Giveaway Extravaganza: Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer + Satori Smart for a friend


There are few training tasks worse than riding alone on a trainer in a dark basement or within sketchy closet.  It’s just you, your bike, and the wall ahead of you with 4 paint marks that you still haven’t fixed two seasons later.  So I thought – what if I fix that?

What if I give you an excuse to ride with a friend (either in or outside of your closet), and even the opportunity to ride remotely with said friend by giving them a new trainer too!  Just in case you’ve got no real-life friends nearby.  That’s because both of these trainers support transmitting via ANT+ your power data to apps like Zwift, so you can trash talk your friend from anywhere in the world.  Of course, given you’re still riding in a basement closet – you probably ought to keep that in mind when trash talking.

Giveaway Opens: 12:00PM US Eastern Time
Giveaway Closes: 2:00PM US Eastern Time (Duration: 2 hours)

In-Depth Review: First look at Tacx Vortex Smart & Satori Smart Trainers

Product Source: Clever Training & Myself

Even if you don’t win, you can still support the site by using either Clever Training or Amazon, both of which are listed at the left. If you purchase through Clever Training, DCR readers can use coupon code DCR10BTF to save 10% off any order (virtually everything I review is available there), plus for orders over $75 shipping is free within the US. Support via Clever Training makes giveaways like this possible!

To enter, simply leave a comment below within the 2-hour timespan specified above. All entries must be posted below in the comments section by the time the giveaway officially closes per the posted times above. Winners will be chosen randomly. Products will be shipped to winners within a few days by Clever Training. Everyone worldwide is of course eligible as always.

Comments may take a short while to show-up, simply due to the various spam-filters catching them. I’m going through manually and approving any caught comments. So refrain from re-trying 17 times, fear not, it’ll show up. Note, only one entry per person per giveaway item.

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Thanks all!


  1. Cmens

    Could be fun on Zwift

  2. Benjamin


  3. Ivaylo

    I love it.

  4. Jodi DeRuby

    Would love to win! thanks

  5. Frederic Duguay

    I want, I want, I want! Thanks for everything

  6. Frédéric Chauvin

    Winter time

  7. Joseph

    Yes please.

  8. Mike Shotwell

    Thank you

  9. Giles Levy

    Another very cool give away – thanks for the fun!

  10. Qiang Xiao

    Yes please pick me!

  11. AndrewE

    Ride, Ride, Ride let it ride

  12. suneel

    i luv this

  13. Jonatan

    I’ll have to start thinking who to share it with…

  14. Björn

    Ja tack!

  15. Rob

    Really want this.

  16. Raymond Kwan


  17. Aleksandra

    Giveaways – yes please!

  18. Michaela

    Pick meee

  19. Brandon Lorge

    This would be awesome to keep my base up in the winter since I’m 6’6″ and the gym spin bikes are too short and give me knee problems!

  20. Mike

    Yes please!

  21. Jarkko Koskela


  22. Daryl Klassen


  23. Denali

    I would love to win this!

  24. Fer Abad


  25. Christopher


  26. Axel Klaus

    Please and thanks

  27. Matthieu M.

    Encore merci Ray !

  28. Andrew

    I would enjoy winning this item. Thank you.

  29. Cydonius


  30. Photomei

    Wow great!! I really need a trainer

  31. Nick14


  32. David Gunter

    I’m all in.

  33. Chris Garcia

    yes please!

  34. Angel

    Uhm, good!

  35. Jan van Biljon

    Love this! Great work!

  36. Tobias

    Yes please!

  37. Noam Ben-Ami

    Bring it on!

  38. Matt

    Yes please!

  39. Mick Oliver

    go on then

  40. Rich

    Yes please

  41. Dmj

    Yessss usefool

  42. Brian A.

    I hate having to pedal indoors, but if I have to, this would make it much better!

  43. Chris Izenour


  44. Amy

    Just getting into cycling, this would be wonderful!

  45. Jan


  46. James Dallhoff

    I would love one! Thanks for putting on this giveaway!

  47. Simon

    Just in time for the rainy summer days 😉

  48. Andrew

    Smart trainer!!

  49. Mella

    Ooohhh yeah. A nice trainer would be so nice, especially when the weather isn’t so nice.

  50. Brett Ward

    That would be cool.

  51. Josh

    Yes please!

  52. Kevin Wallis

    This I need for the Canadian winter, please 🙂

  53. Ken P

    Pick me, oh great randomizer.

  54. Mark Delcambre

    I need this!!!!

  55. Please let it be a smart Tacx

  56. tosin

    eff…..i missed the pedals!!!!!

  57. Frank

    My trainer is getting a little old. This would be nice to win.

  58. Mikko T

    Nice trainer!

  59. Sarkki

    Oui merci!!

