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. Kavake


  2. ftk

    want to win

  3. David Bennett


  4. MJ

    this is a good one.

  5. Mark


  6. This is awesome! Pick Me!

  7. Alan E

    “few training tasks worse than riding alone within sketchy closet.”

  8. Ted

    Hello world

  9. Éric Louvard

    Dcra.In :-)

  10. Johan Erling

    Winter is coming! At least here in the arctic in Norway. I need one. :)

  11. Jason M

    I could always use more than 1 trainer…..

  12. Alek

    For me and my friend:)

  13. Hubert

    Holding thumbs.

  14. Like to train indoors during the winter ;)

  15. Fredrik

    Yes, please

  16. Liza

    Love this!

  17. Rafal

    Would be a nice gift!

  18. Hillary Dolinsky

    Yay comment!

  19. Sean S

    Wow! I’m in. You are awesome!

  20. Jonathan


  21. Flo

    All in…

  22. Trisha

    I’m in!

  23. Cristi C

    Double wow

  24. Alex Brauman

    Love it!

  25. Maurice


  26. Ron


  27. Jenny dear

    Yes please!!!

  28. Nerea

    Go go go!

  29. andres


  30. Carla R.

    Please please please

  31. Miha

    Yeah trainer, boost for winter season! :)

  32. Ben


  33. Carlos

    Me gusta

  34. Jitesh Raniga

    Would defo love one for the man cave!

  35. Scott

    sign me up

  36. Pete Barton

    I’d love to win!!

  37. jan jaap

    Yihaaaaaa :-)

  38. Lauren Berman


  39. Ulrika

    Pretty please!

  40. Fernando Pitarello

    I’m in!!

  41. Dan

    Thanks for organizing this giveaway

  42. Sebastian S.

    For the cold winter days, very welcome…

  43. Eyal

    come on!

  44. Don

    I could use this trainer!

  45. Ville Rantala

    I am in.

  46. Arist


  47. Tristan

    Lucky number.

  48. Imronburgandy1

    I’m in

  49. Ward

    Keep the good stuff coming!

  50. MIke

    pick me yay

  51. Adam

    C’mon now!

  52. Henry Wang

    I missed the p1 pedals and the 920xt arg!!!!

  53. David R.

    Pick me pick me pick me

  54. James White

    Yes please Ray!

  55. Rink

    I want one!

  56. Roy Osborn

    Would work well with my Soschi HRM and Garmin

  57. Ole Kristensen


  58. Timo

    I’m in

  59. Jonathan Jarrett


  60. Ricardo Pereira

    I’m In

  61. Jason

    Me me pick me!

  62. Bill Canilang

    Spin cycle…

  63. Nicholas

    Training friends!

  64. Paul A

    Giddy up!

  65. Mike h.

    Wow. Nice.

  66. Lisa Pruett


  67. Indoor training here I come!

  68. Wooo! This would be awesome!

  69. Dylan

    Yes please!

  70. Kyle Dear

    Yes pls

  71. Ian Pund

    Thank you

  72. CrazyM


  73. Erin

    That would be nice.

  74. Lukasz

    Maybe I would even start riding a bike.

  75. Thomas


  76. Leo

    Wanted one of these for ages!

  77. Bradley Dunlap

    It would be amazing to win this

  78. Dan J

    Yes, I don’t have one!

  79. Mike boardman


  80. William Trask

    I don’t want winter to come anytime soon, but when it does… I want my Trax!

    Stay hydrated my man!

  81. Hoby


  82. Tim Bruce


  83. Adam

    I’m sure my housemate won’t feel the same way, but I’d love one!

  84. Patrick Cooper

    Yes please!

  85. Anna


  86. Lee Hoyle

    My wife and I are first year adult cyclists (both in our 50’s), having not been on bikes regularly since we were kids. This trainer would help us maintain our cycling fitness during our unpredictable winters here in Oklahoma. Our winters are more know for icy roads than for snow. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  87. Maarten

    Would love a trainer! Been looking out for one.

  88. Patrick

    It’s winter in a Australia, so a trainer is very welcome!

  89. Mike

    I could use a work out

  90. Steve w

    Yes please!

  91. Dick

    I’m in, I need a trainer!!!

  92. Przemyslaw Mycek

    I want one

  93. Ian

    For your consideration…

  94. Mo


  95. Sandro

    Wouldn’t mind winning one!

  96. Chris Portman

    I’m in!

  97. Paul Shotton

    Definitely want one of these. :)