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  • Links wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet via ANT+ and Bluetooth®; data can be viewed on several devices simultaneously, including bike computers and sports watches
  • Works with both Apple® and Android™ tablets and smartphones with Tacx apps to measure speed, cadence and power
  • Use as a stand-alone trainer without a smartphone, tablet or computer; fluid trainer behaves progressively: when your speed increases, the resistance increases as well
  • Electro brake features 8 powerful magnets for up to 950 watts of resistance
  • Automatic operation; 7% realistic slope; descent simulation; 750 watt sprint power (1 minute); 11.81 kg mass inertia
  • Includes an integrated 1.7kg flywheel and Skyliner front wheel support

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Specs

Best Use Cycling
Resistance Type Magnet
Dimensions 26.6 x 25.6 x 16.1 inches
Software Controlled Yes
Weight 22 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best power trainer for the money This is the best power trainer for the price range. I have also bought the Wahoo Kickr Snap and that had LOADS of technical problems. Haven't had too much of that with this one, but you do have to know how to correctly pair it.I use it for Zwift riding, and I had to look up the directions through Zwift on how to pair it to Zwift (hint: you do it as a controllable trainer - look up "how to pair tacx vortex to zwift"). There are youtube videos on how to set this thing up initally. Here are the problems I have had with this thing, but still think is worth the money: -wouldn't transmit my cycling to Zwift (i.e, I was cycling on my bike and my avatar in Zwift was not moving anywhere). It turned out I simply had to unplug it and plug it back in and it correctly connected to Zwift. - The TacX app isn't the best app out there, but sure beats the Wahoo Fitness app. I like how that app told you what the right resistance settings were for the trainer and how close you were or weren't to the right resistance. The Wahoo App didn't have that. I had a lot of bluetooth connectivity issues to this app, but luckily you only really need to use this once (to get the right resistance) and assuming you never change out the bike on the trainer (i.e, you're not going to put a different bike on the trainer). After that you don't really have to deal with this sub-par app and can continue Zwifting. Also another way this is SO much better than the Wahoo Fitness App is that you only have to calculate the correct resistance once (initial set up) and NOT every time you want to do a trainer ride, like with the Kickr Snap. -other than that there is the typical technical difficulties you have to figure out with every indoor trainer you set up. this might take multiple days and tries to get right. Stick in there! this trainer is worth it once you get everything else.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bummer. Broke after 1 hour of use I bought this the other day and was really excited to use it. Normally they don't stock these in stores but a local REI had a new unopened unit in stock. I took it home, setup Zwift, connected everything up, and started riding. No exaggeration, it started making a funny noise as I stopped pedaling after less than 1 hour of use. It sounds like a small marble bouncing around. Of course I am going to swap it out for a different brand. Total bummer because I really wanted to enjoy this unit.
Date published: 2017-02-01
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best power trainer for the money This is the best power trainer for the price range. I have also bought the Wahoo Kickr Snap and that had LOADS of technical problems. Haven't had too much of that with this one, but you do have to know how to correctly pair it.I use it for Zwift riding, and I had to look up the directions through Zwift on how to pair it to Zwift (hint: you do it as a controllable trainer - look up "how to pair tacx vortex to zwift"). There are youtube videos on how to set this thing up initally. Here are the problems I have had with this thing, but still think is worth the money: -wouldn't transmit my cycling to Zwift (i.e, I was cycling on my bike and my avatar in Zwift was not moving anywhere). It turned out I simply had to unplug it and plug it back in and it correctly connected to Zwift. - The TacX app isn't the best app out there, but sure beats the Wahoo Fitness app. I like how that app told you what the right resistance settings were for the trainer and how close you were or weren't to the right resistance. The Wahoo App didn't have that. I had a lot of bluetooth connectivity issues to this app, but luckily you only really need to use this once (to get the right resistance) and assuming you never change out the bike on the trainer (i.e, you're not going to put a different bike on the trainer). After that you don't really have to deal with this sub-par app and can continue Zwifting. Also another way this is SO much better than the Wahoo Fitness App is that you only have to calculate the correct resistance once (initial set up) and NOT every time you want to do a trainer ride, like with the Kickr Snap. -other than that there is the typical technical difficulties you have to figure out with every indoor trainer you set up. this might take multiple days and tries to get right. Stick in there! this trainer is worth it once you get everything else.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bummer. Broke after 1 hour of use I bought this the other day and was really excited to use it. Normally they don't stock these in stores but a local REI had a new unopened unit in stock. I took it home, setup Zwift, connected everything up, and started riding. No exaggeration, it started making a funny noise as I stopped pedaling after less than 1 hour of use. It sounds like a small marble bouncing around. Of course I am going to swap it out for a different brand. Total bummer because I really wanted to enjoy this unit.
Date published: 2017-02-01
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