Wahoo’s top of the range model. The Kickr is now in its third generation. First launched in 2015, it looks similar to earlier models but has evolved and now includes plenty of extras to help improve the rider experience.
It comes with an 11 speed 11-28 tooth cassette. Wahoo also provide adapters for all frame types. The two stability legs on the sides fold back into the centre, making the Kickr smaller than most direct drive trainers for easy storage.
Noise levels are low at 70db – as verified by Zwiftcast in their independent noise test. Bikeradar complemented the Kickr on realistic ride feel and power accuracy. User reviews are largely positive – with many complementing the ruggedness and high quality of the build. Most negative reviews are focussed on the price.
One of the big pluses of the Wahoo range are the sophisticated add-ons: Including the Headwind – a smart fan with a variable output (to simulate real headwinds); and the Climb – a gradient simulator that raises your front forks as you climb virtual hills.