Why We Like The KICKR Bike
If you're looking for the most immersive indoor training experience you can get, the KICKR Bike may be your best bet. With innovative features like real-time gradient adjustment, customizable gearing, and simulated shifting and braking, it's the closest thing to outdoor riding that we've tried to date. I mean, the front of the bike literally raises and lowers in response to terrain. And with 5-points of adjustability, you can match the geometry of your current road bike, or even input your professional fit data using the Wahoo Fitness to find your perfect fit. Next, pair the KICKR bike with interactive apps like Zwift or TrainerRoad to complete your riding experience.
The obvious goal with the Wahoo KICKR Bike is to mimic the feeling of cycling on the open road, and it starts with real-time grade changes that elevate or lower the bike to match ascents of up to 20% and descents down to -15%. The response is automatic when paired with apps like Zwift, but you can also adjust the gradient manually. The shift levers can be customized to match the controls of Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo, and you can even program the gearing to match the exact gear ratios, number of speeds, and cassette tooth count you'd normally run from these manufacturers. The flywheel itself matches the power and inertia of outdoor riding for a realistic ride feel, and there's virtual braking too, allowing the brake levers to electronically control the flywheel and motor to allow quick, precise braking that matches the feeling of a real road bike.
Wahoo also took bike fit into account when designing the KICKR Bike, bringing you 5-points of adjustability so you can get a personalized fit. Easily accessible quick-release levers allow you to adjust the stack, reach, saddle setback, saddle height, and frame height. The Wahoo Fitness app is used to set up the bike, and will easily guide you through this process by allowing you to input professional fit data, take a photo to measure your bike, or enter body measurements to customize the fit to the exact geometry of your outdoor bike. The crank arm length is adjustable in five increments from 165 to 175mm, and you can choose to run your own handlebars, saddle, and pedals, if desired.
The drive system uses the renowned KICKR flywheel technology for a responsive and realistic pedaling feel, along with quiet operation that's much less obtrusive than noisy trainers of the past. An integrated power meter measures wattage with +/- 1% accuracy, and you never have to worry about calibrating it to maintain that accuracy. As you might expect, the KICKR Bike also measures speed, distance, and cadence without the need for any additional sensors. A digital LED display indicates your gear selection and grade percentage, so you can get information with just a quick glance during the course of your ride.
The KICKR Bike integrates seamlessly with other Wahoo products such as the ELEMNT GPS bike computer, the TICKR heart rate monitor, and the KICKR Headwind training fan. Pairing it with the KICKR Headwind brings actual climate control to your ride, because as your speed or heart rate increases, so will the fan speed. The KICKR Bike doesn't just work exclusively with Wahoo products though, as you can connect it to virtually any smartphone, GPS, tablet, or computer thanks to Bluetooth, ANT+, and ANT+ FE-C connection capabilities. The bike supports up to three simultaneous Bluetooth connections for a trouble-free start to your workout. It works with all of your favorite training apps such as Zwift, TrainerRoad, and The Sufferfest, and comes with numerous 30 - 60-day free trials of these apps (and more) so you can get started without paying extra for subscriptions.
- Powerful indoor smart bike replicates outdoor riding feel
- Customizable fit integrates your own handlebars, saddle, and pedals
- Grade simulation with front-end vertical movement
- Gear ratios & shifting are programmable to match Shimano, SRAM, Campy
- Virtual braking slows the flywheel for a realistic braking feel
- Renowned KICKR flywheel offers smooth, quiet operation
- Compatible with all your favorite training apps on various devices
- Includes numerous 30 - 60-day free trials for popular training software and apps
- Item #WHAC00R
- aluminum, steel
- 13lb flywheel plus enhanced motor (up to 2,200w of resistance at 40KPH)
- ANT+ FEC and Bluetooth
- Operating System
- iOS, Android, and PC compatible
- AC power adapter, allen wrenches, handlebar assembly, seatpost and saddle assembly
- 60 x 46 x 30in
- indoor cycling
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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