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A 02-12-21 01:45 PM - Post#907719    

I was going to ask about this too. Concept II is a very good measure of power (and thus calories), based originally on the instantaneous deceleration of the flywheel, as rowers have clear 'drive' and 'recovery' phases. I'm not sure what physical quantity airbikes actually measure.

Having said that, I wish I had bought one; the spin bike I got in the autumn just gives a speed readout which is totally, utterly ignorant of how tightly I screw down the resistance (a screw which pushes a damper on the wheel).

IMHO it's highly desirable for your cardio machine to have a repeatable measure of speed/power/work-rate. Even better if it's comparable with other people, but at least with yourself from one session to the next. Otherwise it's just "how much do I want to suffer today?"
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