Tacx T2850 NEO 2 Smart Direct Drive TrainerThe pinnacle of indoor bike training, the Tacx NEO 2 Smart. On top of immersive features like Road feel, Dynamic Inertia and Descent simulation, this new direct drive also features Pedal stroke analysis. It is without question the most silent, realistic and accurate bike trainer available.
The most silent, smooth-running and realistic trainer with direct drive: the NEO 2 Smart from Tacx
The NEO 2 Smart has been equipped with an improved and faster chipset that enables smoother and more responsive control of the NEO motor. This leads to a quieter indoor cycling experience and paves the way for new and immersive features. With the new pedal stroke analysis function, power distribution and driving performance can be improved. A capacitive left and right detection sensor has been added to allow the bike trainer to measure the exact position of both legs.
The familiar features of the NEO Smart are still available. Like Road Feel, with which you can experience the vibrating feeling of driving on cobblestones, gravel and many other road surfaces (in Tacx Films and Zwift). And this exciting feeling of accelerating into a descent after reaching the top of a mountain is simulated with the Descent simulation. Like the NEO, it is equipped with dynamic inertia. In contrast to the mass inertia of a flywheel, the dynamic inertia compensates for weight, speed and angle of inclination, significantly improving the riding experience. With the isoconical and isotonic training modes, you train with a fixed force or speed to improve your pedal stroke. These modes are available for free in the Tacx Utility App.
This trainer is equipped with the same powerful resistance unit as the NEO, can simulate inclines of up to 25% and sprints up to 2200 watts. What distinguishes the NEO series from other trainers is the maximum resistance when cycling at low speeds, small gears and very steep climbs. Enables realistic Hill Climb simulations. One of the main advantages is that no maintenance or calibration is required. Unlike all other indoor trainers and direct drives, there are no physical transmissions (like a belt) or other internal or external factors influencing power measurement. It accurately measures your power over the entire operating range within 1% and ensures that the data is accurate and reliable.
The NEO 2 Smart is a fully interactive Smart Trainer. It measures speed, cadence and performance and can be controlled by Tacx and third-party applications. This trainer does not require an external energy source as it generates energy through the movement of the bike. So you can train anywhere, like on holiday or in a training camp! Its frame allows a few degrees of movement to the left and right while cycling, so that it follows the natural movement of the body and improves the riding experience. The frame folds down easily to a small size. When folded, the legs serve as handles for easy transport. By supplying this direct drive trainer with additional axle adapters, axle compatibility has been significantly increased. This bicycle trainer is compatible with 142x12mm and 148x12mm, directly from the box.
Product features - NEO 2 Smart
- Type of trainer: Interactive Smart direct drive with motor brake
- Magnets: 32 Neodymium magnets
- Transmission: None
- Electrical requirements: 110-240 Volt, Mains power optional
- Power indicator: Multicolour LED, Spot on floor
- Connection indicator (ANT/BT): 2 LEDs
- Firmware upgradable: Yes
- Suitable cassettes: Shimano & SRAM: 8 - 11 speed. Campagnolo body sold separately
- Suitable axles: Width of rear fork: Race 130 mm, MTB 135 mm, 142 mm & 148 mm. Adapter for 135 x 10 mm available.
- Max. power (40 km/h): 2200 Watt
- Max. incline: 25%
- Simulation of descent: Yes
- Max. torque: 85 Nm
- Max. brake force: 250 N
- Flywheel: Virtual
- Mass inertia: Variable to 125kg (275.6lbs)
- Calibration: No calibration required
- Footprint (lxw): 575 × 750 mm (22.6 × 29.5 in)
- Height: 550 mm (21.7 in)
- Dimensions when folded: 620 × 260 × 440 mm (24.4 × 10.2 × 17.3 in)
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: <1%
- 21.5 kg (manufacturer information)
- Pedal stroke Analysis: Measures the exact position of your left and right leg.
- Road Feel: Feel the vibrating sensation of riding over cobble stones and gravel.
- Isokinetic & isotonic: Train on a fixed speed or power level.
- No calibration: The only trainer that doesn’t need to be calibrated.
- Connection indicators: Intuitive LED lights indicate if you’re connected and powered.
- Foldable: A foldable frame for easy transport and storage.
