Tacx T2180 Vortex Virtual Smart TrainerThe 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).
- 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 2
- Wheel size: 26"- 29"
1 With a total weight of 75 kg
2 Flywheel effect: the higher the value, the more realistic the cycling experience
Scope of delivery
- Tacx T2180 Vortex Virtual Smart Trainer
- 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).
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.
Govinda Sundaram N.Comment:Great Product, I never imagined I could get such performance with a Trainer. Received in good conditionЮрий С.Comment:Не отрабатывает градиент больше 4%.Sven W.Comment:Das Teil macht in der Kombination mit dem Programm Zwift einfach Riesen Laune. Die eigenen Tacx Programme habe ich noch gar nicht getestet, da ich nur auf Zwift fahre.Eric J.Comment:Excellent customer service and great trainer!! Package was banged up when it arrived but shipping to Canada is a long way, so not unexpected. Worked fine although one item was missing (the front wheel lift) but not critical and was provided very expeditiously once brought to their attention.Gokhan K.Comment:I really like the vortex. It is all you need. Gayet başarılı bir ürün. Yılbaşı arifesinden dolayı dhl'in getirmesi biraz yavaş oldu ama müşteri hizmetleri çok ilgiliydiJason D.Comment:Shipped in decent time and significantly cheaper than anywhere in Canada.Charles M.Comment:Works smoothly / perfectly with Zwift. Bike Discount has the cheapest price for the Smart Vortex ( even after being shipped to Canada )Virgil C.Comment:I have ridden 1500km in 6 weeks with this trainer and it's all good. No problems. It's very powerful, I average around 300W for 1:15 hours.BYEONGJIN H.Comment:good
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