KICKR BIKE SHIFT Information and Setup


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Product Information


    The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports devices running iOS 16 and later.


    The Wahoo KICKR is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports most Bluetooth® compliant Android devices running Android version 10 and later.

    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.


    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.


    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.

    • Part Number: WFBIKE2
    • Shipping Dimensions: 46x38x13 in // 117x95x33 cm
    • Weight: 100 lbs // 40 kg
    • Drivetrain: Belt Drive
    • KICKR HEADWIND Compatible: Yes
    • Resistance Type: ELectromagnetic Brake
    • Accuracy: + / - 1%
    • Connectivity: Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi, ANT+, ANT+ FEC
    • Wireless Software Updates: Yes
    • Compatible Devices: iOS, Android, PC (Mac and Windows)
    • User Height Range: 5 feet (152 cm) to 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm)
    • Max User Weight: 250 lbs // 113 kg
    • Power Requirements: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 2.5A Max
    • Crank Arm Lengths: 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, 175
    • Maximum Power Output: 2200 Watts
  • 1. KICKR BIKE SHIFT Main Assembly 5. Seatpost Assembly
    2. Front Leg 6. 5mm Hex Bolts (x8)
    3. Rear Stabilizer Legs (x2) 7. AC Power Adapter
    4. Handlebar Assembly 8. Allen Wrenches (4 + 5mm)



    • Improper or excessive exercise can result in serious injury.  Always consult your physician before beginning or modifying any exercise program.
    • The Wahoo KICKR BIKE SHIFT Fit algorithm does not guarantee injury prevention.
    • Contact with the moving parts of the KICKR BIKE SHIFT could result in serious injury.
      • Do not put hands or objects near moving parts of the KICKR BIKE SHIFT.
      • Keep children and pets away from the KICKR BIKE SHIFT.
      • Do not wear loose clothing or shoes with loose laces that could result in unintended contact with moving parts.
    • Do not exceed the maximum rider weight of 250lbs.(113.5KG).
    • Instability of the KICKR BIKE SHIFT could result in serious injury. Only uset he KICKR BIKE SHIFT on stable, level surfaces.
    • The KICKR BIKE SHIFT is intended for indoor use only.Do not store outdoors or near water.
    • The KICKR BIKE SHIFT may become hot to the touch when used for extended periods of time. Allow components to cool before touching.
    • To avoid risk of fire or electric shock, only use the included power adapter with the KICKR BIKE SHIFT.
    • During your peak training season,keep the KICKR BIKE SHIFT plugged in for automatic updates via Wi-Fi. Unplug your KICKR BIKE SHIFT prior to cleaning and maintenance or if left unused for extended periods of time.
    • Device alterations,improper and/or incomplete use, assembly or operation can result in serious injury.


    • Follow the instructions provided in the manual when assembling the product.
    • Read all safety information and ensure understanding of assembly instructions before assembling and using the KICKR BIKE SHIFT.
    • Keep this manual for future reference.
    • Improper assembly,maintenance or use will void the warranty.
    • The KICKR BIKE SHIFT may be placed on a mat to protect floor or carpet if desired.
    • Refer to the Quick Start Guide for proper torque specs. Failure to properly tighten the bolts could cause personal injury and/or physical damage to equipment or surroundings .
    • Wahoo Fitness is not liable for improper or incomplete assembly of the KICKR BIKE SHIFT.


    • Check to ensure that stem bolts are tight and that handlebars cannot rotate.
    • Confirm that your saddle is properly installed and all bolts are properly tightened.
    • Ensure that both the levers for adjusting reach and setback are fully closed.
    • Check that the seatpost and steer tube quick release clamps are tightened and fully closed.
    • Ensure that the standover height pin is properly seated and resting in the corresponding height position hole and that the lever is fully closed.
    • Ensure that your pedals are properly installed and adequately tightened.
    • Refer to this manual for proper torque specs.
    • Ensure that the KICKR BIKE SHIFT area is clear.
    • Level the KICKR BIKE SHIFT’s feet and make sure the floor is clear of any debris.
    • Check the power cord and brick for any damage before plugging it in.

Quick Start Guide


  • Parts

    1. Saddle 5. Handlebars 9. Crank Arms
    2. Seatpost 6. Shifters 10. Crank Length Adjustment
    3. Steer Tube 7. Head Tube 11. Base Legs
    4. Stem 8. Water Bottle Cage 12. Rear Leveling Feet


    Adjustment Points

  • KICKR BIKE SHIFT assembly requires two people.

