Tacx Flux S - any issues for anyone?

trainer

#1

Hi all. Currently on my second Flux, but it sounds like a washing machine with bricks in when cold, then it clear a bit as I get riding. Anyone else had this issue at all? The walk from the car to the bike shop is a bit of a workout while carrying the Flux, but I’d sooner just ride it in the garage


#2

Yeah I’ve had that exact issue. It’s a Warranty issue Tacx have been really good for my took two weeks or so and got a new one through the door and no problems with it. I like the flux ride feel but I believe this has happened to lots of these units so if I have another issue I think I’ll try the wahoo.


#3

Thanks Paddy. I think if one, No.2 goes I’ll get a refund and look at the new cheaper wahoo. Looks good and wahoo are good guys


#4

You can get a very good deal on some of the last Tacx Flux from Clever Training. They are 2018 models with 100 dlls off. I got mine and so far no issues. There is a mention on DC rainmaker page. Actually I was researching Wahoo core and it was like a news deal update at the top of the page. There is almost no difference besides some thru axle changes on the Flux S. According to DC rainmaker.


#5

Thanks. Need to have a think. I was happy with the Flux, but it just has to be able to work when I get on the damned bike in the garage. Shirley not too much to ask?


#6

Just returned from swapping my flux, it lasted three months before starting to squeak like a family of mice had invaded.


#7

Got the flux s about a month ago, on issues with noises or anything like that.

I have found erg mode to be quite different compared to my old flow


#8

I had 2 Flux’s and one Flux S fail within 6 weeks. All had the same problem with the belt squealing. Halfords (UK) have been great. I was able to upgrade to. Neo for next to nothing as a gesture of goodwill for all the hassle. I wish I’d bought the Neo in the first place as it’s awsome and in a totally different league than the Flux.

My top tip for the Flux - avoid.


#9

that’s me with the same issue

tacx official italian customer service said they will replace after xmas time.


#10

I get that, and was aware of the high levels of returns before purchasing, but I had a 20% halfords voucher which meant I only paid £360 new and the Neo was way outside my budget. I’ll certainly be shit hot on returning it for replacement during the warranty period.


#11

Yep, that’s exactly what my three sounded like!!!


#12

Same here, I suspect it can be easily sorted by a bit of belt dressing and some adjustment, but I’m loathe to take anything apart whilst its still under warranty


#13

This was my response from Tacx following the first failure…


#14

Touch wood but the Kickr Core I bought post 2 fluxes going pear shaped has been ok so far. Although I have developed trainer hypochondria - and squeak I think it’s buggered…


#15

On my 2nd flux (v1)
Makes some noise when cold but works if I use the little ring (if you join the FB page, it’s a sh_t show (probably exaggerated))