Manual Tacx Grand Excel English

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How to use this manual 1 Assembling Grand Excel Assembling the Trainer Connecting the Grand Excel Computer Operation of Grand Excel Three Ways to Train Six Ways to Adjust Program Settings Structure of the Three Displays Eight Function Keys Available Saving the Data Excel Analyser Software Tacx BikeNet Setting General Data Activating Pulse Rate Registration Setting the 24-hour Clock and the Date Printer Set-up Switching the Data logger On or Off and Deleting the logger’s memory 4 5 Viewing the Training Information Viewing the Training Information on the Display Printing the Training Information Excel Analyser Software Connecting up Grand Excel and Running Excel Analyser Software Day Report Grand Excel Function Keys The Status Bar The Menu Bar Optimising Grand Excel Setting the Excel scale factor and line functions during pulse rate program and speed Completely Resetting the Computer Error Messages Technical specifications EU Declaration of Conformity Warranty Provisions Service Form

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Setting Personal Data Select ID Number 14 Setting Name, Min. and Maximum Pulse Rate Limits and Body Weight Settings 14 Deleting Personal Datas 16 Setting Training Programs Setting Route distances of Program P0 Modifying and Viewing an Existing Program New Program Settings Deleting a Program Training with Grand Excel Starting the Training Switching the Pulse Rate Alarm Off or On during Training Pausing during Training Premature Termination of Training FINISH of the Program Training without a Program in P0 Training with Programs, in P1 to P10 Training with Programs and Opponents, in P1 to P10 17 17 20 21 22 23 23 23 23 24 27 28

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How to Use this Manual

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The manual explains the features of Grand Excel. It discusses assembly, adjustment and use in that order. One can locate the most important features with the aid of the key word list. Excel Analyser software is included with Grand Excel. With this software, you can make full use of the Ergotrainer through simple processing and analysis of recorded training data. You should be familiar with software installation procedures in Windows. There will be no further discussion of standard commands and procedures under Windows. If necessary, consult the Windows instruction manual provided with your PC. See the file README for information about lastminute applications in the software. You can find training advice, a reading list and the latest developments concerning Grand Excel at the Tacx homepage on the Internet: www.tacx.nl. Symbols Used Indicates a faster way to do something. Indicates an important subject. Pay attention! Indicates an important tip. Useful information. > Also see / read on ...

Liability The data in this manual are for information purposes only. Technische Industrie Tacx bv constantly strives for innovation. Tacx reserves the right to modify or improve the products described in this manual, without prior announcement. Tacx shall not be held liable for any direct, incidental or special damage resulting from or related to the use of this material or the products described herein. Copyright The ownership and the copyright of this software product, the accompanying documentation, and all specimen of the software product, are vested with Tacx bv. The software product is protected by law of copyright. Copying the software product is allowed only for making a back up.

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1). By fully squeezing grip E. Replace the quick-release skewer on the rear wheel with the skewer supplied by Tacx. Unfold the trainer and place it on a level surface. This assures ideal clamp fitting and stability.4). the trainer can be folded out or collapsed (fig. Place the bike in the trainer and adjust the wing bolt L of the trainer. Press nut A into cap B and slide the cap into the frame tube (fig.Assembling Grand Excel 1 ASSEMBLING GRAND EXCEL The Grand Excel ergotrainer consists of the collapsible CycleForce frame on which you mount your bike and the Grand Excel computer. Tighten bolt D firmly and attach anti-slip rubber F (fig. Forcing could cause damage! Fix wing bolt L by tightening wing nut N. shove unit I into part K of the handle and turn bolt J until the mag unit is firmly tightened but it should still be able to move (fig. N X - L B A C D M I 1 E J K H 3 K F G H C 2 4 5 GB .3). Than assemble the complete handle to the frame. Assembling the Trainer 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 mm 13 mm (2x) 7 The following steps show how to assemble and adjust the trainer. Tighten bolt D but make sure the base is still adjustable. Assemble base C to the frame using bolt D. so that the speed tension clamp M will close without forcing. The CycleForce is suitable for racing and hybrid bikes and mountain bikes with a wheel diameter of 610 . Assemble 2 rubber rings G and part K to handle H (fig. Turn base C to the correct position (fig.720 mm.3).1).2).

5 and 6). This results in unnecessary wear and tear to the rear tyre. Make sure that the unit does not fall on the fly wheel during assembly. causing vibrations. ATB tyres should preferably have completely or partially smooth profiles. Rough profiles can cause noise and tyre slippage. nuts and rings (fig. After use. knob R can be used to regulate the pressure of the roll against the tire. Lengthy. after unfolding the trainer. W Z W H Z H 7 8 - Tip Before using the CycleForce. Make sure that the tyre is well inflated (at least six atmosphere). Never brake abruptly while using the CycleForce. Wheel diameter 610 .640 mm: assemble heightening piece W with 4 bolts. intensive use could cause the magnetic unit's housing to heat up substantially. see nr. Regularly check to see whether the bolts and nuts of the CycleForce are tight.720 mm: assemble extension piece Z (fig. H H R 5 6 Alteration in mounting of bicycle with different wheel diameter Before assembling the complete handle to the frame.8). you need to place the heightening or extension pieces.Assembling Grand Excel 8 With handle H the roll of the mag unit can be moved to and from the tire of the bike (fig. allow the unit cool off before touching it. This could create an imbalance in the axis. When the brakes are applied to the rear wheel. 5 of the instructions. Make sure the roll is firmly placed against the tire so that slipping of the tire is not possible. Tests show that the unit will not overheat during high performance.7). When handle H has been folded. the fly wheel keeps on turning. This will prevent damage to the frame. 6 GB . Wheel diameter 690 . check to see that grip E has fully returned to its original position.

Assembling Grand Excel Connecting the Grand Excel Computer 1 2 3 4 After placing the bike in the trainer. Insert the sensor’s cable in the unit. Incorrect use and/or improper maintenance will invalidate the warranty. Make sure the sensor is level with the magnet. The Grand Excel is now ready for use. Do not use the Grand Excel in humid spaces and if necessary dry the display after use. Check reception of the cadence metre by pedalling backwards. Place the small magnet in front of the cadence R on the inside of the left crankshaft (fig. 5 S R S R Q 10 P P 9 7 GB . you can connect the computer as follows: Assemble the computer using the two rubber clamps P on the handlebars (fig. Perspiration and humidity could damage the printer plate in the computer. with a distance of approximately 3 mm between the magnet and the sensor. Connect the computer to the unit with the cable Q. This will prevent unnecessary damage. Make sure that the cable is out of the way so you won’t touch it with your shoes or pedals while cycling. Place the plug in the power point. The word CAD will appear on the display.9). Make sure here that the cable runs freely from the sensor and does not touch the wheel. Assemble the magnetic sensor in front of the cadence measure S on the bottom of the left-hand rear chain-stay.10).

SLOPE +9 does not correspond to an actual slope angle of +9 percent. Program in Power With a program in power (WATT). date. 8 GB . In this program you can adjust the resistance (SLOPE/WATT) during cycling. Training Display Used for setting general data such as activating the pulse rate record. nor does SLOPE -4 correspond to -4 percent. during training. by selecting one of the fourteen steps between -4 and +9 in SLOPE. the computer adjusts the resistance on the roller so that you will continually pedal at your original power setting. Note that the resistance will be simulated. You can set the pulse between 40 and 240 heartbeats per minute. using the purple key. in P0 with a program. If you would like to cycle without a pre-set program. using any of seven different display functions. in increments of one. select program 0. Three Ways to Train There are three different ways to train with Grand Excel: without a program. You can present all information in the training display during cycling.Operation of Grand Excel 2 OPERATION OF GRAND EXCEL The CycleForce Grand Excel will enable you to simulate the resistance encountered when cycling outdoors. If you change pedalling frequency or resistance. You can set the power between 0 and 990 Watts. you can have the computer do the correct resistance calculations. in P1 to P10 with a program and an opponent. Below is a description of the options offered by the Grand Excel computer. setting the 24-hour clock. It then adjusts the resistance of the mag unit accordingly. the computer will immediately adjust the resistance on the roller. in increments of 10 Watts. The programs can only be set when cycling has stopped. You can set these programs in six different ways: with slope resistance and time with slope resistance and distance with power and time with power and distance with pulse and time with pulse and distance Program with Slope Resistance For a training program with slope resistance. Program in Pulse With a program in pulse ( ). - Structure of the Three Displays Grand Excel has three different displays that can be called up in succession. each with a maximum of 15 routes (partial cycle tracks). the computer constantly checks to see whether the frequency of your pulse is still near the value set. in P1 to P10 Six Ways to Adjust Program Settings There are ten possible training program settings in Grand Excel. with an explanation of the corresponding displays. printer model and switching the built-in data logger on or off.

