Tacx T2180 Vortex Virtual Smart TrainerThe Tacx Vortex Smart turbo trainer takes your training at home to a new level and offers all functions for a fully interactive indoor riding experience. Thanks to the encapsulated resistance unit, it is extremely quiet and ideal for home use. Cycling apps such as Zwift, Tacx and TrainerRoad can be easily connected.
Silent turbo trainer for your living room: the Vortex Smart from Tacx
Its wheel-on design allows for easy setup and storage. This trainer is the perfect winter training tool. The resistance unit is suitable for an average training level and can reach a maximum resistance of 950 Watt. Of the many possible training options, you can choose the software that best matches you and your way of training. If you want to train with a PC or laptop you can purchase the “Upgrade Smart”. 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).
Scope of delivery - Tacx Trainer Vortex Smart
- Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer T-2180
- Front wheel support
- Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)
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).
- 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 130 mm, MTB 135 mm. Adapters for other widths available
- Max. power (40 km/h): 950 Watt
- Max. incline: up to 7%
- Simulation of descent: No
- Max. torque: 16.3 Nm
- Max. brake force: 48 N
- Flywheel: Actual of 1,6 kg
- Mass inertia: 11.8 kg
- Calibration: Spin down
- Footprint (lxw): 675 × 650 mm (26.6 × 25.6 in)
- Height: 410 mm (16.1 in)
- Dimensions when folded: 565×410×245mm (22.2×16.1×9.65in)
Data Output and Control
- Wireless communication: ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart open
- Control by: Smartphone, Tablet, ANT+FE-C bike computers, Stand alone, Connect to computer via ANT+antenna
- Output: Speed, Cadence, Power
- Read out on: Smartphone, Tablet, Bike computer, Sports watch, Computer with ANT+ antenna
- Accuracy: <5%
- 9.08 kg (20 lbs)
Main Features - Vortex Smart
- Smart Trainer: Connect to popular training apps, like Zwift & Tacx.
- Foldable: A foldable frame for easy storage.
- Wheel-On: Wheel-on design for easy setup and storage.
- Interactive: A fully interactive Smart trainer simulating inclines up to 7%.
- Data: Measures speed, power and cadence.
- Flywheel: A 1,6 kg flywheel ensures the best ride feel.
The Flow Smart pairs seamlessly with most popular training apps and software to create the ultimate indoor training environment. Easily connect to cycling apps like Zwift, Tacx and Trainerroad.
Speed, Power & Cadence
All Tacx smart trainers measure speed, power and cadence accurately without the need for external sensors. However, when an external sensor is preferred it can be used and connected easily.
Smooth Ride 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.
Enclosed Resistance Unit
Compared to the Flow Smart, the Vortex Smart has an enclosed resistance unit. Minimizing noise levels by absorbing sounds as much as possible.
Securely Locked In
Tacx wheel-on trainers are easy to setup. With two easy clicks your bike is securely locked in the trainer frame, making sure that your bike is safely fixed and doesn’t go anywhere.
Dual Material Roll
The roll 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 absorbs vibrations to reduce noise.
Skyliner As A Handle
The Skyliner not only serves as a front wheel support for a natural cycling position, but can also be used as a handle for your trainer.
Designed with a large footprint and strong materials, this bike trainer is able to withstand the most intense training sessions.
Tacx Cycling Software
Explore the world with high quality Films and GPS workouts while challenging your friends. Train efficiently with structured training plans and cycling workouts. Analyse your data, export your activity to Strava, and make use of many more features.
Your favourite appCompatible Software:
Train with your favourite cycling software like Zwift, TrainerRoad and Sufferfest. The Tacx Smart trainers are easily connected to and controlled by most popular training apps. Race online in the virtual worlds of Zwift, achieve your cycling goals with the training plans of TrainerRoad, or anything else.
- Road Grand Tours
With the Tacx Utility App you can easily upgrade the firmware, test and calibrate your Tacx Smart trainer. Download this app for free from the App store or Google play.
Bike Computers & Watches
Easily connect your Smart trainer to your bike computer or sports watch. Display your workout data on these devices. A selection of bike computers and sports watches are also able to control the resistance of your Smart bike trainer.
Tacx Vortex Smart - T2180
Pawel M.Comment:Guter Wheel-on Trainer ABER wegen Bremse oder Geraüschen bereist inerhalb von 8Monaten 2x reklamiert. Das geht garnix. Mit dem Trainer bin ich knapp 800km mit durchschnittlichem Tempo gefahren und trotzdem hat er versagt. Die Verarbeitung ist gut. Das Fahrad sitzt fest und wackelt nicht viel. Aber für das Geld habe ich mehr Qualität erwartet und nicht immer 3-4Wochen Pause wegen defecter Bremse. Die Reklamationen funktionieren beim Bike Discount problemlos.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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