Tacx Blue Matic’s turbo trainer magnetic brake consists of two discs with six permanent magnets each. With the 10 position handlebar resistance lever you can change the position of the magnets in the brake unit in relation to each other. While training the resistance increases when you cycle faster and/or in a heavier mode. The maximum resistance is 700 Watt.
Tacx have recently launched three new models, Blue Motion, Matic and the Twist to replace the older Cycletrack model. For the money, the Matic is ideal for the occasional rider wanting to keep dry, whilst the weather is wet outside and continue to ride.