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2017 Edition KICKR Power Trainer

€1,199.99
2017 Edition KICKR Power Trainer
2017 Edition KICKR Power Trainer

2017 Edition of the Wahoo KICKR

SKU# WFBKTR117

€1,199.99
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Product Overview

Updated in 2017, the Wahoo KICKR indoor bike trainer is more compatible than ever! The KICKR now fully supports 12x142 and 12x148 thru axle spacing making it even easier to fit all of your bikes onto the KICKR. Simply take the rear 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.

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! Enhanced Thru Axle Compatibility
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.
NEW! Increased Disc Brake Clearance
An update to the main mast ensures clearance for flat mount and disk brake equipped bikes.
NEW! Compatible with the KICKR CLIMB (coming soon!)
KICKR CLIMB was designed jointly with the new KICKR to deliver the best possible riding experience.
+/- 2% Power Accuracy
Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 2000W.
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 Smart and / or ANT+
ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, and ANT+ FE-C Connectivity
ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneous or separately. An ANT+ FE-C connection allows the KICKR to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application, including products like Garmin bike computers.
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: WFBKTR117
Dimensions (legs open): 21" x 28" (54 cm x 71 cm)
Dimensions (legs closed): 21" x 9" (54 cm x 23 cm)
Weight: 47 lbs
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
Drivetrain:

  • Out of Box: Standard 11 Speed Spacing (11-26)
  • Requires Purchase/Installation of New Cassette: 8/9/10 Speed SRAM/Shimano

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 Smart
Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)
Max User Weight: 250 lbs
Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz
Flywheel Weight: 12.5 lbs
Belt Type: Gates Carbon Drive
Maximum Simulated Grade: 20%
Maximum Power Output: 2000 Watts
Noise Level: 61 dB

