Exploring the Mont Ventoux together with your training mate, inside near the fireplace? You can do it with the i-Vortex, the first Tacx trainer that is a VR and ergotrainer in one. This means that you can connect the trainer with the PC, to add more entertainment to your sessions, and that you can also use it stand-alone for serious and concentrated training.
The i-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. This cool trainer features a white frame and a handlebar computer with a display that makes all relevant training data visible at a glance.
The handlebar computer doesn’t have a memory; you set programs for slope, power or heart rate manually while training. The ANT dongle guarantees wireless communication between the i-Vortex and the PC. Like the i-Genius, the i-Vortex works with the Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced, the most elaborate version.
Tacx i-Vortex - Unique total package:
The i-Vortex electro brake consists of 8 magnets and a 2 kg flywheel. The maximum resistance is 950 Watt. The system is wireless, there is no cable running anymore between the brake and the handlebar computer. A cadence sensor is no longer needed either, although power is.
Re-riding famous routes through the Tacx films, such as the lifelike ascent of the Mont Ventoux, is one of the many possibilities you can benefit from. The i-Vortex is a unique total package.
Tacx i-Vortex Features:
Virtual Reality / Ergotrainer:
Including Skyliner front wheel support
Handlebar computer with custom made display (ANT )
Wireless communication between brake system, handlebar computer and PC (ANT dongle)
Cadence and balance measurement without sensors
Tacx Trainer software 4, Advanced:
Very advanced software with unlimited possibilities
4 computer animated Virtual Reality terrains
2 criterium races and velodrome with Gameplay against virtual opponents
Catalyst training programs with 3D display
Films of well-known races (optional)
Multiplayer web racing 1 year or 1/2 year (optional)
GPS routes through Google Earth (optional)
Catalyst training with slope (-5 to 20%), power output or heart rate
Brake force can be adjusted manually while cycling
Integrated brake system with 8 magnets
Maximum resistance 950 Watt
Supple pedal stroke through 2 kg flywheel
Slope: from -5% to 20%
Power: from 10 Watt to 990 Watt
Heart rate: between 40 bpm and 240 bpm
Weight: 40 to 120 kg
Speed: km/h of mph
HF reception: analogue and ANT
Consumption: Kcal, kJoule
Sound: on or off
HF reception: 80 to 120
Calibration: for accurate power display
Speed: current speed, stopwatch, trip distance, total distance, maximum speed, average speed
Cadence: current cadance, average candace, maximum cadence, total number of revolutions during the session
Power: current power, average power, maximum power, total consumption in kcal
Heart rate: current heart rate, average heart rate, maximum heart rate, time below bottom limit,time within heart rate limits, time above the top limit
Note: This is designed to work with a 220 Volt Power Supply
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