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Wahoo Fitness KICKR Trainer In- Depth Review(Updated January 1. Overhauled. В sections include pros/cons, summary, various minor items throughout post). The Wahoo KICKR is probably the most anticipated trainer to hit the market in quite a while, if not one of the most anticipated sports technology products for endurance athletes to hit the market.
But, how does it live up to the promises and fanfare? Well, IвЂ™ve spent the last two months using it week in and week out.
Every aspect of this trainer IвЂ™ve poked at or dove into. Heck, I even took parts of it apart (with wire cutters!). In doing so, IвЂ™ve got a pretty good grasp on how the unit works, as well as all the details inside and out. Because I want to be transparent about my reviews, once my evaluation period with the Wahoo KICKR has elapsed, I send it back to them in the Atlanta.
Simple as that. Sorta like hiking in wilderness trails вЂ“ leave only footprints. Lastly, at the end of the day keep in mind IвЂ™m just like any other regular triathlete out there. I write these reviews because IвЂ™m inherently a curious person with a technology background (my day job), and thus I try and be as complete as I can. But, if IвЂ™ve missed something or if you spot something that doesnвЂ™t quite jive вЂ“ just let me know and IвЂ™ll be happy to get it all sorted out. Also, because the technology world constantly changes, I try and go back and update these reviews as new features and functionality are added вЂ“ or if bugs are fixed. Unboxing: First, letвЂ™s get this thing unboxed.
Twice. HereвЂ™s the outer shipping box that the KICKR comes in. If you buy your KICKR via the interwebs, itвЂ™ll likely come in this box. Inside the heavy- duty cardboard box, youвЂ™ll find the KICKRвЂ™s inner box. Thus, if you buy your KICKR at a local bike shop, youвЂ™ll likely find it looking more like this: From there youвЂ™ll crack open the outer shell and find the protective cardboard inside.
Mine held up pretty well given the travelling it did. It first flew from Taipei to Las Vegas via UPS.
Then, I dragged it across the Vegas CES show floor to my hotel (no easy feat for those familiar with Vegas). After that, I took it from Vegas to Houston to Paris via commercial airliner (checked luggage).
And then finally, I dragged it again through the subways of Paris to my apartment. IвЂ™d imagine it should hold up pretty well in a mini- van ride home from the bike shop. Below the cardboard is the KICKR, fully packaged up in plastic. After removing the KICKR, youвЂ™ll find another small box and a manual. Inside the small box is the power block. ItвЂ™s 1. 00- 2. 40v, with a replaceable US cable on it.
As IвЂ™ll discuss later, the power block itself works just fine in Europe. Then weвЂ™ve got the quick start guide.
Though, I highly doubt youвЂ™ll need it after this post. Below is a plastic clip for disc brakes on mountain bikes, to keep them from potentially becoming engaged while riding the trainer. Thus, with all the pieces taken out of the box, hereвЂ™s what youвЂ™ve got. The trainer, the power cord, a small manual and warranty statement, and then the little plastic doohickey.
All good? Good. LetвЂ™s take a quick tour of the unit before we dive into it. First up to note is that youвЂ™ll unfold the legs for riding, allowing you to store it in smaller spaces.
ThereвЂ™s a handle on the back to pick it up вЂ“ it says вЂCrank it upвЂ™ on it. The legs that fold out have these all- metal clips on them. They feel strong and I donвЂ™t suspect theyвЂ™ll break.
As IвЂ™ll discuss in more detail in the next section, the trainer includes a cassette, which is pre- mounted onto the flywheel. It also includes the training skewer. Down below, youвЂ™ll see a small round knob, along with a blue metal lever. This allows you to control the height of the KICKR.
This is of use for different tire sizes, so the rider isnвЂ™t so high off the ground (perfect for The Girl with her 6. Finally, note on the backside of the unit, the large flywheel isnвЂ™t вЂopenвЂ™ like some trainers, rather closed. The entire flywheel does rotate though, including where you see those silver arrows (it rotates in that direction). With the high level overview complete, lets start getting detailed. Weight/Size Comparisons: When it comes to size, the unit is definitely the heftiest of the bunchвЂ¦by far. As in, put that kid on a diet and take away the marshmallows! Yes folks, thatвЂ™s pounds below: 4.
To put that in perspective, the Compu. Trainer weighed in at 2. Tacx Genius at 2. Le. Mond Revolution at 3. Now, I donвЂ™t think the weight is really a bad thing. Yes, beastly, but not bad.
ItвЂ™s stable, and thatвЂ™s one of my most important trainer aspects. I HATE wobbly trainers. The weight likely comes from the components. The thing is made out of steel for all major components.
Which means that it will hopefully last a long time. Where it does pose a slight problem is for those folks that may take trainers with them while travelling. Most airlines have a 5. When people talk about the Compu. Trainer, thereвЂ™s one thing they always say: вЂњItвЂ™s build like a rockвЂќ, which is immediately followed by вЂњIвЂ™ve had mine for 1. I think from a materials standpoint, the KICKR is in the same ballpark.
