Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer 5052-822

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer


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An easy-on-the-wallet trainer with tech features that combat living room boredom. While spinning away, broadcast your speed and power to your tablet or computer via ANT+. Not only does it give you metrics to track your fitness, it allows you to link up to ride apps like Zwift. When it comes to resistance, the electromagnetic roller provides max power of 950 Watts (ouch). Plus, it automatically adjusts when using apps to simulate real world race courses and roads.

  • Magnetic resistance simulates gradients up to 7% with a max resistance of 950W for 10 sec, or 750W for a minute.
  • Reinforced frame is wide and stable for hard out of the saddle efforts.
  • Choose a course or training program via included Tacx training programs or the Tacx cycling app and resistance will adjust automatically.
  • Trainer is compatible with apps like Zwift, Trainer Road, and Kinomap.
  • Speed, cadence and power can be broadcast via ANT+ and Bluetooth smart to your bike computer or phone.
  • FE-C and Bluetooth smart controls adjust resistance.
  • Compatible with 120-240V external power supply.
  • Compatible with wheels from 26in., to 700c, to 29in.
  • When unplugged, resistance increases with speed.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Cycle training
Resistance type

How the trainer delivers resistance to the rear wheel of your bike.

Broadcast communication protocol

ANT+ is standard and will work with any ANT+ compatible device. Bluetooth communication, while not standard for bike trainers, works with many software packages and devices.

  • ANT+
  • Bluetooth Smart
Wireless resistance control

Virtual rides and device-controlled training require wireless communication. ANT+ FE-C is a device independent standard. Bluetooth protocol is not standardized, but will communicate with smartphones and tablets without an ANT+ adapter.

  • Bluetooth Smart
  • ANT+ FE-C
Data type

Power, cadence and speed are helpful for training sessions. This data can be transmitted to apps or software to create virtual rides or to pace yourself when training.

  • Cadence
  • Power
  • Speed
Maximum slope simulation 7%
Maximum resistance at 40Km/h 950W
Dimensions 67.5 x 65 x 41cm
External power supply required

If an external source is required, your trainer needs to be plugged into an outlet, or if unplugged, will have a reduced number of features.

Zwift Certified

Zwift certified trainers can have their resistance controlled by the software for a realistic experience.

Adjustable resistance Yes

Trainer can be folded flat for storage.

Made in Netherlands