TACX BLUE MATIC FOLDING MAGNETIC TRAINER *

Product Code: 145276
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    New riders who are looking for an easy-to-use, basic trainer — look no further. The Tacx® Blue Matic trainer features manual resistance, so you can control the intensity of your workout while a compact flywheel generates a realistic road feel.

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    * Prices are estimates and will be calculated at checkout based on your minimum deposit.
    Home Delivery by Experts

    All Terrain Cycles are now offering a Home Delivery service.

    Our Cytech qualified mechanics will first make sure that your bike is fully checked and ready to ride.

    Then we will deliver it completely assembled direct to your home or place of work where we will set up your bike for your personal needs and answer any questions you may have. All for just £50.00.

    Our delivery map indicates a general area, however, if you do not see your location on the map please call us on 01274 588488 to discuss a special delivery.

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    HOW TO BUILD YOUR MAIL ORDER BIKE

    Aftercare

    After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

    CABLE STRETCH

    Gears

    Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there.

    It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.
    Brakes

    Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.
    DISC BRAKES

    New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in.

    SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes:

    “Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.”

    Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.
    CRANKS

    Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.
    HEADSET

    A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.
    SADDLE

    Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.
    STEM

    Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.
    SUSPENSION FORKS

    Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

    Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

    Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

    Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.

    FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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    Mail Order

    One of our Cytech qualified mechanics will hand build your bike leaving only a few minor adjustments for you to do once your new bike arrives. Our mechanic will also complete a rigorous Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) before carefully re-packing for shipping to you; but in order to fit the bike back into its box for delivery, some disassembly has to be done. Re-assembly of these parts should be straightforward and should not take very long.

    Tools You'll Need

    A multi-tool or a 4mm or 5mm Allen key, a pedal wrench or 15mm Allen key, depending on your pedals and a pair of scissors to open the box and cut the zip-ties with.
    1. Open the Box and Remove Your Bike

    Carefully remove your bike from the box and remove all of the packaging and zip ties with your scissors or snips. Never use a sharp knife as this can easily result in damage to paintwork and tyre sidewalls. Pedals and quick release (if supplied) will be in a small box at the bottom of your package as well as an instruction manual for your specific bike. Make sure you keep hold of this as it contains your bike's serial number.
    2. Secure Your Front Wheel

    Bikes will be delivered with the rear wheel already fitted so all you have to do is slide in the front wheel. First, remove the plastic fork spacer, along with any other packing material.

    Set the frame upright on the ground and attach the wheel. Make sure that the brake is properly aligned and that the wheel is sitting straight. Next, tighten the quick release skewer if supplied and make sure that the brake quick release is tightened.
    3. Attach the Handlebars

    Using a multi-tool or a 4 or 5mm Allen key, clamp the faceplate over the bars so that they are fastened securely but not so tight that you cannot change the angle of the bars. Note many models of handlebar have handy measurement markers, allowing you to find your perfect angle.
    4. Fit Your Pedals

    It is important to note that pedal threads are different from left side and right side. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes anti-clockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs anti-clockwise). We will label the pedals with “left and right” stickers in order to make sure you refit them correctly. The pedals will have grease applied to the threads, do not wipe this off. Follow the direction arrows on the stickers to ensure the pedal threads engage correctly then tighten them with a 15mm pedal wrench or Allen key (where applicable).
    5. Fit Your Saddle

    The seatpost has already been greased so all you have to do is slide the post into the frame at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp using your multi-tool.
    6. Final Checks

    Finally give your bike a final check over to ensure your handlebars and seat post clamp are tightened securely, and also that your brakes' quick releases are in the closed position.

    Please also read our aftercare recommendations.

    FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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    Questions and Answers


    Hi there, i'm afraid this trainer isn't Zwift compatible., you do need one of the smart equipped trainers like the Tacx Satori Trainer at £249.00 which we don't currently have in stock, but we are expecting these back in stock the first week of April. Kind Regards Andi Feather


    Hi, Please could I ask what wheel size the child's bike is? Kind regards, Natasha


    Hi, This bike will work perfectly fine with the Bluematic turbo trainer, it is not the quietest turbo trainer. Depending on what kind of surface, carpet, concrete floor, upstairs etc. will vary how much feedback you get from the trainer and therefore how noisy it would be. I hope this is of some help. Kind regards, Natasha


    Hi, Yes you could use a tyre with that width. It is recommended though to use a turbo trainer tyre though, as the compound is different and you might wear your existing tyre out quite quickly. I hope this is of help. Kind regards, All Terrain Cycles


    Hi, Yes the wheel size and tyre would be fine, if you have a quick release on your bike - Tacx supplies a skewer to use when on the turbo trainer as well. You just might want a riser block for the front wheel to keep the bike level and stable. I hope this is of help. Kind regards, All Terrain Cycles


    Hi there, the smallest wheel size these trainers will fit is a 24" wheel. Kind Regards ATC Customer Services


    Hi There, you can use a bike with disc brakes on the trainer. Kind Regards ATC Customer Services


    Hi There, you can use the trainer with a bike with disc brakes, but you will need a thru axle adapter to fit your bike to mount it into the trainer. please see the link below of which axle you will require for your bike: https://tacx.com/product/e-thru-trainer-axle/ Kind Regards ATC Customer Services


    Hi There, the Blue Matics are a standard Mag trainer, these are not a smart trainer so they will not run any software. the Flow Trainer is Taxcx's entry level smart trainer, but we wont have these back in stock for another 2-3 months as we are awaiting stock from Tacx. Kind Regards Andi Feather ATC Customer Services


    Dear Lynda, Both the Tacx Flow and the Tacx Bluematic will work with your Boardman, but looking at the spec it will require a rear Tacx axle adaptor as it has a bolt through rear axle. Im afraid we are not familiar with the Boardman bikes as we are not a stockist, but if you remove the rear axle it should tell you what size you will require as there are 3 different sizes. If you are unsure, I’d advise speaking to Halfords and see if they can tell you the size of the axle and more importantly, the thread pitch as this is very important to make sure the Tacx axle will thread into the dropout without causing any damage. Please see the link below for tacx’s guide for their axle adaptors: https://tacx.com/product/e-thru-trainer-axle/ Kind Regards Andi Feather ATC Customer Services


    Hi There, these trainers will fit any bikes with a 26", 700c or 29" wheel with a quick release or bolted rear wheel. Kind Regards ATC Customer Services


    Hi there, the speed and cadence sensor does not come with the trainer and will need to be ordered separately. we are currently waiting for stock from our Tacx supplier which is about 3 - 4 weeks away. Kind Regards Andi Feather ATC Customer Services


    Hi there, the trainer will be compatible with the Cube Access women's range of bikes, but you will need a specific trainer tyre on the bike as mountain bike tyres should not be used with trainers. please see the link below for the trainer tyre that is required: https://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/vittoria-zaffiro-pro-home-29-trainer-tyre Kind Regards Andi Feather ATC Customer Services

