No exercise bike commercially available today has leveraged a complete ecosystem of fitness-oriented technology with quite the all-around effective integration of the Wahoo KICKR series. That would probably explain its distinguished status as the chosen training equipment of German two-time Ironman World Champion and 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic gold-medalist triathlete Jan Frodeno.
What makes a Wahoo KICKR bike such a trusted piece of hardware? After all, a stationary bike is a stationary bike, right? Wrong. Other bikes don’t employ Wahoo’s proprietary ELEMNT and ELEMNT BOLT GPS computers to faithfully replicate previous training sessions. They aren’t compatible with the dual-band TICKR heart-rate monitor for impeccable biometric performance tracking. They certainly can’t duplicate multiple real-world courses’ actual grade and resistance profiles, because they aren’t outfitted with Wahoo’s exclusive flywheel-based KICKR smart bike trainer and KICKR CLIMB grade simulator to faithfully replicate the road’s smooth feel and elevation changes beneath the bike.
The newly previewed Wahoo KICKR CLIMB impressively imitates the experience of daunting real-life mountain roads in a comfortable indoor setting by raising and lowering the bike to match ascents as steep as a 20-percent grades and descents down to -10 percent – all while allowing you to change position naturally, sharpen pedaling technique for more powerful and efficient climbing and drawing strength from more active muscle engagement. By design, KICKR CLIMB’s remote pairs it directly with both the 2017 KICKR and KICKR SNAP bike trainers to seamlessly adjust the simulated grade manually throughout your workout. In Lock Mode, KICKR CLIMB will respond strictly to the remote’s commands alone. Alternately, CLIMB dynamically reacts to grade changes in Unlock Mode when it receives input from routes and rides saved to ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT or external tracking platforms including TrainerRoad and Zwift. KICKR CLIMB also fully supports standard quick-release hubs and 15×110, 15×100 and 12×100 axle hubs.
All you’ll be missing is the wind in your hair. You can afford a fan, right?
The Wahoo KICKR CLIMB comes with a two-year limited warranty. Visit the Wahoo online store to sign up for updates on an imminent shipping date.