Port City Cycles Fremantle


TACX Trainer Vortex Smart

TACX Trainer Vortex Smart

529.00 549.99

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. 
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. 


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 (Wattage) 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 racing bikes and mountain bikes (5 mm)

Max. power (40 km/h) 950 Watt
Max. slope 7% 
Simulation of descent No
Max. torque 16.3Nm
Max. brake force 48N
Flywheel Actual, 1.65kg
Flywheel effect 11.8kg
Calibration Spin down
Footprint (lxw) 675x650mm (26.6x25.6 in) 
Height 410 mm (16.1 in) 
Dimensions when folded 565x410x245mm (22.2x16.1x9.65 in) 
Weight 9.08 kg (20 lbs) 

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%

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