Wahoo KICKR Smart Turbo Trainer
The world's most powerful turbo trainer, the Wahoo KICKR Smart is highly compatible with a range of bike setups. This is an electromagnetic indoor trainer that uses a silky smooth Gates carbon drive belt to achieve smooth and realistic accelerations whilst sprinting, and decelerations when it comes to climbing. An important compatibility upgrade from the original unit for those riders looking for a fully immersive experience, this trainer works with the KICKR CLIMB. This innovation from Wahoo, an indoor grade simulator, is the perfect partner to your KICKR, adding physical grade changes to resistant changes so you can get the most real, on-the-road feel to your training.
If you are training for a hilly sportive or a mountainous Gran Fondo, the trainer can simulate the effort needed to conquer that climb. With up to a 20% gradient selectable, there is no excuse for suffering on the climbs come summer. Sprinters are catered for as well, with the trainer able to handle up to 2000 watts of power.
Constructed from robust steel, the KICKR will stay put while you crank out the watts and stands up to years of heavy use. The quiet and smooth cassette-only design of the trainer means you won't wear out your tyres and with the freewheel noise level reduced from 70db to 61db, your pedalling is now even more hushed so you can hear your heart pounding and your legs throbbing. LED indicator lights provide visual confirmation that the KICKR is powered, connected and transmitting.
Bluetooth Smart 4.0, FE-C and ANT+ compatibility allows you to connect the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Indoor Turbo Trainer to your laptop, tablet or smartphone for live tracking of your essential statistics like power, cadence (included), speed and distance. This feature also means the KICKR can be used in partnership with a variety of third-party apps like Trainer Road, Zwift and Strava.
To learn more about integrating your turbo trainer with Zwift please see our comprehensive guide.
The KICKR fits the majority of bike models, with adjustable legs that allow you to set your bike level on the floor, thus eliminating the need for a riser block for your front wheel.
The 11-26t 11-speed cassette that the trainer comes complete with is Shimano/SRAM compatible.
Tim Kerrison, Head of Athlete Performance at Team Sky:
“We’ve developed a strong methodology around preparing and racing Grand Tours that has helped us create repeatable success. The Wahoo KICKR is a vital part of the program that has led to success in this year’s Tour de France.”
Upgrades from the original KICKR unit:
- Added 12x148 thru-axle compatibility and expanded 12x142 thru-axle compatibility
- Compatibility with Boost axles
- Improved Disc Brake Clearance
- Compatible with Wahoo's new KICKR CLIMB, an indoor trainer grade simulator
What's in the box:
- Wahoo KICKR Smart Turbo Trainer
- Shimano/SRAM compatible 11-26t 11-speed cassette
- Power cord
- Power brick (UK plug socket)
- Quickstart guide
- RPM cadence sensor
For any further information please refer to our Turbo Trainer Guide.