Wahoo Fitness KICKR Trainer

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Our Price: $1,199.99

Availability: (Online discount HOLIDAY20 does not apply) - Usually Ships in 3 to 5 Days

We're proud to offer up what we consider to be the best trainer on the market, the Wahoo Fitness KICKR. This has been making waves in the shop and with free domestic shipping it can help you to survive the winter months in style. Read the review below, watch the video and feel free to call us with any further questions about this fantastic product.

The Hardware

The first thing that you'll notice about the KICKR Trainer is that it's design allows the bike to be connected to the trainer without your rear wheel attached. This accomplishes several things. It reduces wear and tear on your tires, wheel and hubs, makes attachment much easier and provides a more accurate platform for measuring wattage.

No more squared off tires or compression of your carbon dream bike. The mounting system is simple, secure and just makes sense. In other wattage based trainers, wattage was read from the tire contact point and would have to be adjusted with each ride and even with changes in temperature. There was always a risk of tire slippage during big efforts which could potentially invalidate your power data. None of these are issues with the KICKR.

With a heavy, 12 pound flywheel to provide a realistic road feel the KICKR allows you to ease off the pace a bit, stretch your back and then get back on it without feeling that you have to accelerate from zero. In addition, the KICKR puts out about the same noise as a standard fluid trainer and uses a Gates Carbon Drive belt for engagement rather than a traditional chain. These belts are practically indestructible and won't stretch over time as standard cycling chains do.

The Software

The software of the KICKR trainer is what takes it to the next level. Wahoo has opened up the platform and allowed other developers access, so the KICKR integrates with a variety of other software and apps. You can ride STRAVA segments, stages of the Tour with video, or just scehdule an intense interval session. The trainer will match resistance seamlessly without you needing to do anything but ride.

The connections are wireless as well. Supporting ANT+ as well as Bluetooth 4.0 connections the KICKR connects to smartphones, tablets and computers. This allows you to track wattage, speed, distance and more with minimal setup.

The Summary

Even if you are the most die hard, Bernard Hinault circa 1980 Liege-Bastogne-Liege type of rider, there are some days when a trainer is the only option. This is that trainer. It can make you faster through focused training, won't put undue wear on your bike, and with its open platform, is essentially upgradeable. We have a demo on the floor right now. If you still aren't sold, swing by the shop and spend five minutes on one. The KICKR can help provide focused training and bring an element to indoor training that has always been missing... The fun.

Please note: International shipping for this item plus additional customs/duties and fees will be exorbitant. Domestic orders only please.