The standard in Sports Medical testing with Pedal Force Measurement
With proven accuracy and reliability, the Excalibur Sport is renowned worldwide as “the gold standard in ergometry”. The newly designed and improved Excalibur Sport ergometer meets the latest requirements of modern sports medicine and research. Since athletes are becoming more and more powerful and testing more advanced than ever, this ergometer has been developed for extreme workloads up to 2500 watt! The new design ensures maximum stability at these high workloads.
Thanks to the increased adjustability, versatile positioning of the test subject has never been better! This Excalibur Sport has built-in modified strain gauge technology that measures forces exerted on the pedals during exercise and is supplied with angle detection. Independent measurements of forces in both left and right crank are possible. Wireless transmission of the measured forces to the PC by blue tooth.
Note: this setting is supplied with LEM and LEM PFM software (various other modules are available), a computer (we recommend to use this PC only for the LEM software) and an interface cable.
Lode Ergometry Manager - Pedal Force Measurement software module
The extraordinary workload range of 8-2500 watt is unique in the world! It makes this ergometer extremely suitable for sports medicine and testing the strongest athletes in the world on their anaerobic power or isokinetic capacity.
Read out of seating position
The Excalibur Sport has a unique read-out of the seating position on the display of the Control Unit. The display shows saddle height & angle, handlebar position vertical & height.
Heavy Duty Design
The Excalibur Sport is designed for heavy duty sports medicine ergometry, without doing any concession on the esthetic, modern and robust design. In other words: Excalibur Sport: the gold standard in Ergometry!
Reliable and reproducible stress tests
The experience of professionals who calibrate many ergometers has learned that the Lode ergometers are the most reliable over the complete workload and rpm range and still within specifications even after many years of intensive use.
Q-factor equal to roadbike
The Q-factor of the ergometer is equal to the Q-factor of road bikes, enabling perfect training circumstances.
Extreme low start up load
The extreme low start-up load of 7 watts and the adjustability in small steps of 1 watt make this ergometer perfectly suitable for many different applications. The standard control unit shows multiple ergometry parameters and you can determine your specific default setting and start-up menu.
Accurate over a long period of time
The Lode ergometers have an electro-magnetic braking mechanism of Lanooy (eddy current). The biggest advantage of this braking system compared to a friction braking system is that it is more accurate. Moreover, friction braking systems have more wearing parts.
Small adjustment steps
The workload of the Lode ergometers is adjustable in steps of only 1 watt. Depending on your wishes, the test operator or the test subject can adjust the workload. The steps of 1 watt are possible in the manual mode as well as within protocols.
Designed to be sweat-proof
The housing of the ergometer is designed in such way that sweat does not have the chance to drip into the mechanical parts. This ensures a long lifetime and makes the ergometer insensitive for malfunction.
Compatible with click pedals
The bicycle ergometer is compatible with most available clickpedals to allow for maximum user flexibility
Adjustable handlebar Excalibur Sport
The position of the handlebar of Excalibur Sport is completely adjustable in height and length
Adjustable saddle Excalibur Sport
The position of the saddle of the excalibur sport can be adjusted in height, length and angle to suit all users
Instant maximum load
By selecting P-slope max the ergometer immediately reaches maximum power
Compatible with ECG and pulmonary devices
The Lode ergometers have both analog and digital interfaces and can be controlled easily by all known stress ECG and pulmonary devices available in the world. This is one of the reasons why the Lode ergometers are very popular worldwide.
