This is the previous generation of Tacx’ top of the range trainer. Its been superceded by the Tacx Neo 2T – so you’ll find some great discounts on this version.
The trainer is very easy to set up and comes with adapters for every frame type. You’ll need to buy a cassette and attach it before first use. Uniquely, this trainer is motor rather than belt driven. Normally, a turbo trainer drives a flywheel via a belt. The Neo 2 applies resitance to the motor – this also means you don’t have to plug in the trainer – helpful if you’re setting up away from a power socket.
The motor drive is one reason Tacx can claim the Neo 2 is “more silent than every thought possible”. Zwiftcast backed this up in their noise test: The Neo 2 came in at 68db at 250 watts – very quiet for turbo trainer and market leading.
Road.cc describred it as the gold standard for indoor trainers in their 2019 review. User reviews are almost entirely positive, complementing good looks and road-like realism. A handful of reviews mention faulty machines that needed to returned.
For more guidance on how to select a trainer that’s right for you – read our buyers guide.