Tacx Vortex Smart


The Vortex Smart offers all the necessary features you need for a fully interactive indoor cycling experience. It connects to most popular training apps, like Zwift, Tacx and Trainerroad. The resistance unit is enclosed to absorb sounds. And its wheel-on design allows for easy setup and storage. This trainer is the perfect winter training tool.

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True road feel
Even though the Vortex Smart has a small flywheel, it still has a very decent and smooth ride feel. The 1,6 kg (3.5 lbs) flywheel is able to replicate a mass inertia effect of 11,8 kg (26 lbs), enough to give you the feeling of riding outdoors.
Smart & fully connected
This trainer 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 if you do not connect the trainer, it will simulate a flat road.
Multifunctional front wheel support
The Skyliner is a front wheel support that raises the front wheel for a natural cycling position and increased stability. It also serves as a handle to carry the trainer.
Click & ride
The bike is fixed in the trainer easily by two simple clicks.
Unique dual material roller
The roll 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 aborbs vibrations to reduce noise.
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. Click on more information for an explanation of the compatibility and functions of each software package.
Firmware upgrades
With the Tacx Utility app you can always benefit from the latest firmware for the Tacx trainer and check the connection with other devices. When an update is available, you receive a notification and you can decide whether you want to update your trainer.
Features & Specifications
Type of Trainer: Interactive Smart trainer with electric brake
Magnets: 6 Magnets
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
Supplied With: Front wheel support, Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)
Max. Power (40 km/h): 800 Watt
Max. Slope: 7%
Simulation of Descent: No
Max. Torque: 15.3Nm
Max. Brake Force: 45N
Flywheel: Actual of 1,6kg
Flywheel Effect: 11.8kg
Calibration: Spin down
Footprint (lxw): 675×650mm (26.6×25.6in)
Height: 410mm (16.1in)
Dimensions When Folded: 565×410×245mm (22.2×16.1×9.65in)
Weight: 9.41kg (20.7lbs)
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%