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 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
- 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 79.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 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 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 sjwass from Best trainer ever! I have owned several other trainers. All promised to give a realistic riding experience with computers and rides. On some level they delivered their promise, but they were difficult to set up and quirky with apps and software. They also required a calibration process every ride which was a bit of a pain. Needless to say, the Kickr delivers on all fronts. A realistic road feel. Minimal start up time, easy to upgrade and it maximizes my trainer time. Many competitors but in my estimation none live up to this trainer.Date published: 2015-11-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Heindoc from Seriously, Worth Every Penny I bought this a few months ago. Linked up to virtual trainer and apps. Made indoor training enjoyable (never thought that was possible!). I ordered the wrong cassette (11 speed instead of 10 speed - duh) and contacted support. Response was quick, helpful and pleasant. I needed something other than a standard trainer to motivate me and help me stay in condition through the Midwest winter. While it's expensive, it's worth every penny to me.Date published: 2015-09-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike716 from Well worth it This device is the single best investment I have ever made for my health and well being (not to mention the wife is extremely happy not to have me out on the road as much in iffy weather). Easy to set up (I switched out the cassette with a 9 speed in less then 20 minutes.). It is solidly built and, especially when paired with Zwift, leads to hours of entertainment. Indoor training has gone from a chore to a pleasure.Date published: 2015-10-30