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.
The electro brake of the Vortex generates a realistic cycling feeling while offering all interactive functionalities.
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.
|Type of trainer|
|Magnets||8 Permanent ferrite magnets & 8 electromagnets|
|Transmission||Roller, 30 mm|
|Electrical requirements||110-240 Volt|
|Connection indicator (ANT/BT)||None|
|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)|
|Max. power (40 km/h)|
|Simulation of descent||No|
|Max. brake force|
|Flywheel||Actual of 1,6kg|
|Footprint (lxw)||675×650mm (26.6×25.6in)|
|Dimensions when folded||565×410×245mm (22.2×16.1×9.65in)|
|DATA OUTPUT AND CONTROL|
|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|