In the display. OPPONENT SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 PAUSE WATT ODO KMi TOTAL TRIP ROUTE PRESENT FALSE ON OFF ROUTE SLOPE WATT SPD CAD AVS KG KCAL MAX ON/OFF MENU STOP DELETE CANCEL PAUSE STORE ENTER START OPPONENT PROGRAM TRAINING yellow key ON/OFF MENU STOP SET . view or delete the program selected and you can see how often the program has been cycled.11). you can also view or delete the logging data of all programs stored in Grand Excel’s memory. the free program or P1 to P10. Eight Function Keys Available Grand Excel has eight function keys for computer operation.Operation of Grand Excel Program Display With this display. name. The available functions of the yellow. If you wish. modify. Opponent Display In this display. minimum and maximum limits of the pulse rate and body weight.key orange key DELETE CANCEL PAUSE white key STORE ENTER START + key 11 purple key OPPONENT PROGRAM TRAINING MODE 9 GB . the programs with settings. If you would like to ride against an opponent. you can select the training program you want to use during cycling: PO. you can set. modify or delete the personal data of a maximum of 99 persons. including ID number. you can set. white and purple keys are shown in the display (fig. select an opponent in this display. orange.

via diskettes or e-mail. the complete program and personal data are saved during each trip. time. The training information is always stored in SCORE. You can view these logging data afterwards on the display or by printing them out. Note. Your logging data will be clearly shown in the graphs and tables and. since static electricity could damage your PC and Excel computer. you can save a maximum of five trip or logging data. 10 GB . pulse rate and power. This approach works according to the most advanced training methods and encourages even more targeted training. For each program. Visit the BikeNet at the Tacx website. Excel Analyser Software This software provides a range of reporting functions. In addition. The data of a distance/slope resistance program is stored in OPPONENT. if desired. it is possible to receive and return a cycled program. can be printed out. you will see the distance in metres on the display of how much you are leading or trailing. measure your strength and try to beat your opponent(s). there is a record per five or ten seconds of the actual speed. You might win. cadence. the date. Select a terrain with its accompanying course. This makes it easy to enter several opponents in Grand Excel. Accept the challenge. World-wide Bike Competition via the Tacx BikeNet Tacx BikeNet offers untold possibilities including programs that evolve to keep abreast of the times. Trip data can be presented on a PC screen.Operation of Grand Excel Saving the Data The Grand Excel computer’s memory stores all personal data and records the settings of training programs. for example. During the match. Grand Excel can store information up to 30 hours. The main benefit of exchanging training information between Grand Excel and a PC is that you can analyse your training. you must have an OPPONENT to ride a match. During each training session (if the data logger is switched on). against whom you can ride. Also. E-mail your performance score to Tacx and you will be included in our ranking list of the world's best cyclists. Because Grand Excel has a two-way data communication system. You should not cycling on Grand Excel while it is still connected to a PC.

set the DAY. Setting the 24-hour Clock. If you do not wish to save the data.Setting General Data 3A SETTING GENERAL DATA Begin by setting general data in the training display. Follow the instructions for activating pulse rate registration step-by-step. set the MINUTES. press CANCEL (orange key). you can go back to the previous data. Press the MODE key. Activating Pulse Rate Registration. 5 6 7 8 Using the +/. 2 3 4 Press the MODE key. Date. Setting the 24-hour Clock and the Date (fig. While in the training display. Printer and Switching the Logger On or Off. set the HOURS. MINUTES will start to flash at the upper left.key. Release the key when the desired value appears. press MENU (yellow key). Press the MODE key.key. 1 1 > 2 Using the +/. The most recently saved data will then remain in memory. 1 Using the +/. Using the +/.key. press the MODE key. You can accelerate the numbers by depressing and holding the +/. You should now either continue or stop setting general data. set the MONTH. press STORE (white key) to save the data. select ON (to turn the pulse rate on) or OFF (to turn the pulse rate off). MONTH will start to flash in the centre of the display. Using the +/. along with ON or OFF. with the SET key.12. DAY will start to flash in the centre of the display. Press the purple key until the word TRAINING appears at the bottom right of the display (fig. If you would like to continue setting the 24-hour clock and date. You can browse ahead with the MODE key and. Press the MODE key. SET-UP and PULSE RATE will start to flash on the display. Continue with the 24-hour Clock and Date Settings.2) MINUTES will start to flash at the upper left.key.12.key. date. 1 2 Activating Pulse Rate Registration (fig.12).key.1) SET-UP and PULSE RATE will start to flash on the display. 11 GB . If you would like to stop setting the pulse rate. setting the 24-hour clock. HOURS will start to flash at the upper left. printer and switching the logger on or off. along with ON or OFF. YEAR will start to flash at the bottom right.

10 GB . If you would like to stop with the 24-hour clock and date settings. PRT will start flash in the centre of the display. If you do not wish to save the data.12. press CANCEL (orange key). set the YEAR. By pressing ENTER (white key). HP DJ (Hewlett Packard Desk Jet). Continue with the Printer Set-up. press STORE (white key) and the entered data will be saved. press the MODE key. If you do not wish to save the data.12. If the settings for the 24-hour clock and date are not (correctly) set. If you would like to continue switching the data logger on or off. Continue Switching the Data Logger On or Off and Deleting the Logger’s Memory. LOG will start to flash in the centre of the display. you can still stop the delete procedure. Printer Set-up (fig. The PULSE RATE will start to flash at the right. press STORE (white key) and the entered data will be saved. 1 > 2 You should now either continue or stop setting general data. the recorded training information will not show the (correct) time. you can set the data logger as follows: LOG OFF switched off LOG ON 5 data will be saved every five seconds LOG ON 10 data will be saved every ten seconds To delete the data logger’s memory completely. 2 You should now either continue or stop setting general data. PRT will start to flash in the centre of the display. 1 > 2 Switching the Data logger On or Off and Deleting the logger’s memory (fig.key.key and then press DELETE (orange key). you can confirm the delete procedure. If you would like to stop with the printer set-up. press CANCEL (orange key).4) LOG will start to flash in the centre of the display. you can also print out the recorded training data in Grand Excel’s memory. 1 If you would like to continue activating pulse rate registration. If you would like to continue with the printer set-up. > Continue with Activating Pulse Rate Registration. select LOG DEL ALL with the +/. press the MODE key. If you do not wish to save the data. along with ON or OFF. press CANCEL (orange key).Setting General Data 9 Using the +/. 1 You can enter the following models using the +/. 2 If you would like to stop setting general data. You should now either continue or stop setting general data. The data logger will switch off automatically. press STORE (white key) and the entered data will be saved. EP 24 (Epson 24-matrix printer).key: NO (no printer setting).key.3) If you have a (DOS compatible) printer with a parallel port. By pressing CANCEL (orange key). HP LJ (Hewlett Packard Laser Jet). press the MODE key. 1 Using the +/.

