Tacx smart trainers: details, pricing and specifications

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Tacx has undergone quite a transformative journey over the years, having started out as a bike shop in the Netherlands in 1957. In 1964 it began manufacturing exhausts for mopeds, before turning its focus to rollers, trainers and car racks.

Recently acquired by Garmin, Tacx now makes some of the best turbo trainers available on the market, as well as bottles, cages and software. The Dutch brand is best known for its prominence in indoor cycling, and its entire catalogue of smart trainers facilitate both ANT+ and Bluetooth connections, meaning they play nicely not only with its own training software but also with third-party apps such as Zwift, TrainerRoad and The Sufferfest.  

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.