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2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer

$1,199.99
2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer

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2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer

The ultimate indoor bike trainer experience

SKU# WFBKTR118

$1,199.99
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Product Overview

Building on the proven success of Wahoo’s line of KICKR Smart Trainers, the new 2018 edition delivers a virtually silent experience and a specially engineered, heavier flywheel to provide cyclists with the exact inertia they need to recreate the feeling of riding outdoors. The KICKR continues to provide the best in class indoor smart trainer design with carbon steel body for the durability. Its unmatched compatibility expands to include our new indoor grade simulator, the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB, and our new Bluetooth and ANT+ powered fan, the KICKR HEADWIND. The KICKR includes an 11 speed cassette for easy setup and an RPM cadence sensor.

BONUS! When you register your KICKR in the Wahoo Fitness app, you'll receive these awesome offers from our partners:

NOTE: The KICKR only ships to select countries. Signature required for delivery of all KICKR shipments.

Features

NEW! Virtually Silent Operation
The KICKR's new design offers an ultra quiet riding experience.
NEW! Optimized Flywheel
KICKR's new larger and heavier flywheel was specially engineered to provide riders with a more precise inertia needed to recreate an outdoor ride feel while training indoors.
KICKR CLIMB Compatible
Wahoo's KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator was designed in conjunction with the KICKR smart trainers to deliver a unmatched indoor training experience when combined.
KICKR HEADWIND Compatible
KICKR HEADWIND was designed to deliver innovative climate control to your indoor training experience.
Thru Axle Compatible
The new KICKR features 12x142 and 12x148 thru axle compatibility in addition to standard 130/135mm quick release. Click to find out if your bike is compatible.
Disc Brake Clearance
An update to the main mast ensures clearance for flat mount and disk brake equipped bikes.
+/- 2% Power Accuracy
Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 2200W.
20% Maximum Grade
Maximum percent grade adjusts to simulate up to a 20 degree incline.
LED Indicator Lights
Visual confirmation that KICKR is powered, connected and transmitting via Bluetooth and / or ANT+
ANT+, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Connectivity
ANT+ and Bluetooth capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneously or separately. An ANT+ FE-C connection allows the KICKR to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application.
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.
Controlled resistance
When connected to your device, it automatically sets your resistance via your favorite app or software
Realistic ride feel
The KICKR flywheel is innovative and proven technology emulates the power and inertia experienced during outdoor riding. It provides the most realistic ride feel especially when using virtual riding/training platforms like Zwift and Trainer 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 Cadence Sensor that is included.
Third Party App Compatibility
Works with popular training apps such as Zwift and TrainerRoad. For more details on which apps are compatible with the KICKR, download our in-depth KICKR app comparison chart.
Third Party Power Meter Support
Compatible with a third party power meter.
Click here for KICKR instructions

Specs

Part Number: WFBKTR118
KICKR Version: 4
Dimensions (legs open): 20"L x 28"W x 17"H
Dimensions (legs closed): 20"L x 9"W x 17"H
Weight (unboxed): 47 lb
Rear Wheel Size: 24" RD / 24" MTB / 650c RD / 26" MTB / 700c RD / 650b MTB / 29" MTB
Hub Types: 130/135mm QR, 12x142, and 12x148 Thru Axle - Adapters included
Drivetrain:

  • Out of Box: 11 Speed Cassette
  • Requires Purchase/Installation of New Cassette: 8/9/10 Speed SRAM/Shimano
KICKR CLIMB Compatible: Yes
KICKR HEADWIND Compatible: Yes
Cadence: RPM Cadence Sensor included
Front Wheel Block: Not needed
Resistance Type: Electromagnetic
Accuracy: + / - 2%
Wireless Software Updates: Yes
3rd Party Power Meter Support: Yes
Connectivity: ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, and Bluetooth
Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)
Max User Weight: 250 lb
Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz
Flywheel Weight: 16 lb
Maximum Simulated Grade: 20%
Maximum Power Output: 2200W

