Wahoo Fitness is a running, cycling, and fitness app that leverages your smartphone to deliver data-driven power that fuels your training and fitness goals. Get the app now to register your KICKR and get cranking.
This page applies to the newest KICKR released in
featuring KICKR CLIMB support and improved thru axle compatibility
Please contact support for questions on older versions.
Wahoo KICKR is compatible or adaptable with most bike styles and types. However, exclusions may include various single speed, track, recumbent, and some Thru Axle bikes.
1 Requires new cassette (sold separately) and included spacer (see instructions)
2 Requires new cassette and spacer (both sold separately) (see instructions and check with your local mechanic for additional help)
Still unsure or have a Campagnolo drivetrain? Contact support to further check compatibility and adapters for your bike.
The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the
Wahoo Fitness app which supports devices running iOS 9.0 and newer.
The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports most Bluetooth® compliant Android devices running Android version 4.4 KitKat or newer.
Note: Since Android devices vary widely, compatibility cannot be assured for all devices. Please download and install the Wahoo Fitness Android app from the Google Play Store before purchasing a Wahoo Fitness product to ensure compatibility.
The Wahoo KICKR supports various Windows and Mac applications with Bluetooth and/or ANT+ capabilities.
Note: the Wahoo Fitness app (required for some important updates) is only available on iOS and Android mobile devices.
The Wahoo KICKR is compatible with many 3rd party iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps. For a list of confirmed compatible 3rd party apps, see the chart at the end of this guide.
*Caution: use of unofficial power adapters may cause permanent damage to your KICKR
Note: the reversible axle spacer pre-installed on KICKR Smart Trainers is set to accommodate 130mm spacing. Most road bikes use 130mm spacing, while cyclocross and mountain bikes with quick release skewers and disc brakes use 135mm spacing. Please reverse the spacer before mounting a bicycle with 135mm spacing or use the appropriate adapter for wider hub spacing and thru-axle bikes.
Warning: the quick release skewer must be completely tightened before riding, requiring significant effort and leaving a defined imprint on the hand. Failure to properly tighten the quick release may result in damage or personal injury. If unsure of the proper tension, consult your local bike shop or contact support for assistance. Do NOT ride the KICKR if the quick release skewer is not properly installed.
Registration, calibration, and firmware updates are all performed within the Wahoo Fitness app. Visit the app frequently to ensure your product is up to date. For more information on the app, see Wahoo Fitness iOS App Instructions.
Registration, calibration and other functions are available within the Wahoo Fitness Android app, while firmware updates are performed on the Wahoo Utility app. Visit these apps regularly to ensure your products are up to date. For more information on the app, see Wahoo Fitness Android App Instructions.
A spindown is recommended every 2 weeks or after moving the KICKR to a new location. For more information, see Wahoo Fitness iOS App Instructions.
A spindown is recommended every 2 weeks or after moving the KICKR to a new location. For more information, see Wahoo Fitness Android App Instructions.
From virtual courses to structured wattage workouts, these KICKR apps meet even the most demanding training needs.
Download this KICKR App Comparison Chart in PDF format.
Have more questions? Visit support.wahoofitness.com for additional support.