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Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
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Tacx Vortex Smart View with Skyliner
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Tacx Vortex Smart Rear View
Tacx Vortex Smart Folds and can be carried with the Skyliner

The Vortex Smart is Fully Connected

The Tacx Vortex is connected wirelessly to smartphones and tablets and knows the ANT+ FE-C protocol, enabling you to train with Tacx apps as well as third-party apps like Zwift and TrainerRoad. You can also train stand-alone; if you do not connect the trainer, it will simulate a flat road.

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.

The unique dual material roller that places the resistance on your rear wheel is made from two materials: a hardened steel sleeve with a soft core of elastogel. The steel sleeve prevents wear of the trainer, while the elastogel absorbs vibrations to reduce noise.

The bike is fixed in the trainer easily by two simple clicks.

Includes the Skyliner front wheel support that raises the front wheel for natural cycling positions and increased stability. It also serves as a handle to carry the trainer.

  • 950 Watts of Power
  • 7% Max Slope
  • 675mm x 650mm footprint.

Will my tire fit the Vortex Smart?

The Vortex Smart can fit tires with a diameter as small as 610mm up to 720mm. That should cover 26", 700c, 27.5 and 29" sizes. You'll want to use a road style tire with a smooth center tread. Knobby tires are not suitable for indoor trainers.

Can I use the Vortex Smart with my thru-axle bike?

Out-of-the box, the Vortex is designed for bikes with quick-release skewers, not thru-axles. In most cases you can replace your existing rear thru-axle with a specially designed thru-axle that has end caps to fit in the trainer. There is no standard size for a thru-axle, so you do need to check a few measurements to find the proper one for your bike. We suggest the Robert Axle Project Trainer Axles. They have fitments for the widest variety of bikes and can replace your thru-axle for both indoor training and outdoor riding.
Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer

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Customer reviews of this product:

StarStarStarStarStar Great smart trainer

Product: Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high


Easy to set up
Connects to apps easily
Provides challenging rides


The grade increase doesn't really seem to accurately impact my power output
Should get the trainer tire for it

StarStarStarStarStar Outstanding service!

Product: Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
Ownership: a month

Super speedy and reliable shipping to NYC. Customer service prompt and caring. Someone actually picks up the phone and cares! I will definitely order from here again.

StarStarStarStarStar Overall Really Good Trainer

Product: Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer
Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average


Easy to set up. Compact for storing. Works well for the average user who doesn't put out extremely high watts.


Description says it works with 650 size wheels but it doesn't. Contacted Tacx, they said it requires a special trainer tire to make it work for 650 wheels.
The unit has started developing a ticking sound. Looks like this is a common issue with this unit.

Other Thoughts

Overall works well. I was hoping to be able to use for 700 and 650 wheels but can't make it work for the 650.

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Trainer resistance is available in fluid, wind, magnetic and electronic. Magnetic trainers are most common and have fixed levels of resistance. Fluid trainers have progressive levels of resistance; the harder you pedal, the more resistance they provide. Wind trainers tend to be very noisy, as they generate their resistance from a fan. Electronic trainers require a power source and can often provide the most powerful and precise levels of resistance. They sometimes can include virtual reality interfaces for a more interactive experience.

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