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Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer (Ex-Demo / Ex-Display)


Product code:  EV299429
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Vortex Smart Trainer (Ex-Demo / Ex-Display). This is an ex display Trainer which may have some minor cosmetic marks and the original box is damaged. Please see image.

The Tacx Vortex Smart trainer is one of Tacx's interactive trainers in which you can use it to train in a targeted and serious manner. Use the trainer without your PC or laptop, Instead using a handlebar computer(Compatible mobile or Tablet) you train by connecting the Vortex quickly and easily to the Tacx Cycling apps. You can manually set training session whilst cycling: slope, power output or heart rate programmes. You can use multiple other software programmes through your Tacx Turbo Trainer. On Tacx trainers this is called FE-C, which enables you to use your favourite software be it: BKOOL, ZWIFT, Virtuial Training or many others to choose from. The interactive world allows you to virtually ride through some of the toughest conditions, conquer some of the hardest climbs and descend down some of the scariest mountains. The route is displayed on your laptop, computer or TV and the trainer communicates wirelessly. The trainer uses an electro brake, and this works by placing magnets and electro magnets beside a rotating aluminium disc, eddy currents are created which generate an opposing magnetic field. Thanks to the electro brake a resistance can be set that you also experience on the road or in a climb.

The software that the Vortex uses is a little bit more basic than that of the Busido or the IRONMAN. The simplified software still allows you to train in a scientific way but with not as many readings as the more powerful software. It contains two beautifully designed Virtual Reality terrains: the Valeggio road terrain in Italy and a Velodrome, however you do have the possibility of cycling in the Tacx films. Making your training a little more fun, adventurous and now with the GPS outdoor training, you can record rides which can be completely relived at home. interact with people all over the world, with Multiplayer you can compete online against real opponents. This requires a license. With the Basic software and a Multiplayer license you can ride in the VR against up to ten real opponents.The Vortex is the perfect option for enthusiastic cyclists who want to prepare themselves at home for big tours or races. Easy to use, everybody can start at once.

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Ex-Display & Soiled parts, accessories and clothing are items that have imperfections or have suffered wear during the course of sale here at Evans Cycles. They include ex-display or ex-demo items, items that have been returned by customers or items that are missing parts. If parts are missing we would have been unable to source the exact original replacements but with a little bit of handiwork from your side these could be restored to full working condition. Please read defects description and view images for full details. These items are only available for online purchase or Click and Collect. We are unable to supply these items Internationally

Returns & Warranty Policy: Our standard returns policy does not apply to this item, returns must be made within 14 days of purchase. This item is sold with a 6 month limited warranty due to each item being unique in condition. In instances where an item cannot be repaired under warranty then an Evans Cycles credit of equal value to the soiled item purchase price will be issued. All warranty claims must be made through our contact centre on +44 (0)1293 574900

Brake Electro brake
Fly Wheel Virtual, 1.65kg flywheel with effect of 11.8kg
Frame Strong and Lightweight Aluminium
Material Aluminium body with Engineering grade plastics
Resistance levels Simulation of incline of up to 7%
Resistance Wireless Electro
Compatibility Apple iPad 3 and higher, iPhone 4s and higher, iPod touch 5, Android version 4.3 and higher
Adaptable Wheel Size 26", 27.5", 29" and 700c with Trainer Tyre
Communication ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart open
Closure Quick release styled handle and closure
Dimensions Footprint : 675x650mm
Height : 410 mm
In the Box Vortex Smart Trainer
Front wheel support
Quick release for racing bikes and mountain bikes (5 mm)
Weight 9.08kg
Notes Needs power supply via wall plug


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