The renewed and improved NEO 2 Smart is the pinnacle of indoor trainers and without question the most silent, realistic and accurate bike trainer available. On top of the immersive features like Road feel, Dynamic Inertia and Descent simulation, this new premium direct drive trainer also features Pedal stroke analysis. This enables you to improve your power distribution and cycling performance significantly. In addition, we surpassed ourselves by making the most silent trainer on the market even more silent!
We’ve equipped the NEO 2 Smart with an improved and faster chipset, enabling a smoother and more responsive control of the NEO motor. This results in a more quiet indoor cycling experience and paves the way for new and immersive features. With the new Pedal stroke analysis feature you can improve your power distribution and cycling performance. We’ve made this possible by adding a capacitive left and right detection sensor, enabling this bike trainer to measure the exact position of both your legs.
The familiar NEO Smart features are still there. Like Road Feel, with which you experience the vibrating sensation of riding on cobblestones, gravel and many other road surfaces (in Tacx Films and Zwift). And that exciting feeling of accelerating into a descent after you’ve reached the top of a mountain, simulated with the Descent simulation feature. Also, like the NEO, it is equipped with Dynamic inertia. In contrast to the mass inertia of a flywheel, Dynamic inertia compensates for weight, speed and angle of inclination, improving the cycling feeling significantly. With the Isokinetic and Isotonic training modes you train on a fixed power or speed to improve your pedal stroke. These modes are available for free in the Tacx Utility app.
This trainer is equipped with the same powerful resistance unit as the NEO, being able to simulate incline gradients up to 25% and sprints up to 2200 Watts. What differentiates the NEO series from other trainers is the maximum resistance when cycling at low speeds, small gears and very steep climbs. Enabling realistic hill climb simulations. Also, one of the key benefits is that there is no need for maintenance and calibration. In contrast to all other indoor cycle trainers and direct drives, there are no physical transmissions (like a belt) or other internal or external influencers on the power measurement. It measures your power across the entire operating range accurately within 1%, making sure you that your data is accurate and reliable.
The NEO 2 Smart is a fully interactive Smart trainer. It measures your speed, cadence and power, and can be controlled by Tacx and 3rd party applications. The trainer connects wirelessly via ANT+ (FE-C) and Bluetooth, allowing you to train with your favourite cycling applications. The intuitive LED’s on the side of this trainer show when it’s powered and connected to a device over ANT+ or Bluetooth and whether it’s connected to mains power. The power indicator underneath the trainer changes colour based on your training intensity. Updating the firmware to the latest version can be done easily with the free Tacx Utility app, so you can always make use of the latest improvements and features. The Smart electronics also allow you to train stand alone, without any software connections. The resistance follows a progressive power curve, in accordance with cycling on a flat road. Speeding up means an increase of resistance.
The NEO 2 Smart doesn’t require an external power source as it generates its own energy from your cycling movement. Therefore you can train anywhere you want, like on holiday or a training camp! Its frame allows for a few degrees of movement to the left and right while cycling, so it follows the natural course of your body, improving the cycling feeling. The frame is easily foldable to a small size and when folded, the legs act as two handles for easy transportation. By supplying this direct drive trainer with extra axle adapters, the axle compatibility significantly increased. This bike trainer is compatible with 142x12mm and 148x12mm, straight out of the box.