Friday, 27 January 2017

Wahoo Kickr16 / Kickr 2: Unboxing, Building, First Ride.

Wahoo Kickr16 / Kickr 2: Unboxing, Building, First Ride + data analysis.

Here's my review/overview of my new Kickr16/Kickr2. Unboxing, building, stress tests, data review, and some side-by-side comparisons with the original Kickr. If anyone's looking at upgrading or taking the leap to their first smart trainer, this will be worth a watch.


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8 comments:

Paul Moran said...

Hi Shane, great vid, as always is .....quick one ....the firmware update for the 'old' KicKr ....do you know when that may drop and exactly what it may entail ? just wondering if its worth the extra $300 odd dollars in the 'new' version ...for a handle and a few decibels less whirrrrrrring :)

Cheers
Paul

Shane Miller said...

Not sure Paul. It has been in beta for a while now.... so hopefully soon. Might be worth shooting Wahoo Support a query to see if they are releasing it to select users for more feedback.

Paul Moran said...

Thanks for getting back so quick! sounds good ...ill shoot them an email ...thanks again!! appreciated

016hawk said...

Hey lama. I've got a rocknroll and I use virtual power on trainerroad. Should I buy a kickr or spend less on a second power meter for the rocknroll bike?

Shane Miller said...

Entirely up to you mate. I don't often tell people what to buy... there's so many variables. My Trainer Guide (link above) gives a rundown on every trainer I've used to date. That might help?

016hawk said...

Thanks Lama. If i can ask a different way, do you think you get a better training response using a smart trainer that changes resistance V a dumb trainer that requires gear changes?
With the rocknroll my aerobic fitness is really good, but i think? i'm not as good on higher grade climbs.
Will being able to work at 120% FTP at 75 rpm on a smart trainer help that out?

Shane Miller said...

That's one for a coach who knows your numbers, your history, your ability, and the fight you have within to hit those high numbers in sessions. It'd be unwise of me to advise yes/no on those kind of specifics. I love my LeMond for some intervals/sessions. I love the Smart Trainers for other work I do for training.

Unknown said...

Shane,

You seemed to really like the CycleOps Hammer, saying you would give it an 8 once you have one and get a software tweak. Would you still rate the Kicker 2 higher or if buying for the 1st time, and price being the same, would you still go with the Kicker 2 over the CycleOps Hammer?

Thanks... Awesome info...
Chris