This product can be used with Lode Ergometry Manager (LEM) software to manage data and to apply specific protocols
the minimum load the ergometer can provide
Maximum peak load
the maximum load the ergometer can provide for a short period of time
Isokinetic workload control
control ergometer in isokinetic way
Minimum load increments
the smallest steps with which the load can be added
Maximum continuous load
the maximum power the ergometer can deliver continuous
Hyperbolic workload control
control of workload in hyperbolic way
Linear workload control
control ergometer in a linear way
Fixed torque workload control
control ergometer in a fixed torque way
Maximum rpm independent constant load
rpm as to which constant load can be applied
Minimum rpm independent constant load
rpm as from which constant load can be applied
Optional heart rate controlled workload
control the device optionally through a set heartrate
Electromagnetic "eddy current" braking system
system that very accurately applies a brake to the ergometer
continuous calibration during application of workload
Workload accuracy below 100 W
accuracy of the ergometer below 100 Watt load
Workload accuracy from 100 to 1500 W
accuracy of the ergometer between 100 and 1500 Watt
Workload accuracy over 1500 W
accuracy of the ergometer over 1500 Watt
Vertical handlebar adjustment maximum
vertical handlebar adjustment maximum distance from crank axis to center of handlebar mounting point
Horizontal seat adjustment minimum
horizontal seat adjustment minimum distance from crank axis to seat midpoint
Handlebar adjustment angle
angle over which the handlebar can rotate
Horizontal seat adjustment maximum
horizontal seat adjustment maximum distance from crank axis to seat midpoint
Seat angle adjustment maximum
angle adjusment of the seat bar versus the crankaxis
Horizontal handlebar adjustment minimum
horizontal handlebar adjustment minimum distance from crank axis to center of handlebar mounting point
Toeclips on pedals
fixation of the feet on pedals to enable optimal force transition
Horizontal handlebar adjustment maximum
horizontal handlebar adjustment maximum distance from crank axis to center of handlebar mounting point
Vertical seat adjustment maximum
seat adjustment maximum height from crank axis to seat top
Vertical handlebar adjustment minimum
vertical handlebar adjustment minimum distance from crank axis to center of handlebar mounting point
Vertical seat adjustment minimum
seat adjustment minimum height from crank axis to seat top
Readout the distance on control unit
Readout the actual rpm on control unit
Readout the actual heartarte on control unit
Readout target HR
Readout target heartarte on control unit (only possible with HR option)
Readout the energy on control unit
Readout torque on control unit
Readout time on control unit
Readout the actual power on control unit
Choosing parameters to be shown on the display during the stress test
Possibility to define a specific resistance for each test subject
Possibility to set the load regulation resistance
Possibility to define parameters to be adjusted during the stress test
Manual operation mode
Preset protocol operation mode
Operate via preset protocols
Analog operation mode
External control unit
a control unit is connected with a cable to the ergometer
Selfdesigned protocol operation mode
operate via selfdesigned protocols
read-out of ergometer load in an analog way
RS232 in connector
connection via RS232
RS232 out connector
connection via RS232
Product length (cm)
length of product in cm
Product width (cm)
width of the product in cm
height of product
the weight of the product
Maximum user weight
the maximum weight of the user
115 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
230 V AC 50/60 Hz (130 VA)
Standards & Safety
IEC 60601-1:2005 – ed. 3
the product is IEC 60601-1 3rd edition compliant
ISO 13485:2003 compliant
Lode fulfils ISO 13485:2003 requirements
ISO 9001:2008 compliant
Lode fulfills ISO 9001: 2008 requirements
Maximum operational temperature
maximum temperature at which the device will work within specification
Minimum operational temperature
minimum temperature at which the device will work within specification
Maximum operational air pressure
minimum air pressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
Minimum operational air pressure
minimum airpressure as from which the product will be operating within specification
Maximum operational non-condensing humidity
maximum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
Minimum operational non-condensing humidity
minimum non-condensing humidity at which the product will operate within specification
Maximum storage temperature
maximum temperature the product may be stored at
Minimum storage temperature
minimum temperature the product may be stored at
Maximum storage air pressure
maximum air pressure the product may be stored at
Minimum storage air pressure
minimum air pressure the product may be stored at
Maximum non-condensing humidity for storage
maximum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored at
Minimum non-condensing humidity for storage
minimum non-condensing humidity that the product can be stored at
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
During Eccentric or negative ergometry you have to resist against a workload produced by a motor instead of an electromagnet, see article prof. Folgering: Effects of positive and negative exercise on ventilatory CO2 sensitivity.
Yes, you can find interface sheets for most common devices on the website at the "service" tab of this website. If your device is not present you can ask us to support you. In most cases we can quickly provide you with a solution.
The Torque factor is used to calculate braking Torque during Wingate sprinttest. Torque factor x body weight = braking Torque this is used in this test. Lode is using 0.7 as the default Torque factor for normal healthy test subjects. Athletes will need a higher Torque factor to get their optimal braking torque, women slightly lower, testsubjects with severe obesity, muscle atrophy, muscle dystrophy etc will need a lower Torque factor (see lt. Bar Or).
Yes you can request the actual pedalling speed and power when you are cycling in Manual, Analogue or Terminal mode.
The load will only be returned when the pedalling speed is 30 RPM or more. For technical details see the Lode RS232 protocol
The Q factor of a bicycle ergometer is the distance from crank to crank. For the Excalibur the Q factor is simular to a racing bike meaning 147mm (+/- 3 mm).
The Q factor of the other ergometers is a little bit bigger (like a city bike), for the Corival this is 180 mm.