2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kicks My Butt Each & Every Workout After a ten year hiatus from the world of cycling I dusted off my old 10 speed Roubaix and started riding again. Noticed after a few months of training on the same streets that I wasn't improving at all, hence my desire to score an indoor trainer. Let me tell you I did a TON of research first. Came down to the latest version of the KICKR and a close competitor (think of a famous Keanu Reeves character in a certain Matrix movie franchise...) which are both great indoor trainers. Went with the Wahoo product for both its realistic feel of riding outdoors as well as their legendary customer service. Regardless of what setting I choose on the Wahoo Fitness App the KICKR dutifully smacks me upside the head and delivers a quality workout each time. Want to be humbled by a smart trainer? Set it to ERG mode, pick your watts and try to cheat. You can't coast or shift to another gear in order to make the pain go away. Awesome! I'm still figuring out what training program to eventually settle on (Zwift, Trainer Road, Sufferfest, etc...) but any and all work great with the KICKR. The device was a snap to setup and even though it's not all that important to me it's whisper quiet (have not ridden older versions of the KICKR to compare the 2018 against). Speed, cadence, and heart rate sensors were easily recognized by the smart trainer as well as my DZero power meters. While it is pricey I feel you get what you pay for in life. On the fence about which Wahoo smart trainer to buy? Sacrifice a few lattes at your local coffee shop and buy the KICKR. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best trainer used I got this KICKR about a month ago. I've ridden it consistently since received. Having ridden other trainers for close to 30 years I can say this is the best I've ever ridden. In use its very quiet and smooth. Because of direct connection to bike there is no wheel slippage, With the app it allows tracking of power, speed and cadence. With heart rate monitor you can track that too, It's got great road feel, if all your roads are new asphalt. It's actually much smoother and allows for more consistent and safer efforts than out on the road with road and traffic hazards. Great product.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless After much market research I decided to buy the 2018 Kickr to focus my training over the winter months in preparation for next year's triathlon season. The product is sturdy and easy to set up. I swapped the supplied cassette with a 7 speed and used the spacer supplied. After a slight tweak to my front mech, I was ready to go. I had previously decided to use Trainer Road and downloaded the software to my phone. Having just done the Ramp Test, I can say that the whole process was flawless form start to finish, the device, cadence sensor and heart rate monitor, which I bought separately, all connected with no issues. I'm looking forward to some decent bike splits next season.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great training!!! I bought it 5 months ago and it's spectacular and easy to use, very happy
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Structured Training I've been using the KICKR for about a month now and love it. Easy pairing with Zwift, easy to get the bike on and off and it feels very realistic. Also very quiet.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first smart trainer and I love it! I ordered a 2018 Edition Kick'r. First smart trainer! However, it was very noisy and I had to return it. Wahoo issued a new one, and albeit there was some rubbing noise on the replacement, it became silent after 30min of spinning. I think it just needed some breaking in. I hope it is the case. It is pretty seamless to gather stored workouts and use them. I connect directly with my Elemnt Bolt. I haven't tried sync'ing workouts directly form the Bolt onto Kick's, but I think it will be seamless. So far, very pleased. Once, my Bolt stopped in the middle of the workout and I had to change the power from Erg to Resistance for it to work again. Probably a Bluetooth glitch of sorts. All in all, best bang for the buck and now I look forward to winter indoor sessions which will be much more pleasant!
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Needs a lot of work I bought this expensive trainer less than a month ago, and it's been nothing but trouble. It ships with an incredibly cheap power adapter that blows at the drop of a hat. This adapter will by the way cost $69.99 to replace. The spindown procedure is easily confused, and offers a non-intuitive error message when it fails because Wahoo hasn't made the trainer able to recognize and handle being paired to multiple devices.
Date published: 2018-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes indoor riding enjoyable I used to hate putting in hours on the trainer, but now it is actually fun to ride. I use my Kickr with Zwift and riding indoors is actually an entertaining experience for me now. I love the interaction with the game and feeling the difficulty change automatically with the terrain. One thing that I wish the Kickr did was to drive the wheel during downhill sections. It does spin down, but there is no coasting down hills. This is both good and bad, as it keeps me pushing at all times, but doesn't let me coast for a while like I can when I'm riding outdoors. Overall, I'm glad I went with the Kickr. It is a huge upgrade over my old fluid trainer. Plus not having to worry about trainer tires on the bike is a big advantage as well.
Date published: 2018-09-10
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Product Overview