1 Activating Pulse Rate Registration PROGRAM OPPONENT TRAINING Yellow Orange White Purple MENU Yellow Orange White Purple SET UP OFF ON 12.2 Setting the 24-hour clock and the date MODE MINUTES MODE HOURS MODE DAY MODE MONTH MODE YEAR 12.3 Printer Set-up MODE 12 Prt no Prt hp dj Prt hp lj Prt EP 24 12.4 Switching the Data logger On or Off and deleting the logger's memory MODE DELETE Yellow Orange White Purple Log off Log on 5 Log on 10 Log del all CANCEL ENTER Yellow Orange White Purple CANCEL STORE Yellow Orange White Purple 11 GB .Setting General Data 12.

Continue with Name. You can speed up the letters or numbers by pressing the +/. 1 > 2 > You now have the following options to continue To go to ID number. Pulse Rate Limits and Body Weight. Set Name. pulse rate limits and body weight. press MENU (yellow key). minimum and maximum pulse rate limits and body weight settings. Press the purple key until the word OPPONENT appears at the bottom right of the display (fig. minimum and maximum pulse rate limits and body weight settings (fig. With the SET key. If you do not wish to save the data.key. 5 Press the MODE key three times if the name is shorter than 16 characters. Release the key when the desired value appears. followed again by the letter A (fig. By pressing the + key. Each time you press the MODE key. you can browse ID numbers 1 to 99. Setting name. set name. A D G J M P S V Y B E H K N Q T W Z C F I L O R U X 14 12 GB .2) The first character position of the name will start to flash at the upper left.key.13.key. To delete the personal data settings completely: Continue with Delete Personal Data. The ID number will start to flash at the upper left. The words MINIMUM PULSE RATE LIMIT will start to flash in the centre of the display. If you would like to stop the settings. all the letters of the alphabet will appear successively.1) The ID number will start to flash at the upper left. select the second letter of number of the name. Using the +/.Setting Personal Data 3B SETTING PERSONAL DATA Start setting personal data in the opponent display.13).14).13. The second character position will start to flash at the upper left.key. Select a free ID number. select the first letter or number of the name. press STORE (white key) and the entered data will be saved. Minimum and Maximum Pulse Rate Limits and Body Weight Settings. you move on to the next character position. Select ID Number (fig. press CANCEL (orange key). Continue with Select ID Number. followed by the numbers 0 to 9. Repeat steps two and three to enter a maximum of 16 characters. 2 3 4 Press the MODE key. press the MODE key. If you would like to continue with name. you can return to the previous character position. 1 1 > 2 Using the +/. Press it once if the name contains exactly 16 characters. 1 Using the +/. You should now either continue or stop setting personal data. The first character position of the name will start to flash at the upper left.

3 Deleting Personal Data PROGRAM MENU Yellow DELETE Orange White Purple OPPONENT Yellow Orange White Purple TRAINING CANCEL Yellow ENTER Orange White Purple Choos an ID-number 13.Setting Personal Data 13.2 Setting name.1 Select ID Number 13. minimum and maximum pulse rate limits and body weight settings MODE MODE 1st character of name 2nd character of name MODE 3rd character of name MODE 13 max 16 characters 3x MODE Minimum pulse rate limit MODE Maximum pulse rate limit MODE Bodyweight CANCEL STORE Yellow Orange White Purple 13 GB .

3) 1 2 3 Using the +/. By pressing CANCEL (orange key). you can still stop the delete procedure and by pressing ENTER (white key). If you do not wish to save the data. The next time Grand Excel starts up. set the MINIMUM PULSE RATE LIMIT. Using the +/. The range limit is between 30 and 250 beats per minute.13.key. press CANCEL (orange key). set the MAXIMUM PULSE RATE LIMIT. 14 GB . with CANCEL below and ENTER next to it. If you would like to continue with the name settings. The body weight range is between 40 kg and 120 kg. You should now either continue or stop setting personal data. Press the MODE key. The first character position of the name will start to flash at the upper left. press STORE (white key) and the entered data will be saved. set the BODY WEIGHT in kilograms. Since the calculation that Excel makes of the power is linked to the body weight. in the opponent display select the ID number whose data you wish to delete completely. the computer will automatically use the last ID number with related data.key. Minimum and Maximum Pulse rate Limits and Body Weight Settings. Press DELETE (orange key). The words BODY WEIGHT will start to flash at the bottom right. 7 8 9 10 Press the MODE key. Continue with Point 1. If you would like to stop the settings. you will confirm the delete procedure. The words MAXIMUM PULSE RATE LIMIT will start to flash in the centre. The value of the minimum pulse rate limit can never be higher than the value of the maximum pulse rate limit.key. 1 > 2 3 Deleting Personal Data (fig.key.Setting Personal Data 6 Using the +/. DELETE will start to flash. Name. it is important to enter the correct weight. press the MODE key. you can also continue with deleting personal data. From the opponent display. Using the +/.

Press the purple key until the word PROGRAM appears in the display at the bottom right (fig. P0 is subdivided into a maximum of 15 routes of equal distance (default setting is 1. If you do not wish to save a changed distance. The display will show SET-UP and the route DISTANCE will start to flash.15). The data recorded in the data logger’s memory will not be deleted.key. To set a new program: Using the +/. 1 > 2 > 3 > 4 > You now have the following options to continue To set the route distances of the P0 program: Using the +/.0 Km/Mi). If you change the route distances of program 0. To change an existing program: Using the +/. select a free program (P1 to P10) and continue with Setting a New Program. you can adjust the SLOPE or WATT settings manually. Modifying and Viewing an Existing Program (fig. 3 Press STORE (white key) to save the route distance settings. set the DISTANCE of the routes in Km/Mi. To delete a program entirely: Using the +/. press CANCEL (orange key). Setting Route Distances of Program P0 (fig. These five programs are intended as examples. 1 To view a program. select a program (P1 to P10) and continue with Delete a Program. P0 program is a program for “unstructured training”. you can browse through the program’s routes by pressing the MODE key.15.key.1 Km/Mi and 25 Km/Mi.key.2) P1 to P10 will appear on the display. the score stored in Excel’s memory will be automatically deleted. select P0 and then continue with Setting Route Distances of P0 Program.1) P0 will appear on the display.key. You are free to modify or delete them.15.Setting Training Programs 3C SETTING TRAINING PROGRAMS Start setting the training program in the program display.key. 15 GB . 1 2 Press MENU (yellow key). To save these data. There are five programs in Excel with pre-determined settings: P1 Start-up Track P2 Classical Ardennes P3 Raid des Hautes Alpes P4 Interval Training P5 The “Conconi” Test See 4 Training with Grand Excel. During cycling. select an existing program (P1 to P10) and continue with Modify and View an Existing Program. Using the +/. You can set distances between 0.

1 Setting Route Distances of Program P0 P0 15.Setting Training Programs Program Opponent Yellow Orange White Purple Select program P0 to P10 Training 15.2 Modifying and Viewing an Existing Program P1 tm P10 MENU MODE Yellow Orange White Purple "SET UP" SET ROUTE / VIEW ROUTE MODIFYING Route distances MENU "SET UP" Yellow Orange White Purple CANCEL STORE ROUTE MODE SLOPE WATT MODE TIME KM MODE Yellow Orange White Purple CANCEL STORE Yellow Orange White Purple CANCEL Yellow ENTER Orange White Purple 16 GB .

4 Deleting a Program P1 to P10 P1 to P10 MENU "SET UP" Yellow DELETE Yellow Orange White Purple Orange White Purple KM ENTER CANCEL Yellow Orange White Purple 15 MODE SLOPE WATT MODE ROUTE MODE SLOPE WATT MODE MODE TIME KM 15 Routes CANCEL STORE Yellow Orange White Purple 17 GB .3 New Program Settings 15.Setting Training Programs Program Opponent Yellow Orange White Purple Select program P1 to P10 Training 15.

