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KICKR Smart Trainer

£999.99
KICKR Smart Trainer

The ultimate indoor bike trainer experience

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2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 133.
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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.

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.
BONUS FEATURE! Free Trials from our favorite App partners
When you register your KICKR in the Wahoo Fitness app, you'll receive these awesome offers from our partners:
Click here for KICKR instructions

Specs

  • Part Number: WFBKTR118
  • KICKR Version: 4 (produced starting July 2018)
  • 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 with 11-28 ratio
    • 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


California residents: See the California Proposition 65 WARNING

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Smart Trainer I actually bought a Wahoo Snap at first and fell in love with what a riding on a Smart Trainer was going to be like. Unfortunately the Snap was to noisy for my daughter and wife who slept above my riding area. I returned the Snap and got a Kickr. The Kickr is not only quiet the accuracy and road like feel a leaps and bounds ahead of the Snap. I read some really concerning reviews and wondered if my unit would start to make loud clunking or worse yet grind to a halt. However, after 300 miles of riding on my Kickr it is still kicking and I love the experience and it has been a great alternative to road riding and being away from my family. The smart trainer has helped my balance my training with my family time which is a win/win.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great Trainer I am very pleased with my Kickr 2018. Had an earlier iteration of Kickr and was fairly well satisfied. The 2018 is so much better, though. It is smoother, quieter, more responsive, and is solid throughout my rides. If your're committed to indoor training and realize the time devoted to it, it is well worth it to upgrade to the 2018 model. I use the Kickr with Apple TV and Zwift and the two play really well together.
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great equipment for the price I wanted a trainer I could use with apps and keep the rear wheel on for quick disconnect to ride outside. This fits the bill. I like the wahoo fitness app used with my cadence sensor. The only downside is that I ended up having to purchase the ant+ dongle so the apps could pair consistently.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid build, great performance I bought this to replace an old trainer I've been using for 10 years and am very pleased with my purchase. Trainer was very easy to assemble and begin using with smart apps. Seems built to last, which is a must given the big sticker price. Hope to be using this for another 10 years
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek I have only used this half a dozen times. Seems to work as advertised
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love my Wahoo Easy to use, smooth, quite, the blue tooth feature is amazing
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great so far Finally replaced our 15 year old CT with a wahoo smart trainer and combined with Zwift. It has been great so far.
Date published: 2018-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing feeling It cannot get more real! I enjoy my trainer every day. Great performance, one of my best purchases....
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product This beast is heavy! The flywheel immense. The thru axle adaptors are handy, but they are not fixed to the kickr so after each use you need to carefully collect them.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent silent trainer The KICKR is an excellent smart trainer that is very quiet. I'm really happy with my purchase and I would recommend it to anyone considering buying it. No more excuses not to train during winter time!
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat expectations This is my first trainer and I'm glad that I picked the 2018 KICKR. This is a top of the line trainer. There is nothing like riding outside but since I just moved to MO from FL I knew I was going to need one. Combined with Zwift and I've been riding almost every day. I have lost so much weight that the problem now is not to lose more. I'm satisfied with the KICKR so far since I bought it 2 weeks ago. My only concern now is how much maintenance requires. There is not much information about it out there.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works just fine I recently got the 2018 Edition KICKR Smart Trainer. I have a NORCO 11 speed bike, and it set up without a hitch. This unit includes a cadence sensor, which isn't mentioned in the owner's manual. But, everything set up perfectly with ZWIFT. Also, I didn't have to make adjustments to my derailleur for it to work. My first ride with ZWIFT went fine. ZWIFT walked me through the components of the app.The workout absolutely kicked my butt - far more than a street ride. I look forward to using the trainer and becoming a better rider.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Major improvement over the first gen Kickr I bought the first generation Kickr in 2014. It was amazing and served me well. I just purchased the 2018 Edition Kickr and WOW! What a difference. Changes in resistance are much smoother. More importantly … it’s virtually silent … and that was my main reason to upgrade. My Kickr workout space is right under our bedroom. The original Kickr was loud and make early morning workouts a problem. The 2018 Edition is so quiet, all I can really hear is the chain on the cassette. Very pleased with the upgrade.
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KICKR 2018 So much quieter than 2017 model! This is a great upgrade. I will always be a Wahooiagn! You won't be disappointed!!!
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it really kicks your axx! omg its the best item that I spent money for in 2018! it really works well and doesn't produce much noise at all and super easy to set up! I'vr been using only for 2 weeks and already lost 4kg. If I knew this earlier, I would be able to join for Tour De France.
