Minoura Magteqs Twin Turbo Trainer -
Minoura Magteqs Twin Turbo Indoor Trainer
Minoura Indoor Turbo Trainer Features:
Created especially for professional riders
Pro riders have a lot more of power, so they challenged Minoura to create a trainer that could test their abilities. The V270 was the strongest till now with 460 Watt at 40km/h, but they wanted much more, to help build their power even more for sprints and climbing. That is how the MAGTEQS TWIN was born, to give 640 Watt, which is 40% more than the V270. This means at full resistance at say 40 Kmh, the average rider will only last a very short time indeed. It is however perfect for Pros and because of the 13 resistance steps, an average rider is still able to enjoy this trainer. The extra power was created by adding a second magnet to the AMT system. This increased the 7 levels to 13, while maintaining nice usable steps between the levels.
The V-series have the Advanced Magnetic Technology resistance (AMT). This AMT design offers a more realistic pedaling experience and ultra quiet operation. This is achieved by using much stronger magnets and the unique stepped design exposed flywheel. This translates into smoother transitions between power levels and a pedaling experience to match on-road riding. All models feature the quick release wheel/hub clamping system.
Power for Pros and everyone else
The challenge was not to make a more powerful trainer, but how to make one that was just as easy to use as a normal trainer. Minoura wanted the trainer to be able to be used by all level of riders, not just Pros. After all there are even Pros like to take it easy at times as well. The MAQTECS TWIN delivers on all fronts, power, power-band and control. There is loads of resistance, from small to loads and controlled steps for each of the 13 levels. The power band is 50% more than the V270, which is of course already a very high quality trainer. Therefore it shows the MAGTEQS TWIN is ideal for every type of user, from beginner to professional.
AMT and Ultra low noise
The AMT design is not just a better magnetic design; it also offers the quietest trainer on the market. There is no other trainer like it; the AMT models set the World standard for Ultra quiet.
Magteqs-Twin Magnetic Resistance Unit with Quick release
This unit has a Foot pedal, that releases/attaches the resistance unit to the wheel. It has again a very sufficient 460 Watts of power. There are 7 levels of resistance, controlled via the Remote lever. The flywheel is an exposed type, for improved cooling. The stepped design puts more weight at the outside of the flywheel, giving a much higher virtual weight than the actual. It weighs 2.0 Kg, but acts the same as a 2.7 Kg model of a standard design, which gives the extremely smooth pedaling motion. This unit can also be used with the Watt-Master computer, which monitors output power, speed, cadence, time and distance, for a more motivational training workout. The Watt-Master also allows you to pre-determine the workout. It can also be used on the road, as a basic computer.
13-Level Remote lever
Because of the 13 steps, a new lever had to be designed and a few new features were included. First is the urethane coated lever for better grip when wet, easier operation, clamp band to soft plastic for more grip on the bars. The clamp band is initially setup by setting the belt to match the bars/stem it will be placed upon. After that the lever become very quick to fix/release.
Quick release wheel/hub clamping system
The Maqtecs Twin features the convenient quick release type hub clamping system, allowing you to engage/release the bike very quickly. By moving the special lever up/down, the right side coupling slides in/out, fixing/releasing the wheel from the frame. This is a great time saver in setting up time, before/after your workout. After you secure the wheel/bicycle, you tighten the resistance unit against the tire with the Quick Release foot pedal.
The H-shape frame with U-legs
The H-frame design is further developed again, by adding the U-legs. The U-legs open up wider again for more stability under high power training, as well as /- 10mm floor adjustment. This is very important for training under Full Power, where stability is vital because of the forces at work.
The Maqtecs Twin has been designed with Minouras corporate Tancho concept. It uses Minoura corporate colours (Red, Black & White) and expressing the image of a very culturally important Japanese bird; the Crane.
