Tacx ProForm Vortex Smart T2180 TDF Edition + Holder for Tablet T2092The Vortex is an interactive Smart trainer with an electro brake. Here in the Tour de France Edition.
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.
The electro brake is suitable for an average training level. The gradient of the road is converted into resistance on the bike by creating a magnetic field. It can reliably simulate the road up to 7%. This brake does not simulate any descents.
The Vortex Smart works with an electro brake. By placing magnets and electro magnets beside a rotating aluminium disc, eddy currents are created which generate an opposing magnetic field. In this way a non-contact, maintenance-free brake is realized that is also silent. Thanks to the electro brake a resistance can be set that you also experience on the road or in a climb.
The electro brake does not have a downhill drive, such as the motor brake of the i-Genius, and it generates less power while riding uphill. When you are cycling in a virtual terrain or in a film you can get outside the range for which the brake is intended. To allow cyclists with a motor brake and cyclists with an electro brake to ride races against each other in Multiplayer, Tacx has developed the virtual speed. This concept translatesthe energy supplied into a certain speed, which can guarantee a fair contest. If this speed differs from the speed at which the rear wheel is running, the virtual speed will be shown on the screen in red.
The Tacx Cycling app for tablets and smartphones are quick and easy to use. With the Tacx Cycling app for tablets you can ride classic cycling races and legendary stages. You can also create your own training programmes and train according to heart rate, slope or power output, or use the pre-set fitness level tests. All your performance data is measured and displayed while you are cycling and stored so you can analyse them at a later stage. The Tacx Cycling app for smartphones allows you to train freely based on heart rate, slope or power output. Your performance data is displayed while you are cycling in form of ‘dynamic’ graphs. The applications for tablets and smartphones can be used in combination with any interactive Tacx trainer, in some cases an upgrade is needed.
Complementary app for tablet/smartphone
Download the Tacx Cycling app free of charge from the App Store or Play Store. There are applications for iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android smartphones. You can order and download Tacx films using a Tacx Cycling app for tablets. The films of the Tacx Cycling app cannot be combined with films of the Tacx Trainer software.
Compatibility Tacx Cycling app
Apple iPad 3 and higher; iPhone 4s and higher; iPod touch 5; Android version 4.3 and higher.
- Resistance unit: Electro
- Realistic slope: 7% 1
- Max brake power (10 sec.): 950 Watt
- Sprint power (1 min.): 750 Watt
- Mass inertia: 11,81 kg 2
2 Flywheel effect: the higher the value, the more realistic the cycling experience
- Tour de France Edition
Scope of delivery
- Tacx T2180 Vortex Virtual Smart Trainer TDF-Edition
- Tablet-Holder T2092
- Quick release
Please note: All our Tacx trainers are equipped with the german power plug(220-240 V). However, when using an adapter you are able to use it i.e. in the U.S. (110V).
Pance M.Comment:Fine for preset power training, poor realistic feel. Would better recommend fluid trainer for better feel and one with some flex in frame to avoid overload of spine.Hubert M.Comment:Hat mich den ganzen Winter durch begleitet. Sehr solides Gerät, mit der aktuellen Firmware funktioniert die Steuerung sowohl mit PC-Software (z.B. Trainerroad, Zwift etc.), mit dem Smartphone (z.B. Software von Tacx) und auch über ANT+FEC (z.B. mit dem Garmin Edge 520). Leistungsmessung lt. verschiedener Testberichte sehr genau.Honest H.Comment:Top Service and fast international shipping from Bike-Discount! Not a bad package and includes all you will need for Zwift etc. excluding the ANT dongle. Quite noisy, especially as you have to crank it up to high speed to really get the high resistance, especially if doing resistance intervals on Trainerroad or killing it in Sufferfest. Also noisy if you want to fly around in Zwift so be mindful of the neighbors... All and all good value for money but I'm sending it back for the Bushido... Bike-Discount: Keep up the great work!Dorin P.Comment:Perfect for Zwift, just add a ANT+ dongleDaniel B.Comment:Top!Dyl A.Comment:This was shipped to me in CAN in 6 days. From the forums I read about ordering from Germany to CAN using DHL I was expecting 2-4 weeks, it's going a long distance, to be expected. I did have to pay the duty on the amount paid for the item, not including shipping. With the T2990 software I set this up in a little over an hour and completed my first Virtual Reality ride. I picked up the trainer tire as well, brought the noise down noticeably when I put it on compared to my road tire. A PS3 power cord fits the unit. If your ordering to Canada it will come with the European Plug. All my e-mails to B-D were answered with a day. Danke!!Timor K.Comment:Einfach aufzubauen und zu benutzen. In Kombination mit Tablet-App auf Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 hervorragend - keine Probleme. Nur die Kalibrierung ist etwas fummelig und die Beschreibung in der App weicht von der Papierform ab. Unbedingt auf richtigen Reifendruck achten (ca. 8 bar). Ich fahre einen Conti Heimtrainerreifen und der funktioniert prima. Super schnelle Lieferung.
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