T110 Smart Trainer

  • FAQ

How to avoid ERG mode locking?

If your smart trainer encounters a locking problem, the first thing to check is your exercise mode. If you are using ERG mode, it is important to understand this mode and its working principle.

ERG mode description:

In ERG mode, regardless of the cadence or speed, the smart trainer will attempt to keep you at the target power. If your cadence slows down, the smart trainer will increase resistance to maintain target strength. Reducing your cadence too much will force the smart trainer to exert more resistance than you step on, which is called "ERG mode locking" (also known as "death spiral") and is the most common reason for the smart trainer locking. As the cadence increases, the smart trainer will reduce resistance to avoid exceeding the power target. With a fast enough cadence, you will feel almost no resistance.

To avoid ERG mode locking:

To avoid locking during cycling in ERG mode, please focus on maintaining a stable and consistent cadence throughout the entire cycling process. Please remember to smoothly increase and decrease the cadence between interval changes, allowing the smart trainer to adjust the resistance to meet your power target. Slightly increasing your cadence before the change, may also help to "attack" the power target sharply increase (especially during intervals). In addition, many third-party applications adjust exercise power targets based on user settings for exercises.


Noise, vibration, and gear-shifting

The rated noise level of the smart trainer is measured at a moderate cadence under normal cycling conditions. The design of the smart trainer is relatively quiet, but it is normal for buzzing sounds and some vibrations to occur during cycling. The freehub body naturally produces a "click" sound when sliding. Please note that during deceleration or high-speed stepping, you may encounter additional noise and vibration. Warning: Do not attempt to disassemble your smart trainer to diagnose noise or vibration. Disassembling without support guidance may void your warranty.

Considering this, attention should be paid if any of the following sounds are heard:

● Belt friction

● Grinding

● Ejecting

● Scratch

Power accuracy

The power accuracy of smart trainers and third-party power meters may be affected by various factors.

The power reading of the smart trainer is calibrated during deceleration. Please note that no two power meters give identical readings. Multiple identical simultaneous broadcast power meters have been empirically proven to report different power data, even during the same exercise process.

The factors that contribute to this difference include:

● Freedom of motion

● Data transmission rate

● Packet loss

● Wireless interference

● Sensor or strain gauge position

● Temperature

● Humidity

● Differences during calibration

● Accuracy tolerance

● Leg imbalance

In addition, the power accuracy tolerance of the smart trainer is combined with the tolerance of the power meter. This means that if the power accuracy of the smart trainer is ± 2%, and the accuracy of your power meter report is ± 1%, then at any given time, the total combined accuracy tolerance will be ± 3%.

Speed/power decrease or instability

If you encounter speed or power data drops, this is usually caused by the following reasons: random or seconds-later drops usually indicate signal interference and predictable drops above a certain speed usually involve sensor failure. If you connect the T110 through Bluetooth but cannot see speed or power, it may be connected to another application or device.

What do LED lights mean?

The T110 has two indicator lights.

1. System status LED light

Power on status: Red light and blue light alternately flash twice

Standby mode: Blue light flashing

Cycling status: Blue light always on

2. Wireless connection indicator light

Not connected: blue light flashing

Connected: Blue light always on

What is the weight limit for T110?

The weight limit of the Magene smart trainer is 100kg.

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