2017 Edition KICKR Power Trainer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! I LOVE this KICKER! It's very smooth and works very well with ZWIFT. I would definitely recommend this trainer!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Premium product the quality of the product, the packaging, the components, the materials, is really oustanding. Compact, stable, silent, enough smooth even could be a little more fluid with low cadence. Remarkable to have the cassette already installed! point of weakness: no training programs free available on the app fittness, very few available in the app ELEMNT. such a premium product deserve a better training programm portfolio. maybe my lack of experience in the product use, but i am not able to draw down my personal training activity and create a personal workout
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than my old 'dumb' fluid trainer I purchased the KICKR Power Trainer specifically to use with Zwift. I never used my old fluid trainer because it just made the training too boring. Using this trainer with an online training system is fantastic. It has taken me a few sessions to understand how ERG mode works vs SIM mode. Setup worked first time. Bluetooth connectivity was easy. The kicker comes with an 11 speed cassette but the bike I chose to use had a 10 speed shimano 105. So I found the video on the Wahoo website showing how to swap them out. I already had the proper tools and it was pretty straight forward. With the heavy flywheel, the feedback is pretty realistic. While this direct drive trainer is quieter than a rear wheel trainer, it still is a little noisier than I expected. Also, I have found myself more than once, wanting to operate the rear brake to slow down the trainer faster when I am coasting but there is no way to do that.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2017 KICKR Smart Trainer Long Review This is going to be long. I wanted to wait on writing a review for the 2017 KICKR Power Trainer until I had put on a least 1,000 miles on it. I have put on over 1400 miles in just under 2 months, so I feel that I can give a good, fairly complete review. By the way, I am new to road bikes and cycling in general. To start with, ordering was pretty self-explanatory. It arrived about a week after I ordered. This is because of the size and weight of the box that it comes in. You should now this but with almost everything going to 2 days or less with shipping, this is something some people might not know. This trainer comes with a cadence sensor in the box. My unit did not have a cadence sensor in it. After contacting support about this, they sent a cadence sensor that arrived a few days later. Not sure why it wasn't with the trainer, but at least customer support sent me one. I also ended up being sent another cadence sensor from support, so I had 2 sensors in total. Maybe some kind of mix up, but I sent the second one back. Setting up the unit is either the easiest or the hardest part of this trainer. Let me explain. As I said at the beginning, I am new cycling, there are things that are second nature to people that have been riding for years, but to someone new, they can be confusing. Placing the trainer on the floor, expanding the legs, pretty simple. The trainer is heavy, which is a good thing, that way you feel solid on it when riding. Placing your bike on the trainer isn't too difficult, but if you have never taken a wheel off before, it takes a little bit of work. But this is where my biggest issue is with this trainer, the cassette. The trainer ships with a 11-speed cassette, which is great if your bike is an 11-speed. I have a 9-speed cassette on my road bike. I did not know they were not compatible. I makes sense now, but at the time I just figured they were interchangeable. After calling customer support, they told me that I would need to either, take my cassette of my wheel and install it on the trainer, or go purchase another Shimano 9-speed cassette and install that one the trainer. I wish that I had known this before I purchased the trainer, because then I could have the parts ahead of time. You also need to have the tools to be able to install the cassette on the trainer. I do not have the tools. So after receiving my trainer, finding out that I was missing the cadence sensor, and then not being to use it for a few days after receiving it because of the 11-speed cassette, I could not find a Shimano 9-speed cassette anywhere. I was all set to send it back and get my money back. I was not very happy spending $1200 for something that I can't use. I was able to find a single 9-speed cassette, it was 2-hours away. Luckily the bike technician said he would install it on the trainer, I just needed to bring it with me. I did and he installed it, thanks bike technician guy. That is my biggest issue with this trainer. For $1200, you should have the choice to have installed from Wahoo, which type of cassette you need. You should have the option. That way you don't have to go through the ordeal that I had to. I understand that this trainer is not marketed to beginner or first time cyclist, but I believe that you should have that option when ordering. Moving on to the features of this smart trainer. I like all of the features. I use this trainer with Zwift, and the ability to get the sensation of riding up and down hills, and drafting is pretty awesome. Having the LED indicator lights on the trainer are nice, that way you know you have connection when using it. I use a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt in tandem with Zwift. This is a great feature, the Bolt goes into passive mode, but the trainer will still send data to both Zwift and the Bolt. You can even save your Zwift ride on your Bolt so you can compare what Zwift reports and what the Bolt report to Strava, Training Peaks, etc. The power and cadence seem to be pretty accurate, but I have nothing for comparison for those as I have never had a power meter or a cadence sensor. Speed and distance tend to be off compared to what Zwift reports. I have tried fixing that by doing a spin down(this is something you need to do every 2 weeks), but the results are never same for speed and distance. Other users have reported this, I think it has something to do with how Zwift measures speed and distance. I go off by what Zwift uses for their metrics. This trainer also feature a mode called ERG. Basically you can set the trainer up to a specific wattage and it will hold that wattage, regardless of what gear you are in. This is a great mode to get stronger on the bike, and it has helped me out a lot. I strongly recommend trying this feature out. Updating the trainer is pretty simple, all you need to do is download the Wahoo Utility app to either your Android or overpriced Apple phone. The trainer will connect through bluetooth and it connects and does its thing. I currently have 3 different Wahoo apps on my phone, the Wahoo fitness app, the Wahoo Utility App, and the Wahoo Elemnt App. I would be nice if all of these were combined together into one app. Some people have asked me about the sound level and how loud the trainer gets. Honestly, it's not bad at all. I mostly here my chain and cassette when riding. However, the trainer does have a "whine" sometimes when going downhill or after putting in a big effort and the flywheel is spinning fast. But it really isn't an issue, and it never overpowers the sound computer from my little computer speakers that I run Zwift through. I have ever talked on the phone while riding this trainer and I could hear the person on the phone perfectly fine. The quality of this trainer is top notch. That is why it is one of the best smart trainers out there. The trainer feels robust and that it could take a "lickin and keep on tickin". One complaint I do have is with the flywheel. The flywheel on this trainer is open, meaning, you can see it spin while you are riding. It looks cool but it can be a hazard. If you have pets or babies, make sure they are not anywhere near the trainer while you a using it. The flywheel doesn't just stop when you are done, it takes time for it to stop spinning. The second or third time using the trainer, when I stepped off, my ankle accidentally hit the flywheel and it put a red burn mark on my ankle. I feel that Wahoo needs to make this flywheel enclosed somehow for safety reasons.The flywheel also gets extremely hot, especially after a hour or longer ride. I use a small fan the blows air directly on the flywheel when I ride now and I would recommend you use one as well. The other issue with the flywheel that I have goes along with the power cable. Be sure to position the power cable so it is not near the flywheel. The last thing you need is for your power cable to get wrapped up in the flywheel. Another good reason to make the flywheel internal. The only cheap part on this trainer is the where you plug the power cable into. It just doesn't fit in with the rest of how this trainer is made. What Wahoo has done is position a power dongle on the backside of the trainer. It's about an inch and a half long and hangs of the back of the trainer. You plug the power cable into it to turn on the unit, and unplug the cable to turn off the unit. I would like to see Wahoo make changes for future versions that the dongle is removed and made internal. Also I would like to see an on/off switch, that way you never have to unplug the trainer. At $1200, while that's a high price, you are getting a high-end trainer, with great features, and great quality(except for the power dongle). Yes it has some issues, and I believe that Wahoo can address those for future trainers.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far so good I am enjoying the rides on my new kickr. But must say I haven’t scratched the surface of what can be done. There are so many things that must be added and sought out before you are really taking full advantage of what this machine can do. Much more to buy than just the kickr. That’s disappointing and maybe I didn’t do all my research before I bought. But now I have it so I’m all in to use it.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Works great with zwift, I upgraded from Tacx Vortex and It's amazing the change, definitely the best in the market
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features, resistance Perfect when the weather outdoors is miserable, and dangerous to ride in!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great with Apple TV! Jumping to this from an old turbo trainer is amazing. Works great with my Apple TV and Zwift. Connecting the sensors is a little tricky but Once you get the hang of it it is amazing
Date published: 2018-02-12
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Product Overview

