Tacx Flow T2240 Smart Trainer (fully Zwift compatible) for £180 at Halfords in 10% off flash sale
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Tacx Flow T2240 Smart Trainer (fully Zwift compatible) for £180 at Halfords in 10% off flash sale

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Found 16th Jul 2018Edited by:"Whitedot"
10% off everything today as part of their site-wide flash sale. Looks like a good price, but I'm not sure whether to pull the trigger or not considering I probably won't be using it for a few months. Would have thought that prices will only go up towards the autumn, and this is about as cheap as they come already for a smart trainer that works with Zwift to control resistance automatically.

This one is a Halfords/Decathlon exclusive*, a slightly less capable version of the popular Vortex model. By all accounts Bluetooth isn't worth the effort on a Windows machine, so budget for an Ant+ dongle and USB extension cable. Bluetooth is fine on Mac/iOS I think. Don't forget cashback or gift voucher discount (I can get another 10% off through work).

*It's £190 at Decathlon.

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Blurb:
The Tacx Flow T2240 Smart Turbo Trainer provides a fantastic training experience thanks to the resistance being automatically controlled by the training programme or app that you're using on your connected device. Of the many possible training options, you can choose the software that best matches you and your way of training. It boasts a max resistance of 800 watts and can simulate a 6% slope for realistic training. When not connected to a device, the Flow behaves like a fluid trainer; your resistance increases with your speed, enabling you to work as hard as you fancy.Tacx Flow T2240 Smart Turbo Trainer Extra Info
  • Electromagnetic resistance unit
  • Train by connecting to the free Tacx app or other third party software (i.e. Zwift or Trainer Road)
  • Connect wirelessly to apps via Bluetooth or ANT+ for automatic resistance adjustment
  • Connects to your smartphone or other device wirelessly by Bluetooth or ANT+
  • Maximum resistance: 800 Watts
  • Simulates a slope realistically up to 6%
  • Behaves as a fluid trainer when used independently
  • Includes Tacx Skyliner riser block
  • Requires a power source for smart functionality to operate
  • Bluetooth 4 or higher required
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Really good deal but would say you can pick up a used vortex (not some people's cup of tea) for the same.. bit higher spec.
Aquacadabra2 m ago

Really good deal but would say you can pick up a used vortex (not some …Really good deal but would say you can pick up a used vortex (not some people's cup of tea) for the same.. bit higher spec.


Yeah I've been looking into the Vortex prices on eBay etc. Not sure I'd feel the benefit of the better spec, and would rather have the comfort of a 2-year warranty and ability to take it back to the shop I think.
Just been checking the Wayback Machine and it was £200-220 for much of last year, £190 at Christmas and then they sold ten for £160 on their eBay store in one day at the end of January (although you can't return to store if buying from them on eBay). So this does seem like a decent deal if you can get further discount through work or British Cycling.
Post was correct, deal is still on today.
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