taxc vortex 2170

hello ,

I have a question ?

Can i use Zwift in combination with a Tacx vortex 2170 ?

And what i need ?

Mark van der vegt


It looks like the Vortex 2170 is the older “dumb” trainer. It can only communicate with the Tacx software, not with the open ANT+ protocol. You need the Vortex 2180 for ANT+ and Zwift…

Zwift doesn’t recognize the I-Vortex as a Smart Trainer nor as a  “dump” trainer.

What you can do to get it working is buy the Tacx Speed & Cadense Sensor T2015 and pair it with Zwift. You still can use the Tacx ANT+ antenna.

With the powermeter reading on your handlebar computer you can find a matching “dump” trainer in Zwift.

NB: Zwift will not control your I-Vortex. The program calculates your speed in  Zwift.