We recently got a pair of Wahoo KICKR power trainers in at the shop and we’ve been putting them through the paces to see how they stack up next to our old standard, the CompuTrainer. So far, so good. The quick rundown is that the KICKR combines the power meter and remote resistance control of the CompuTrainer with Bluetooth, which means that rather than being controlled by a PC, the KICKR can be controlled from an iPhone, Android phone, tablet, or computer with Bluetooth. In addition to making it more modern and future-proof, this also opens up all kinds of data-tracking options and competitive settings, including virtual racing, simulated Strava segments, and integration with TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect, and many other pieces of training software.
I’ll be posting a longer review soon. In the mean time, if you’re interested in reading more about the KICKR, I would recommend DC Rainmaker’s in-depth review.
We are also pretty excited to be offering a pretty killer deal on a KICKR + Training bundle. Buy a KICKR, get a 3-month wattage-based training plan including workout files, and a 3-month TrainerRoad subscription for free. Price for this package is $1099, which is what the KICKR itself normally retails for.
If you’re interested in our KICKR + training bundle, or in trying the KICKR for yourself, email firstname.lastname@example.org