Press the MODE key. select one of the following options: SLOPE WATT Program with Slope Resistance. press CANCEL (orange key). SLOPE can be set between -4 and +9. Repeat steps 2 to 7 to make any further changes to the value settings of other routes. Using the +/. or WATT. 18 GB .15. select the route whose value you wish to change. SLOPE. New Program Settings (fig. change the value set for Km/Mi or Press the MODE key. Using the +/. The display will show SET-UP and Km/Mi will start to flash. Program in Time.key. Press the MODE key.key. Program in Power. The Watts can be set between 0 and 990 Watts. Using the +/. the scores/opponents stored in Grand Excel’s memory will be automatically deleted. Press the MODE key. change the value setting for SLOPE. ROUTE 1 will start to flash at the bottom left. Using the +/. . SLOPE will start to flash at the bottom left. will start to flash at the bottom left. The distance can be set between 0. ROUTE 1 will start to flash at the bottom left. 5 6 Press the MODE key. or WATT will start to flash. set ROUTE 1 or 2.3) P1 to P10 will appear on the display. 1 2 Press MENU (yellow key). ROUTE NO. Using the +/.Setting Training Programs 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Press MENU (yellow key) to modify the program. The data recorded in the data logger’s memory will not be deleted. The time can be set between 10 seconds and 30 minutes. Km/Mi or will start to flash.key.1 and 25 Km/Mi.key. Using the +/. After making changes. If you do not wish to save the changes.key. The Pulse can be set between 40 and 240 beats per minute. Program in Pulse. you can select the following options: Km/Mi 3 4 Program in Distance.key. If you make changes in a program. press STORE (white key) to save the modified program.

11 12 13 Press the MODE key. you will confirm the delete procedure. or WATT. we recommend that you set the time at five minutes and the minimum distance at 2 Km/Mi per route. set the value of Km/Mi or . .15. Deleting a Program (fig. By pressing ENTER (white key).key. You will move a step ahead with the MODE key. Using the +/. you can move back a step. Press the MODE key. set the ROUTE at 2 or 3. 19 GB . If you do not want to save the program. with CANCEL below and ENTER next to it.Setting Training Programs 7 8 9 10 Press the MODE key. With the SET key. You can speed up the numbers or letters by pressing and holding the +/. Using the +/.key. press CANCEL (orange key). 14 After completing the settings. Km/Mi or will start to flash..key. set the value of SLOPE. SLOPE. or WATT will start to flash. you can still stop the delete procedure.key. DELETE and P will start to flash.4) P 1 to P10 will appear on the display. press STORE (white key) to save the new program. If you selected pulse/time or pulse/distance. Using the +/. 1 2 Press DELETE (orange key). Repeat steps 7 to 12 to set a maximum of 15 routes. ROUTE 1 or 2 will start to flash at the bottom left. By pressing CANCEL (orange key).

the recording interval will appear at the upper left of the display. until the pulse rate appears at the right of the display. you can set the personal data (ID number.key. This will only disappear when your speed reaches 0 Km/h or Mi/h and your pulse rate is being received well (fig. Grand Excel should be receiving a constant pulse rate from you and you should not be cycling. you should wear a chest band. 6 If the logger is switched on. Once the memory of the data logger has been used. If you have already started the training. select the program in the program display that you want to cycle: P0 training without program P1 to P10 training with program To set the route distances of P0 or to view a new or program and view or modify an existing one: See 3C Setting the Training Programs. you can activate the pulse rate registration. > 3 4 5 WATT KM TOTAL TRIP WATT KM ROUTE PRESENT FALSE PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE SPD SLOPE MENU TRAINING 16 CANCEL STORE TRAINING 17 20 GB . if you wish. If you have activated the pulse rate registration. Start training in the training display. Wait about five seconds. 7 The stopwatch and the program will start when your speed exceeds 2 Km/h or Mi/h and FALSE is not flashing on the display. Be sure to wear the chest band properly and make sure the electrode plates are moist. training information can no longer be saved. See 3B Setting Personal Data.Training with Grand Excel 4 > > TRAINING WITH GRAND EXCEL Before you start training. with speed of between 0 Km/h or Mi/h. with a flashing heart symbol above it. pulse rate limits and body weights) of 99 persons. Using the +/. The top bar will also light up. The designation of the training program chosen (P0 to P10) will appear in the centre of the display. name. See 3A Setting General Data. a warning FALSE will flash in the centre of the display. The recording will stop and the data logger will turn itself off (LOG OFF). Starting the Training 1 2 Press the purple key until the word PROGRAM appears at the bottom right. along with the available memory (in hours and minutes). Before you start training. set the 24-hour clock and date and switch the data logger on or off.16). Press the purple key until the word TRAINING appears at the bottom right. Further.

3 FINISH of the Program When you have completed the program. Your score will appear at the right of FINISH (fig. By pressing the white ENTER key. the warning FALSE will start to flash in the middle of the display and PAUSE will continue to flash. CANCEL and STORE will flash below. 1 Press STORE (white key) to save the training information. STOP will start to flash with CANCEL and ENTER beside it. If you start before the pulse rate is received. If you store the training information of P0 in memory. 21 GB . If you do not want to save the data. If five logging data have been stored. irrespective of performance. Grand Excel must again constantly be receiving the pulse rate. FINISH will start to flash. the computer will be activated from slumber mode and will continue its calculations based on these data. You can reset the alarm by pressing the purple key a second time. the old data will always be written over. Pausing during Training If you want to pause during training and you stop before completing the entire training program. NO FIN will flash. You can only store one score for P0. Press STORE (white key) to save the training information. the word FINISH will flash on the display.Training with Grand Excel Switching the Pulse Rate Alarm OFF or ON during Training If your pulse rate should exceed the pulse rate limit setting during training. You can save this result with the related data. With P0. The top status bar will also light up. the alarm will start to beep. It will disappear as soon as your speed reaches zero and your pulse rate is being received well. The computer will always save the latest training information. 1 2 Press STOP (yellow key). you can reverse the stop procedure and continue training. You can turn off the alarm by pressing the purple key once. press the orange CANCEL key. the computer will go into slumber mode and the word PAUSE will appear at the upper right of the display. you can store the training information in Grand Excel’s memory and view it afterwards. All data will be retained and. with P1 to P10. press the orange CANCEL key. If you do not want to save the data.17). the lowest score will be deleted. By pressing the orange CANCEL key. Premature Termination of Training If you do not cycle programs P1 to P10 to the finish. when you start cycling again. Before starting to cycle. you will confirm the stop procedure.

Each time you start a new ROUTE. a new PRESENT bar will appear. Combination Display (fig. as you continue to cycle. WATT KM PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE SPD CAD ROUTE STOP TRAINING 18 Power Display (fig. will move from left to right across the display. With the -key.20) ODO SPD AVS MAX total cumulative distance of all trips stopwatch. cycling time during trip actual speed average speed maximum speed ODO KM ROUTE PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE SPD AVS MAX STOP TRAINING 20 22 GB . a bar will appear that. When you start cycling. P0.keys to browse ahead through the displays.Training with Grand Excel Training without a Program in P0 In the program display you selected training without a program. The following information will be available in seven different displays during cycling.18) WATT Km/Mi ROUTE actual power produced trip distance P0 is subdivided into a maximum of 15 partial tracks of equal distance (default setting: 1 Km/Mi) SLOPE slope resistance and visual display of braking distance SPD actual speed CAD actual pedalling frequency (cadence) actual pulse rate PRESENT Visual display of your progress during training.19) ID K WATT AVS MAX ID number (if set) use per trip in calories actual power produced average power maximum power k ROUTE PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE WATT AVS MAX STOP TRAINING 19 Speed Display (fig. you can browse in reverse. You can use the MODE and +/.

