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Manual. Getting started - Bkool Pro 2

Thank you for purchasing this Bkool trainer. We hope that your experience is an enjoyable one and that you become part of the large community of Bkoolers.

1. COMPONENTS

Trainer, with its frame

 

USB ANT+

Screw

Power adapter

 

Front-wheel support

Quick release

Allen wrench, plug, screw and handle

If you notice that a component is missing from the box, please fill out the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible with a solution.

2. REGISTER

If you are not registered on bkool.com, do so now. You will need the same email and password you register with to log into Bkool Cycling.

3. REDEEM YOUR COUPON

If you have a discount coupon for Bkool Premium, now is the time to redeem it. Enter your code in the coupon section of the store.

4. DOWNLOAD THE BKOOL INDOOR SIMULATOR

Do so from the download area of bkool.com. The Simulator is compatible with PC, Mac and tablets (iOS and Android).

5. SET-UP

Set up your Bkool unit. Do so as shown in the illustrations on this page.

5.1

Replace the quick release on the rear wheel with the one that comes in the box.

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5.2

Securely attach the trainer to its base.

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CAUTION! To move the trainer, you have to detach it from its base.

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5.3

Insert the screws C into the frame and adjusting knob A as shown in the pictures. Adjust them once the bike is on the trainer.

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5.4

Place the rear wheel between the trainer arms and adjust the screws C until the wheel is secure and centered on the trainer. Use adjusting knob A to tighten it and ensure it is firmly in place. Tighten the locking nuts B towards the frame to keep it from loosening.

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5.5

Place the front wheel on the support.

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5.6

Plug the trainer into an AC outlet. The LED on the back will light up.

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5.7

Remember that the arms can be extended for better stability.

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6. PAIR YOUR TRAINER WITH THE SIMULATOR

For a better user experience, we need to tailor the Simulator to your physical activity. You have to connect (pair) the Simulator with the trainer and with your heart rate monitor (generally a chest strap).

Download the Simulator from the downloads section of Bkool.com and install it on any compatible computer or tablet.

Once the Simulator is installed, follow these steps to pair the trainer:

ANT+:

Connect the USB ANT+ antenna, if you have one, to your PC or tablet. If you don't have one, pairing will be via Bluetooth (see next paragraph).

Log into the Simulator.
The trainer will be paired automatically.. (The trainer must be plugged in.)

If you have more than one trainer, or if pairing doesn't happen automatically:

Go to Settings >> Connect My devices >> Bkool.

Select the trainer you are going to use.

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At this time, you can also pair any other sensors you have, such as a heart rate monitor. Click on Add and select it. Remember that the sensors can only be found if they are active.

Bluetooth:

First, pair the trainer with the computer via Bluetooth (Windows only).

Log into the Simulator.
The trainer will be paired automatically.. (The trainer must be plugged in.)

If you have more than one trainer, or if pairing doesn't happen automatically:

Go to Settings >> Connect My devices >> Bkool.

Select the trainer you are going to use.

 

Keep in mind that if your Bkool trainer is connected via Bluetooth Smart to Bkool Cycling, you won't be able to connect it via Bluetooth Smart to another device (computer or tablet) that uses this technology.

Similarly, if your Bkool trainer is connected to another Bluetooth Smart device, it will not be visible to Bkool Cycling and you will not be able to pair it via Bluetooth.

If you want to pair the Bkool trainer to the Simulator and to another device at the same time, you must do so via ANT+ (if the other device supports it).

Once paired, the trainer will be ready for use with the Bkool Cycling.

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To make changes to the pairing, you can go to Settings >> Connect my devices.

7. PAIRING OTHER DEVICES

The Bkool Simulator is compatible with any ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart power, speed, cadence or HR device.

Note that these devices are not included with your Bkool trainer.

In order to pair the devices, they must be close to the computer or tablet. In addition, they must be activated to be shown on the screen. Follow the steps described above in section 6, this time looking for the device you want.

8. KEEP YOUR TRAINER AND SIMULATOR UPDATED

To improve the user experience, Bkool is constantly updating its trainer and Simulator software. These updates are free. Once you open the Simulator, it will outline the steps to take to update the software.

9. BKOOL CYCLING

Our Simulator has more content than any other on the market, letting you ride your own routes or any route on the planet. You can also ride with friends, no matter where they are. These routes can be in 2D, 3D, real video and on a map. The profile and parameters such as distance, time, power, speed and gradient are displayed at all times. Create and take part in teams, leagues and rankings. Compete against real or virtual cyclists. You set the limits. Keep in mind that many of these features are free, but others may require a Premium subscription, which you can buy at bkool.com.

For more information, see the "Help > Simulator" section on our website.

10. USE WITH MOUNTAIN BIKES

You can use a MTB without any problem, but we recommend replacing the treaded tire with a road tire. This way you will avoid excessive noise.