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    Customer Reviews

    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Brilliant trainer for indoors. It's harder work than I thought, and will maintain my fitness well. The excellent reviews online are accurate. All Terrain Cycles are excellent, delivery was super fast.
    - Monday 30th November 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Excellent service. Ordered online and was delivered in 2 days. Easy to assemble although the instructions could be clearer. Works really well and is being used regularly. Very pleased with the product and would highly recommend. Ordered with trainer tyre and riser. All arrived together. Well done to All Terrain Cycles.
    - Monday 2nd November 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Service and delivery was very good. Product is fine too and is in daily use. Instructions on how to assemble could have been clearer but now its assembled - no problems!
    - Tuesday 18th August 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Never had one of these before but it is just what I wanted and expected. Perfect for my needs as a novice user of Turbo Trainers. Not too difficult to set up and works perfectly. Also great service and quick delivery.
    - Monday 17th August 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Bought this product during lockdown. Received it on the day of my husband's birthday. Brilliant delivery. Turbo trainer is brilliant though it took a while to get the right hollow axle and to fit to his old mountain bike. It is being used almost daily now and being enjoyed. Thank you. Good buy.
    - Monday 8th June 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Outstanding service. Needed this during lockdown to keep fitness going. Got it within 2 days. Easy to put up and use, ready on 15mins. Use everyday. Brilliant website, communication and high quality product. Thank you
    - Monday 1st June 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    First class service during this hard time by all terrain cycles. The product itself is super easy to assemble and use and is great! Thanks!
    - Monday 1st June 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Really good product, does just what it says. Came in good time, very happy.
    - Monday 1st June 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    First class service, the item I ordered was delivered before it was due to arrive in what can only be described as a difficult environment. The cycle trainer does what it says on the tin.
    - Tuesday 21st April 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    I can't thank Andy and the team enough. They really went above and beyond to get me this item. I got a neighbour to assemble it as they are more handyman than myself. It works great. The YouTube videos were quite helpful for assembly. So happy with the product. Thank you!
    - Tuesday 14th April 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    Excellent turbo trainer and great service from the All Terrain team. It’s very easy to assemble and get training quickly and with minimal set up tasks. Highly recommended
    - Friday 10th April 2020
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    5 / 5 stars
    All Terrain Cycles

    thank you terrain cycles for this product. it arrived two weeks earlier than expected, and its just what I need to help me keep my fitness level up through these these challenging times. easy set up, and works great with the both my road and mountain bike. Also it's the quietest turbo trainer I have ever had. thank you.
    - Tuesday 7th April 2020
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    All Terrain Cycles

    Tacx trainer arrived this morning easy to assemble and set up Have set it up in my back garden and will be using going forward whilst C19 is about Really pleased with the trainer Great service guys Many Thanks
    - Monday 6th April 2020
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    Availability

    Stock is held at our two stores and at an external warehouse, and as a consequence our website does not show live stock.

    Upon placing an online order we will notify you if we are unable to fulfil your order within 1-5 working days.

    We do not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch your order, unless by prior agreement or as a holding deposit for special purchase items.

    Our mail Order Customer service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

    If you are visiting one of our stores and interested in a specific item, please ring us on 01274 588 488 to check that it is available at the store you are visiting before making a special trip.

    This telephone number is manned 7 days a week in line with our shop opening hours.

    Returns

    Goods must be returned within 30 days of receipt.

    Returned goods must be unused, in a saleable condition and in their original packaging with all labels still attached.

    Goods must not be fitted or used.

    All Goods must be accompanied with a Completed Returns Form.

    Goods can be returned to the Store for a refund or exchange. A Completed Returns form must accompany all goods returned to the store; the refund however will be processed by the Mail Order Customer Service Staff and not by the Store Staff so the refund may not be immediate.

    To read more about our delivery/returns please click here

    Specifications
    • Manually controlled trainer features 10 resistance levels
    • Easily locks into place for a steady ride
    • Virtually silent flywheel lets you ride without disturbing others
    • 2.75 lb (1.25 kg) flywheel simulates the feel of riding outdoors
    • Sturdy design allows for a maximum sprint resistance of 700 watts
    You’re in Control

    Easily change the resistance of your ride with a lever attached to your handlebar. With 10 positions and a maximum power of 700 watts, this trainer is perfect for your daily workouts.

    Smooth and Silent

    Blue Matic features a sturdy roll core with soft plastic to absorb vibrations. This dramatically reduces noise, so you can ride without disturbing others nearby.

    A Realistic Ride

    The 2.75 lb (1.25 kg) flywheel is able to replicate a mass inertial effect of 17.6 lbs (8 kg), giving you the feel of riding outdoors.

    Made to Last

    No matter how intense your workout, this bike trainer is stable and built to last. It securely locks your bike into place with two easy clicks, so you can ride hard and know you’re not going anywhere. Blue Matic also features a single roll made from a hardened steel sleeve to prevent wear.

    Virtual Power

    With the addition of the Tacx speed and cadence sensor, you can train with popular apps — based on virtual power — such as Zwift, TrainerRoad and Tacx software. The sensor transmits your speed and cadence wirelessly to your compatible smartphone, tablet or computer.

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