Tacx Flux S Smart Trainer

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Product Description

By changing the design of its iconic predecessor, the FLUX S Smart gained a wider bike compatibility range. It has been redesigned in order to fit long cage derailleurs. The FLUX S Smart is a reliable and powerful trainer with a smooth ride feel. This interactive direct drive trainer makes Smart training accessible to any cyclist. ANT+ and Bluetooth enables you to connect to your favourite applications.

Key Features:

  • Included with QR skewer, bolt thru axles available separately
  • Max power 1500 Watt
  • Realistically simulate inclines up to 10% gradient
  • The most silent flywheel trainer available
  • Compatible with Zwift and other popular training apps
  • Cassette not included.

Accurate & Reliable. A reliable, accurate and consistent power measurement is key to keep track of your performance and progress. This is exactly what the FLUX S Smart is designed for, it measures your power accurately within 3%

Smooth Ride Feel. A smooth ride feel and swift responsiveness are key to replicate the experience of your outdoor rides. With its large flywheel, the FLUX S ensures the same sensation of riding on the road.

Extremely silent. The FLUX 2 Smart is designed to bring vibrations and noise levels to the absolute minimum. This resulted in the most silent flywheel equipped bike trainer available.

Stand Alone. The smart electronics of this bike trainer allow you to train stand alone, without any software. It follows a progressive power curve, the resistance will increase progressively when you ride faster. Precisely replicating riding on a flat road.

Connection Indicators. Intuitive LED lights provide a visual confirmation when the trainer is powered and connected to a device over ANT+ or Bluetooth.

Stable Frame. Designed to withstand the most intense training sessions, this bike trainer is built to last. A large footprint ensures maximum stability and durable materials give the quality you would expect.

1 Month free premium. All Tacx Smart trainers come with a free month subscription of the Tacx Premium software. Check out what the possibilities are at the Tacx software webpage

The FLUX S Smart is an accessible direct drive trainer with full Smart functionality. By changing the external design of its predecessor, it gained a wider bike compatibility range whereby it’s now compatible with long cage derailleurs. The well balanced design ensures maximum stability when cycling in even the most explosive sprints. The internal mechanics of the FLUX S Smart are redesigned to improve the power measurement. Because of this, the trainer is reliable, accurate and consistent and calculates your power accurately within 3%. This is key to keep track of your performance and progress. The internal upgrade together with the heavy flywheel of 7 kg (15.4 lbs) improved the ride feel significantly. This direct drive trainer is designed to bring vibrations and noise levels to the absolute minimum, resulting in the most silent flywheel equipped bike trainer
available.


It comes with ANT+ (FE-C) and Bluetooth Smart technology, enabling you to connect to your favourite applications like the Tacx Desktop app and Zwift. The smart electronics of the FLUX S Smart also allow you to train stand alone, without any software connections. Using the Tacx Utility app you can easily update the firmware to the latest version, so you can always make use of the latest improvements and features.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Smart Turbo Trainer Guide

 

Smart Turbo Trainers Guide 

How do turbo trainers work?

Most turbo trainers work by fixing to your bike frame with a clamp around the quick release skewer of your rear wheel. This puts your bike into a position where the rear tyre will sit on the turbo trainer’s roller drum. As you begin to pedal, your rear wheel spins and the roller drum turns. However,  If you want to have the full training experience and feel the resistance change as you ride through virtual worlds like Zwift, you will need a Smart Trainer.


What is a smart turbo trainer?

Every big turbo trainer brand now has a range of smart turbo trainers. They are the new big thing in the indoor cycle training market. These turbos use electromagnetic resistance and can be synced wirelessly with ANT+ and/or Bluetooth Smart to your 3rd party training apps, devices, power meters and sensors. This connectivity can greatly enhance your training regime and open up fun virtual training apps to keep you motivated.

Zwift, BKOOL and other training apps can automatically change the resistance of your turbo trainer opening up the possibility of sprint training, intervals and even simulate climbs of up to 20% gradients.

You can also use apps to pre-load a set training plan to follow or plug-in GPS data and ride famous cycling routes from around world while viewing the route on your computer or smart T.V.

 


Zwift virtual training app

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Zwift is powerful training app where you can challenge yourself against other real-world riders to a race in a 3D virtual environment. Zwift distinguishes itself from other training apps by offering a video game-like experience with immersive virtual worlds for you to ride in. As well as structured workouts, Zwift gives you the opportunity to join group rides with other riders of a similar ability and even compete in online races. It’s a great way to mix up your training and have a bit of fun.

Your power is measured by the watts you produce, which is then used to move you forward through the 3D environment. Speed is also adjusted by your height, weight and even the road gradient for added realism. We have made a Zwift guide that gives a more detailed breakdown of virtual training with Zwift

Zwift is compatible with a wide range of turbo trainers, indoor bikes and rollers with ANT+ or BLE enabled. Read our Zwift Compatibility guide for more information.


What is a direct drive turbo trainer?

The best smart turbo trainers use Direct drive. These "wheel on" turbo trainers work in a different way to a traditional turbo trainer. Your bike is attached to the drive unit via the cassette, so you do away with the rear wheel entirely. This does mean it takes a bit longer to setup than a traditional turbo, but you get some useful benefits in return.

1

The flywheel is moved to a central position

This offers a more lifelike feel compared to a traditional turbo where the flywheel is placed behind the rear wheel.

2

Precision performance metrics

Most direct drive turbos are compatible with a range of power meters, sensors, apps and devices to let you track your performance data. With no rear wheel, there is no tyre slippage or roller drum tension to cause inconsistencies in your data.

3

Quiet operation

Direct drive turbos are much quieter than a standard turbo trainer as there is no roller or tyre friction to create noise.

4

No tyre wear

No rear wheel means no tyre. No need for a second rear wheel and trainer tyre, making it that much easier to set your bike up for riding outside.


Direct Drive - Easier to live with

Once the additional cassette that matches the speed and range of your existing one is mounted to the trainer, there is no need for any extra parts. One of the most important benefits of a direct drive trainer is that there is no need for a dedicated trainer tyre or extra wheel.

With a traditional wheel-on trainer there is significant wearing to the rear tyre, so a harder compound dedicated trainer tyre is used, the tyre would need to be changed every time you ride outdoors, and again when back indoors. Some even purchase an additional rear wheel for the other tyre to avoid changing tyres regularly, there is no need for an extra wheel or training tyre when using a direct drive trainer.



Bolt-thru axle compatibility

For bikes that use a bolt-thru rear axle, a compatible axle must be purchased to fit your trainer. These are brand specific to the trainer, the thread pitch and diameter must be the same type used on your bike. Click here to identify your pitch thread


What accessories are available?

Training mat

Training mat

A training mat will protect your floor from marks and damage, as well as sweat. These mats help prevent you skidding around when you’re really powering through and they will soak up some noise.

Sweat towel

Sweat towel

Indoor cycle training will make you sweat. These small towels will cover your top tube to prevent damage and corrosion.

Riser blocks

Riser blocks

With a standard turbo trainer, your rear wheel will be slightly raised, giving the feeling of descending. A riser block will lift your front wheel for a more realistic cycling position.

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