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.

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Thanks all!


  1. janice lipsky

    1st timer

  2. Libby

    Christmas in…August

  3. Stefan

    perfect idea!

  4. Mathieu D

    Oh Man, this one would be so great in my flat!!!!

  5. Stu


  6. edwin

    one more try

  7. Mike S


  8. Phoebe

    Happy August 4th!

  9. Taylor Cook

    Yes please! Watopia awaits!

  10. Bcrle

    Really want as my current trainer is 15 year old barley functioning unit from nashbar

  11. Urtman

    Well, but then dont blame us if we join the tri-club…

  12. Xavier

    Hope I’ll be lucky 🙂

  13. Erik B

    Ray rocks 🙂

  14. Tobi K

    Nice one!

  15. Don

    A new ant+ trainer would be awesome.

  16. Bryan

    Pick me pick me

  17. nathan fortner

    fingers crossed

  18. Neal


  19. Jeremy Lindauer

    I could definitely make good use of the smart trainer! Count me in.

  20. JohnO

    I need a trainer.

  21. Heather F.

    Pick me!

  22. Randee Roucoulet

    DCR for the win today!!

  23. Ryan Wilson


  24. lisa gigliello


  25. Ibeti

    Trainers – the most fun you can have on … nope.

  26. Richard

    missed it?

  27. Karl Nelson


  28. Alex Pulariya

    Good giveaway, I need one.

  29. Tomasz

    Happy Holiday

  30. Jim


  31. Vivek Abichandani

    Yes please!!!!

  32. Dirk

    nice nice! for winter evenings…

  33. Chris Kloc

    Good stuff!

  34. Jeroen D.G.


  35. sally


  36. Wyatt

    Tacx me up!

  37. Josh Schroeder

    Ohh, I could use Zwift for winter training!

  38. MamselleMiele

    Oh, yeah!

  39. Matthew

    Yes please!

  40. xavier

    count me in!

  41. Tom

    Great offers today!

  42. Tonje

    I’m in

  43. Neil H.

    love a new trainer!

  44. Jon Dunsdon

    Now thats what i need when it’s too hot outside 🙂

  45. Manos

    Going for a quick run. Temp is perfect

  46. Marcelo Da Silva

    wow … it will be very nice to finally have some accurate training tools 🙂

  47. Cor Ruiten

    I’ll take them…

  48. Andrew

    this is a comment

  49. Byron

    Would love one of these too!

  50. EvelienR

    Perfect present for my husband

  51. Jack M

    Winter nights and dangerous roads in NZ….solved!

  52. Michal Balicki

    Winner winner chicken dinner! Missed the last one be I was on my bike! Doh!

  53. John Rangel

    I’m in!

  54. Matt Brauman

    More free stuff!

  55. Parvati

    Make my day!

  56. Kris C

    Mine! 😀

  57. wjh


  58. sam mendo

    yeah i want

  59. Mike

    Give me one for my friend!

  60. Alexandra Stirling

    Would LOVE to have a trainer!

  61. Andrew G

    Yes please!

  62. Paula


  63. Kevin

    This would be nice to have

  64. Laura Brauman


  65. Lionel

    For winter training, Go, Go, Go !

  66. Jasmin Ten Have

    Hourray for team training

  67. Sarah

    Need, need, need 🙂

  68. Christian V


  69. Jeannine

    I have the perfect cold dark closet for these ?

  70. Wesley Hammons

    I’m in! 🙂

  71. bill


  72. Bert

    Pick meeeeeee!

  73. Peter Vanpoucke

    Let the Zwift begin…

  74. Tom

    Yes, please.

  75. Zach E.

    I need this!

  76. Ulrika


  77. Daniel B

    Dang, I do need a new trainer!

  78. Josh


  79. Andrew Donnan

    Woah, for the cold days…

  80. Paul Parmley

    Count me in!

  81. Harald

    I like!

  82. halford

    always wanted one of these

  83. MarcoL

    Here we go again 🙂

  84. jo

    That’s mine?

  85. Cameron Taylor

    yes please

  86. Staralliance


  87. Muhammad Beg

    This one is mine!

  88. Rafa


  89. Jane Donnan

    I’d lose a gym membership over this.

  90. Kristina

    I would love that!!!!

  91. James

    My girlfriend will be delighted…

  92. beth

    awesome stuff

  93. David Fernandez

    Awesome stuff!!

  94. Josh

    Yes, please.

  95. Dusan


  96. Jamie Belcher

    I love Paris – Hilton!

  97. Richard Garrett

    Yes please