KICKR Power Trainer Overview
The Wahoo KICKR Power Trainer is the world’s most powerful indoor bike trainer! Take the back wheel off your bike and connect to the Wahoo KICKR for accurate power measurement, controlled resistance, open third-party software options, and the smoothest indoor riding on the market. Pain cave, meet your new best friend.
The KICKR comes pre installed with a SRAM/Shimano compatible 11 speed 11-25 cassette and includes our RPM cycling cadence sensor. This model will also work with SRAM or Shimano 8, 9 or 10 speed bikes. For non 11 speed bikes you will need to replace the cassette (not included) and install the proper spacer (included). For more information, please read the details on changing a cassette.
For the best riding experience Wahoo Fitness strongly recommends using the same speed cassette on the KICKR that is currently installed on your bike.
**The KICKR comes with 1 Month Free of a Strava Premium membership for new Strava members!**
For details on which apps are compatible with the KICKR, download our in-depth KICKR app comparison chart.
Ride a Campagnolo? You'll need our Campy Adapter!
PLEASE NOTE: The KICKR only ships to select countries. Signature required for delivery of all KICKR shipments.
Dual Band Technology Both ANT+ and BLE capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneous or separately Accurate Power with Built-In Power Meter Wheel off design for direct, lab accurate power measurement at the hub that is consistent and calibrated throughout every grueling mile. Accurate to +/- 3%. Controlled resistance When connected to your device, it automatically sets your resistance via your favorite app or software Realistic road feel High inertia flywheel engineered to replicate the feel of an actual rider on the road Measures speed, distance, power, and cadence Get all your vital cycling metrics on your indoor ride. Cadence only available when paired with a Wahoo RPM. 11 speed model includes an RPM and the 10 speed model does not. Reduced Noise Quiet as your favorite fluid trainer; no shouting required! Third Party App Compatibility Works with popular training apps such as Kinomap, Virtual Training, and TrainerRoad Third Party Power Meter Support Compatible with a third party power meter. Includes 1 month free of a strava premium membership After ordering your KICKR, you will receive access to and the ability to redeem 1 month free of Strava Premium. Not valid for existing Strava Premium members.
- Supported Devices
iPhone 4S and newer
iPad (3rd gen and newer), iPad Mini
iPod Touch (5th gen and newer)
BTLE enabled Mac Book Pro
When paired with ANT+ dongle
Weight: 47 lbs
Max User Weight: 250 lbs
Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz
Resistance Type: Electromagnetic
Flywheel Weight: 12 lbs
Belt Type: Gates Carbon Drive
Wireless technology: Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+
Metrics: Speed, distance, power, and cadence (with a Wahoo RPM) Maximum Simulated Grade: 15% (assumed rider/bike weight of 175 lbs)
Maximum Power Output: 1900 Watts (at 25 mph)
Noise Level: 70 dB (measured at 3ft while riding 250 Watts at 10 mph)
Footprint with legs open: 21" x 28" (54 cm x 71 cm)
Footprint with legs collapsed: 21" x 9" (54 cm x 23 cm)
Hub Width: 130mm (road) or 135mm (mountain)
Rear Axle: Quick Release
Rear Wheel Size: 24" RD / 24" MTB / 650c RD / 26" MTB / 700c RD / 650b MTB / 29" MTB
- Out of Box (11 speed): Sram/Shimano 11-speed.
- Requires Purchase/Installation of New Cassette: Sram/Shimano 7/8/9/10-speed, Campagnolo 9/10/11-speed (also requires Campagnolo freehub adapter - sold separately)
- Note for Campagnolo 11-speed Compatibility: Rear derailleur may contact a plastic cover when shifting into the largest cog on the cassette; this may prevent the use of that cog.
