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TacxFlux S Smart Direct Drive Trainer
Item # TAC002W
What do you think about this product?
October 13, 2020
Nothing Smart About It
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 1"
- 170 lbs
I purchased at Flux S believing it would be an upgrade over my Kinetic fluid trainer and power meter setup that I had been using on Zwift. What is not clearly stated in advance is that the Flux S is absolutely NOT a "smart" trainer in the sense that it can connect to Zwift and allow the app to control its resistance. It has only one level of resistance, the same as any basic fluid or magnetic resistance trainer. The trainer connects to the proprietary Tacx Training application and gives accurate power numbers, so it's mechanically as it should be. I will be selling this on at a loss, however, and saving up to buy a Kickr as I enjoy indoor training and want the added value of variable resistance controlled by an app. I should have known that there wouldn't be an actual smart trainer for sale for less than $800. They need to update how they market this to consumers, however, as it is deceptively sold as being a smart trainer when it is only a dumb trainer with a heavier flywheel.
October 16, 2020
Everything I am reading says it can. Is something not pairing right with your machine?
September 29, 2020
Does it come fitted with cassette?
March 18, 2020
does it come fitted with a cassette or do you need to purchase and install one yourself?
March 27, 2019
Positive First Impressions
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
After a second winter on the Kickr Snap, I decided to splurge on a direct-drive trainer, and I decided to look into Tacx's take on entry level wheel-off units. After the first couple of rides, I'm impressed. Solid build quality, relatively quiet operation, and helpful startup manual make for a win in my book. Look for an in depth review soon! Important note, Tacx does not include a thru-axle adapter. Check out item TAC002S to get your disc-brake equipped bike all set up!