Wahoo's top-of-the-range offering has had further updates, in the KICKR Smart Turbo Trainer 2018. Powerful, accurate, responsive and silent, this is the ultimate trainer, and ideal for those living in shared accommodation or wanting to train late into the night. A new belt has replaced the Gates carbon drive belt to address noise issues, and the result is super quiet riding and minimal disturbance.
The large and heavy flywheel - now 7.25kg - uses new algorithms for improved responsiveness as well as making the ride feel more realistic. Constructed from robust steel, you can be sure the trainer will stay put during high wattage efforts and, generating up to 2200 watts of power, every rider is catered for.
Accuracy remains at a high +/- 2% and climbs can be simulated up to 20%. Pair the KICKR with Wahoo's Kickr Climb and you can fully immerse yourself in your indoor training, with physical gradients replicated in addition to resistance changes.
Whether you've got a mountain, road or gravel bike, the KICKR is a suitable option. Thru-axle adapters are included and there's clearance for flat mount and disc brake bikes.
You can connect to virtually any training app and Bluetooth Smart, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C compatibility mean you can track all your stats, and link to cadence, speed, and heart rate sensors. LED lights indicate that the KICKR is powered and connected. A handle makes transportation simple.