By John Macgowan
The FreeMotion S11.9 - Keiser M3 and Schwinn AC Performance Indoor Cycles all require calibration at some point. Ensuring that all of the bikes in your studio are calibrated to factory specs will keep them reading consistently from bike to bike and your participants happy 🙂
Regardless of what you may have been told, my suggestion for a Best Practice is to spend the time to go through all of your cycles monthly. None of these procedures take more than a minute of so to complete after you've done a few.
I felt it would be helpful to have links to all the Indoor Cycle calibration procedures in one place, so here they are:
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FreeMotion S11 series console calibration: including the S11.9 and S11.0 (home version)
Calibration may not be the correct word to use here as FreeMotion prefers to describe their procedure as Zero Reset - bringing the power meter back to the factory settings after replacing the batteries, making a repair or when something just doesn't seem right.
Purchase a FreeMotion S11.0 with power meter at amazon.com
Keiser M3 calibration:
Keiser's console requires calibration between the gear selection lever and the magnet assembly to accurately display in what gear you are riding.
Order a new Keiser M3 with Power meter from amazon.com
Schwinn AC Performance calibration:
Schwinn uses what they call "Tilt Calibration" to teach the cycle where the magnet is positioned = it will give you a proper readout of power and distance.
Read reviews of the Schwinn AC Performance.
I'll be updating this post as new information becomes available.
Originally posted 2012-12-04 11:22:29.