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Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
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Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer

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The Vortex is an interactive Smart trainer with an electro brake. This resistance unit is suitable for an average training level and can reach a maximum resistance of 950 Watt. Instead of using a handlebar computer you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx apps or third party software. Of the many possible training options, you can choose the software that best matches you and your way of training.

The Vortex communicates wirelessly via ANT+ and Bluetooth® Smart for convenient training sessions using your smartphone or tablet. Performance data can be viewed on several devices simultaneously, including your smartphone, bike computer and sports watch. 

When the Vortex Smart isn’t connected to a smartphone, tablet or computer, it behaves as a fluid trainer. This means the trainer behaves progressively: when your speed increases, the resistance increases as well. So it is possible to use this trainer in a “stand-alone” status.

  • 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
  • Suitable axles - Width of rear fork: Race 130 mm, MTB 135 mm. Adapters for other widths available
  • Supplied with - Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm) , Front wheel support  
  • Max. power - (40 km/h) 950 Watt Max. incline 7%
  • Simulation of descent - No
  • Max. torque - 16.3 Nm
  • Max. brake force - 48 N
  • Flywheel - Actual of 1,6 kg
  • Mass inertia - 11.8kg
  • Calibration - Spin down
  • Footprint (lxw) - 675 × 650 mm (26.6 × 25.6 in)
  • Height - 410 mm (16.1 in)
  • Dimensions when folded - 565 × 410 × 245 mm (22.2 × 16.1 × 9.65 in)
  • Weight - 9.08 kg (20 lbs)
  • Article number - T2180 
  • Wireless communication - ANT+ FE-C , Bluetooth Smart open
  • Control by - Smartphone , Tablet , ANT+FE-C bike computers , Stand alone , Connect to computer via ANT+antenna, Output Speed , Cadence , Power
  • Read out on - Smartphone , Tablet , Bike computer , Sports watch , Computer with ANT+ antenna
  • Accuracy - <5%

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Delivery Cost:

Free UK delivery on orders over £50.00 when shipped as one consignment.

Our standard delivery charge is £4.99 unless otherwise specified.

Normal delivery should be within 2-3 working days* unless specified on individual items. Some UK postcode areas may take longer.


Please note some brands are not available for mail order and can only be purchased online for collection in-store. This applies to Focus and Cervelo bikes.

Returning an item

We offer a very simple and hassle-free returns policy. If not completely satisfied with an item then simply return it within 30 days providing the item has not been used and is in the original packaging.

What to do:

1)     Complete the returns form and enclose with goods in suitable protective packaging.

2)    Post the item back to Skinnergate Cycles to at the address on the returns form.

3)    We will contact you again when we have received the item.

Hints & Tips when returning an item:

1)    Items need to be returned in original packaging with all labels attached,     please do not tape or attach anything to the original packaging.

2)    We reserve the right to reject any returned goods that do not comply with our returns policy and we will apply shipping costs to send the goods back to you.

3)     Our returns policy does not affect your statutory tights.

4)    This returns policy applies to online transactions only and any retail store purchases must be returned to the original place of purchase.