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Vortex Trainer

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Reg: $699.99

2018

The Vortex was Tacx’s first interactive Smart trainer. The electric brake makes this trainer highly accessible and ideal for keeping in tip-top condition during the winter, for instance.

 

True cycling feeling

The electro brake of the Vortex generates a realistic cycling feeling while offering all interactive functionalities.

950W 7%
power max. slope

 

Compatible software

Tacx Smart trainers use the Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ FE-C protocol for communication which allows them to be controlled by third-party software. The software receives the speed, cadence and power from the trainer and controls the brake. Click on more information for an explanation of the compatibility and functions of each software package.

 

FEATURES  
Type of trainer Interactive Smart trainer with electric brake
Magnets 8 Permanent ferrite magnets & 8 electromagnets
Transmission Roller, 30 mm
Electrical requirements 110-240 Volt
Power indicator None
Connection indicator (ANT/BT) None
Firmware upgradable Yes
Suitable bikes Race, Tri & MTB , if necessary with axle skewer , 29ʺ wheel with Tacx trainer tyre
Supplied with Front wheel support , Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)
 
SPECIFICATIONS  
Max. power (40 km/h) 950 Watt
Max. slope 7%
Simulation of descent No
Max. torque 16.3Nm
Max. brake force 48N
Flywheel Actual of 1,6kg
Flywheel effect 11.8kg
Calibration Spin down
Footprint (lxw) 675×650mm (26.6×25.6in)
Height 410mm (16.1in)
Dimensions when folded 565×410×245mm (22.2×16.1×9.65in)
Weight 9.08kg (20lbs)
Article number T2180
 
DATA OUTPUT AND CONTROL  
Wireless communication ANT+ FE-C , Bluetooth Smart open
Control by Smartphone, tablet, ANT+ FE-C bike computers and stand-alone Connect to computer via ANT+ antenna
Output Speed, cadence and power
Read out on Smartphone, tablet, bike computer, sports watch, computer with ANT+ antenna
Accuracy <10%
*Bikes and components may not be exactly as shown, specifications are subject to change without notice.