We've been getting a lot of questions about choosing between the Wahoo Kickr and the Wahoo Kickr Core. Pro Triathlete and USAT-certified coach Nick Chase has trained on both units and provides a summary of the differences. To read more customer reviews and to purchase either of these products, please visit: - Wahoo Kickr: 🤍🤍clevertraining.com/wahoo-kickr-2018-smart-power-trainer - Wahoo Kickr Core: 🤍🤍clevertraining.com/wahoo-kickr-core-smart-power-trainer
Hi boss when u stop pedaling does it keep rolling like imulating a bike on the street?
couldn't stand the background tapping. bye
Not the best review. Should include power accuracy and worth mentioning the Kickr rocks back and forth to better simulate real life - I didn't think that was a big deal but after riding my wheel on trainer all winter then hitting the road my climbing experience is vastly better on the road because I can rock the bike back and forth while I put the power down. I rarely get out of the saddle on my trainer.
Thank you! This was really helpful as I'm about to base my future base training on the indoor solution alongside my daily bike commute.
Super vid - thanks for the insight!
background music not neccessary
Good review... My snap just broke, so I am looking to upgrade.
When using a mtb (boost spacing) do you use your own thru axle for both trainers?
Would be good to have mentioned what speed cassette the Kickr Comes with. I assume 11 speed? If you ride 10 speed, like me, then you might have to change it anyway.
Great info and helps me to make my decision
I can chose between a core 2019 or a Kickr 2017. Price difference is only 100 usd. What would you buy?
keep in mind that if you bike is not 11 speed then you eventually have to replace cassette on Kickr 18 so might as get kickr core as it is quieter according to many reviewers
BEST SPIN BIKES (Ranking by Q factor)
1- Wahoo Kickr Bike (Q Factor is 150mm)
1- Nordictrack S22i (Q Factor is 150mm)
2- Life fitness IC4, Ic5, IC6, IC7 and IC8 (Q Factor is 155mm)
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3- StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike (Q Factor is 157mm)
4- Spinner NXT (Q factor is 158mm)
4- Spinner Blade (Q factor is 158mm)
5- Wattbike Atom (Q factor is 160mm)
5- Bodytone MT2 and WT1 (Q Factor is 160mm)
6- Schwinn IC PRO (Q factor is 168mm)
7- Peloton spin bike (Q factor is 170mm)
7- Schwinn AC PERFORMANCE PLUS (Q Factor is 170mm)
7- Schwinn AC SPORT (Q Factor is 170mm)
7- Life Fitness Lifecycle GX (Q Factor is 170mm)
8- Wattbike Pro/Treiner (Q Factor is 173mm)
8- Life fitness IC1 and IC2 (Q Factor is 173mm)
9- SUNNY ASUNA 6100 (Q Factor is 176mm)
10- SUNNY SF-B1805 (Q Factor is 182mm)
11- Diamondback Studio Cycle 1260Sc (Q Factor is 187mm)
12- Schwinn IC4/IC8 (Q factor is 190mm)
13- Keiser M3i (Q factor is 197mm)
14- SUNNY SF-B1709 (Q factor is 203mm)
15- SUNNY Evolution Pro SF-B1714 (Q factor is 216mm)
Q Factor: Is the distance between the outside of one crank arm to the outside of the opposite crank arm.
Why should you care?
I know from experience that the narrower the Q Factor, the closer my feet are to each other, the more comfortable I feel riding a bicycle.
This is especially true on a long ride or training.
long distance q factor spin bikes can damage your knees
Pick 100$ trainer
Going for the kickr mainly because I will not need the cassette since I use a mtb with a sram 12 speed drivetrain and the base platform is not important to me.
Thanks! Is the Core as quiet as the 18?
I have a 7 speed trek hybrid. I want to know if a 7 speed cassette will work with the kickr/core
Well this depends on what shifter your bike has, if it isn't 10spd then you will still have to buy and replace that cassette.
As far as wich to buy:
Get the cheaper option if you are capable of fastening 4 bolts.
The features you get from the more expensive version is not work the extra cost imo.
The core has all the bells and whistles with the exception of adjustable height on the rear wheel, and that has not been needed with my core.
I ride both MTB and road on the roller, and neither one has clearance issues or other angular issues.
I will mention this, the more expensive version has the option to withstand over 2000W while the core only has 1800W. if you know you are anywhere close to this then go for the more expensive option.
Both have cadence measurement, both are silent, both are good rollers.
Tho i wish the feet on the core were wider, 10cm total, it's easy to feel unstable on it if you're up and giving it all you got as it isn't ment to tilt like the tacx rollers.
Which model offers the greatest stability? It looks like core would be more wobbly.