22) stopwatch.21) CADENCE CAD AVS MAX 24-hour clock (if set) total number of revolutions during trip actual pedalling frequency average pedalling frequency maximum pedalling frequency ROUTE PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE CAD AVS MAX STOP TRAINING 21 If the pulse rate registration is activated (see section 3a). you will successively enter three displays involving the pulse rate.24) stopwatch. Pulse Rate Display (fig.23) stopwatch. cycling time during trip time above the pulse rate “Target Zone” setting of maximum pulse rate limit maximum pulse rate ROUTE PRESENT MAX ROUTE SLOPE MAX STOP TRAINING 24 23 GB . the combination display will return. cycling time during trip time under the pulse rate “Target Zone” setting of minimum pulse rate limit ROUTE SLOPE ROUTE PRESENT STOP TRAINING 23 Maximum Pulse Rate Display (fig. If the pulse rate registration is not activated.Training with Grand Excel Cadence Display (fig. cycling time during trip time within the pulse rate “Target Zone” setting of minimum pulse rate limit setting of maximum pulse rate limit average pulse rate ROUTE PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE - STOP TRAINING 22 Minimum Pulse Rate Display (fig.

4 5 WATT KM ROUTE PRESENT FALSE ROUTE SPD CAD STOP TRAINING 25 PRESENT TOTAL TRIP WATT KM TOTAL TRIP WATT KM ROUTE PRESENT PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE SPD CAD ROUTE SLOPE SPD CAD STOP TRAINING 26 STOP TRAINING 27 24 GB . The WATT setting can therefore be attained within a limited range of speed. That is not feasible. The word WATT will start to flash at the upper left. the mag unit (P) will require less resistance to reach the power (W) setting. both WATT and FALSE will start to flash (fig.25). SLOPE will start to flash at the bottom left. theoretically the brake will provide infinite resistance in order to attain the WATT setting. When the WATT can no longer be attained. either for the brake or the cyclist. press ENTER (white key) and the SET key to go to the WATT settings. Press the white ENTER key to save the WATT settings and then press SET to return to slope resistance (SLOPE). set the value of WATT between 0 and 990 in increments of 10. the mag unit will offer more resistance.key. 1 2 3 Press the SET key. cycling slowly (with equal setting of WATT). The word WATT will then continually flash on the display. Conversely. you can set the slope resistance (SLOPE) or power (WATT) manually. Using the +/. set the value of SLOPE between -4 and +9 in increments of 1. If you start cycling from a stationary position. Watt (W) = Power (P) x Speed (S) As your cycling speed increases. To save the slope value settings.Training with Grand Excel Manual Setting of Slope Resistance or Watts in P0 During cycling or at rest.key. Using the +/.

00 3 1. the data on the display always refer to your total program.0 DISTANCE km 30 1 5. If you now press the SET key.0 2 1.00 14 1.7 2 0.0 4 1. As with P0.00 1.26).00 P2.3 4 1.00 P3.0 -4 -4 4 1.7 8 0. Based on the route figure and the length of the route.0 6 1.27). See 3C Setting Training Program.7 10 0.00 8 1. you will now see above the heading PRESENT a bar.7 9 0. Classical Ardennes TIME sec 31 P4.0 3 1.00 2 1. If TOTAL TRIP is on.7 28 DISTANCE km P1.0 11 1.0 2 0.00 10 11 12 13 14 15 1.00 -4 7 1.00 5 1.3 7 0.7 7 0. Start-up Track +9 +8 +7 +5 +4 +2 +1 0 -2 -3 -4 1 5.00 -4 9 1.0 7 1. “Conconi Test” 25 GB .7 12 0. Interval Training +9 +8 +7 +7 +6 +6 +5 +4 160w 180w 140w +7 +6 +7 220w 200w 240w 250w 260w 270w 280w 290w 300w +1 0 0 0 70w 90w 120w 1 5.0 8 1.7 4 0.7 5 0.0 12 1.8 15 2.0 14 3.00 2 1. which represents your progress in the program.7 3 0.0 10 1. Above the bar are the words TOTAL TRIP (fig.00 -4 13 1.7 11 0. Raid des Hautes Alpes TIME sec 32 P5.9 11 1. If ROUTE is on. Figures 28 to 32 show the settings of these training programs.00 12 1.2 14 0. Programs P1 to P5 have factory settings.3 12 1.8 6 1.7 +2 +1 0 +1 +3 0 14 0.00 1.00 DISTANCE km 29 1 5.7 13 1.7 15 0. That means that the bar represents progress in the entire program.00 5 1.00 3 1.6 9 1.00 1.00 8 1.00 6 1.0 9 1.0 5 0.7 13 0.7 +8 +5 +4 +2 0 -3 0 +6 +6 +4 +2 0 -4 8 1.0 5 1. which will appear on display at the left of the bar.00 9 1. moving from left to right across the display.7 6 0.00 6 1. the data on the display refer only to the route you are cycling at present.00 10 1. Training Programs with Factory Settings > +3 +2 +1 0 -2 0 -1 -2 -3 1 0.00 4 1.00 7 1.00 -4 11 1.0 13 1.00 1. You can set programs P6 to P10 yourself.9 10 0. TOTAL TRIP will move to ROUTE and the bar will move in the opposite direction. The route bar will now show you your progress per route.5 3 1.Training with Grand Excel Training with Programs. in P1 to P10 In the program display you have selected a program (P1 to P10). from right to left (fig.00 15 5. you can see the progress you are making.00 1.

Using the +/. Your bar (PRESENT) will run parallel below his. You are now in the opponent display. Cycling against an Opponent When you start cycling. You are now in the training display. At the left of your own bar. Both bars will then move from right to left across the display. the opponent will also start to cycle. His bar will move at the top from left to right. You will then have a visual record of how you perform compared to your opponent. Start by selecting an opponent in the program display. you can also see by how many metres you are leading or trailing (fig. OPPONENT 3 2 3 4 5 WATT M TOTAL TRIP PRESENT ROUTE SLOPE SPD CAD STOP TRAINING 33 26 GB . with CANCEL underneath and ENTER beside it. you can browse through six displays with recorded training information: the speed display. with the SET key. Now press the SET key once.33). Only in the combination display will your position relative to that of your opponent be visible in metres. Press ENTER (white key) after you have made your selection and then press OPPONENT (purple key).Training with Grand Excel Training with Programs and Opponents. finally. After selecting the program. 1 Using the +/. The selected opponent will appear at the top of the display. you will confirm the delete procedure. you can switch between TOTAL TRIP (total track) to ROUTE (partial track). the Watt display. you can stop the delete procedure. Moreover. Select an Opponent You can only cycle against an opponent with a program that has a combination slope/distance setting. all data in the seven displays will be the same as that during training in P0. By pressing ENTER. 6. the pulse rate display. in P1 to P10 In the program display you have selected a program (P1 to P10). select the desired program with one or more opponents against whom you want to cycle a match (at the top of the display you can see how many OPPONENTS are stored in the program). Using the MODE key. press PROGRAM (purple key). the cyclist’s personal data and. the date and time of the training session.key. By pressing the orange CANCEL key. DELETE and OPPONENT will start to flash. the cadence display. you can switch back and forth among the various OPPONENTS. The training information of such programs is stored as OPPONENT.key. At the top of the display OPPONENT 1 will start to flash. For the rest. Press the purple key until the word PROGRAM appears on the display at the bottom right. Press the orange DELETE key to delete an opponent or a score.

