Tacx is an innovative company with a deep passion for sport and performance. The brand’s goal is simple: To develop innovative, high-quality products that inspire you to push your own boundaries.
The company’s origins go back to May 1, 1957 when Tacx opened its doors as a bike and repair shop in the Netherlands – and it has been a major player in the cycling industry ever since.
It wasn’t until 1964 that Tacx started manufacturing exhausts for mopeds – the company’s first foray into bigger and better things. In 1969, the bike shop in town gave way to a small factory that produced rollers and, then, indoor bike trainers and bike carriers for cars. What started as a small shop and modest manufacturer has grown into a global brand that develops and offers innovative products for athletes in over 80 countries.
Tacx’s love for the sport of cycling has always guided the company’s decisions, and propelled it to become the innovative global leader that it is today. When cyclists sought high-quality bike parts, Tacx started producing the products themselves. When cyclists sought a way to warm up before a race, Tacx designed rollers. When cyclists needed to train effectively during winter, Tacx unveiled indoor bike trainers. And when more efficiency was required during training, Tacx made their trainers interactive. To this day, Tacx remains dedicated to serving the needs of fellow cyclists everywhere so they can focus on their love of the sport.
Tacx has always been future-focused. As a company, it has stared down the toughest challenges and pushed the boundaries of what is technically possible to create ground-breaking products with state-of-the-art designs. In 2000, the brand was among the first to connect computer electronics to bike trainers, which ushered in an entirely new way of training. Whatever the future holds, Tacx is poised to remain at the forefront of developing new and thrilling technology.
In 2019, Garmin acquired Tacx – the then-privately held Dutch company that manufactured trainers, water bottles, and tools. It was arguably the most talked about sports tech news story of that year. The acquisition of the highly-respected brand in the indoor trainer industry enabled Garmin to focus on its indoor training platform.
Why NOMAD Loves Tacx
There are numerous reasons to love the Tacx brand.
The brand’s lifelong commitment to the love of cycling is a mission we can certainly get behind. Its trainer and bottle manufacturing is generally regarded as the most advanced in the entire indoor trainer industry, and the brand is recognized for pushing the boundaries on innovative indoor bike trainers that allow users to work out how they want and provide a realistic ride feel along the way so that cyclists never have to stop riding – year-round.
Tacx’s ongoing commitment – after all of these years – to support cyclists is a mission that resonates with us at NOMAD. The brand is a technical partner of many WorldTour teams, Pro-continental teams, Continental teams, Women teams, triathletes, ice-skaters, cyclocross, and MTB teams. It’s this strong relationship with professional cyclists and federations, such as the UCI, that allows Tacx to create the kind of products pros (and avid cyclists, like us!) rely on.