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Flow Ergotrainer

Packing Contents
Check to make sure the package contains the following items: Flow Computer, CycleForce
Flow Frame, Brake Unit, Cable Set, Manual, Base and End Caps.

The Tacx Flow ergotrainer is a trainings device that in combination with the bicycle is used
to improve the physical condition. Read this manual before using the Flow and follow the
instructions in the proper sequence. Use the Flow exclusively for purposes mentionned in the
manual. If the Flow is used for purposes other than those mentionned in the manual, a save use
of the device can not be guaranteed. While in use, the wheel of your bike and the flywheel of
the brake system will be spinning at high speed. For this reason keep children safely away from
the Flow.

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1 FLOW ERGOTRAINER
All cyclists with a degree of experience know that, in order to achieve optimum
performances, more than merely a weekly training routine is required. Consider
the circumstances. Optimum physical condition and good equipment are extremely
important. Talent cannot be denied. Inspiration and concentration lead to flow -
the perception of everything being effortless, exceeding your own expectations.

With the Flow, Tacx announces the start of a new generation of ergotrainers. This trainer is the
result of knowledge and inspiration, combined with innovation. Heart rate, power, speed and
pedalling frequency are measured and visualised on the modern display of the Flow computer.
These data provide an important instrument for targeting and improving physical fitness efficiently
- resulting in optimum performance.

During development much attention was focused on the information that appears on the display.
The brake indicator, for example, shows brake performance in graphic form. A histogram shows
the slope, enabling the cyclist to view the settings at a glance. Moreover, you can select the trai-
ning information you want to displayed.

Another point of interest is the simple operation. By setting the power or resistance, you can
adjust your programme while training, to suit your own needs. You can even calibrate the brake
to ensure accurate power measurements at all times. Flow comes with a matching-colour
Skyliner front wheel support, which corrects the position of the bike and ensures a natural
cycling posture.

Magnetic Brake System (230V/50Hz)
The Flow is produced with the precision magnetic brake system. The main advantage of this
brake system is its accuracy and high power generation (resistance). The handle presses the
brake-unit roller against the tyre. The advantages are that the pressure of the brake unit
against the tyre is always equal and it is easy to place your bike on the trainer. The brake is
equipped with a heavy-duty steel flywheel, which guarantees the maximum moment of mass
inertia. The speed sensor integrated in the brake is a real asset, since the wheel diameter of the
bike does not have to be programmed. There is a separate brake unit available for 110V/60Hz.

Flow stands for optimum perception, a state that entails intense enjoyment, flowing from extreme concentration.
This is the state that produces top performance, including top sport performance. At one time or another everyone
has experienced flow. We feel strong, alert, and go about our work effortlessly. We have the feeling that we are in full
control of the situation and can perform at the top of our ability. Awareness of time and personal problems temporarily
fades into the distance -- as though you are having an out-of-body experience (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi).

Flow Ergotrainer

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Computer Use

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Mode functions with HEART RATE
Shows the 2nd display line the heart rate, MAX and AVS refers to
maximum and average heart rate respectively (fig.19).

If the Flow hasn't received a heart beat signal before training
begins, the heart rate function will not be displayed. It will
however be activated as soon as a heart rate signal is detected
during cycling. A heart rate display malfunction while cycling,
will immediately be displayed as three horizontal lines.

Resetting computer
Trip performances ETM, TRP, MAX and AVS can be switched to
0 during training. Press the SET and MODE keys simultaneously
for one second. The computer will then jump back to the start-
up window. You cannot reset the ODO. When the odometer
reaches 99,999 it will reset automatically to nil kilometres or
miles. If the Flow computer is switched off all trip performances
will also be lost. When it is started up again everything will be at 0.

Average indicator
The average indicator is in the right-hand corner of the display
and indicates whether the current training information on the
2nd display line is at, below or above the average.

below the average

at the average

above the average

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ETM
stopwatch

TRP MAX
maximum

power

AVS
average
power

MODE

trip use

ETM
stopwatch

MAX
maximum
heartrate

AVS
average
heartrate

MODE

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Setting Slope resistance and Power

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5 SETTING SLOPE RESISTANCE AND
POWER

You can train in two ways, using the Flow trainer. The resistance
works on the trainer's roller and has 14 settings, from - 4 up to
and including + 9. With a programme in power, the computer
adjusts the resistance on the roller so that you will continually
pedal at your original power setting. If you change pedalling fre-
quency or resistance, the computer will immediately adjust the
resistance on the roller. You can set the power between 10 and
990 Watt, in increments of 10 Watts.