  60. Corey May


  61. seb spi

    thx 😉

  62. Filippo


  63. Jeb Garrott

    Count me in!

  64. Hamster

    OMG I love to ride but hate going places. Pick me!

  65. Steven Camilleri


  66. Walt

    I’m in.

  67. James Dallhoff

    Thanks for putting this together!

  68. Simon C

    I would use this every day.

  69. Greg McConnell


  70. Andy C

    Pick me.

  71. Rob Montgomery

    Yes please! 🙂

  72. Philippe Gillen

    Here please 🙂

  73. Tina

    Let’s Rock!

  74. Ondrej Vanis

    Yes, please.

  75. Hilary W

    Get prove for my husband

  76. Jim DAmco

    Nice to have 🙂

  77. Sylvia Watson

    Please the winters are too long, not to be on the bike.

  78. Harley

    Let’s go ride!!!

  79. Michl

    Winter is coming !

  80. Ooooh, shiny!!! Pick me, pick me!!!

  81. Jim H

    Count me in!

  82. Alan B.

    Yes, Random-Number Fairy, I would like to have this, please. TIA.

  83. my wife needs it

  84. Robbie Meade

    I’m in!

  85. Mate

    It has my name on it

  86. Justas

    for my bf

  87. Juanita

    It would be nice to ride indoors.

  88. Magdalena Mycek

    One for me, please

  89. Mike

    Need it

  90. John

    Name in the hat!!!

  91. Kremsku

    Need this!

  92. Vincent Needham

    My trainer is in a narrow hallway in the garage…

  93. Antonio

    If I get this will they send it to Europe?

  94. Raymond_B

    Thank you for the awesome giveaways!!!

  95. mike dettman

    Just checked back in after buying a Garmin Edge 500 (based on your GPS recommendations). Thanks!

  96. Seth Dziengeleski

    OMFG! How did I forget to check this morning!

  97. Bini

    I’d like one!

  98. Jac B

    This is great!

  99. Chris Mcelwee


  100. Joseph Corriero


  101. Would be worth a test. Don’t like the Elite software of my Real Power.

  102. Jadwiga


  103. Tom Smulders


  104. Róbert Olasz

    I’d like one…

  105. Jason

    You da man

  106. Dr D

    Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer: This could be taxing on the legs!

  107. David B

    Pick me!

  108. Damon Salter

    What the heck. These are awesome giveaways! Want!

  109. Dave Harger

    Need to replace my old magnetic trainer

  110. James w

    In in in thanks!

  111. Matthew


  112. David

    Thanks Ray!

  113. Matt

    I got this!

  114. Eugene

    Almost missed this one!

  115. chris archibald

    would live this!

  116. Trent C

    And the randomly chosen winner is…

  117. Timothy Hanson

    Yes please! Something for Zwift riding!

  118. matthew


  119. Andrew C

    Please give me more motivation to ride up (virtual) hill and down (virtual) dale on zwift.

  120. Nicole

    Me please

  121. Jeff

    Great prize

  122. Conrad Lawson

    Please, Please, Please!!!! With a cherry on top!!!!!!!

  123. Amy Crandall


  124. Andrew Sack

    Needle in a haystack, but here goes!

  125. Gary

    Leaving a comment!

  126. Eric Grant

    I would love this for Zwift.

  127. Lance


  128. Jeffrey Haring

    why not?

  129. Roy Noble


  130. Richard

    Here please

  131. Ronan Kearns

    Pedalling to no where

  132. Greg Klimaytis

    I really want this

  133. David Stilwell


  134. john coyle

    I would love these!

  135. Felix Hagemann

    Over here!

  136. Sylvain F

    I will sure need one

  137. Thehut


  138. Jochen B

    dabei 😉

  139. Erin

    OK, this time I’m serious!

  140. Henri

    This would be nice!

  141. Morten Saeij

    I could use it with my girlfriend, we could cycle together:)

  142. Nico

    Great giveaway Ray!

  143. Paul Wozniakowski

    Count me in

  144. Tim Stout

    Win some lose some. I want some.

  145. Winter is coming.

  146. Miguel Guimarães


  147. corresponsal


  148. Robert Simcoe


  149. Noel Nunkovich

    I’m in!

  150. James Denmead

    A great device for extra pain

  151. paula maas

    Thank you for all of this!

  152. kev

    Did I make it?

  153. Ben Mills

    Yes please!

  154. Jesse whyte

    Woot! Indoor training!

  155. Patrick


  156. Michael Bangora

    Oh yeah! Need us some o dese!!!

  157. Jason Newville


  158. Jason

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  159. Martin

    Would train like crazy

  160. Aleksander

    Feeling lucky!

  161. liz

    great products 🙂

  162. Paul appleyard


  163. Ignas

    Run Ray, Run 🙂

  164. steve w


  165. Boże coś Polskę