Trouble with smart trainer

Hey everyone, this may not be about zwift but I’m having some problems with a new trainer…

We recently purchased a tacx vortex trainer but everytime I exceed an incline of 2% or more I begin to just slip and no longer be able to hold the smooth cadence I was originally holding.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance everyone :slight_smile:

Hi @Matthew_May

welcome to the forum. :slight_smile:

A few things to check.

  • check the tension on the wheel, the roller should be tight against the wheel.
  • tire pressure, look on the tire and inflate to that value (usually around 100psi)
  • use a trainer tire

Do a trainer spindown calibration.


I’ll take a look tomorrow and hopefully I can get it working! Thankyou!