paired with a compatible Android or iOS device via Bluetooth or ANT+.

 

Features

  • Interaction between App/Software/Devices with ANT+ trainers (FE-C) protocol. The ANT+FE-C is "open" and allows the trainer to run any software that supports ANT+FE-C

  • Wireless magnetic resistance with electronic adjustment

  • ANT+ Wireless and Bluetooth Smart transmission

 

The Qubo is designed for use with popular apps such as Trainer Road and Zwift.
You can also manually adjustyour QUBO resistance directly from your mobile device. Elite offers a free appfor use with the QUBO system which allows you to set fixed resistance levels or set a constant power target and let the app adjust as you ride.
 
http://www.elite-it.com/en/products/us/trainers/app/app-my-e-training


PLEASE NOTE:

The QUBO system uses estimated power and can't account forfluctuations in rolling resistance, therefore, the system accuracy is relative and at times will not agree with "on-bike" power meters.

The system is designed to use either ANT+ or Bluetooth to connect with your computer. However it has been our experience that ANT+ is the preferred method of operation, and we include the ANT+ key with each unit. Be aware that Bluetooth connection problems are highly dependent on the device used to connect and Inside ride cannot be responsible for Bluetooth connection issues.
  
Returns:
All products sold through our website are returnable within a 30 day time period. The return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer and will be deducted from the refund

To Purchase:
http://www.insideride.com/buy/emotion-h

A Review of the New Floating Fork Stand

Professional mountain bike racer, Evan Plews had a nasty spill this season.  It's a harsh reality of bike racing, but it doesn't mean that fitness has to be thrown out the window, or that all of the work that has been accumulated to get to a certain form needs to go down the drain.  Evan used our new Floating Fork Stand to continue to maintain his fitness while he healed.  This is what Evan had to say:

"As a professional athlete I've trained thousands of hours on my E-Motion Rollers and cannot imagine riding a fixed trainer ever again. I broke my shoulder this year. I couldn't fully support my weight and I was concerned about riding outside or on the rollers. The FFS attachment preserved the free-floating ride quality I love but gave me the security to ride with no concern for my injury. This is an amazing accessory for those who aren't ready for the total commitment to rollers or need more stability for specific workouts!"

(Learn more about Evan and follow his adventures here: http://evanplews.com/)

Smart Resistance Control for ZWIFT and Other Applications

Many of you have asked about the smart resistance control announced 
last year. Here is the current status:
 
The original project to create a high end smart resistance for the 
rollers has run into compatibility problems and has been cancelled. 
In it's place we have chosen to fit smart resistance units made by 
Elite, which means they are a bit lower in maximum wattage and a bit 
slower to respond to large changes in target power, but will function 
reliably with a wider range of apps going forward .
 
The units are the same as found on Elite's"QUBO digital Smart 
B+"trainers. These are ANT+ FEC compatible and will pair with 
typical apps such as ZWIFT and TRAINER ROAD, as well as Elite's own 
training software. Estimated release will be in mid September. 
Pricing is expected to be $300 factory installed and $330 for user 
installed kits. They are compatible with rollers sold since 2010 
(model H). Unfortunately it is not compatible with the earlier model 
F and model L.

ANT+ Remote Control

One of the most visible changes to our loyal riders who have been using the older wireless control will be the new purpose-designed remote control for a bicycle handlebar.  Let’s just say our old remote was not purpose-designed for the bicycle.  We have partnered with o_synce in Germany who have designed this great sweat-proof, multi-button remote control that easily attaches and detaches on your handlebar. 

Just today we received our first bulk shipment of remotes as we start to get our inventory ready for the next generation wireless device.  Stay tuned!

Welcome!

Welcome to the new digital face of Inside Ride.  We hope you enjoy the new website.  We really appreciate our customers, many of you are raving fans and we love hearing from you! We're going to use this blog to reciprocate and keep you informed about some exciting (at least we think so) new developments coming out of Inside Ride.  Please stay tuned!

Your Inside Ride Team

Designed and manufactured in the USA.

Available for purchase online for customers in the USA and CANADA.
Customers outside of North America should contact our partner Elite.