Updated in 2017, the Wahoo KICKR indoor bike trainer is more compatible than ever! The KICKR now fully supports 12x142 and 12x148 thru axle spacing making it even easier to fit all of your bikes onto the KICKR. Simply take the rear 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.

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! Enhanced Thru Axle Compatibility
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.
NEW! Increased Disc Brake Clearance
An update to the main mast ensures clearance for flat mount and disk brake equipped bikes.
NEW! Compatible with the KICKR CLIMB (coming soon!)
KICKR CLIMB was designed jointly with the new KICKR to deliver the best possible riding experience.
+/- 2% Power Accuracy
Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 2000W.
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 Smart and / or ANT+
ANT+, Bluetooth Smart, and ANT+ FE-C Connectivity
ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart capabilities allow it to connect to both smartphones and GPS devices simultaneous or separately. An ANT+ FE-C connection allows the KICKR to be controlled from any FE-C enabled device or application, including products like Garmin bike computers.
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: WFBKTR117
Dimensions (legs open): 21" x 28" (54 cm x 71 cm)
Dimensions (legs closed): 21" x 9" (54 cm x 23 cm)
Weight: 47 lbs
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
Drivetrain:

  • Out of Box: Standard 11 Speed Spacing (11-26)
  • Requires Purchase/Installation of New Cassette: 8/9/10 Speed SRAM/Shimano

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 Smart
Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)
Max User Weight: 250 lbs
Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz
Flywheel Weight: 12.5 lbs
Belt Type: Gates Carbon Drive
Maximum Simulated Grade: 20%
Maximum Power Output: 2000 Watts
Noise Level: 61 dB

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