Tacx NEO - Now With Road Surface Simulation

The Tacx NEO has been a major favourite among the indoor training cognoscenti since it's launch last year. Quiet, highly efficient and accurate, it's part of a new generation of smart trainers that have transformed the way we ride indoors. Tacx have now upped their game even further with the introduction of road surface simulation. You see cobbles on the screen, you feel cobbles on the bike. A whole new level of realism in the virtual cycling experience. Read on for more details on this amazing bit of kit.


The NEO Smart is the most powerful and silent indoor trainer to date. It is the only real direct drive as it does not contain any physical transmission like a roller or belt. The NEO is also the only indoor trainer that can simulate different types of road surfaces.

Road Surface Simulation

Experience the feeling of riding on cobblestones, gravel and off road, all while you are indoors. You feel the vibrations of the road surface in your legs, exactly the way it would feel outdoors. This entirely new feature is unique to the NEO and can be used with some Tacx Films, virtual worlds and Zwift.

Most silent, accurate and realistic trainer to date

The NEO's innovative working principle has been the key to mastering the contradiction of being able to create a very powerful yet silent trainer. To optimize power efficiency from pedal to motor we eliminated all physical transitions, no belt, roller or wheel.

2200W power

<1% accuracy

Downhill drive

This feature enables the simulation of a descent and the dead centre in your pedal stroke. When you are going donw a mountain in a Tacx Film, virtual world or GPS based training, the wheel keeps spinning. Just like when you're riding outdoors.

Endless power without complications

The NEO offers high power levels at low speeds, enabling accurate hill climb simulations, without the complication of calibration and maintenance.

The NEO derives its strength from an electromotor containing 32 precisely positioned magnets that rotate around 30 coils. This exceptional accuracy ensures minimal power loss - almost close to nothing - when training.

Compatible software

Tacx Smart trainers use the ANT+ FE-C protocol for communication which allows them to be controlled by third-party software. The software receives the speed, cadence and power from the trainer and controls the brake.

Visit us in store to demo a Tacx NEO today and learn more.