Building on the proven success of Wahoo’s line of KICKR Smart Trainers, the new 2018 edition delivers a virtually silent experience and a specially engineered, heavier flywheel to provide cyclists with the exact inertia they need to recreate the feeling of riding outdoors. The KICKR continues to provide the best in class indoor smart trainer design with carbon steel body for the durability. Its unmatched compatibility expands to include our new indoor grade simulator, the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB, and our new Bluetooth and ANT+ powered fan, the KICKR HEADWIND. The KICKR includes an 11 speed cassette for easy setup and an RPM cadence sensor.

BONUS! When you register your KICKR in the Wahoo Fitness app, you'll receive these awesome offers from our partners:

NOTE: The KICKR only ships to select countries. Signature required for delivery of all KICKR shipments.

Features

NEW! Virtually Silent Operation
The KICKR's new design offers an ultra quiet riding experience.
NEW! Optimized Flywheel
KICKR's new larger and heavier flywheel was specially engineered to provide riders with a more precise inertia needed to recreate an outdoor ride feel while training indoors.
KICKR CLIMB Compatible
Wahoo's KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator was designed in conjunction with the KICKR smart trainers to deliver a unmatched indoor training experience when combined.
KICKR HEADWIND Compatible
KICKR HEADWIND was designed to deliver innovative climate control to your indoor training experience.
Thru Axle Compatible
The new KICKR features 12x142 and 12x148 thru axle compatibility in addition to standard 130/135mm quick release. Click to find out if your bike is compatible.
Disc Brake Clearance
An update to the main mast ensures clearance for flat mount and disk brake equipped bikes.
+/- 2% Power Accuracy
Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 2200W.
20% Maximum Grade
Maximum percent grade adjusts to simulate up to a 20 degree incline.
LED Indicator Lights
Visual confirmation that KICKR is powered, connected and transmitting via Bluetooth and / or ANT+
ANT+, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Connectivity
ANT+ and Bluetooth capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneously or separately. An ANT+ FE-C connection allows the KICKR to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application.
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.
Controlled resistance
When connected to your device, it automatically sets your resistance via your favorite app or software
Realistic ride feel
The KICKR flywheel is innovative and proven technology emulates the power and inertia experienced during outdoor riding. It provides the most realistic ride feel especially when using virtual riding/training platforms like Zwift and Trainer 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 Cadence Sensor that is included.
Third Party App Compatibility
Works with popular training apps such as Zwift and TrainerRoad. For more details on which apps are compatible with the KICKR, download our in-depth KICKR app comparison chart.
Third Party Power Meter Support
Compatible with a third party power meter.
Click here for KICKR instructions
For more info, see Faq

Specs

Part Number: WFBKTR118
KICKR Version: 4
Dimensions (legs open): 20"L x 28"W x 17"H
Dimensions (legs closed): 20"L x 9"W x 17"H
Weight (unboxed): 47 lb
Rear Wheel Size: 24" RD / 24" MTB / 650c RD / 26" MTB / 700c RD / 650b MTB / 29" MTB
Hub Types: 130/135mm QR, 12x142, and 12x148 Thru Axle - Adapters included
Drivetrain:

  • Out of Box: 11 Speed Cassette
  • Requires Purchase/Installation of New Cassette: 8/9/10 Speed SRAM/Shimano
KICKR CLIMB Compatible: Yes
KICKR HEADWIND Compatible: Yes
Cadence: RPM Cadence Sensor included
Front Wheel Block: Not needed
Resistance Type: Electromagnetic
Accuracy: + / - 2%
Wireless Software Updates: Yes
3rd Party Power Meter Support: Yes
Connectivity: ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, and Bluetooth
Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)
Max User Weight: 250 lb
Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz
Flywheel Weight: 16 lb
Maximum Simulated Grade: 20%
Maximum Power Output: 2200W

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