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Garmin unveils ‘most dynamic indoor riding experience yet’ with Tacx Neo Motion plate launch

Garmin has just launched its Tacx Neo Motion Plates, designed to complement the built-in lateral movement of Tacx Neo turbo trainers with the addition of…

Thursday, Mar 24

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Garmin has just launched its Tacx Neo Motion Plates, designed to complement the built-in lateral movement of Tacx Neo turbo trainers with the addition of front-to-back movement – aiming to better simulate the experience of riding outdoors.

The Motion Plates attach magnetically to the base of the Neo turbo trainers, making setup quick and tool-free. It also means that the footprint of the Neo stays about the same, so, unlike a bulky rocker plate system, the trainers remain as easy to stow away post-session as before.

Between the built in lateral flex and ability to simulate different road surfaces – from cobbles to gravel to wooden boards – this forwards and backwards movement of the Motion Plates is another piece in the puzzle of bringing an outdoor ride feel inside.

Rich Robinson, Garmin’s head of product, admitted that early spring might strike as a bit of a surprising time to launch a new indoor training product, perhaps these days it shouldn’t come so much as a surprise.

“Indoor training has been completely transformed in the past decade," Robinson said, "I remember the days when I’d spend my sessions staring at the garage wall and thrashing away on noisy, wheel-on turbo trainers – it was unpleasant.”

“with turbos and training software where they are now, as with a lot of people, indoor sessions are a feature of my training year round. When I’m pushed for time during the week, having that controlled environment is so much more efficient and allows me to get a much […]

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