Of course, time will be the true test. From an electronics standpoint, having Bluetooth 4.
ANT+ in there should make it relatively future proof for a while. You can still connect modern smart- phones with legacy Bluetooth headsets from years ago, and thus I donвЂ™t see backwards compatibility being an issue anytime in the next 6- 1. LastlyвЂ¦one final thing to touch on.
Le. Mond Revolution Pro this is not. ItвЂ™s funny, a lot of folks have made observations that the Wahoo KICKR is simply a rip- off of the Le. Mond Revolution Pro Trainer. To help understand why that isnвЂ™t the case, letвЂ™s run through the main differences. A) The Le. Mond trainer is wind- based, thus wind provides resistance.
The Wahoo KICKR is electronic. No wind is used, nor emitted.
B) The Le. Mond trainer does not have resistance control. The Wahoo KICKR does. In other words, you canвЂ™t control the Le. Mond, you can control the KICKR. C) The Le. Mond trainer uses private- ANT to communicate between itself and the Power.
Pilot head unit. Thus no connecting your ANT+ head unit (i. Garmin Edge 5. 00) to the Le. Mond. The KICKR uses open- ANT+, and provides speed and power (and thus distance).
D) The Le. Mond does not have Bluetooth Smart (or any Bluetooth in it). The Wahoo KICKR does. E) The Le. Mond trainer has no API or development aspects to it for 3rd parties.
The Wahoo KICKR does. F) The Le. Mond trainer does not have an adjustable height. The Wahoo KICKR does. Same goes for adjustable legs.
The point here isnвЂ™t to just be a bulleted list of things the Le. Mond trainer doesnвЂ™t do.
Instead, juts to be clear on differences. And certainly, there are things the Wahoo KICKR doesnвЂ™t do. For example: A) The Wahoo KICKR is relatively normal from a loudness standpoint. The Le. Mond trainer is 1. Not so quiet. B) The Wahoo KICKR weighs 4. The Le. Mond trainer weighs a fraction of that. C) The Wahoo KICKR has a sorta- mostly- realistic road feel.
The Le. Mond Revolution has a very realistic road feel. As you can see, the KICKR is no more compatible to the Le. Mond Revolution Pro than a mountain bike is comparable to a road bike. Yes, they both vaguely look the same from a distance, but thatвЂ™s about where it ends. If you wanted to add up the things that are similar, itвЂ™d look roughly like this: A) Both trainers use a cassette to attach your bike to them. B) Both trainers have three legs.
C) Both trainers have a big round thing on them. D) Uhh. both trainers attach bikes to them?
Umm, end of list. The Le. Mond Revolution was actually based on a Russian Physicist design that Greg Le. Mond worked with in the 1. He adapted it as part of the Revolution Pro. Again, both trainers have their markets, but itвЂ™s important that if youвЂ™re comparing the two on looks alone, then youвЂ™re likely missing the forest from the trees.
Hardware Setup: During the next few sections IвЂ™m going to walk through using the trainer on a day to day basis, and then after that IвЂ™ll dive into some of the 3rd party apps. Attaching your bicycle to the trainer: First up, is getting the unit attached to your bicycle. To do so, youвЂ™ll be removing your rear wheel.
It has no action in this game. Instead, the KICKR comes with a rear cassette that replaces the cassette on your rear wheel. This has both benefits and annoyances.
From a benefits side you remove issues around rolling resistance of the wheel itself, as well as wear and tear on the wheel. Trainers are notorious for chewing up wheels (quite literally, leaving fine black dust everywhere). The downside though is that you have to take off your rear wheel and put it back on. Some bikes are easy, and others are a bit of a pain in the butt (such as my P3. C). If it were me, IвЂ™d probably have preferred not removing my wheel вЂ“ but thatвЂ™s just a personal preference. Once youвЂ™ve got your wheel removed, youвЂ™re going to go ahead and place it on the skewer thatвЂ™s provided with the KICKR. I find it easiest to remove the skewer entirely and then thread the skewer in once your bike is on the cassette.
After thatвЂ™s complete, ensure you tighten up the skewer. Done, youвЂ™re ready to ride. Now, if you have a smaller bike (or one with a different wheel size), you can also adjust the height of the trainer down along the bottom: For example, when The Girl rides her bikes, IвЂ™ll sometimes remember to adjust it so that itвЂ™s lower to the ground for her. If you havenвЂ™t yet plugged the trainer in, be sure to do that. The cable that comes with it plugs into a standard American outlet.
But, itвЂ™s 1. 00- 2. ThatвЂ™s how I use it over here in France. In fact, if you want to get all fancy, you can simply change out the actual cable from the power block to the wall. Again, a couple dollars. Ok, and the power cable plugs into the trainer at the bottom, under it.
With that, letвЂ™s start using it.