The Bkool trainer, thanks to its tilting frame, is compatible with virtually all wheel diameters, including of course, 26", 27.5" and 29" MTB tires.

You have to use one of our compatible quick releases (see FAQ Quick release) or our 12 mm thru-axle (see FAQ 12-mm thru-axle) and a slick (smooth) tire to avoid excessive noise. Our MTB users normally have a spare wheel at home with a slick tire to use with Bkool and not have to change tires. If you go to our website, you will see that there are groups consisting exclusively of MTB riders, sharing routes, scheduling multiplayer MTB sessions, etc.

11. BKOOL.COM

It is free to use. Since the website contains personal information, you have to register and log in with your email and password. The Bkool website offers many features. Here are a few examples of what you can find in some of its sections:

  • "Sessions" section: create and program your sessions.
  • "My activity" section: consult and analyze the sessions you ride.
  • "Share" section: get involved in the Bkool community, join groups, take part in leagues, check the rankings.

When you finish your session, if you click on the "Save" button, all your exercise data will be uploaded to bkool.com, where you can check it whenever you want.

12. WHAT TO DO IF...

The Simulator doesn't detect the trainer. Make sure that the trainer is plugged in. The LED should be on. If you use Windows, the trainer must be connected via Bluetooth to your computer before it is synced to the simulator. Make sure that it is properly connected. If you use an ANT+ connection, the USB ANT+ must be connected to the computer or tablet.

No devices are detected. The device has to be active. To detect the heart rate sensor, it should be snuggly worn around the chest. To detect the cadence sensor, you have to pedal. The USB ANT+ has to be connected to the computer or tablet.

You can't log into the Simulator. Make sure you log in with the same email and password you use for bkool.com. Check your internet access and make sure your antivirus or firewall isn't preventing the Simulator from connecting to the internet.

Help. If you have any questions, go to the help section.

Manuals and Videos. There are manuals and videos for the simulator and trainer at bkool.com/help.

13. ADVERTENCIAS DE SEGURIDAD I

The rear wheel on the bicycle turns very fast while using the trainer. Under no circumstances should you or anyone else touch it. Be particularly careful with children and pets.

Do not disassemble the Bkool trainer if it malfunctions. It can cause an electric shock when handled.

Make sure the trainer is firmly attached to the base. If it is not properly secured, it could detach and cause the user to fall.

Power connection. Plug the power supply correctly into the mains and into the connector on the trainer. The electrical installation must satisfy the legal requirements of the country in which it is used. The connection to the mains should be easily accessible.

Use original spare parts. If the power supply is damaged, replace it only with another provided by Bkool or its after-sales service.

Cleaning. To clean the trainer, use a cloth moistened with water or a mild cleaning product. Always unplug it before cleaning. Do not allow cleaning products to enter the resistance unit.

Moving the trainer. Be careful when moving the trainer. Moving parts can shift and crush fingers, hands or other parts of the body. To transport the trainer, disassemble it and fold it.

14. SAFETY WARNINGS II

Users who can use the trainer. The trainer is designed exclusively for people who have the physical, sensory and mental abilities needed to make the effort required by any exercise activity. We recommend asking your doctor if you are fit enough to engage in the physical activity required to use the trainer. Even if you meet the above requirements, you must have sufficient experience or knowledge, or have received adequate training, to use this exercise equipment.

Users who CANNOT use the trainer. Under no circumstances should the trainer be used by individuals with diminished physical, sensory or mental capabilities. It is also not intended for children. The trainer must be kept out of the reach of these individuals.

Health recommendations. If you do not feel well before or while exercising, or if you feel weak, discomfort, pain or tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, or if your pulse is irregular, stop using the trainer and check with your doctor.

15. WARRANTY

BKOOL S.L. OFFERS A LIMITED 2-YEAR WARRANTY FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE OF PURCHASE. DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, BKOOL S.L. GUARANTEES THAT THE TRAINER WILL BE FREE FROM MATERIAL OR MANUFACTURING DEFECTS. BKOOL S.L. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE INCORRECT USE OF THIS PRODUCT.

Application. This warranty applies exclusively to the original owner of a trainer purchased through an authorized store or distributor.

Limitations and voiding of the warranty. The warranty does not cover causes not attributable to the manufacturer. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear of the trainer. It also does not cover any damage caused by accidents, misuse, improper care or negligence. The warranty is voided when: (1) the trainer is used in a way that differs from its intended use, (2) the assembly and maintenance instructions have not been followed, (3) the trainer undergoes repairs or attempted repairs not performed by the official technical service.

Bkool S.L. declines all liability for any damages that may arise directly or indirectly.

Technical support. At bkool.com you can find information on how to get personalized technical assistance. Keep in mind that you will have to provide proof of purchase with the printed date, so keep your receipt.

CONTACT
Bkool, S.L. CIF: B 98125024.
Address: San Joaquín 3, 28231 Las Rozas - Madrid.
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