Video: Tacx Genius and Vortex trainers at Eurobike 2011

Plus neat Lumos bar-end lighting system with indicators

Tacx were showing off two of their latest trainers at Eurobike – the Vortex, which is a wireless turbo with a computer display, and the Genius, which is a full-on virtual reality machine. You can find out more about them in the video below.

The company also had a neat little lighting system called Lumos. These units replace the bar end plugs on your road bike and contain two forward-facing LEDs per side – one white for visibility and the second yellow so it can be used as an indicator.

Each unit also has two rear LEDs – one red and constant, and a second for indicating. The lights are operated by a button on top of each unit and powered by a single AA battery per side. They can be fitted easily with a single Allen key.

Tacx's new lumos lights fit into the ends of a drop handlebar:

You can watch Bikeradar's video about the Tacx Genius and Vortex trainers below:

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Warren Rossiter

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Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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