Installing the New KICKR/CORE 142 Thru Axle Adapters

Revised KICKR/CORE 142 Adapters

Late in 2020 several bicycle manufacturers updated the frames on a few bike models that resulted with them being incompatible with our 2017 through current KICKR and all versions of KICKR CORE. Working closely with the bicycle companies, Wahoo has developed a new set of adapters allowing the affected bicycles to be used with the above-mentioned Wahoo trainers.

Note: Please retain legacy adapters for future use with 148mm thru axle and QR bikes. 

Bikes Affected:

  • 2021 Trek Emonda

  • 2020-2021 Trek Domane & Madone

  • 2021 Giant TCR Advanced Pro

  • Lauf True Grit

  • All Cervelo Disc Frames


  • Part 1: Non-Drive Side KICKR Thru Axle Adapter (Replaces Part #4)
  • Part 2: Axle Lock Nut (Replaces Part #5)
  • Part 3: Drive Side KICKR Thru Axle Adapter (Replaces Part #6)

Tools required

  • Cassette lockring tool

  • Chain Whip

  • 14mm cone wrench

  • 17mm cone wrench



  1. Remove existing drive side adapter

  2. Remove existing non-drive side adapter

  3. Remove the cassette (instructions here)

  4. Remove existing axle nut

  5. Install new axle nut

  6. Reinstall the cassette

  7. Install new drive side thru axle adapter

  8. Install new 142 non-drive side adapter