Wahoo has announced a new version of its KICKR Smart Trainer, the new wheel-off KICKR CORE smart trainer. The have also lifted the veil on the new KICKR HEADWIND, an innovative new product that will further immerse cyclists in a simulated ride experience and keep them cool during hard efforts.
The KICKR’s new design reduces its volume and pitch levels, making it a virtually silent trainer. Other updates include a larger flywheel that combines with real-time responsiveness and precise power measurements (up to 2,200 watts) to deliver a more realistic indoor riding experience. The new KICKR sells for $1200.
The Wahoo KICKR CORE features KICKR’s same flywheel technology, delivering accuracy and real ride feel. The KICKR CORE also features a compact design, accurate power measurement and compatibility with a wide range of bikes and training platforms. KICKR CORE will be available for sale later this summer at $900.
“We’re excited to be updating and expanding our smart trainer lineup with the new KICKR and KICKR CORE,” said Wahoo Founder and CEO Chip Hawkins. “With these new KICKRs, we’re continuing to refine and improve the experience of indoor training. The newest versions offer cyclists the quietest, most realistic ride feel we’ve ever created, while still maintaining compatibility with a wide range of gravel, cyclocross, mountain, and road bikes ensuring that all athletes will be able to take advantage of our newest KICKRs.”
Meet the KICKR HEADWIND
Complementing the KICKR smart trainers is the new KICKR HEADWIND smart fan, the first purpose-built smart fan designed specifically for the needs of indoor cyclists. By connecting heart rate monitors, smart trainers, or speed sensors, the new KICKR HEADWIND automatically delivers a powerful and realistic headwind (up to 30 mph) and simulates the air flow a cyclist feels when riding on the road.
The KICKR HEADWIND is compatible with all KICKR Smart Trainers, integrates seamlessly into Wahoo’s training ecosystem and also pairs with third-party smart trainers and sensors. The KICKR HEADWIND is priced at $250 and is available for pre-order now, with fans shipping in mid-July.
“If you’re riding outside, the amount of wind you feel increases as you ride faster,” noted Hawkins. “With KICKR HEADWIND, we can deliver that experience indoors, while also helping athletes to push harder by keeping them cool during workouts.”
Both the new KICKR and KICKR CORE are compatible with Wahoo’s KICKR CLIMB Indoor Trainer Grade Simulator ($600).
To learn more spin over to www.wahoofitness.com.