This page will explain all the features that are of influence on the cycling experience, such as cycling smoothness, inertia and all extra features that comes with the trainer.
The T2180 Vortex Smart is equipped with a 1,7kg (3,75 lbs.) flywheel. The weight of the flywheel in combination with the rotational speed creates a large inertia. This inertia ensures the smoothness of cycling you would expect.
Performance in different simulation modes
In general there are a few simulation modes or different types of workouts as we call them. Every trainer responds or performs different in each of these workouts.
Slope, video, VR and GPS training:
Each trainer is specified with a maximum slope. The maximum slope is calculated with a body weight of 75kg in reference to the strength of the resistance unit with a speed of 10km/h. When your body weight exceeds 75 kilograms, the maximum slope of the trainer may differ. The opposite happens in case you are lighter than 75 kilograms.
Note: The maximum percentage gradient is calculated with a body weight of 75kg in reference to the strength of the resistance unit with a speed of 10km/h
ERG training (power based training, Watt, FTP):
During a power based training the resistance unit tries to hold the desired power or resistance level set by the application being used. The power output created by the cyclist is measured and the resistance unit will adjust to match the desired power level. The time to change between power levels is influenced by the strength of the resistance unit, the weight of the flywheel and changes in speed or cadence. the heavier the flywheel is, the more power the resistance unit needs to make the adjustments.
Note: The maximum resistance on a Vortex is limited, also in duration. The Vortex can run 15 to 20 minutes on full power, before the security kicks in. The solution to prevent this is to change to a heavier gear, so more power comes from the rider