Minoura Indoor Turbo Trainer Technologies:
Advanced Magnetic Technology explained:
The AMT units are recognised by the exposed type flywheels, for improved cooling. The stepped design puts more weight at the outside of the flywheel, giving a much higher virtual weight than the actual as you are speeding up. This means that when you start from nil, it acts like a small flywheel, easy on the muscles and machinery. As you speed up, it increases by more than a third, which is very noticeable. Moving a trainer with less flywheel weight is also nice.
As far as power goes they get more power than M-series, via the much stronger Neodymium magnets. Because of the unique Minoura design, it has again very constant power and no fading as the unit warms up. With the AMT design the flywheel is actually part of the resistance system, by supplying interference to the magnetic flow, which causes resistance. Please be aware the flywheel gets hot and spins at a high speed, so do not touch during or after a workout.
The AMT units resistance levels have exact calculated steps between them, unlike most other systems. Most others have up to 50% of the levels that are so close together, that the rider cannot notice any difference. Minoura levels have a noticeable output difference for each and every level.
The V270-2 can also be used with the Watt-Master computer, which monitors output power, speed, cadence, time and distance, for a more motivational training workout. The Watt-Master also allows you to pre-determine the workout. It can also be used on the road, as a basic computer.
AMT Magnet Technology:
The magnets used in the AMT units are Neodymium material. These are 4x stronger then standard Ferrite models and change characteristics even more. Therefore AMT offers a reliable resistance and troublesome usage for many years, which is not possible to achieve with Fluid. The MagTeqs model features double the quantity of magnets, adding not much weight, but lots more resistance options.
Remote Lever Design:
Because of the 13 steps, a new lever had to be designed and a few new features were included. First is the urethane coated lever for better grip when wet, easier operation, clamp band to soft plastic for more grip on the bars.
The clamp band is initially setup by setting the belt to match the bars/stem it will be placed upon. After that the lever become very quick to fix/release.
H-shape Frame with U-legs:
The H-frame design is a further development of the U-frame. It offers a lighter weight and it will suit tires up to 700x40mm. It will not accept 29 MTB tires. It uses large 35mm lightweight steel tubing, which is durable enough to supply 100% support, for riders up to 120 kg in weight. The H-shape is supported by 29mm legs, which fold slightly outwards for a very stable platform. The legs also fold flat for best possible storage.
MAGTEQS TWIN adopts very unique U-shaped legs. This is not just for unique designing, it works for enabling lighter weight and better stability. Of course, it's foldable. Each U-leg has an alloy support bar and each bar has adjuster knob on its top. By adjusting this dial, you can adjust each foot position independently in /- 10mm travel. Thanks to this mechanism, you can get perfect stability even if you use TWIN on outside uneven ground surface at race event or in your garden.
Quick Release Wheel Clamping:
All M-series models feature a convenient quick release type hub clamping system, allowing you to engage/release the bike very quickly. By moving the special lever up/down, the right side coupling slides in/out, fixing/releasing the wheel from the frame. This is a great time saver in setting up time, before/after your workout. After you secure the wheel/bicycle, you tighten the resistance unit against the tyre itself with a dial-knob.
Quick Release Resistance Foot Pedal:
The MAGTEQS TWIN features a quick release Foot pedal for the Resistance unit, allowing you to engage/release the bike very quickly. By moving the special lever up/down, the unit engages/disengages the tire. This feature combined with the Quick Release wheel clamping, makes this the fastest way to set-up, before/after your workout. Foot pedal can repeat the same compression stroke automatically once you set it properly. This is the greatest benefit on the Foot Pedal.
Minoura Indoor Turbo Trainer Specifications:
- Power Adjustability: 13 levels (via shifter)
- Flywheel: Machined steel, 2.0 kgs (actual) / 2.7 kgs (virtual)
- Usable Tire Size Range: 24-inch 700 x 40c(ETRTO 42-622) /Max tire outer diameter = 704mm - Wheel Hub Width = 120 145mm
- Dimensions: W 680 x D 530 x H 400 mm
- Net Weight: 8.9 kg
- Max Load: 120 kg (including bike)
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