With the NEO Tacx already thought they designed to most silent trainer possible. Yet, they’ve pushed its technical limits and created an even more quiet Smart trainer. Revolutionizing the market with the NEO 2 Smart.
Smooth Ride feel
By completely redesigning the electronics, the NEO 2 Smart has been given a more responsive control of the motor. Leading to an even smoother ride feel then its predecessor. As the NEO, it features Dynamic inertia. It compensates for weight, speed and angle of inclination. This ensures the most realistic and smooth ride feel possible.
Pedal Stroke Analysis
The NEO 2 Smart measures the position of your left and right leg. This allows you to precisely measure and analyze your pedaling technique in order to develop a more effective pedal stroke.
Accurate and Reliable
The Tacx NEO 2 Smart measures your power with incredible precision, making sure you that your data is accurate and reliable. This Smart trainer is the only trainer that doesn’t require a calibration process. This Smart trainer measures your power accurately within 1%.
Unmatched power. The NEO 2 Smart is able to resist sprints up to 2200 watts and simulate climbs up to a 25% incline. Making sure the NEO Smart is able to deliver during the most intense training sessions.
By supplying the NEO 2 Smart with additional axle adapters, the axle compatibility significantly increased. This direct drive is compatible with 142x12mm and 148x12mm axles, straight out of the box.
Experience the vibrating sensation of riding on cobblestones, gravel and many other road surfaces. This immersive feature is unique to the NEO and can be used with Tacx Films and Zwift.
At to the top of a hill or mountain there is always that exciting feeling of accelerating into a descent. Exactly that feeling is what this bike trainer gives you. The NEO 2 Smart accelerates in a descent.
Stable yet Flexible
The design of the NEO 2 Smart allows a few degrees of movement to the left and right while cycling. Its frame follows the natural course of your body, bringing you a certain freedom of movement that improves the cycling feeling.
The NEO 2 Smart doesn’t require an external power source as it generates its own energy from your cycling movement. This direct drive trainer can easily be used anywhere you like. When connected to an external power source the Descent simulation feature is enabled.
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.
1 Month Free Premium
All Tacx Smart trainers come with a free month subscription of the Tacx Premium software.
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
Tacx utility app
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.
Scope of delivery
- 1 x T2850 NEO 2 Smart Premium Direct Drive Trainer
- 1 x Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)
- 1 x Direct drive quick release with adapter set 142x12mm
- 1 x 1 month Tacx Premium software
- 1 x Front wheel support
Please note: All 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).
Tacx NEO 2 Smart
Gilberto M.Comment:The tacx NEO 2 is almost perfect, because the experience on Zwift is immersive and really interactive. The ERG training is interesting and the speed that this device changes the resistance is stunning. The Tacx NEO 2 almost don't produce noise while the workouts, regardless of the intensity. I like the downhill drive simulation and the road ride feel simulation. Rarely, I have som dropout problems with my Neo 2 in Zwift, but I think is some problem im my computer, because on Zwift companion app I don't have issues. The only desadvantage that I found is the price of Tacx NEO 2!!Josef S.Comment:Tolles Gerät - und auch noh ein Trikot dazu - was will man mehr?!Dirk B.Comment:Tacx bewirbt die Pedaltritt-Analyse "Misst die genaue Position deines linken und rechten Beins", welche aber für Apple Benutzer nicht zu verfügung steht. Das ist schlicht Betrug am Kunden! Da hätte ich mir den Kauf des neuen Neo sparen können und das preiswertere Vorgängermodel im Ausverkauf zulegen können! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Dirk, We're sorry for the inconvenience. Unfortunately the Pedal Stroke analysis is not yet available on the Mac version of the Tacx Desktop app. This feature will added to the Mac TDA in the near future. Kind Regards Tacx Support Dirk Baeckmann Jan 8, 10:34 CET Hello Tacx team, I bought the new Neo 2 Trainer in December and miss the PEDAL HUB ANALYSIS during the evaluation "Accurate pedal stroke analysis with left and right balance". I use a MacBook and the Tacx Desktop App! Please let me know if I need to install something extra (use only Bluetooth for the connecting)? Best regards DirkMichael P.Comment:WAHNSINNSGERÄT!!! Das warten und sparen hat sich gelohnt.
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