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. Keith

    I’m in

  2. Anne Marie Carson

    Would love to use this training for IMLP for 2016! IMUSA IMUSA

  3. Marg

    Sounds fun!

  4. Vladimir Kartaviy

    Ride ride ride!

  5. Martin

    In I am!

  6. Im in. My old tacx imagic caught on firefumes so need à new tacx

  7. Cormac Hanly

    Giveaway – I’m in

  8. Chris Colyer

    I’m In

  9. Andrew Young

    you da man

  10. VH

    DCR Ray Maker for President :-)!!!

  11. Matt

    Would be cool!

  12. JeffS

    Make me smarter, please.

  13. Donell Thompson, Jr.

    This is really cool! Even if I don’t get a thing, I appreciate that you are doing it.

  14. Chris


  15. Antoine W

    Just want these ! Please

  16. Helg F.


  17. Filiberto Casarrubias


  18. Aaron C Skutch


  19. Mark


  20. Sandy

    Done my part 🙂

  21. Jonathan kull

    Tack tacx!

  22. Heather Agnew

    This would be great to kick start my bike training!

  23. Brandon


  24. Mo baynham


  25. D’yall know what W.C. Fields would make from this Tacx thingy?

  26. Jason A

    Awesome !!

  27. Nicolas Amato


  28. eric romero


  29. John

    Love Giveaways.

  30. Søren Dissing

    I’m ready – as I’m sure a few of my friends are 🙂

  31. Simon Bushell

    Would love one

  32. wycat

    Oh oui!

  33. Brian

    Ray…thanks for doing this.

  34. Josh J

    Looks cool!

  35. Mark Shier

    With luck, I’ll win more than one of these contests:)

  36. Phille

    Oh, dear!

  37. Cody Dannen


  38. Marcos Buosi

    It’s mine!

  39. Jens Einar Kielland Vaskinn

    I’m in.

  40. Suneel

    I luv Tacx

  41. Grant

    Still trying here

  42. Eric

    Great product!

  43. Chris

    Yes, please. Thanks!

  44. Patrick Reilly

    If I win this I could get some friends!

  45. Johan

    Winter fun!

  46. Christi Landaeta

    Knock knock

  47. MrHappy

    Love it!

  48. Patrick

    Thanks, Ray!

  49. Mike P

    Yes, please.

  50. pepe_vlc

    para mi!

  51. Garrett D

    Yes please!

  52. Kai


  53. Woot this would be awesome.

  54. Sanae

    Yes please!

  55. mc74909

    count me… great upgrade of what I have now

  56. Scott LoPresto


  57. Nav

    Great Ray! You rocks…

  58. Lance Reynolds

    Kilroy was here

  59. Nice, I’d really appreciate this one.

  60. Manu

    Thanks ray!

  61. Billy ABERNATHY

    These Look Great I love the Blue.

  62. likepend1

    Thx for the giveaway Ray!!!!

  63. Adrien

    I want one!!

  64. Jon Escombe

    Yes please!

  65. Shewey

    Thanks Ray, great work

  66. Richard Lai

    Yes please!

  67. Nicole

    Woah, so cool! …I would be overwhelmed with all these submissions if I was you..

  68. Milessio

    Longtime fan says “yes please!”

  69. Paul

    Pick me, please!

  70. Jorge Rodríguez

    Yo lo quiero por favor

  71. Sean

    You the man, Ray!

  72. Pernilla

    It’s my day today!

  73. James Gould

    Yes Please

  74. Matthew Leech

    Who doesn’t love some indoor training now and then.

  75. Jeremy Grand-Scrutton

    All aboard the Tacx train(er)

  76. Ryan H.

    A guy can dream right?

  77. Rachel


  78. amy

    the other one for my imaginary friend

  79. Tim V

    train, train, trainer

  80. Captain sliyah

    I’m in like a king

  81. Georgi Kostadinov


  82. Jurgen

    Ikke ikke ikke!

  83. Suneel

    I like it

  84. Lutz


  85. Tim

    Yes please Ray! Would love this for my winter tri training (my wife won’t let me buy one!).

  86. Emma

    Lucky me!

  87. Ryan paul


  88. antonio

    Nice to have

  89. Kennet


  90. Nick Duck

    Wow – the website that keeps on giving !

  91. Nick O'Kane


  92. JSA

    What a great giveway!

  93. Randy

    wow i want that

  94. Edgar

    I will love one of these!

  95. Would love to win!

  96. Doru Eftimie

    i want one of theese! 🙂 hello winter!!!