Setting RESISTANCE
By pressing the SET key, the slope resistance mode will flash in
the lower left-hand corner of the display (fig.20). The default set-
ting is 0. Using the arrow keys, you can vary the resistance factor
from - 4 up to and including + 9 (fig.21). Press the MODE key to
set the new resistance factor. The resistance is indicated on the
display by means of vertical bars. At 0 a horizontal line is visible.

Please note: the resistance is simulated. Resistance +9 does
not correspond to an actual incline of + 9 and resistance - 4
does not correspond to a 4% descent. It goes without saying
that at - 4 the trainer will not freewheel if you stop pedalling.

Setting POWER
If, once you have pressed the SET key, and the resistance mode
is flashing (fig.20) you press SET again the power (WATT) will
start to flash (fig.22). The standard programmed power is 100
Watt, but you can adjust it from 10 Watt up to and including 990
Watt with the arrow keys. Most cyclists, however, prefer to train
with values between 100 and 400 Watt. Press the MODE key, to
set the new power setting. To return to the Slope setting press
the SET key twice.

Brake Indicator
The Brake indicator provides a visual depiction of the braking
status. From this, one can see immediately whether the brake
is still inside the working area. As the brake is applied, the bar
will fill up from bottom to top. If the bar is completely empty
or completely full, the brake is outside the working area. The
indicator will flash as a warning.

Adjust your speed, pedalling frequency and/or resistance if the
break indicator is flashing and is therefore outside the working
area. Choose the applicable adjustment combination, that
would suit you.

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TACX SERVICE CENTRES

Important Notice
The addresses of the Tacx Service Centres indicate wholesale distributors or Tacx
branch offices and do not sell directly to the public. When contacted for spare part
purchases they might refer you to the closest retailer in your area.

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Tacx Service Centres

The Netherlands / Belgium
International Cycle Connection
T + 31 - 11 56 49 46 1
E [email protected]

Australia
Apollo Bicycle Company
T + 61 - 39 88 16 60 0
E [email protected]

Austria
Thalinger-Lange GmbH
T + 43 - 72 42 49 7410
E [email protected]

Canada
Cycles Lambert Inc.
T + 1 - 800 463 44 52
E [email protected]

Czech Republic
Universe Agency spol. s r.o.
T + 420 - 22 49 20 14 0
E [email protected]

Croatia
Ciklo-Centar
T + 385 1 234 22 24
E [email protected]

Denmark & Sweden
Marker Scandinavia
T + 45 - 70 22 80 75
E [email protected]

Finland
Suomen Urheiluaitta
T + 358 - 92 72 71 50
E [email protected]

France
Campagnolo
T + 33 - 47 75 56 305
E [email protected]

Germany
Van Bokhoven
T + 49 - 75 17 69 63 30
E [email protected]

Hungary
Velostar Kft.
T + 36 - 14 20 37 60
E [email protected]

Italy
Wilier Triestina S.p.A.
T + 39 - 42 45 40 44 2
E [email protected]

Mexico
Metmin Services S.A. De C.V.
T + 52 55 59 80 350 0
E [email protected]

New Zealand
Worrall & Co
T + 64 (0)9 636 0641
E [email protected]

Norway
Deler AS
T + 47-64 98 99 50
E [email protected]

Poland
Velo Sp. z o.o.
T + 48 - 32 33 06 70 0
E [email protected]

South Africa
Coolheat
T + 27 - 11 80 75 28 2
E [email protected]

Spain
Comet S.A.
T + 34 - 943 331 309
E [email protected]

Switzerland
Intercycle
T + 41 - 41 92 66 51 1
E [email protected]

United Kingdom
Fisher Outdoor Leisure
T + 44 - 1727 798 345
E [email protected]

United States
Ochsner International Inc.
T + 1 - 84 74 65 82 00
E [email protected]

Quality Bicycle Products
T + 1 - (952) 941 - 9391 ext 1386
E [email protected]

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