Tacx Flux 2 Smart T2980 Direct Drive Turbo Trainer

Tacx Flux 2 Smart T2980 Direct Drive Turbo Trainer
110 reviews
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Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons

  • Among the most quiet turbo trainer in the collection.
  • This trainer is compatible with 142/148 x 12 thru-axle as standard but also comes with QR adapters, making it suitable the majority mountain bikes and road bikes.
  • The integrated power meter has a accuracy of 2.5 percent for very accurate training data.
  • With a maximum resistance capacity of 2000 Watt, the Flux 2 can simulate a gradient of up to 16%.
  • Easy to connect to devices, applications and other software using ANT+, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth signal.
  • The body is designed to fit Shimano and SRAM 8-11 speed cassettes as standard. Campagnolo, SRAM XD/XD-R and Shimano Micro Spline cassettes require an additional body.
  • The cassette isn't included.
  • The trainer is delivered with an EU plug. An adapter is needed in the UK.
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Specifications

Specifications

Brand
Tacx
Compatible with Shimano
8 speed / 9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Compatible with SRAM
8 speed / 9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Compatible with Campagnolo (freehub body required)
9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Brake Type
Electrobrake
Resistance level
Optimal
Mobility
None
Descent Simulation
No
Connectivity
Interactive turbo trainer
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Description

Description

The Tacx Flux 2 Smart 2980 is a powerful Direct Drive Smart turbo trainer for all-round cyclists. This smart trainer provides you with a turbo trainer for all circumstances.

The Flux 2 can do it all!
The Flux 2 is among the quieter turbo trainers in the collection. Ideal if you’re training in a noise-carrying environment. The Flux 2 Smart’s integrated power meter has an accuracy of 2.5 percent, placing it in the upper layer of most accurate turbo trainers available. Ideal when you’re training for watt level. The Flux 2 Smart is also an excellent pick for muscle machines. This turbo trainer has a maximum power of 2000 watt. Apart from that, the gradient can go up to 16 percent. The Flux 2’s electronic brake can be controlled by software. This allows for truly realistically simulated climbs due to automatic gradient adjustments. This makes the Flux 2 an excellent base for a wide variety of cycle training.

Connecting to Software and Devices
With the ANT+- and ANT+ FE-C connections you can easily and quickly connect this smarttrainer to other sensors with ANT+. This allows you to collect even more training data. Are you done with your workout? Then simply exchange your workout data with devices, apps and software via the Bluetooth signal.

Suited for a wide range of bicycles
Are you using a bicycle with disc brakes and a Boost axle? Then the adapter set for this is included. Both your racing bicycle and your mountainbike can be used on the Flux 2. This makes the Tacx Flux 2 Smart T2980 a great choice for cyclists looking for a versatile turbo trainer and are interested in training statistics.

Technology

Connecting to Windows PCs

Do you own a Tacx Flux 2 Smart and do you want to get the most out of your trainings than you would with smartphone or tablet apps? You can connect your trainer to your computer. This way, you can train using the Tacx Desktop App. This way, regulating resistance and performance data read-out uses your computer instead of your tablet or smartphone. For example, you’ll be able to ride using longer videos with HD or Blu-Ray quality and your resistance will change based on the gradient.

Tacx Desktop App Premium Account

The Tacx Desktop App Premium allows you to enter the world of virtual cycling environments. This makes indoor training more exciting than ever. Cycle famous, staple trails, climbs and other unique routes from all over the world. Race against your friends or other contestants for a spot on the stage, cycle through the most gorgeous courses and receive live performance data (cadence, speed and power). Training inside is made more realistic than ever before thanks to the Tacx Desktop App Premium.

Virtual speed

To allow cyclists with a motor brake and an electro brake to race each other through Multiplayer, Tacx developed virtual speed. This translates energy into speed, which guarantees an honest contest. If this speed deviates from the rear wheel’s speed, the virtual speed will be shown on screen in a red font. Ideal for Zwift contests and training in TrainerRoad or Kinomap.

