PREPARING YOUR BIKE
- Inflate the bicycle’s rear tire. For 23c road bikes, we recommend 100 - 110 PSI. For other sizes and styles, use the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure.
- Remove your existing quick release skewer from the rear wheel of the bicycle and install the quick release skewer included with the KICKR SNAP. The lever of the quick release skewer should be installed on the non-drive side (the one without the chain and cassette) of the bicycle with the smaller ends of the springs toward the wheel. Bicycles using the 12x142mm thru axle standard require this adapter (sold separately).
WARNING: Failure to use a Wahoo thru axle adapter or the included quick release skewer can result in personal injury or product damage.
FOR THRU AXLE BIKES
MOUNTING YOUR BIKE
- Loosen the roller enough to align the KICKR SNAP’s clamping mechanism with the rear wheel’s skewer.
- Open the blue handle to release the clamping mechanism and align the quick release skewer with the KICKR SNAP’s clamp. The skewer’s clamp should be on the same side as the KICKR SNAP’s clamp with the roller immediately behind the rear wheel.
- Shut the KICKR SNAP’s clamping mechanism. It should contact the skewer when the blue handle is just over halfway closed, roughly the 4 o’clock position. When secured, the bicycle’s rear tire should be centered on the roller.
- If the blue clamp handle feels difficult to close, adjust the screw on the opposing side of the handle away from the bike and try again. If the clamp does not engage the bicycle securely, adjust the screw on the opposing side of the handle away from the bike and try again. When properly secured, rotate the lock ring around the screw away from the bike to lock its position in the trainer clamp. Avoid over-tightening to prevent damage.
- Tighten the roller against the tire. The correct roller tension to avoid tire slip is typically found at 2 full rotations of the blue knob after the roller meets the tire. If you experience slip during use, increase the tension a quarter turn of the blue knob at a time and try again.
FOR BEST RESULTS
- Ensure the roller adjustment knob is turned 2 complete (360º) rotations once it contacts the tire
- Check tire pressure before each ride to match the pressure recommended on the tire sidewall
- Perform a warmup and spindown before every ride
- Always use a slick (non-knobby) tire with the KICKR SNAP as knobs generate excessive noise and vibration
- Use tires with a hard compound or a dedicated trainer tire to decrease wear and extend tread life
- Tighten the roller one quarter turn (90º) if your tire consistently slips when pedaling