KICKR Smart Trainer Information and Setup

This page applies to KICKR v6 released in 2022 featuring WiFi Direct Connect,
KICKR AXIS Stabilization and improved thru axle compatibility.

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Please contact support for questions on older versions.

 
 

Get the App

Wahoo Fitness App

The Wahoo Fitness app keeps your trainer up to date and leverages your smartphone to record basic workout information, delivering data-driven power that fuels your training and fitness goals. Get the app now to register your KICKR and get cranking.

 

 
 

Product Information

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  • APPLE IOS

    The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports devices running iOS 12 and newer.


    ANDROID

    The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports most Bluetooth® compliant Android devices running Android version 6.0 or newer.

    Note: Since Android devices vary widely, compatibility cannot be assured for all devices. Please download and install the Wahoo Fitness Android app from the Google Play Store before purchasing a Wahoo Fitness product to ensure compatibility.


    WINDOWS / MAC

    The Wahoo KICKR supports various Windows and Mac applications with Bluetooth and/or ANT+ capabilities.

    Note: the Wahoo Fitness app (required for important firmware updates) is only available on iOS and Android mobile devices.


    3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS

    The Wahoo KICKR is compatible with many 3rd party iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps. For a list of confirmed compatible 3rd party apps, see the chart at the end of this guide.

  • KICKR v6 DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS:

     
    • Part Number: WFBKTR122

    • KICKR Version: 6 (produced starting September 2022)

    • Dimensions (legs open): 20" x 28" x 17" (51 cm x 71 cm x 43 cm)

    • Dimensions (legs closed): 20" x 9" (51 cm x 23 cm x 43 cm)

    • Weight: 47 lbs (21.3 kg) Unboxed

    • Drivetrain:

      • Out of Box: 11 Speed Cassette

      • With Purchase and Installation of New Cassette: 8/9/10 Speed SRAM/Shimano

    • KICKR CLIMB Compatible: Yes

    • KICKR HEADWIND Compatible: Yes

    • Cadence: Yes (integrated)

    • Front Wheel Block: Not needed

    • Resistance Type: Electromagnetic

    • Accuracy: +/- 1%

    • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth®, ANT+, ANT+ FEC

    • Wireless Software Updates: Yes

    • 3rd Party Power Meter Support: Yes

    • Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)

    • Max User Weight: 250 lbs (113 kg)

    • Power Requirements: 100-240V~1.5A 50-60 Hz

    • Flywheel Weight: 16 lbs (5.5kg)

    • Maximum Simulated Grade: 20%

    • Maximum Power Output: 2200 Watts

    1. KICKR
    2. AC power adapter (LTE60E-S2-1)
    3. Quick release skewer (*pre-installed)
    4. Disc Brake Caliper Spacer (install on break to prevent pads sticking)
    5. 1.8mm axle spacer (for use with 10 speed cassettes)
    6. Adapter A - Drive side adapter For 130mm and 135mm quick release (*pre-installed)
    7. Adapter B - Reversible hub spacer for 130mm and 135mm quick release (*pre-installed)
    8. Adapter C - Drive side adapter for 12x142mm and 12x148mm thru axle
    9. Adapter D - Hub spacer for 12x142 thru axle
    10. Adapter E - Hub spacer for 12x148mm thru axle
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  • The Wahoo KICKR requires minimal cleaning and maintenance if dirt or grime collects. If cleaning is needed, clear any debris and use a moist, soft cloth to wipe surfaces, avoiding dripping moisture into any part of the KICKR itself. Also avoid using strong cleaning agents as these may damage or reduce the lifespan of your KICKR.

 

Setup

  • Download the Full Wahoo KICKR Quick Start Guide as a PDF for instructions in English and other languages.

    1. The KICKR comes with legs folded to minimize transportation and storage size. Select a stable, level surface with sufficient room for trainer and bike. Retain packaging for future storage or transport.

    2. Open the legs by (1) pressing down on the blue leg-lock tabs and (2) pivoting the legs outward until they snap in place. (NOTE: Ensure the leg-lock tabs have popped back up and secured the legs in an open position.)
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    3. Use the included AC power adapter (3) to connect the trainer to a standard 120v wall outlet. Caution: use of unofficial power adapters may cause permanent damage to KICKR
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    4. To stabilize the trainer, adjust the two leveling feet (4) by twisting them left or right until the trainer is level and (5) lock them into place by tightening the blue locknuts against the KICKR leg frame.
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    5. Adjust the height of the trainer to fit your specific wheel size by relocating the height adjustment knob (6) on the center leg to the appropriate setting. If uncertain, remember your wheel size is indicated on the sidewall of your tire.
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  • For 130mm and 135mm Quick Release Bikes:
     

    Adapters A and B come preinstalled on KICKR and ready to accommodate bikes with 130mm spacing. Most road bikes use 130mm spacing, while cyclocross and mountain bikes with quick release skewers and disc brakes typically use 135mm spacing.

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        • If you have a bicycle with 130mm spacing proceed to “Attaching your Bicycle”.

        • For 135mm spacing, remove quick release skewer, reverse Adapter B and reinstall quick release skewer.

     

    For 142mm and 148mm Thru Axle Bikes:

    • Adapters needed: C and D (12x142mm) or E (12x148mm)

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    • Shift your bicycle chain into the smallest sprocket in the front and rear, then remove your rear wheel. Install your bicycle on the KICKR by aligning the chain with the smallest sprocket on the KICKR and pressing down to fully seat the dropouts on the KICKR axle.

    • For bicycles with quick release skewers - Secure your bicycle by tightening the quick release acorn nut and clamping the quick release lever shut. The quick release lever is “open” when it curves away from the bicycle frame (1); the lever is “closed” when it curves towards the bicycle frame (2). The handle of the quick release skewer is always on the non-drive (non cassette) side of the KICKR. Only use the provided quick release skewer while using the KICKR.
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    • For bicycles with a rear thru axle - Secure your bicycle by reinstalling your bicycle’s thru axle (3) and tightening to manufacturer specifications (4).
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  • KICKR’s integrated AXIS feet let cyclists of all types customize ride feel to match their unique riding style, enhance feedback and offer a more realistic training experience

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    1. Step 1: Unthread left and right "outrigger" feet

    2. Step 2: Remove top cap (part between blue lock ring and base of the foot)

    3. Step 3: Install desired top cap

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KICKR App Compatibility

Download the KICKR App Comparison Chart in PDF format

 

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