Shhhh! Wahoo drops new version of Kickr
Wahoo has released a new version of its ground-breaking bike trainer and reckon they have made it more responsive than ever.
The updated version includes new algorythms "used to provide resistance within the high-inertia fly-wheel," and while we're not entirely sure what that actually means, Wahoo go on to say that every effort will feel more realistic than ever.
This can only be a good thing when you're sweating in your shed and pedalling like your life depended on it.
Wahoo have got a lot to thank the Kickr for. It was the device that, as well as revolutionising static training, brought the US company to the attention of the cycle-loving public when it was adopted by Team Sky for warm ups and downs either side of pro race stages. The new version was used by the team at the Tour de France and Vuelta.
Carsten Jeppesen, Head of Technical Operations at Team Sky said: “Wahoo’s KICKR is a best-in-class product that gives us exactly what we need for both indoor training programs and race-day warm-up and cool-down.”
As well as the fly wheel improvements, Wahoo has also made the new Kickr 14 per cent quieter than previous models, making it the quietest indoor trainer on the market.
The redesign provides the KICKR with a 2000W power output ability; maximum simulated incline is also increased to 20 per cent, all with consistent power accuracy of +/-2%. Also new for 2016, is an ergonomic handle to improve mobility, and LED lights to indicate ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth connection status.
A full list of updates can be found here.
The KICKR retails at £949.99 and is available here.