Wahoo KICKR CORE Review


Bikes are one of the most loved automobiles; not only is it fun, but they can also help you perform a lot of activities too like going to school or going to the store to buy things you need. But these are all outdoor activities, and the Wahoo KICKR CORE is a tool used for indoor activities. There is no doubt Wahoo KICKR Bike is the most expensive product the company has to offer, but not everyone can afford this or is expected to be able to do so. That is where the Wahoo KICKR CORE comes in, which is an affordable version of their quality KICKR BIKE. But why is it performance-oriented? It still find it hard to keep up with the highest simulated powers and gradients of the best smart trainers in the market. The company creates an indoor bike that can do more or less than the KICKR BIKE does, and it is less expensive. It is certainly an impressive bit of kit which gives the user one of the nicest feels, just like most indoor trainers out there. It is highly configurable and integrates a wahoo angle adjusting climb tech into a static bike, which is impressive. It is practical and reduced to exactly what is required in the design. The adjustment features on the KICKR CORE are similar to that of the KICKR BIKE and provide you with comfort, agility, balanced, and provide its trainers with high-quality at a cheaper rate. The sweetest part is that it is cheap and provides you with a quality experience.


The Wahoo KICKR CORE is a low-end model the Wahoo KICKR Bike made to provide you with basic functions of that of the KICKR Bike buy at a lower cost. It is a budget-friendly version of the KICKR Bike to give you high quality at a lower cost. The KICKR CORE is a very compact unit that requires you to bolt the legs, which you are expected to do only once then; after a training session, it simply folds down to reduce storage space required when not in use. It also comes with a 12lb flywheel, making it a little easy to carry about, although it slightly compromises the performance. The company also made the Wahoo KICKR CORE compatible with 12speed mountain Bikes by using specially made cassettes that fit on standard Shimano freehubs like the Sunrace MZ 12-speed cassette so look out when purchasing it. When the Shimano cassette is put on, the Wahoo KICKR Core is in regular use; putting in more effort doesn’t produce excessive rocking even though you set it up outside on the soft ground. Riding the KICKR feels like a kind of truthful riding recreation, but there is always a slight feeling that something isn’t right. So if you are looking for a cheap but quality product, you could try purchasing it.


It has an exposed flywheel

it contains a hill simulator

It has a wind machine-controlled based on your riding speed and heart rate.

Its designs are practical and robust


Brand: Wahoo

Price € 799

Weight 18.48 kg

Weight limit 113.4 kg

Year Released: 2018 (In Production)

Power meter accuracy ± 2 %

Maximum simulated gradient 16 %

Axle compatibility 130/135 mm quick release, 142/148 mm thru-axle

Axle Compatibility: 130/135mm quick release, 12×142 and 12×148 thru-axle

Requires Calibration

Cadence: Built-in

Communication: ANT+ and Bluetooth

Cassette Included: No

Physical Dimensions: 9″L x 23″W x 21″H (legs closed), 20″L x 23″W x 19″H (legs open)

Available freehubs/adapters Campagnolo, SRAM XD- and XD-R freehubs

Maximum power (40 km/h) 1,800 W


It contains a modular concept

it has a low standover

low noise

it is of great value for money

it has compatibility with lots of bikes


It is not always the most natural feeling

It requires quite a lot of force to secure your bike


For indoor riders, the Wahoo KICKR CORE is certainly something you should consider if you are looking for an indoor trainer that provides you with quality and is very affordable. Then the Wahoo KICKR CORE is a must-have for you.

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