Download BikeMetrix

 

The current release of BikeMetrix is version 1.2.0.

Installation instructions

If you have purchased a subscription, the download will be automatically retrieved on the next update check, and you will be prompted to install after it has been downloaded.

Otherwise, use the directions below.

  • Download the zip file using the button above
  • Right click on the downloaded file and select "Extract All" from the menu. This extracts 2 files - Setup.exe and BikeMetrixInstaller.msi
  • Double click Setup.exe to start the installer. Do not double click on BikeMetrixInstaller.msi - the Setup.exe file will install any prerequisites to ensure that the software is installed correctly.
  • Microsoft Windows may pop up a warning about running an unknown file - if this happens, click 'More Info' and then 'Run Anyway'.
  • You will need administrator priveleges on your PC to install the software. If you have a standard windows account without administrator priveleges, ask the administrator of your PC to install the software for you.
  • Once installed, you can access the software via the Start Menu under the "BikeMetrix" entry.
  • You will be prompted to register on first install. Please have an email address and password ready. You will need to verify your email address before you can use the software.

System Requirements

  • Any relatively modern Microsoft Windows PC running Windows 10
  • Minimum 8Gb RAM recommended

Bike Hardware Requirements - Aero Analysis

If you want to perform aerodynamic analysis, the bare minimum you can use is any device that records GPS tracks. This will allow you to perform GPS coast down analysis, which can be relatively accurate for long descents where you can get accurate base map data from your favourite cycling app. For example, a long descent recorded to Strava and then elevation corrected using the Strava funtionality can yield decent results for CdA and Crr.

If you have a GPS head unit that can record laps, you can perform tabular lap analysis.

For more accurate analysis results but still using GPS, you will need a power meter on your bike. This allows you to perform GPS Virtual Time and GPS Virtual elevation analysis.

For the most accurate results, you want a power meter and a well calibrated speed sensor on your bike. This allows you to perform Virtual Elevation testing using speed and power data, which is the gold standard.

Bike Hardware Requirements - Race Planning

If you want to export race plans to a trainer app, you can export using the ZWO, MRC or ERG file format options and use your normal trainer setup for Zwift or other apps that support MRC and ERG files.

If you want to use race plans on a real route, you can either use a head unit that supports the GPX file format with waypoint notifications, or you can use a Garmin head unit that supports TCX courses with coursepoint notifications.