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Tacx Vortex Smart Turbo Trainer

  • Spec Software PC/laptop Tacx Cycling app
  • Operation -
  • Resistance unit Electro
  • Realistic slope 7% 1
  • Descent simulation -
  • Max brake power (10 sec.) 950 Watt
  • Sprint power (1 min.) 750 Watt
  • Mass inertia 11,81 kg

Software

You may connect a Tacx Smart trainer to your smartphone, tablet or computer with ANT+ or Bluetooth® Smart in order to use our software and apps, or that of others. You may also use it stand-alone, without linking the trainer to a device. This means you are completely free to choose the software you want for your indoor cycling workout.

With our software and apps, you may regulate your training ride by heart rate, gradient and power, or you may pick a famous route or race. Besides that, you may compete with other riders online. The training options vary by application. 

All of our trainers are freely accessible since June 2015 as they are able to speak the ANT+ FE-C language. You can now adjust the resistance of our Smart trainers and check your speed, cadence and power with other software.

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Our Verdict

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 is 950 Watt.

Description

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Code : T2180

Brand : Tacx

Weight : 2.1KG

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 is 950 Watt. Instead of using a handlebar computer you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx Cycling apps.

If you want to train with a PC or laptop you can purchase the Upgrade Smart. 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® wireless technology. You can attach your tablet or smartphone to your handlebar with a special bracket (optional).

Technical Information
  • Spec Software PC/laptop Tacx Cycling app
  • Operation -
  • Resistance unit Electro
  • Realistic slope 7% 1
  • Descent simulation -
  • Max brake power (10 sec.) 950 Watt
  • Sprint power (1 min.) 750 Watt
  • Mass inertia 11,81 kg

Software

You may connect a Tacx Smart trainer to your smartphone, tablet or computer with ANT+ or Bluetooth® Smart in order to use our software and apps, or that of others. You may also use it stand-alone, without linking the trainer to a device. This means you are completely free to choose the software you want for your indoor cycling workout.

With our software and apps, you may regulate your training ride by heart rate, gradient and power, or you may pick a famous route or race. Besides that, you may compete with other riders online. The training options vary by application. 

All of our trainers are freely accessible since June 2015 as they are able to speak the ANT+ FE-C language. You can now adjust the resistance of our Smart trainers and check your speed, cadence and power with other software.

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Connect to Windows PC

Do you own a Vortex Smart and are you looking to get more out of your trainings than the Tacx apps can provide? You can achieve this by connecting your trainer to your computer. That way, you can train using the Tacx Trainer Software 4, Advanced. 

Instead of your tablet or smartphone, your computer is used to regulate your resistance and read out your performance data. For example, the computer software offers longer video’s in HD or Blu-Ray quality. While riding, the resistance on your rear wheel automatically changes when the slope increases or decreases.

To connect the Vortex Smart to your Windows computer, the Upgrade Smart is required. This package contains the Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced, a control box to mount on your handlebar and the ANT+ Antenna.

Stand-alone training

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.

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    Tacx Vortex Smart Turbo Trainer Reviewed by Keith,  On 24/09/2016 08:19:14

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    Great smart turbo trainer makes training so much more enjoyable and at a great price .Thanks Rutland Cycling for your great customer service too
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    Tacx Vortex Smart Turbo Trainer Great smart turbo trainer makes training so much more enjoyable and at a great price .Thanks Rutland Cycling for your great customer service too
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  • Is this the newest version of the vortex and does it come with a small bike computer to go on the handlebars.
    Question asked by max on Oct 24 2015 3:43PM
    This does not come with a small computer, you would need to use your phone or tablet.
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  • How much are the TACX compatible iPad brackets?
    Question asked by Nick on Dec 7 2014 5:12PM
    Hi Nick, The brackets can be found here; http://www.rutlandcycling.com/171963/products/tacx-handlebar-mount-for-ipad--and--tablets.aspx They are £27.99.
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  • How much will it cost me to have the trainer shipped to Florida? Are ther any other charges?
    Question asked by Charlie on Dec 4 2014 11:24PM
    Hi, unfortunately due to the weight of this item we are unable to ship this item to the USA. Apologies for any inconvenience.
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  • what are the noise levels like ?
    Question asked by dave on Nov 24 2014 1:42PM
    Hi, as with any turbo trainer these are not particularly quiet. However this one will be about as quiet as they get. I would recommend a turbo trainer floor mat to absorb the vibration and noise.
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  • Does this include the riser block?
    Question asked by Grant on Nov 5 2014 10:21PM
    Hi Grant, The TACX Vortex Smart comes with the riser block.
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    Our Click & Collect service offers all the benefits of shopping online, combined with an award-winning retail experience in one of our stores. Simply order your items, select Click & Collect and pick up your item at a time that's convenient for you - our stores are open 7 days a week. Best of all, the service is completely free.

    Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

    Delivery

    Free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10.

    We offer free, tracked UK delivery on orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. There are surcharges for international deliveries, off-shore deliveries and some areas of the UK. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, Saturday delivery and Collect+.

    All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals. Bicycles are shipped from a different warehouse to other items and so may arrive in advance of any other items you have ordered.

