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Wahoo updates KICKR trainers, adds Headwind smart fan

Published July 8, 2018

ATLANTA (BRAIN) — Wahoo Fitness is launching an updated and expanded line of KICKR smart trainers at Eurobike. It's also adding a new fan, called the KICKR Headwind, that can adjust its power depending on the rider's simulated speed.

The top of the line KICKR has reduced sound, in both volume and pitch, the company said, for nearly silent operations. It also has been updated with a larger flywheel that provides power measurements up to 2,200 watts and delivers a more realistic indoor riding experience. It retails for $1,199.99.

The new KICKR CORE is a wheel-off trainer that offers a compact design and compatibility with a wide range of bikes and training platforms. KICKR CORE will be available for sale later this summer for $899.99. Both the KICKR and KICKR Core are compatible with the KICKR Climb grade simulator. The KICKR Snap, a wheel-on trainer, also is still available.

"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."

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