Date published: 2018-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I recently got my Wahoo Kickr 2018. Before I was using a normal trainer with a Wahoo cadence sensor and my riding improved considerably. Greater anaerobic and aerobic endurance. I decided to get a smart trainer and got Wahoo. No regrets. It is even more challenging and should even add more improvement. It is also fun to ride
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool For Training I had the original and only needed to upgrade to get Climb. Wahoo was brilliant there. For the amount of time I had my original Kickr I actually got good value on the used market so that eased the frustration a bit. This new version is great. I did have a hardware issue, but Wahoo support resolved fast and really took care of me. I really like having this tool around for training indoors.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The closest you can get to real cycling! I bought it 3 weeks ago and we already have spent 1100km on it on two bikes. Easy setup. Easy bike change. Low noise level. It will keep us warm through the cold month of the year. 5/5 stars
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trainer and simple to set up! I bought the trainer 3 weeks ago and really love it. I appreciated the fact that it came with a cassette, adjusts to my bike size and works right away with my 12mm through axle. Syncs smoothly with Zwift and the ride is very realistic. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accuracy I've put about 500 miles on Kickr now. The performance is very close to the actual road feel. Change in speed is quickly transferred into watts on popular virtual software apps.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beat my expectations I saw the Kickr Smart Trainer set up with the Kickr Climb at my bike shop and was curious, since my old fluid trainer from 2004 was loud and annoying. The first thing I noticed when I got on the bike...no noise, no high pitched squealing, just smooth pedaling and when the guy paired it up with Zwift and got me going on that, I was blown away. The Climb unit is fascinating and completely changes the entire premise of indoor riding, if I wouldn't have tried it I would have figured I can live without it, but no way ! The Kickr and Climb were both easy to set up, and I'm not very mechanically inclined. Really well-made, the components are solid and compact. I also really want to compliment the people at Wahoo for actually answering the phone, instead of having to write a ticket and wait for a response the next couple of days. Yeah, there are real people standing behind their products and you can *talk* to them!! I wouldn't hesitate to buy this, I did my due diligence on researching the competitors, and Wahoo and their customer accessibility won me over. Its been two months now, I've ridden many times, and I am extremely happy with this set-up. Also, their app is very thorough and easy to use, definitely like the information I get from it.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing feature Reviewed quite intensive which products out there on the market Wahoos Kickr 2018 is really amazing Setup done within couple of minutes, connectivity with Zwift feels like native, combination with climb and headwind terrific, will say outstanding works very well and is really quite (loudest i can hear is loudest)
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what its meant to to do.... I am a non mechanically minded middle aged female and set this up by myself. The only bit I found hard was the adjustment for wheel size as its quite heavy. The online videos are very useful. I initially had a problem with chain slippage on the cassette but it was my fault for not reading the instructions and i was trying to fit a 8 speed bike onto the 11 speed cassette that comes with the trainer. I got another caseette fitted by my bike chap for £35 and now its working like a dream
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fun! Bought a couple weeks ago and it is way better and more fun than I could have hoped!
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2018 Kickr Safe, durable, consistent. Does exactly what you expect it to do.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to ride! The quality of the Kickr Snap is excellent! Easy setup, great app loaded with features, and QUIET!
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding!!! What a product! Just what I was hoping for. As close to riding outdoors as you can get. Extremely easy to setup and use. Last year I did a spin class, no comparison. This is my bike, with my setup. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought the KICKR and really love it. Shipped quick, easy setup, and I get a great workout.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is my first trainer and I don’t have anything negative to say. It’s been awesome since day one!
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality product Having not done indoor home based training in years, this was a pleasant surprise. I particularly like the interactive features when coupled with Zwift. One easy to implement improvement however would be an on/off switch since I'm not comfortable leaving the unit plugged in 24/7/365.
Date published: 2018-11-01
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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.

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.
BONUS FEATURE! Free Trials from our favorite App partners
When you register your KICKR in the Wahoo Fitness app, you'll receive these awesome offers from our partners:
Click here for KICKR instructions
For more info, see Faq

Specs

  • Part Number: WFBKTR118
  • KICKR Version: 4 (produced starting July 2018)
  • 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 with 11-28 ratio
    • 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


California residents: See the California Proposition 65 WARNING

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