. Complete overview of all programs stored in Grand Excel’s memory. See 3A Printer Set-up. To print the selected display. Now press the SET key once. Complete overview of the training information in the selected program. go to the program display.key.. press the white START key. PRINT LAY-OUT ID PRINT LAY-OUT OPP PRINT LAY-OUT P . Complete list with all ID numbers and related personal data. 27 GB . Press the purple key until the word PROGRAM appears at the bottom right of the display. select the program information you wish to view (at the top of the display you can see how many SCORES or OPPONENTS are stored in the program). you can switch back and forth among the various SCORES or OPPONENTS. the rider’s personal data and the last Watt display. 1 2 3 4 Using the +/. You are now in the opponent display.key. the cadence display. Using the +/. with scores and opponents recorded in these programs. ON/OFF OPPONENT 1 2 3 SPD AVS MAX DELETE ENTER OPPONENT 34 Printing the Training Information To print the training information via a printer connected to a parallel port. Check whether the printer setting is correct. Connect a printer cable via Grand Excel’s parallel port to the printer.Viewing the Training Information 5 VIEWING THE TRAINING INFORMATION Viewing the Training Information on the Display To view the training information. The display will show LAY-OUT . Using the MODE key. Press the purple key until the word PROGRAM appears at the bottom right of the display. Press MENU twice (yellow key). you can browse through six displays with recorded training information: the speed display. press CANCEL (orange key). At the top of the display OPPONENT 1 or SCORE 1 will start to flash (fig.key.34). select the program information you wish to print (at the top of the display you can see how many SCORES or OPPONENTS are stored in the program). Performance overview. go to the program display. To return to the program display. After selecting the desired program with scores or opponents. press PROGRAM (purple key). Opponent overview. Using the + key you can browse successively through the displays shown below and the scores or opponents of the program selected. 6 Identity overview. 1 2 > 3 4 5 Using the +/. the pulse rate display.. the date and time of the training session.

35 The date is at the top left. Connecting up Grand Excel and Running Excel Analyser Software 1 You can use the Excel Analyser Software to retrieve graphs and tables of the recorded training data on the display. you can see which rides were made that day. along with your training experience and notes at the bottom left. When Grand Excel is connected to the PC. The connection is working correctly if this sound stops after several time and the text “EXCEL: LPT + number of parallel printer port” appears at the top right of the introductory window. 2 3 4 5 Day Report Grand Excel When you start the program. To upload or download training information. Follow the instructions of the installation program. start in the training display of Grand Excel. the day report will open (fig. Connect up Grand Excel using the adapter. distance and finishing time. From there. 28 GB . There. You can obtain more detailed information by using the function keys at the bottom. press the DELETE key. a summary of the training info will appear in the adjacent column. the duaration.Excel Analyser Software 6 > EXCEL ANALYSER SOFTWARE The Excel Analyser software must be installed before you can download the training information to a PC. After selecting a score. It is a Windows-based system. for example. you can use the search key or the calendar to select the scores of a given day that you want to view in detail. Place adapter T1625 in a power point (220-230V/50 Hz. You can operate the program using the mouse and keyboard. a beep will be audible. You can also use the Analyser as an easy means of importing or exporting scores. After selecting the rides you want to delete. along with the program type. Connect PC cable T1636 between the printer port of your PC and Grand Excel.). The CD-Rom will start automatically. The name of the cyclist will appear. The report shows abbreviated training information of all scores.35). to Tacx BikeNet. Place the Excel Analyser CD-Rom disc in de CD-Rom player. Press the purple key until the word TRAINING appears at the bottom right of the display.

<> Last Ride Search Notes You can enter personal notes for each ride. It shows the number of selected routes. After double clicking on the selected ride. Click on the TODAY button to return to the current day. The upper and lower limits of the heartrate will be indicated with a dotted horizontal line. In the two scroll windows at the top left. determine the ranking of the rides. 36 29 GB . Training Information A brief summary of the training information relating to the selected ride will appear at the right of the day report. Opens a search window. program type. the figures will be in black. Browse quickly forward and backward through the days for which scores have been recorded. The last ride appears in the list of options. The bar graph shows the structure of the training program. This will entail information such as ID data. For TEMPERATURE. cadence and heart rate. Days without records will be skipped. speed. distance and finishing time.Excel Analyser Software Calendar Opens the month selected. the unit and value settings. CADANCE AND HEARTRATE.36). you can select the starting and end dates. Using the DATE RANGE button. The horizontal axis shows the distance. You can select the data you want to appear in the graph by clicking on SPEED. The figures in green indicate that there is training information in the PC for the day in question. cycling time. At the bottom of the graph you will find data about the cyclist and his or her score. date. you will return to the day report. On days for which no training information has been recorded. POWER. you should enter the degrees in Celsius or Fahrenheit in the space where you trained. The maximum number of characters is 255. Function Keys Graph This is a graphic overview of the training information (fig. select a name. Your PC arrow keys can perform the same functions. power. Select SENSE from the five different sensory conditions or describe it in your own words in 20 characters or less. you can select MONTH and YEAR.

You can copy all data in the tables via the TO CLIPBOARD for use in other software programs. The slope value.. It is an overview of data recorded per 5 or 10 seconds the runs (fig. The data in statistics will change accordingly. The NOTES function shows the text entered in the daily report. To set minimum. or heart rate is also given. Table The table provides the most detailed information.37). After zooming in. you will see a progress report of the memory transfer. A window will open with all the trips with the same program settings. power. After making a selection. CADENCE and/or PULSE RATE buttons. Simultaneously. Excel > PC Download data from Grand Excel to the PC. average and maximum performance values and to view energy consumption (KCal of KJoule).Excel Analyser Software Viewing the Graph With the arrow keys on the keyboard you can relocate the vertical MARKING LINE. Select a ride from the daily report and click on the OVERLAP button. The left?hand column shows the structure of the program per route. WATTS. 1 > 2 Follow the sequence of instructions entitled Connecting up Grand Excel and Running the Excel Analyser Software. 37 The red coloured text gives the program per route with unit and value settings. you can select the information you want to see. The last-selected score will appear in dotted lines. you can turn off the coloured bar. Use the mouse to select the section you wish to enlarge. You can also view sections of the graph in detail using ZOOM. To enhance the quality of the black-and-white letters. a scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the graph. With the SPEED. Right-click with the mouse on FULL VIEW to cancel the selection. Overlap With this function you can compare two graphs or overviews. the communication window with Excel will appear with the text Downloading . you can use the SYMBOLES function to mark the curves in the graph. The values at the bottom left of the graph correspond to the position of the marking line. 30 GB . Overview The performance overview is a summary of the table. The length of the list will depend on the number of program routes established.. After clicking on the EXCEL > PC button. With PROGRAM. click on GRAPH and compare the two overlapping graphs that appear.. select STATISTICS.

Only those trips marked with a + sign are stored in the day report as opponents and are suitable for uploading to Grand Excel. If there are no new logging data. 39 4 a b 5 Click on the program number under which you want to store the logging data. If you click on a green number. If you click on a black number. Downloading will start. 1 > 2 3 Following the sequence of instructions entitled Connecting up Grand Excel and Running Excel Analyser Software. PC > Excel Uploading data from the PC to Grand Excel. The new logging data window will then appear. Select a trip marked with a + sign. with an overview of the ten program numbers with logging data present in Grand Excel at that moment (fig. During downloading (see point 3). By clicking on the CANCEL button. you will cancel the action. the upload-to-Excel window will appear. Select the trip(s) that you wish to store and click on STORE. Afterwards. Uploading will start when you click on PC > EXCEL. only the new trips will be visible in the window.39).38). new logging data may be included. The Analyser software recognises previously downloaded logging data and will not show it again.Excel Analyser Software 3 After the memory has been transferred. the new logging data window will appear (fig. its Performance Overview print report will appear. the new logging data will be placed at the end of the row (no more than in fifth place). Click on the PC > EXCEL button. the communication window with Excel will show the text no new logging data. If you click on logging data in the upload to Excel window. Decide whether you wish to store this information. all current information in the row will be replaced by new information. 31 GB . 38 During downloading.

