The wahoo kickr is a great little turbo trainer, but is it a smart trainer worth purchasing? Good question! Over the last year, I've been using the turbo trainer every week and putting it through its paces. Now I'm in a good place to tell you what to look out for the things I like about this smart trainer and the things I don't like. Being a "cheap" (nothing is cheap in the bike world) turbo trainer does it fall back on any features or build quality? How does it stand the test of time? That's what I'll be covering in this video, so you know whether or not the Wahoo Kickr Core is worth purchasing or not! Other Videos you may like ○ How to Setup and Use the Wahoo Kickr Core - 🤍youtu.be/SyINLS3l0jE ○ How to Setup and Use the Saris H3 - 🤍youtu.be/ExuCo13XObE Help the channel by checking out my bike kit recommendations - 🤍kit.co/JourdainColeman Follow me here 🎥 🤍🤍instagram.com/jourdaincoleman/ PS. When I provide a link here to gear or equipment I sometimes get a kickback from it. But I NEVER link to something that I haven't used or did use and didn't like! 👍
Hi, great explanation and this is great timing as were looking at the core or v5. We mtb and want to put a 29er on it.. im pretty sure the wheel size works but we have a 12 sp cassette. Will that work on the wahoo ?
For the calibration :
Do you calibrate with the Wahoo App OR with the App of the "soft" (zwift, Rouvy, rgt,...) ?
What is the best ?
Great review, thank you.
I have a question. Do I need the additional cadence sensor for the Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Trainer? or does the KICKR Core also measure the cadence with the additional sensor. Request for Info. Thanks!
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I’m on my 3rd unit in 4 years, all replaced FOC by wahoo excellent service! The latest one I’ve had has been updated so the legs do snap into position when fully extended
Thought I share. I been using Kikr generation 14. Got back in 2015. Been using the same cassette since I bought it. Have over 10-15k miles on that one cassette. I change my chains quite often. My cadence is 85-95 RPM on avg. I ride mostly outside, but I have certainly pushed this trainer. I been cycling for 15+ years. My ftp hovers between 320-370sh yearly as I ride year round. My freewheel is good for me. The power is still relatively accurate to my quarq power meter
+ or - 10 watts. Adjusting to grades from zwift seems okay. I never was a fan of that. I always just switch to standard mode which is same grade all the time. I also have about 1000 miles of experience with GTA cycling mod with my Kikr. The grade simulation in that game can be quite absurd. However it worked for the most part. Most of my time spent on trainer is on standard mode and doing intervals when the weather is crap outside.
I did 150000 kilometers or 97530 miles on Zwift with my kickr 2017. it is still like new.
can the kickr core be used with a mountain bike with a 27.5in wheels and can it be used without using paid subscriptions based apps?
How can the smart trainer know how much power you produce with your right and left leg? It can find out the cadence by analysing the pulses in power, but how can it reliably know if it's your right leg or the left one making that pulse? That side remark about the single-sided power meters being cheaper is way off the mark: hub-based power meters don't measure L/R balance either.
Had my core to replace my taxc flux .. pretty pleased with it compared to the flux , loads better without constant noise rubbing the out plastic cover. I always use my stages for the power data n racing it’s more accurate.. can be -10-20watts difference ..which is a lot especially when racing.. plus side… it good in erg mode when doing intervals holds the correct wattage within 3-5 watts brilliantly consistent 🤙🤙
hi Jourdain, what was that device you have that your ant+ plugs into for your Mac? (around 4.40min)
2 years in, circa 3k and no issues what so ever.
Great review - thanks
Are you sure the Neo flywheel is 125kg?
I was have a lot of problem with the core. 1.Low watts, 2. weird noise, 3. little cut on the belt after 1 week of use, so sent it back, and bought the Neo2t. I was rode 600km and a lot of climbing with the neo with it in 1 week, and I'm so happy with that, no issues, silent, and accurate! 😊
I’d like to just have the kickr bike but that is just too doggone pricey
What was the complete cost for the whole system? Thanks for the video!
Why would you put your bike on the trainer before you have the quick release axle on it. That way the adapters won't fall out. Thanks for the review I've been thinking of getting a Core or saving for a Neo.
Good vid. I've had mine for a week or two and no matter what I do, I can't get the drivetrain to run smooth. This is using a 1.85mm spacer like I would when out on the road with my 9-speed cassette. I've also used the 1.8mm one that came with the trainer but no good. Limit screws and cable tension have both been tweaked. At the point now where I think I'll just have to put up with it 😕