Wahoo Kickr Smart Trainer Review

One of the best selling smart in-door trainers, the Wahoo KICKR Smart has been dominating the market for many years. Recently updated to the latest model V6 "the sixth generation", the trainer keeps going from strength to strength.

The Kickr has direct drive technology meaning, it doesn't require a back wheel to be attached.

The magic in the Wahoo KICKR Smart trainers, you feel like your actually on a ride compared to the older style trainers without the direct drive technology. As an result riding indoors now is much more enjoyable and fun.

Take your indoor ride up a notch with grade simulations of up to 20% incline. With over 2,200 watts of resistance that’s accurate to within +/- 1%, KICKR stands up to the demands of the world’s most powerful cyclists. Make no mistake, the KICKR is suitable for levels of cyclists including the pro's.

Let's look at some of the features:

1:  Realistic Ride Feel

KICKR’s professional-grade high inertia 16lb flywheel and AXIS feet combine to provide an ultra realistic ride feel.

2: Controlled Resistance

When connected to your smartphone, tablet, computer or gps bike computer, KICKR automatically sets and adjusts your resistance based on the software or route.

3: Kickr Axis Feet

Customizable cushioned feet respond to tempo and body position changes, mimicking the side-to-side movement experienced riding outdoors.

4: Professional Grade Durability

Robust steel construction ensures the KICKR stays in place while you crank out the watts and stands up to years of heavy use.

5: Seamless Connectivity

Offering a robust 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi connection, up to 3 Bluetooth Connections, a direct connect port and ANT+/ANT+FE-C compatibility, KICKR smart trainers pair to most devices and applications so you have the most control over your training and ride data.

We reviewed and tested the KICKR while connected to Zwift training app via bluetooth connection. 

The set-up is straight forward to your choice of training app, choose your device of choice, tablet, laptop or even mobile device. Although the bigger the screen the more enjoyable your session will be. For testing purposes we used an IPAD 11, downloaded the Zwift apps onto the IPAD and then connected to the KICKR via bluetooth.

For full instructions on setting the unit up from the beginning to connecting to your training app, please watch the video below.

The Wahoo KICKR Smart is available from Cycletribe. You can purchase in store or order online, if you have any questions regarding this model, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Happy indoor training, watch your fitness and power increase with Wahoo KICKR Smart trainers.

Team Cycletribe!!

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