Select the rides and then click SAVE.g. Download data from Grand Excel to a PC. c\…). select “import the course” (e. The Menu Bar File Import Via the right-hand side of the window. these files will appear in a newly opened window. After clicking on EXPORT. The windows will overlap on the screen. Export 40 BikeNet Print A direct link to BikeNet at the Tacx website. click SAVE (fig. Performance overview. Prints active graphs and tables. Print Graph Table Overlap Overview Arrange Windows Excel > PC PC > Excel Prints active graphs and tables. List with recorded data per second. Graphs of training information.Excel Analyser Software The Status Bar You can use the status bar to speed up performance of the functions listed below. select the rides that you wish to export. a disc. Exit Close the Excel Analyser Software. There is an automatic link for the selected trip and the performance is filled in. 32 GB . In the search window of the day report. Printer Setup Opens a Windows window in which you can select a printer and change the settings. After determining the location where the files are to be exported. the location of the rides to be imported. Upload data from a PC to Grand Excel.40). Compare two different graphs of the same course.

all stored data will be sent. Direct link to the Tacx website if the PC has an Internet connection. Opens a window in which you can adjust the colour settings. Options Language Colour Select one of the available languages. Print report Performance Overview. ID Opponent Performance Print report Identity Overview. from which you can select a different colour. However.nl This option provides a digital version of the manual.tacx. Help Analyser Help Info www. Select the energy unit to be used: kCal or kJoule. Print report Opponent Overview. Temperature Consumption Weight Window Arrangement The windows will overlap on the screen. 33 GB . The four windows can be called up individually from the Window menu. Select one of two standards: Celcius or Fahrenheit. Clicking on the STANDARD button will restore the default settings. Gives the origin and version of the software. Printer reports can be directly printed out via a printer connected to the parallel port of Grand Excel. the Opponent Overview and the Performance Overview via your PC. After making a selection. Close Windows Close all windows except the day report. the Windows colour pallet will open. Select one of two standards: kg or lbs. it is also possible to use the Excel Menu option to review on screen and print out the Identity Overview.Excel Analyser Software Excel During downloading.

4 5 Press the MODE key.key. The higher the value of ADJUST BRAKE POSITION UP the more slowly the mag unit will . the more slowly the mag unit will respond when the desired pulse rate is too high. After using the Km setting for a time. Follow the step-by-step instructions for setting the Excel scale factor and line code during pulse rate program and speed. The value relates directly to the magnet unit of the trainer and can only be calibrated with a special power meter. press the MODE key. 1 2 3 Using the +/. Press the MODE key. you can set the scale factor between 80 and 120. Setting the Excel scale factor and line functions during pulse rate program and speed (fig. Using the +/. The scale factor will start to flash at the bottom right. The scale factor will start to flash at the bottom right. Continue with Fully Resetting the Computer. Using the +/. Remove the plug underneath the Excel computer. The value for ADJUST BRAKE POSITION DOWN will start to flash. The speed in KM will start to flash at the top left. 6 7 Press the MODE key. bear in mind that you will lose all data stored in memory! 1 > 2 You now have two options to continue: To go to the scale factor setting. 34 GB .Optimising Grand Excel 7 1 2 3 4 > OPTIMISING GRAND EXCEL Setting the Excel scale factor and line functions during pulse rate program and speed.key. While replacing the plug. For recalling the factory settings of the computer. The factory-set scale factor ensures that you read the correct power on the computer.41. Using the +/. you can set these values between 5 and 250. respond when the desired pulse rate is too low.41). The higher the value of ADJUST BRAKE POSITION DOWN. you can set this value between 5 and 250. select Mi (miles) or Km (kilometres). The values for ADJUST BRAKE POSITION UP will start to flash. depress the SET key until you hear a second beep (fig. press ENTER (white key) and the (modified) settings will be stored.1) The scale factor will start to flash at the bottom right.key. if you decide to switch to Mi. To return to the training display.key. Continue with point 1 with Excel Scale Factor Setting and Line Functions during Pulse rate Program and Speed.

By pressing ENTER (white key). you will confirm the delete procedure.2) Press DELETE (orange key). All your settings will now be deleted and the computer will return to the factory settings.Optimising Grand Excel Completely Resetting the Computer The scale factor will flash at the bottom right. DELETE will start to flash. By pressing the orange CANCEL key.2 DELETE 41 Yellow Orange White Purple PULSE RATE VALUE INCREASE MODE CANCEL ENTER PULSE RATE VALUE DECREASE Yellow Orange White Purple MODE KM MI ENTER Yellow Orange White Purple 35 GB .41. you can stop the delete procedure. with CANCEL beneath and ENTER beside it. SET Depress Insert plug 2x SET Release 41. 1 2 (fig. The ODO (total distance) cannot be reset.1 SCALE FACTOR MODE 41.

in the computer and the mag unit. to the computer having been dropped. 1 Check whether all segments work immediately after being turned on (fig. minimal 6 atmosphere 2 Turn role so that it presses solidly against the tyre 1 Mount tyre with totally or partially smooth tyre profile 2 Check tyre for damage 3 The bike makes a lot of noise Grand Excel Computer and mag unit 4 Display is difficult to read or illegible 1 The ambient temperature is too low or too high.Error Messages 8 ERROR MESSAGES Failure Potential problem Solution1 Trainer 1 The arrangement of the Basic when the bike wobbles 1 The CycleForce frame is not level 2 The frame has not been assembled properly 3 The bike does not fit properly in the frame 4 The frame is not fully extended 2 Rubber from the bike tyre sticks to the roller 1 The tyre pressure is too low 2 The roller does not press properly against the tyre 1 A profile tyre was installed 2 There is a pebble (ticking) in the tyre 1 Place the trainer on a level floor 2 Check whether all bolts and nuts are properly tightened 3 Check whether the Tacx Quick-release skewer has been mounted 4 Unfold frame completely 1 Check tyre pressure. 36 GB . 2 The display was damaged due 2 The display should be replaced. 5 The print plate should be replaced. They could be dirty. 5 The print plate of the mag unit is burned out. 1 Use Excel at ambient temperatures between 5°C and 35°C (40°F and 95°F). 2 The display does not have a good angle of view. 3 The computer is not properly 3 Check the cable and the plug contacts connected to the mag unit. oxidised or bent. 4 The print plate should be replaced. 5 Part of the display is not functioning 1 It is not known whether that part should light up. 2 Adjust the display so that you can look directly at it. 4 Perspiration may have damaged the computer print plate.11).

4 Use Excel at ambient temperatures between 5°C and 35°C (40°F and 95°F). 2 Grand Excel works properly between 220 and 230 V/50Hz. 3 The speed sensor in the mag unit is defective. 2 The bike wheel does not reach the mag unit roller. 37 GB . 2 Make sure that the distance between the sensor and the magnet is about 3 mm. 4 The sensor plug is not connected properly to the mag unit. 3 There is a break in the cadence sensor cable. 4 Check whether the plug is completely in the connection. 2 Make sure the rear tyre pressure is good. 1 Connect the sensor or install a good magnet. 9 The cycle speed remains zero 1 Check the cable and the plug contacts in the computer and the unit. 5 > See 4 Starting the Training 8 The pedalling frequency remains zero 1 The cadence sensor has not been connected or the magnet has fallen out of the magnet holder. They could be dirty. 1 The speed impulses do not reach the computer. 4 The print plate of the mag unit is burned out. 3 Connect a new sensor. 5 The program did not start up properly. 3 The lid of the mag unit should be replaced. so that the tyres cannot slip. 3 The mag unit will be warm after about three minutes of cycling.Error Messages Failure 6 Cycling power seems less than shown on the display Potential problem 1 The mag unit does not brake properly or at all. Solution1 1 Check the cable and plug contacts in the computer and the mag unit. 3 A new print plate will have to be installed in the magnet unit. 2 Adjust the mag unit with the adjustment knob. 3 Several magnets of the mag unit are loose due to having been dropped. 4 The print plate should be replaced. 7 Cycling power seems higher than shown on the display 1 The bike chain is worn. 1 Replace the chain. oxidised or bent. oxidised or bent. 2 Tyre pressure is too low. 2 The sensor was installed out of range of the magnet. They could be dirty. 3 The mag unit is not yet warm. 2 The mains voltage is too low. 4 The ambient temperature is too low.

