Wahoo Releasing new 2020 KICKR for indoor cycling fans

WAHOO KICKR 2020 edition

Wahoo Fitness has carved up a formidable name in the world of cycling based fitness products and platforms. Originally known for its top of the line bicycle cadence sensors, Wahoo has been able to successfully position itself into the new market of home-based fitness by introducing new products such as the KICKR smart trainer series of products.

Wahoo is releasing its latest KICKR soon. 

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Details on Wahoo’s 2020 KICKR for indoor cycling fans

This product has not seen a major update since 2018 when it was released. The KICKR ‘ 18 included the KICKR CLIMB support and improved thru-axle compatibility. The 18 had additional clearance around the drivetrain for greater compatibility with axle bikes and the drivetrain supported standard 11-speed spacing. The max power output on the 18 was limited to 2200 watts.

Some of the other highlights when comparing the 18 over 2014 KICKR were:

-Quieter (although the 2014 one is still pretty quiet)

-Wahoo KICKR Climb Support

-Slightly larger flywheel (12lbs-16lbs)

-Slightly better accuracy (3%-2%)

-Slightly more responsive.

Given the success of the product, the company will be releasing a new KICKR 2020 model this year. Details around the specs and comparative superiority over the existing KICKR 18 model is hard to determine at this point.

KICKR 2020 Wahoo
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People who have tried the Sufferfest app with their KICKR swear by the experience. 

Each workout guides the athlete through pro tour race footage as they bury themselves in lactic acid and tears. 

If you are looking for a training platform that takes no excuses then Sufferfest is your go-to.

This uses the KICKR trainer. Another notable platform that uses video-based training programs and leverages KICKR and KICKR climb is the FulGaz.

If you want to take advantage of the benefits of cycling without strapping on a helmet or dodging traffic, keep an eye out for the new Wahoo KICKR 2020. These products allow you to take advantage of your existing bike as opposed to getting a new Peloton bike or another new product. 

Compact, efficient, and powerful, the new Wahoo KICKR 2020 is coming soon to elevate your indoor cycling experience to the next level!

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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