    Returns

    We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

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    Tacx Vortex Smart Turbo Trainer

    • Spec Software PC/laptop Tacx Cycling app
    • Operation -
    • Resistance unit Electro
    • Realistic slope 7% 1
    • Descent simulation -
    • Max brake power (10 sec.) 950 Watt
    • Sprint power (1 min.) 750 Watt
    • Mass inertia 11,81 kg

    Software

    You may connect a Tacx Smart trainer to your smartphone, tablet or computer with ANT+ or Bluetooth® Smart in order to use our software and apps, or that of others. You may also use it stand-alone, without linking the trainer to a device. This means you are completely free to choose the software you want for your indoor cycling workout.

    With our software and apps, you may regulate your training ride by heart rate, gradient and power, or you may pick a famous route or race. Besides that, you may compete with other riders online. The training options vary by application. 

    All of our trainers are freely accessible since June 2015 as they are able to speak the ANT+ FE-C language. You can now adjust the resistance of our Smart trainers and check your speed, cadence and power with other software.

    View full specs
    £284.99 was £399.99
    29% off
    £2.85
    Rutland Rewards Points earned with this item
    In Stock. Order in the next hours mins for build & despatch in 0 days.

    Spend £389 to Finance your Purchase

    Don't worry if the item(s) you have chosen don't reach the minimum spend for finance.

    You can finance your basket, providing that the items total £389 or more!

    Earn Rewards Points

    Our Customer Rewards scheme allows you to earn points every time you shop with us. The points you earn can be used to spend on products both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings.

    Signing up to the Customer Rewards scheme is free, and the points you earn can be used both online and in store. You can spend your points as soon as they're on your account, so you won't have to wait around for your savings. Rewards Points are valid for 12 months from purchase date.

    Any bike purchased using 0% finance and/or Cyclescheme (or other employee salary-sacrifice scheme) is excluded from this offer.

    90 Day Returns

    We offer a 90 day returns period for all items. Items must be returned unused and in their original packaging. Postage labels and collection services are available at a small cost for all items - including bicycles. Please read our full returns T&C's before returning items.

    30 Day Test Ride

    All the convenience of buying online, without the risk

    When you buy a new bike at full RRP from rutlandcycling.com, you can now benefit from the added reassurance of our Rutland 30-day test ride. Once your new bike arrives, you can ride it as your own for 30 days, and we're confident you'll love it! However, if it's not right for you, we'll exchange it for another model. (There's a nominal charge of £10 for us to collect your bike - just make sure you keep the box your bike arrived in.)

    On which bikes is the 30-day test ride available?

    The Rutland 30-day test ride is available on all full price, non-discounted bikes available for home delivery on rutlandcycling.com. It is not available on discounted or special offer bikes, click and collect bikes, bikes bought on finance, bikes bought through Cyclescheme, or bikes bought in store. This offer is only available on bikes delivered to mainland UK addresses.

    How does the test ride work?

    Your 30-day test ride starts from the date your bike is delivered. You must notify us by email within 30 calendar days of delivery that you intend to return the bike within this scheme. This offer applies to all bikes purchased on or after 14th August 2014. To ensure you remain eligible, we would ask that you adopt a 'fair usage' attitude during the test ride period, and make sure there is no damage to the bike outside of the minimal wear you would expect from a bike ridden for 30 days or a few rides. Please note that any damage to the bike, including damage from incorrect assembly, will invalidate the test ride.

    How many times can I use the 30-day test ride?

    We will allow up to two exchanges within this scheme.

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    Get a free Advanced Bike Fit, worth £120, when you purchase a 2015 bike over £1000 in store.

    When you spend over £1000 on a 2015 model bike in our Whitwell, Grafham, or Giant store, you'll be eligible for a for a free Advanced Bike Fit (or a free Giant PowerFit at our Giant store).

    The Advanced Bike Fit assesses your range of physical measurements and movements and applies them your bike to ensure that frame size, saddle position, handlebar configuration, and shoe/cleat set up are custom fitted to your body.

    This means you'll get the most out of your new ride straight away and make sure you're riding comfortably, and more importantly, as fast as possible.

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    Free Delivery over £10

    All of our bicycles are fully built by our experienced and certified mechanics prior to delivery; all you will need to do is turn the handlebars and fit some pedals.

    We offer free delivery on all orders over £10, with delivery starting from £1.99 for orders below this value. We also have a selection of premium shipping options available including timed slots, morning deliveries Saturday delivery services and Collect+. There are additional postage charges that are applicable for international orders and some off shore or remote areas of the UK. All bicycles are shipped separately to other items. Please see our delivery page for full details.

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    Don't live near our stores? Use our Collect+ service to collect your package from a location near you.

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    Please note that we can only price match identical items (including size and colour), which are in stock and available for immediate delivery. Comparison price includes all delivery charges.

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    Our Verdict

    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 is 950 Watt.

    Our Verdict

    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 is 950 Watt.

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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 is 950 Watt. Instead of using a handlebar computer you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx Cycling apps.

    If you want to train with a PC or laptop you can purchase the Upgrade Smart. 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® wireless technology. You can attach your tablet or smartphone to your handlebar with a special bracket (optional).

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