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.
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 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 Suitable axles Width of rear fork: Race 130mm, MTB 135mm. Adapters for other widths available Supplied with Front wheel support , Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm) SPECIFICATIONS Max. power (40 km/h) 950 Watt Max. slope 7% Simulation of descent No Max. torque 16.3Nm Max. brake force 48N 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 9.08kg (20lbs) Article number T2180 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 <5%