This will ensure that the training information is not lost. 11 Loss of Data Logger Memory. 1 Replace the battery. monitors. 2 > See 3A Activating the Pulse Rate Registration.or not procould be because of a static perly . For example. 2 The pulse rate has been turned off in the general data SET UP . non-active. the brake setting is not properly adjusted.42). 13 During training with a pulse rate program. of braking status by Grand Excel. 38 GB . ference. fig. so that the pulse rate set ting is not reached 5 Replace the battery. 4 Affected by sources of inter. 42 Pulse Rate 12 Pulse rate does not register properly 1 No pulse-rate band is being used. 1 Grand Excel comes with the receiver for a pulse rate transmitter. (model CR 2032. loudspeakers and other equipwhen the pulse-rate band is ment that generates magnetic fields.4 Primary potential sources of interference are television sets. this not . 5 The battery of the pulse-rate band is (nearly) empty.displayed electrical discharge or because the mains power was down during the trip.Error Messages Failure Potential problem Solution1 1 Grand Excel must be completely reset. 3 The maximum distance between the computer and pulse-rate band may be 80 cm. > See 7 Optimising Grand Excel. Interference is visible PCs. 1 Unstable regulating behaviour 1 > See 7 Optimising Grand Excel. Keep the mains voltage on the computer while changing the battery. Date and Time 1 The battery is (nearly) empty. The pulserate band is optional. while the heart symbol is still flashing. 10 The present bar is 1 There could be several causes for this. 3 The distance between the computer and pulse-rate band is too large.

Replace the cable if necessary. 15 The printer does not print properly Excel Analyser Software Several errors could occur as a result of an incorrect connection sequence. 1 > See 6 Connecting up Grand Excel and Running Excel Analyser Software. 2 Reconnect the printer cable. 1 In some PCs. See: Connecting up Grand Excel and Running the Excel Analyser Software. 1 The printer set up is incorrect. 17 Using the printer causes problems in other software 1 The arrangement was connected in the wrong sequence. 16 Downloading is not possible 1 The arrangement has not been connected properly. 1 Try a different printer set up. Follow the instructions given in your PC manual. although everything was connected in the proper sequence 39 GB . 2 The printer is incompatible. 1 The bi-directional printer port has not been configured properly. 2 The printer cable is not connected properly.Error Messages Failure Potential problem Solution1 Printer 14 The printer does not print 1 The printer is not compatible or the print set up is incorrect. 2 > See 3A Printer Set Up. 3 The cable is connected properly. 1 > See 6 Connecting up Grand Excel and Running Excel Analyser Software. 3 Check the printer with the same cable connected to a PC. it will be necessary to modify the MODE of the parallel port in the BIOS. 18 Downloading is not possible. 1 > See 3A Printer Set Up.

Technische Industrie Tacx BV. EN 61000-4-5 and EN 61000-4-6 It is ensured through internal measures that series-production units conform at all times to the requirements of current EU Directives and relevant standards. Tacx 40 GB . Product: Type: Technical Data: CycleForce Grand Excel 220 V AC 50 Hz Applicable EU Directives: EU Machinery Directive (89/392/EU). number of Km/Mi / route 0. mod. This declaration shall cease to be valid if modifications are made to the machine without our approval.average pulse rate 250 beats per minute MAX maximum pulse rate 250 beats per minute 10 EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY In accordance with the EU Machinery Directive 93/68EU Appendix II A. 59 min. modifiable power 0-990 Watt in increments of 10 SLOPE resistance -4 to +9 in increments of 1 modifiable Pulse Rate 40-240 beats / minute. to 30 min. increments of 1 KM.1 to 99. Wassenaar.9 Km or Mi ODO total distance capacity 99. optional Data logger capacity maximum.9 Km or Mi per hour Power (watt) WATT current power capacity 2 . interval data logger 5 or 10 seconds. cycling time capacity 8 hours. 59 seconds KM/MI trip distance capacity 9999. Harmonised standards applied: EN 50081-1: EN 55022 (1993) class B. each with a maximum of 16 characters Body weight setting 40-120 kg Pulse ( ) Pulse rate in “target” zone 8 hours.9 Km/h or Mi/h Stopwatch. Rijksstraatweg 52. EN 610004-4.EU Low-Voltage Equipment Directive (73/23/EU) . 30 hours Modifiable Data WATT. in increments of 0.and health-related requirements of the appropriate EU Directive.999 Km or Mi AVS average speed capacity 99. 59 minutes.H.EU Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility (89/336/EU).EU Declaration of Conformity 9 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Speed (Km/h or Mi/h) SPD current speed Kilometer or Miles per hour 0. EN 50082-1: EN 61000-4-2. 23-09-2001 J.9 kCal/kJoule Pedalling Frequency (cad) 24-hour clock 23 hours. in increments of 10 s ID identity numbers Max.J.1 Modifiable time per route 10 sec. 59 minutes and 59 seconds CAD Current pedalling frequency 0-250 pedal revolutions per minute AVS average pedalling frequency 250 pedal revolutions per minute MAX maximum pedalling frequency 250 pedal revolutions per minute TRP Pedal revolutions per trip 99. 59 seconds . EN 61000-4-3. We. 99 characters. in version 93/31/EU.999 pedal revolutions Sundry Temperature Range 5º C to 35º C (40ºF to 95ºF) Maximum distance for receipt of pulse-rate 80 cm Battery CR 2032 Battery life expectancy approximately five years Registration. 2241 BW Wassenaar the Netherlands hereby declare that the machine described below both in its excel design and construction and in the version marketed by us conforms to the relevent safety. in version 93/68/EU .1-25 km or mi.999 watt AVS average power capacity 999 watt MAX maximum power capacity 999 watt K trip use in kCal capacity 999.

a product does not function properly for any reason whatsoever. even if said products are returned under cover of warranty. You can also ship it directly to the nearest Tacx Service Centre in your country. Include a copy of the sales slip. The Tacx Service Centre will only accept return shipments accompanied with completed service forms. The Tacx Service Centre will repair or replace products covered by the warranty within 30 days. since that is your proof of purchase! 1 2 3 4 5 The warranty shall expire if the product shows clear evidence of the following: use for any purpose other than that for which it was intended inexpert use. Technische Industrie Tacx bv shall be the sole judge as to whether a product is covered by the warranty. Save the sales slip. Tacx bv shall not be obligated to add new features or elements to previously sold products. improve or to cease manufacturing any of its products without prior notification. free of charge. repairs or dismantling damage due to accidents or neglect damage to the computer's printer plate caused by perspiration and/or humidity defects that occur during shipment or transport of the product The warranty does not apply to parts subject to normal wear and tear (e.with optional insurance . Instructions for return shipments Only send those parts of the Tacx product that require repair. Follow the instructions for return shipments. Shipping Costs Shipping charges to a Tacx dealer or Tacx Service Centre are for the owner's account. Fill in the service form completely and clearly. Transport damage will be for your account. you will receive a cost estimate in advance. incidental or particular damages arising from or relating to the use of the products. If a product is not covered by the warranty.g.Warranty provisions 11 WARRANTY PROVISIONS Tacx products are manufactured in accordance with the highest quality standards. return it to your dealer. it will be repaired and the charges will be billed. A warranty period of one (1) year from the date of purchase applies to manufacturing or material defects of all Tacx products. if identical parts are not available. Tacx bv may replace defective parts by equivalent parts of similar quality. the user's manual and at the Tacx web site. Repack everything carefully in the original packaging. There is a list of Tacx Service Centres in the Tacx catalogue. - - 1 2 3 4 5 - 41 GB . After receiving your confirmation. Tacx bv will not accept liability whatsoever for direct. during normal use. batteries). along with proof of purchase (copy of the sales slip) and a completed service form. the product will either be repaired or returned to you in its original state. If the cost of repair exceeds 50. Liability Tacx bv reserves the right to modify. Procedure If.to the Tacx Service Centre in your country. Tacx Service Centre will carry out repairs and provide return shipping without charge.00 Euro. Send the package prepaid .

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