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Tacx Blue Motion T2600 Turbo Trainer Review
The Tacx Blue Motion T2600 turbo trainer is one of Tacx’s lower end entry level trainers, offering fewer features than some of their more expensive models such as the Vortex. The lower price, however, doesn’t mean the T2600 trainer is of poor quality. In fact, the unit offers a very high level of build quality, simple set up, straightforward use and with fantastic compact folding design, it’s great for people with limited space.
When it comes to resistance, the Tacx Blue Motion 2600 turbo trainer has a whopping 10 levels of resistance which are controlled by use of a handle bar mount connected by cable to the flywheel. The handlebar control is one of the best we’ve seen produced, it’s sturdy, firm and offers a reassuring ‘click’ when settings are changed. The current resistance level is displayed clearly to the rider as a white number on a blue background, a far superior design than most unit controllers in this price bracket. The ten resistance settings on offer are ideal for those who wish to do high-intensity interval workouts.
Looking at maximum power available, the Tacx Blue Motion 2600 turbo trainer boasts an impressive 950 Watts max power output, due to the ‘Neodymium magnetic unit’ making it more than adequate for the vast majority of riders out there. A 1.7Kg fly wheel helps in keeping the ride smooth, but ultimately ride feel remains your usual turbo like sensation. If looking for a more realistic ride feel, the more expensive Tacx units like the Flux, Neo or Vortex may be worth a closer look.
On the flip side of things, the Tacx 2600 Blue Motion turbo trainer isn’t the quietest turbo trainer ever to be made, so if you’re wary of annoying the neighbors it may be an idea to look elsewhere. However, noise reduction is possible with the use of the Tacx turbo training specific tyre. The turbo specific tyre will also help reduce tyre slippage offering far better grip and longevity than a standard road tyre.
The Tacx Blue Motion T2600 turbo trainer is at the lower end of what you’d expect to pay for a decent home trainer, but despite this, the unit still manages to offer a great compact folding design and excellent range of resistance settings. It may not have all the interactive features, ride feel or low-level noise of it’s older brothers the Neo, Flux and Vortex but for the price, it’s an extremely solid, well built and reliable piece of kit. Considering the price and all of its features we’d have to say the Tacx T2600 Blue Motion turbo trainer is a bargain and great introduction into the world of turbo training.
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