Configurator

Excalibur sport - previous model

Phased out - support up till 2013

Bicycle ergometer
Successor: Excalibur sport

FAQ

This is possible for all ergometers from 2004 on. Since 2009 it is possible to create yourn own calculation by using the adjustable resistance. Note: both pedalling speed and workload are taken into account by estimating the travelled distance.
In the Torque mode you can set Torque (Nm) which is used during Wingate sprint tests. Power equals the product of Torque and velocity: P = (2 pi x rpm x T) / 60. During Wingate, the Torque is kept constant whereas power depends on rpm. The optimal Torque can be calculated automatically depending on the body weight, health and fitness level of the test subject. When the Torque is low, the subject can pedal fast. When the Torque is higher, the pedaling rate becomes slower. For every person there is an optimal braking Torque that yields the possible highest power. See question Torque factor.
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).
The HR option is the well known Polar* heart rate receiver. The receiver is integrated in the software of the controller. The test subject has to wear the heart rate belt around the chest. The receiver is placed in front of the test subject (or integrated in the controller in case of a Corival) and the HR data will be displayed on the controller of the ergometer
During heartrate controlled cycling or running, you can determine a maximum heartrate limit. When this limit is reached, the ergometer/treadmill will adjust the workload/speed so the heartrate will stay more or less stable. You can perform a HR controlled test with the standard controller. You can program HR controlled protocols with the controller of the Valiant, Corival, Angio and Excalibur (more heartrate limits in one protocol (per step)), and the LEM (multi control) software module.

Part number

  • 911900

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Part number

  • 911900