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.
An interactive Smart trainer with electric brake
Use the Tacx Cycling app to connect to your tablet or smart phone wirelessly
Includes the Skyliner wheel support
0% Finance available
Interest Free Finance (9 Months)
Road, Mountain Bike, Triathlon, Cyclocross, Track, Time Trial
Great Smart Trainer
Took the plunge and spent a little bit more and got a smart trainer instead of a 'dumb' one. The big appeal was to use on Zwift and the resistance would change as you go up and down gradients according to the course.
Covered around 200 miles using it now when the weather has been poor outside and can honestly say it is a great investment and feel it will help me come summer time.
Very easy to set up, connected to the iPad with no issues and gives readouts, changes resistance as it should.
One word of advice, get a fan! As there is no wind cooling you down, you'll get extremely sweaty. Also think about getting a towel to cover your bike from the sweat and also a turbo trainer tyre.
Andy - Ribble Staff,
10 January 2017
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Why does this not ship to New Zealand? Thanks
Thanks for the query.
We are unable to ship turbo trainers to New Zealand due to the size and weight of the item.
Is this Zwift compatible?
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Yes, this is a Zwift compatible trainer.
Can the resistance be paired to and controller by the trainer road app/software?
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Yes, as this is a 'smart' trainer this should be possible. This model can communicate via ANT+ or Bluetooth.
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