Compatibility

What devices can I connect to?
The Tacx Turbo Trainers support Bluetooth Smart and ANT+. Through the Bluetooth option you can connect to all modern Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. You can also connect to laptops that support Bluetooth without any problems. Don't have a Bluetooth device available or do you prefer to connect using ANT+? Then you can choose for Tacx ANT+ dongle. You can connect this to computers and laptops via USB-A.

Which cassettes are suited for this Tacx?

Shimano cassette:
8 Speed All models
9 Speed All models
10 Speed All models
11 Speed All models
12 Speed Road
12 Speed Mountain bike requires a Micro Spline Freehub Body

SRAM cassette:
8 Speed All models
9 Speed All models
10 Speed All models
11 Speed All models
12 Speed SRAM XD-r Body required

Campagnolo cassette:
9 speed through 12 speed, you will first need to install this Campagnolo body on your bike.

Long rear derailleur cages
The Flux 2 Smart is now also compatible with long derailleur cages.

Delivery includes

• Tacx Flux Smart T2980 Turbo Trainer
• Tacx quick release skewer
• Manual
• Adapter set for 142x12mm and 148x12mm axle.

Note: Cassette not included.

Frequently asked questions

Will my bike with disc brakes fit this Tacx Turbo Trainer?
Yes, disc brakes are no problem. However, it is important that the axle fits correctly. The trainer comes standard with adapters for 142x12mm and 148x12mm thru-axles. These adapters are used in combination with your bike's axle.

What cassette do I need for my trainer?
You will need the same type of cassette as your bike for smooth gear shifting. The only remaining question is whether it will fit your trainer. To determine this, we look at the brand of the cassette and the number of teeth. Does your bike have a Shimano or SRAM cassette? And one with 8 to 11 sprockets? Then your cassette will fit without any additional requirements. Depending on the cassette, you may need to place a number of spacers on the trainer body. Do you have a SRAM 12 speed drivetrain? Then you first need to install this SRAM XD/XD-R body. Do you have a 12 speed Shimano cassette? Then you need to install this Micro-Spline Body first.

Can I use my Campagnolo equipped bike with this trainer?
Yes, you can with 9-12 speed groupsets. However, you will need to replace the default body with this Campagnolo body first.

What tools do I need to install a cassette on my Tacx?
To install your cassette, you will need a chain whip and a cassette remover. These tools can be found here.

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Reviews

Reviews

4.7 / 5
Average from 110 reviews
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40 reviews
4
14 reviews
3
1 review
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1 review
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1 review

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Most recent reviews

5 / 5

Voldoet prima; Blijft stabiel staan.

- Albert 12 April 2024

Gekocht voor de winter, maar ook wanneer het weer goed is gebruik ik de tacx. Ook de stijging percentage werkt perfect.

Pros & Cons

Gemakkelijk koppelen met je computer
Leuke gratis training programma's erbij
Maakt niet veel geluid.
Snelle levering
stabiel

5 / 5

Good purchase

- Fred 21 March 2024

Product does what it promises, easy to pair and works more than perfectly

Pros & Cons

Easily connect your bike
Easily pair with your computer
Has more than enough power for most people
Not too big
only in black :-)
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5 / 5

Good alternative for when the weather outside is rotten

- Bjorn 10 March 2024

Bought this for the bad weather days, but use it even when the weather is good for a quick hour workout....

Pros & Cons

Does not make much noise
Easy to install
Easy to use
Nice free training programmes included
Solid design
No cassette included.
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5 / 5

This device perfectly meets the normal requirements you may have as an experienced indoor cyclist....

- Gerard 30 December 2023

Previous trainer (already) faulty after 4 years. Had paid €1,200 for this so I had no intention of spending that much money on it again. However, as I do Zwift on average 2x a week, it had to be a decent new trainer. The Tacx Flux 2 Smart fully meets this requirement, does not reach the highest incline percentages and max wattages but in real life you will never achieve this either, so don't spend your extra money on this. So this device fulfils normal requirements perfectly. If you have far above average requirements (wattage, etc.) and want to go for innovation, you can of course buy the more expensive version(s).

