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Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer £315.78 – Save £85

Posted on October 31, 2016 | in Training | by

The TacxVortex Smart Trainer is going to change your life completely!  It’s certainly going to change my life when I get this turbo trainer for Christmas.  It combines two of my favourite pastimes – cycling and computer games.  What could possibly be better?

Tacx is one of the biggest names in cycle training gear with a huge range of turbo trainers and rollers, but there’s something a bit special about the TacxVortex Smart Trainer.  It connects to your computer, tablet or smartphone and allows you to train or race with (or against) your friends.  You can do this using the Tacx software or, for even more fun, you can use cycling software like Zwift.

Buy Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer from Wiggle for £315.78

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer at Wiggle £315.78

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer at Wiggle £315.78

What is this Zwift thing?

Think of Zwift as a kind of massive multi-player online game where you compete with other real riders by cycling on your turbo trainer. It’s a beautiful cycling computer game where your bike and your body become the controller.  It’s the most exciting thing ever if you’re into cycling and computer games.  Just have a look at this video:

Why is the Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer so good for Zwift?

You can play Zwift with a cheaper, non-smart turbo trainer (with an ant+ speed sensor) and the game will still work by calculating your power output from your speed. This is all great, but a smart trainer like the Tacx Vortex adds another dimension.  When you start to climb up hill on Zwift, the game talks to the Tacx Vortex and the resistance to your peddaling is incresed.  In a nutshell, the turbo trainer adapts itself to the undulations on the road in the game. How fantastic is that?

Are there any Tacx Vortex turbo trainer reviews?

Bikeradar are always one of my favourite review sites, and a 4.5 star rating for this turbo trainer is pretty impressive:

There are also 46 reviews on Wiggle itself with 4.5 star aggregate ratings:

Ready to set yourself up for dry, safe winter training?

Whether you’re a keen cyclist, an avid gamer. or both, you’ll really want to set yourself up for a winter of fun and fitness.  No more crawling into spring with a palid skin and a wobbly belly – winter training has suddenly become a lot more fun.  It might even tempt the kids away from Minecraft!

Buy Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer from Wiggle for £315.78

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