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 integrated grade changes, customizable gearing, and simulated shifting and braking, it's the closest thing to outdoor riding that we've tried to date. And with 5-points of adjustability, you can dial in the fit to match your current road bike, or even input your professional fit data. Pair it with your favorite apps like Zwift or TrainerRoad for a realistic training setup that's much more enjoyable than mindlessly spinning away on the rollers.
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 setup 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.
- An indoor training bike that mimics the feel of outdoor riding
- Real-time grade changes match ascents up to 20% and descents down to -15%
- Programmable gear ratios and shifting to match the leading component brands
- Virtual braking offers quick, precise braking to match the feel of a road bike
- Uses the KICKR's renowned flywheel for a realistic feel with quiet operation
- 5-points of adjustability allow you to match the fit of your road bike
- Can use your own handlebars, saddle, and pedals to suit your preferences
- Digital LED display indicates gear selection and grade percentage
- Pairs with all your favorite training apps on various devices
- Includes 30 - 60-day free trials of numerous training software and apps