- In the Box
Wahoo Fitness KICKR Bike Trainer
RPM Cadence Sensor
Road/mountain bike adapter
11-speed Sram/Shimano compatible cassette (11-25)
Quick release skewer
Hydraulic brake pad spacer
- Product Instructions
Click here for KICKR instructions
1KICKR Power Trainer is rated out of 5 by 123.Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFog900 from Who knew you could like riding your trainer? Like so many others I dreaded riding on my trainer. It's boring and dreary, it was hard to stay focused. I had seen the Kickr on my LBS and read some reviews, I was intrigued and eventually bought one in early 2015. I thought I would most enjoy the simulated routes but I was wrong. What I love most is the ERG mode to control my power. If my workout is set to 10% over/unders that is what I'm doing. If my intervals including 150% FTP sprints, they get done. You can't cheat or quit early. I now find myself on my trainer when it's actually sunny outside because I need a "real" workout. I never thought that would happen.Date published: 2015-09-18Rated 5 out of 5 by mspeas from Good Trainer Bought one in early September and sold my Computrainer. Works quite well as power readings seem accurate. Easy set up and a variety of apps. My favorite is Ergvideo. Folks speak about Sufferfest, but EV beats it hands down with far longer workouts. Need that to simulate real outdoor rides. Kickr has a good "road feel". It is not identical to outdoors, but close since it carries momentum well to simulate downhills. Now if they would release the Elemnt so I can control it via ANT+ FE/C. Desperately needs to a handlebar unit. Coming off a CT that is the only advantage of Computrainers. They come with a good control module.Date published: 2015-11-10Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ Wright from Finally a realistic indoor option After a few winters with a "classic trainer" the Kickr changes everything indoors. I used to hate trainer time, 30 min was like a death sentence and I really never got anything done for my perceived efforts. The Kickr w/ Zwift or BKool makes indoor riding feel like outdoors. I have recently "virtually" climbed Whiteface Mountain @ Lake Placid, NY Avg slope 9% and it felt like it for the entire hour it took me to complete the climb(1st/2nd gear standing climb). I then accepted the "More Than Sports + Kona" 112 mile challenge on Zwift. It felt like a Century+ ride not just hours of spinning on end like a classic trainer feels. All in All I couldn't be more pleased.Date published: 2015-10-17Rated 4 out of 5 by theojkett from Responsive, Smooth, Challenging, but too connected I bought my Kick'r in March and here it is September and I've logged over 500 miles on it already. Let me start by saying if used in combination with Zwift or perhaps Strava Segments (I don't know how to do that) or with Trainer Road, you will get a great workout and really enjoy your trainer rides, especially with Zwift. It responds well to terrain changes, spins really nice and saves your rear wheel and cassette from wear like those other trainers. However, there was a point that I wanted to send it back and get a refund. When friends ask me about it, this is what I have to tell them. In order to use this product to it's full capacity, you need to spend more money beyond the cost of the Kick'r itself. You can't just buy the Kick'r, put the bike on it and pedal your butt off. You'll get nothing out of it. You'll need to get an Ant+ device, a wahoo heart rate monitor chest strap that will work on and off the trainer, you'll need to get the Wahoo Sensor Plus (Bike computer and Cadence Sensor. Now you'll also need some sort of device to hook it up to so if you have a kick butt computer or good laptop or a good tablet, you're good to go almost.... now you need some sort of App or on-line program to use it all with otherwise you're just spinning with no resistance. There are a boatload of apps out there but most of them are junk and the vast majority want you to sign up for some monthly service. Once you get past all of the technology needed, the trainer works like a charm and is fantastic. I use mine with Zwift and I love it, super fun and the realism is amazing. I don't care for the Wahoo bike computer and Sensor because when you are outside riding it syncs up with the app on your phone (Strava or Wahoo Fitness). If your phone dies because of the navigation, the bike computer shuts off. So I've had to install a second bike computer for when I go outside and ride. The Kick'r is good. I just wish Wahoo would develop their own software to use with it I can have on my PC and connect it via USB and not make be buy hundreds of dollars worth of extra devices so I can use it.Date published: 2015-09-18Rated 5 out of 5 by gleeclub from Kickr-ing my Butt I had the Rock and Roll Kinetic and I just was not motivated anymore so I purchased the Kickr a few weeks ago. Been using the Kickr for two weeks now and absolutely love it. I love not having the back week on the trainer. Love the ERG mode when I used it during Trainerroad and Sufferfest videos. It's not loud and actually might be less noisy then the Kinetic. You cannot go wrong with the Wahoo Kickr and using it with the Wahoo Fitness app is awesome as well. Love the app, which it was a desktop app so I dont have to keep scrolling left and right when going between ERG and one of the other modes available.Date published: 2015-09-18Rated 5 out of 5 by SPudlo from A Whole New World I used to dread the cold and wet months of winter and early spring. Riding outside was hit or miss and when I did, the experience was often just horrible. Riding inside on the "dumb" trainer was just as bad - what usually happened was I was good for a while and then gradually fell away - always playing catchup in the spring. Enter the Wahoo Kickr smart trainer and Zwift virtual ride/training. Wow, what a difference. The variable resistance provided by the Kickr through Zwift, an Ant+ dongle and my computer makes riding inside a pleasure, something to look forward to, dare I say fun, etc. What are you waiting for? Pull the trigger and get on with it today. See you on the island soon -Date published: 2016-01-01Rated 4 out of 5 by AllezOop from Expensive, but (mostly) satisfying I bought this primarily for use with Zwift, and the experience is a delight. I like the road feel (compared to my old Kurt Kinetic) and I love not shredding my back tire. My biggest complaint is that it has been impossible to calibrate the device with the Android app (running on my LG G3) and Wahoo support staff has been utterly unable to offer any useful suggestion. So, from time to time, I borrow someone's iphone. But that really isn't good enough.Date published: 2015-09-25Rated 5 out of 5 by rguc from Awsome training tool I have now had this for a month and am getting the hang of using it. I use iMobileintervals and plug in my power based sessions - unlike other turbos and stationary trainers there is nowhere to hide with this once you start the session. You either produce the power or stop! For me this is excellent as it forces me to dig really deep and achieve my goals. There are also many other modes that you can use it in. It is well engineered, quiet and the guys on the technical help desk are clearly cyclists with excellent product knowledge. It is an expensive bit of kit but absolutely worth the money.Date published: 2016-01-20