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. Raymond_B

    Thank you for the awesome giveaways!!!

  2. mike dettman

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

  3. Seth Dziengeleski

    OMFG! How did I forget to check this morning!

  4. Eric


  5. Bini

    I’d like one!

  6. Jac B

    This is great!

  7. Chris Mcelwee


  8. Joseph Corriero


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

  10. Jadwiga


  11. Tom Smulders


  12. Róbert Olasz

    I’d like one…

  13. Jason

    You da man

  14. Dr D

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

  15. David B

    Pick me!

  16. Damon Salter

    What the heck. These are awesome giveaways! Want!

  17. Dave Harger

    Need to replace my old magnetic trainer

  18. James w

    In in in thanks!

  19. Matthew


  20. David

    Thanks Ray!

  21. Matt

    I got this!

  22. Eugene

    Almost missed this one!

  23. chris archibald

    would live this!

  24. Trent C

    And the randomly chosen winner is…

  25. Timothy Hanson

    Yes please! Something for Zwift riding!

  26. matthew


  27. Andrew C

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

  28. Nicole

    Me please

  29. Jeff

    Great prize

  30. Conrad Lawson

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

  31. Amy Crandall


  32. Andrew Sack

    Needle in a haystack, but here goes!

  33. Gary

    Leaving a comment!

  34. Eric Grant

    I would love this for Zwift.

  35. Lance


  36. Jeffrey Haring

    why not?

  37. Roy Noble


  38. Andrew


  39. Richard

    Here please

  40. Ronan Kearns

    Pedalling to no where

  41. Greg Klimaytis

    I really want this

  42. David Stilwell


  43. john coyle

    I would love these!

  44. Felix Hagemann

    Over here!

  45. Sylvain F

    I will sure need one

  46. Thehut


  47. Jochen B

    dabei ;-)

  48. Erin

    OK, this time I’m serious!

  49. Henri

    This would be nice!

  50. Morten Saeij

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

  51. Nico

    Great giveaway Ray!

  52. Paul Wozniakowski

    Count me in

  53. Tim Stout

    Win some lose some. I want some.

  54. Winter is coming.

  55. Miguel Guimarães


  56. corresponsal


  57. Robert Simcoe


  58. Noel Nunkovich

    I’m in!

  59. Matias


  60. James Denmead

    A great device for extra pain

  61. paula maas

    Thank you for all of this!

  62. kev

    Did I make it?

  63. Ben Mills

    Yes please!

  64. Jesse whyte

    Woot! Indoor training!

  65. Patrick


  66. Michael Bangora

    Oh yeah! Need us some o dese!!!

  67. Richard


  68. Jason Newville


  69. Margus


  70. Jason

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Awesome Ray!

  72. Martin

    Would train like crazy

  73. Aleksander

    Feeling lucky!

  74. liz

    great products :)

  75. Paul appleyard


  76. Ignas

    Run Ray, Run :)

  77. steve w


  78. Boże coś Polskę