    1. Begin by laying the package on its side. Once you’ve opened the box, remove contents from the the top layer and set them on the floor near the assembly location.


    2. Install the rear leg and secure it with two 5mm Allen bolts. If a torque wrench is available, torque to 25Nm. Team lift the unit out of the box, with one person holding the recently installed leg, and the other person holding the head tube.


    3. Install the other rear leg and secure it with two 5mm Allen bolts.  Proceed onto installing the front leg and securing it with four 5mm Allen bolts.  If a torque wrench is available, torque to 25Nm.


    4. Attach the handlebar assembly to the KICKR BIKE SHIFT using front reach extension quick release. The handlebars will be tipped down.


    5. Use a 4mm Allen wrench to loosen (but do not remove) the stem bolts on the face plate. Rotate the handlebars to your desired position. Tighten the stem faceplate bolts evenly in an X pattern. If a torque wrench is available, torque to 5.5Nm.


    6. Attach the main shifter cable magnetically to the pod located underneath the stem.


    7. Insert the seatpost assembly into the KICKR BIKE SHIFT by loosening/tightening the rear extension quick release.


    8. The KICKR BIKE SHIFT crank arm is designed for you to customize your bike fit. This design accommodates 165mm, 167.5mm, 170mm, 172.5mm and 175mm crank lengths by simply moving your pedal to the corresponding hole on the crank arm.  Some pedal axles may require the use of pedal washers for necessary clearances to KICKR BIKE SHIFT housings. 


    9. Identify the left and right pedals. Grease the threads on both pedals.

    NOTE: Pedal threads are different between left and right pedals. Right side pedals have right-hand threads (removes counterclockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has left-hand threads (removes clockwise, installs counterclockwise). Improper installation or cross threading can cause damage to the KICKR BIKE SHIFT’s cranks.

    Thread the right pedal into the drive side crank, using a washer for correct spacing (if needed). Use a wrench to ensure snug fit. Thread the left pedal into non drive side crank, using a washer for correct spacing (if needed). Use a wrench to ensure snug fit. If a torque wrench is available, torque to 30-35Nm.


    10. Use the included AC power adapter to connect the KICKR BIKE SHIFT to a standard wall outlet. 


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    KICKR BIKE SHIFT has two LEDs to indicate its power and connection status.

    • White Wi-Fi LED
      • Slow blink - searching for networks
      • Fast blink - connecting to a network
      • Solid - connected to network
    • Blue Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) LED
      • Slow blink - standby mode
      • Solid - application connected
      • Solid + Fast blink - control commands
    • Blue and White LED OFF - Sleep mode (after 15min) or power disconnected
  • From the Wahoo App you will be able to complete your bike fit, customize, update and control your KICKR BIKE SHIFT. Download the Wahoo App for free from the Apple App Store or from the Android Google Play Store.  Pairing help can be found here.


    The Wahoo App ensures you get the best fit on your KICKR BIKE SHIFT. The in-app fit calculation walks you through recreating your outdoor bike fit indoors.


    Once your fit is dialed in, use the Wahoo App to further customize your KICKR BIKE SHIFT. From number of speeds to gear ratio and shifter configuration, the KICKR BIKE SHIFT is designed to mirror your outdoor bike.


    Use the Wahoo App to make sure your KICKR BIKE SHIFT is always up to date with the latest firmware to ensure accuracy and get the latest features.


    The Wahoo App has the following workout modes that you can use to control the KICKR BIKE SHIFT:

    LEVEL: Just like riding on a fluid or wind trainer, the faster you go, the harder it gets. The level you select determines the progression of your power curve. ERG: Set your desired power and the KICKR BIKE SHIFT will increase or decrease the resistance to maintain a constant power output, regardless of speed. SIM: Enter your weight, bike type, riding position, Headwind and grade and the KICKR BIKE SHIFT will accurately model the power curve just as if you were riding outdoors.

Product Care

  • It is important to follow the below maintenance tips to ensure optimal performance of your KICKR BIKE SHIFT:

    After each training session:

      • Use a soft cloth to wipe the KICKR BIKE SHIFT dry or remove any sweat or water.
      • Unplug the KICKR BIKE SHIFT when stored or plug into surge protector.
      • Routinely check for signs of rust, corrosion, or excessive wear.
      • Inspect all bolts and screws for rust or damage.
  • Maintenance Guide

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