Product Comparison: Elite Direto 2 vs Tacx Flux

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General Specifications
About the Product
Practical and efficient, ideal for targeted and effective training sessions, DIRETO sums up all the best features that a home trainer needs to have, for those who want to train indoors on their own bike and only want the best. DIRETO is placed at the high end of the Elite home trainers range, alongside with the Drivo, currently the n°1 Elite home trainer.
The Tacx FLUX Smart trainer is great for small spaces and serious cyclists. The FLUX combines direct drive technology with an electro-brake for a ride that is accessible and interactive. Its large 7kg flywheel transmits even the slightest terrain fluctuations, and its stable design keeps it grounded, even when you're standing on your pedals.
Direto 2
Key Specs
Trainer Type
Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Resistance Type
Resistance Features
12 points system
1500W power output and 10% max slope
Сity bikes, Road bikes, Mountain bikes, Shimano 9/10/11 speed cassette, SRAM & Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed cassette
24", 26", 28", 29", 650c, 700c
Max. Weight Supported
300 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Elite Direto 2 Interactive Smart Trainer 2019 with Riser Block
  • Very nice power feedback while riding. It can put a lot of resistance on climbs.
  • I enjoy the direct drive over my rollers. Now you can concentrate on wattage instead of balance.
  • Still works well for hills and would recommend as an in home trainer.
  • I enjoy every second on the Elite Direto. Very quiet, very accurate and it gives you a pretty good road feeling!
  • Bery well designed if you are looking to do hill climbs but it easily gets too warm and stops registering when you are in a low gear and sprinting.
Tacx Flux Smart Trainer (Updated 2018 Version)
  • The Flux is an entry level direct drive trainer, and at the price point that I could afford.
  • The Tacx Flux reads power on the low slide for your initial push, or when sprinting as it is calculated versus measured (Stages is an actual strain gauge).
  • The first ride went great and I was so excited to get to use it before work the next day.
  • The usability and riding experience on this trainer is far superior, and at a price of a good wheel-on.
  • However on the third ride the internal components of the resistant system malfunctioned at a very low wattage of 130w. How disappointing that Tacx released this product before it was truly ready.
Size & Weight
21.65 in.
18.1 in.
25.59 in.
25.3 in.
33.07 in.
26.4 in.
33.1 in.
35.3 in.
Frame Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Foldable Design
Front Tire Block/Ring
Quick Release
Accesories Included
Elite Wheel Block
Integrated OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter, Power accuracy of +/- 2%, ANT+ and Bluetooth, Management by smartphone, tablet, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth bike computers
ANT+ and Bluetooth
Maximum Noise Level
86 db
What customers say about "Features"
Elite Direto 2 Interactive Smart Trainer 2019 with Riser Block
  • The trainer works great with Bluetooth or Ant+. I like it so much, I bought my wife her own (since I have 11 Speed bikes and she has 10 Speed.).
  • Easy setup and stable ride. I would put a mat or plywood underneath for sweat and chain lubes.
  • After getting a cassette installed, was able to get up and running in minutes. Zwift detected it immediately.
  • Comes with software for tracking and control of the unit and a 1 year subscription for the full metrics and analysis
  • This thing is so quiet, the fan I use to cool down is louder. My rides are around 5:30am and it doesn't disturb anyone sleeping in the room next to it.
Tacx Flux Smart Trainer (Updated 2018 Version)
  • The setup was easy, unbox, slide the legs on and bolt them in place. The hardest part was putting the cassette on, but only because I used the 12T connector instead of the 11T one. Both came with the Flux.
  • Connecting the Flux to my iPad and Zwift is really easy. I think the flux runs super quiet.
  • Overall, I like the feel of the Flux Smart versus the Vortex, especially for time trial and out-of-the-saddle efforts.
  • The Flux Smart Trainer was my first smart trainer purchase. This is no small spend by any means, but having a quiet trainer that I can ride early in the morning or late at night and not wake up the family is key.
  • The wheel is making a unexpected noise.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certified by Zwift
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