Tacx Genius Smart

Tacx Genius Smart Wheel On Trainer

The "smart" version of Tacx's original and innovative Genius trainer, this high-end wheel on trainer could put out a lot of watts! It included advanced features like descent simulation and dynamic inertia which we would later see in Tacx's direct drive offerings.

 

Key Specs

  • MSRP: $799 USD
  • Accuracy: +-5%
  • Max Wattage: 2000 W
  • Max Incline: 20%

Where to Buy

This trainer is no longer in production, but you may find a good deal on used or old stock.

More Details

  • Brand: Tacx
  • Axle Compatibility: 130/135mm quick release
  • Requires Calibration
  • Weight: 10.3kg
  • Communication: ANT+ and Bluetooth
  • Physical Dimensions: 26" x 25" (66 cm x 63 cm)
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Support App: Tacx Utility

The Tacx Utility app can be used to upgrade the firmware on your Tacx trainer, as well as calibrate any Tacx trainer that requires calibration. This app is notoriously finicky, though – calibration of wheel-on trainers can be especially tedious. If at first you don’t succeed, tweak the tension adjuster and/or tire pressure, then try again!

NEO owners: we highly recommend following the firmware update rules from TacxFaqs.com, to avoid bricking your trainer.

Overall Rating

3.5 stars
based on 2 reviews

Fairly consistent choice for a great low fuss trainer session from SN1818 September 23, 2020 

Easy to set up and it delivers a great session on various platforms like zwift and sufferfest. I trust the watts to be fairly accurate on this device but I'm more focused on whether it's consistent session to session with metrics and it is. Not sure about how accurate the incline resistance is but I've enjoyed doing circuit races on zwift regardless. The support for it isn't the greatest since Tacx is now owned by Garmin and customer service is difficult to reach and slow to follow up.

Easy setup Accurate power Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Good buy from J. Butteye August 27, 2020 
Accurate power Realistic inertia Portable/storable Budget-friendly

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Fairly consistent choice for a great low fuss trainer session from SN1818 September 23, 2020 

Easy to set up and it delivers a great session on various platforms like zwift and sufferfest. I trust the watts to be fairly accurate on this device but I'm more focused on whether it's consistent session to session with metrics and it is. Not sure about how accurate the incline resistance is but I've enjoyed doing circuit races on zwift regardless. The support for it isn't the greatest since Tacx is now owned by Garmin and customer service is difficult to reach and slow to follow up.

Easy setup Accurate power Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Good buy from J. Butteye August 27, 2020 
Accurate power Realistic inertia Portable/storable Budget-friendly

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