Everybody knows that you can burn a ton of calories by riding your bike for a couple of hours every day. A decent cycling trainer can help you push your body harder and get even fitter. The Tacx i-Vortex trainer is not your average trainer. It relies on virtual reality to provide you with a more interactive experience. For starters, it has an electro brake. You can use it with or without a PC/laptop to train. The handlebar computer shows all your relevant training data.
The Tacx i-Vortex, when connected to your computer, lets you ride in virtual worlds. The route is displayed on your screen. Connect your computer to a larger display, and you are going to get a much more fun ride. You get realistic films of well-known races (optional) and 2 computer-animated virtual reality terrains. Web racing and GPS rides through Google Earth are optional. The system is wireless and has a max resistance of 950 watts. It’s not super cheap though.