Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer

Code: T2180
  • Now 450,00 €
Item out of Stock | Usually dispatched within 24-48 hours

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer

The Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer offers a complete smart turbo training experience for Zwift, TrainerRoad, and many other online training platforms at an exceptional price. It incorporates the same precision speed, power, and cadence sensors of some top-end trainers, and offers unrivalled value in a robust, portable, and reliable unit. This wheel-on trainer is quick and easy to set-up and its secure lock-in mechanism keeps your bike firmly in place as you tackle your online race, surge ahead, and sprint for the line.

Realistic Resistance and Quiet Operation

With its interactive flywheel motor, it provides an impressive maximum resistance of 950 watts and realistically mirrors gradients of up to 7%, giving you a challenging and rewarding turbo training experience. Despite these capabilities, its enclosed resistance unit and dual-material 33mm roller ensures quieter operation with fewer vibrations so you can put in the miles without upsetting your loved ones or neighbours.

A Versatile Smart Trainer

Just like pro-standard smart trainers, the Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer’s comes with a complete range of inbuilt precision sensors, providing exceptional versatility and convenience. You can quickly and easily connect to the biggest online cycling apps, like Tacx Cycling, Zwift, TrainerRoad, and many others, communicating wirelessly via ANT+ and Bluetooth® technology for an immersive and convenient training experience.

Compact and Foldable

This exceptionally portable trainer can be folded, stored, and carried with the included Skyliner front wheel support, which ensures your bike remains balanced and stable. Then, when ready to roll, the trainer offers a wide footprint and stable platform to handle the most intense sessions, so you can put the power down and make significant progress.




  • Software: PC/laptop Tacx Cycling app
  • Resistance unit: Electro
  • Wireless Communication: ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart open
  • Realistic slope: 7% 
  • Max brake power (10 sec):  950 Watt
  • Sprint power (1 min): 750 Watt
  • Mass inertia: 11.81kg*
  • UK plug supplied
  • Manufacturer Part Number: T2180

Flywheel effect: the higher the value, the more realistic the cycling experience


  • Connect To Your Device: The Tacx Vortex Smart trainer can connect wirelessly to your computer, tablet, or smartphone, allowing you to train using online platforms like Zwift, TrainerRoad, or Tacx’s own software. Analyse detailed performance data and enjoy the experience of the trainer reacting onscreen to your environment, providing more resistance on the climbs or headwinds.
  • Stand-Alone Training: When the Vortex Smart isn’t connected to a smartphone, tablet or computer, it behaves as a fluid trainer. In this mode, the trainer behaves progressively: when your speed increases, the resistance increases as well. So even if you can’t get connected, you still have a viable trainer ready to go.
  • Resistance Unit: The trainer’s resistance unit provides a realistic cycling experience by increasing or reducing the resistance on the rear wheel. Up to 7% inclines can be simulated on the trainer giving you the feeling and training benefits of tackling huge mountain climbs from the comfort of your own home.
  • Electro Brake: 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.
  • Virtual Speed: 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 translates the 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.
  • Tacx Cycling App: 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 also order and download inspirational Tacx films using a Tacx Cycling app for tablets.



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Orders outside of Ireland incur an extra shipping charge, depending on location and total cost.  We subsidise shipping as much as possible, whilst using reputable shipping companies to ensure the best and safest possible delivery to you.

Delivery Schedule

We despatch your order within 24 hours (standard shipping days, Monday - Friday) where items are in stock. Orders received before 11.30am that are in stock and available (not at the warehouse) will be despatched on the same day.  Overnight delivery is used for Ireland and Northern Ireland.  48 hour delivery as standard to the UK mainland (e.g. if we despatch Monday, you will usually receive Wednesday).  International orders are generally received in under 7 working days. Please note that the couriers will not guarantee the above delivery times but they hold true almost always.

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Tax Charges

For orders made from and/or delivery to Ireland or the European Union, 23% VAT is included where applicable. All other orders are VAT free.

Returns Policy

Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.

You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 30 working days for a refund less the cost to us of shipping the goods to you initially. Do this by contacting us by email or telephone and quoting the order number supplied to you. Your refund will be paid within 15 days. You are responsible for the cost and risk of loss or damage when returning the goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value. This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault - for example, if goods are faulty or mis-described.

Any goods returned must be in the same perfect condition as when purchased.  Some items cannot be accepted for return due to safety or hygiene reasons - Cycle Helmets and sunglasses are included in this category.

These terms apply to your order. We may change our terms and conditions at any time, so please do not assume that the same terms will apply in the future.

None of these terms affect your legal rights and these are not diminished in any way. If any term is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, that term is automatically omitted from the terms to minimum extent necessary to comply with the law and without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder.

The business is based in the Reupublic of Ireland and the currency is Euro.  If you have paid with a bank card based in another currency, you may be subject to transaction fees and exchange rates that are outside of our control.  If you then need a refund, we will refund the amount required, but due to currency fluctuations and bank fees you may not see the exact amount returned to your bank account.

If you cancel an order while it is in transit to you, you will be charged a minimum of €7.50 to cover the cost of the return shipping (this is for orders in Ireland).  The cost will be higher outside of Ireland.  We promise that we will only charge you the actual cost to us, there will be no further surcharge.  This cost will be deducted from any refund due for the item(s) returned.

Warranty Returns Policy
Please either call into the shop or email internet@theedge-sports.com with details of your purchase as follows:

  • Date and Time of Purchase
  • Product purchased and problem
  • Photograph of the issue (if there is a problem that could be shown by the photo such as a stitching issue).

If you are emailing, we will contact you to find out more information about the issue before you send the goods back to us.  You will need to pay return postage to us, we will pay the postage of the replaced / repaired item back to you.

All returns to The Edge Sports either by post or to our shop MUST be in a clean condition or for Health and Safety reasons the returns manager will not be able to accept them.