Where the Kickr tops out at a staggering 2,220 watts, the new
Kickr Core tops out at 1,800 watts. The integrated power meter is
+/- 2% accurate and it copes with a 16% maximum gradient. If you
have your own power meter you can use that instead as it's
compatible with a third party power meter.
We reckon that's more than enough for most people. The Core is
compatible with road, gravel and mountain bike axles from 130 to
148mm spacing with disc brake thru-axle support. The freehub is
Shimano and SRAM compatible but you'll have to factor in the cost
of a cassette as one isn't included in the price, but naturally,
that's something we can arrange for you.
Connecting the Kickr Core to a laptop or compatible computer is
a cinch, with ANT+ and Bluetooth both supported so getting up and
running is easy, and there are LED indicator lights. If you're
wondering, yes it's compatible with the Kickr Climb.
The big benefit and star attraction of smart trainers is that
you can control the resistance from an app on your smartphone, or
let Zwift or TrainerRoad take control of the trainer and match the
resistance to the workout or road gradient. Direct mount smart
trainers like the Kickr Core also provide a much more realistic
road feel than wheel-on trainers and are typically much quieter as
"With these new Kickrs, we're continuing to refine and improve
the experience of indoor training," said Wahoo Fitness CEO Chip
Hawkins. "The newest versions offer cyclists the quietest, most
realistic ride feel we've ever created."
The price of the Kickr Core includes some useful extras to get
you up and running, including the following:
- 60 Days FREE of Strava Summit for new Strava members
- 30 Days FREE of TrainerRoad for new and existing TrainerRoad
- 60 Days FREE of The Sufferfest Training Center for new
- 60 Days FREE of Kinomapr for new subscribers to Kinomap
- 30 Days FREE of Rouvy for new premium subscribers
If you like the look of the new Wahoo Kickr Core, please do
get in touch
with us today.