Pros & Cons

Installation is easy
Instantly recognised by Zwift
Makes little noise
Solid but still quite expensive
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4 / 5

You need time to get used to it and I hope the creaking stops

- Jan 3 November 2023

After a week of practice, cycled a tour of Rome without any problems, in the first rides quite a problem with the powerful resistance, practice makes perfect. Not easy at 71.

Pros & Cons

Easy installation
Fast delivery
Sharp image
Cracking
Resistance very high
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5

Albert, 12 April 2024

Voldoet prima; Blijft stabiel staan.

Gekocht voor de winter, maar ook wanneer het weer goed is gebruik ik de tacx. Ook de stijging percentage werkt perfect.

  • Gemakkelijk koppelen met je computer
  • Leuke gratis training programma's erbij
  • Maakt niet veel geluid.

5

Fred, 21 March 2024

Good purchase

Product does what it promises, easy to pair and works more than perfectly

  • Easily connect your bike
  • Easily pair with your computer
  • Has more than enough power for most people
  • only in black :-)
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5

Bjorn, 10 March 2024

Good alternative for when the weather outside is rotten

Bought this for the bad weather days, but use it even when the weather is good for a quick hour workout....

  • Does not make much noise
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to use
  • No cassette included.
Automatic translation

5

Gerard, 30 December 2023

This device perfectly meets the normal requirements you may have as an experienced indoor cyclist....

Previous trainer (already) faulty after 4 years. Had paid €1,200 for this so I had no intention of spending that much money on it again. However, as I do Zwift on average 2x a week, it had to be a decent new trainer. The Tacx Flux 2 Smart fully meets this requirement, does not reach the highest incline percentages and max wattages but in real life you will never achieve this either, so don't spend your extra money on this. So this device fulfils normal requirements perfectly. If you have far above average requirements (wattage, etc.) and want to go for innovation, you can of course buy the more expensive version(s).

  • Installation is easy
  • Instantly recognised by Zwift
  • Makes little noise
  • Solid but still quite expensive
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4

Jan, 3 November 2023

You need time to get used to it and I hope the creaking stops

After a week of practice, cycled a tour of Rome without any problems, in the first rides quite a problem with the powerful resistance, practice makes perfect. Not easy at 71.

  • Easy installation
  • Fast delivery
  • Sharp image
  • Cracking
  • Resistance very high
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All specifications

General

Brand
Tacx
Brake Type
Electrobrake
Resistance level
Optimal
Mobility
None
Descent Simulation
No
Drive
Direct Drive
Mains current needed
No
Compatible with Zwift
Yes

Properties

Pedal stroke analysis
No

Trainer specifications

Adjustable resistance
Yes, software controlled
Maximum Hill Incline
16%
Maximum Resistance
2000 Watt

Connectivity

Connectivity
Interactive turbo trainer
Data Transfer
Bluetooth Smart / ANT+ / ANT+ FE-C
Available software
Tacx Desktop App / Zwift / The Sufferfest / Rouvy / FulGaz / Kinomap / TrainerRoad / Bkool Indoor / Skuga / GoldenCheetah / PerfPro Studio / Velo Reality
Connector plug
EU
Including Zwift Subscription
No

Size

Wheel Size
26 inch (650c) / 27.5 inch (650b) / 28 inch (700c) / 29 inch

Compatibility

Compatible with Shimano
8 speed / 9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Compatible with SRAM
8 speed / 9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Compatible with Campagnolo (freehub body required)
9 speed / 10 speed / 11 speed / 12 speed
Suitable for type of cassette
Shimano / SRAM
Compatibility with axles
130 x 5 mm / 135 x 5 mm / 142 x 12 mm / 148 x 12 mm / Optional: 135 x 10 mm
Compatible with disc brakes
Yes