This ergometer is a more sophisticated version of the Excalibur Sport. The load can be set up to 3000 Watts. It is supplied with Workload Programmer and Sport Set (race-saddle, race handlebars, toe-clips). This ergometer is designed for training and testing professional cyclists and it is useful at university test centers and sports medicine. The Excalibur Sport is not suitable for arm ergometry.
Pedal Force Measurement is developed to measure the force exerted on the cranks of a Lode Excalibur Sport. The system is built-in in the ergometers. A software package that visualizes the measured data is included. The force is measured by means of strain gauges in the cranks. All transport of measured data is optical; registration of all separate elements is independent of the others. In this way an accurate and interference free method of measuring has been established. This system is a useful option for training professional cyclists, but it can also be used in for example rehabilitation (after hip, knee, and ankle joint surgery). With PFM it is possible to obtain an objective view of the state of recovery of a patient at any moment, and helps to evaluate the rehabilitation program.
The Excalibur Sport is extremely well suited for anaerobic tests, tests for measuring sprint capacity. These tests are done in sports medicine and research. Two frequently used tests for anaerobic capacity are the Wingate test and the Brue test. Each test takes abour 5-30 seconds and loads up to 1000 Watts are not unusual.
To measure the anaerobic capacity or 'explosive' energy with the Wingate test, the braking force (Torque in Nm) has to remain constant throughout the test. With the Lode Wingate software for the Excalibur Sport (up to 3000 Watt) a Computer can control the ergometer to keep the Torque (based on the total bodymass of the person) constant.
For the Brue test, another anaerobic sprint test, one needs an ergometer with linear adjustment like the Excalibur (Sport). That means that the ergometer is RPM dependent (cycling faster means a higher load).
A Workload Programmer comes standard with the ergometer; it enables you to control the unit manually or automatically. The software for the Workload Programmer includes the standard Astrand protocol and 50 free programmable user protocols. During tests the Workload Programmer display shows the load, RPM, est. METS, est. VO2, energy etc. The Excalibur has an RS232 outlet for communication with other systems or a personal computer by way of the bidirectional Computerlink option.
- Load continuously adjustable
: hyperbolic = 10 - 3000W; 30, 6-6120 kpm/m
: linear = 10 - 1300W; 30, 6-6120 kpm/m
- Weight : 90 kg
- Dimensions : 115cm x 70cm x 125 cm
- Heart Rate
Sensor and receiver to monitor test person's heart rate. The heart rate appears in WLP display during tests.
- Doubly connected handlebars and triathlon saddle now standard
For greater stability during vigorous exercising.
- Wingate Software
Besides the pedaling speed dependent and pedaling speed independent modes of the Excalibur Sport, the Wingate test gives you a "constant torque mode" with this options we obtain online information about anaerobic capacity and power.
TurboFit Exercise Manager Software
Optional Windows-based software provides PC-control and creates custom workouts and graphs and records watts, heart rate and many other variables.
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TurboFit Exercise Manager
To learn more,
Click here to download the "pedalforce.doc" file
Click here to see optional Adjustable Cranks for pediatric use
Last Updated: 1 Jan 2020