Riding a bike, fundamentally based on spending time outdoors, is a highly enjoyable process. However, unfortunately, due to the unfavorable weather conditions, traffic situations, and busy work schedules in our country, many of us may not always have the opportunity to exercise outdoors.
In such situations, the Wahoo Kickr Smart Trainer comes to our aid to continue our workouts. In this article, I would like to share my thoughts on the Wahoo Kickr Core Smart Trainer, which I have experienced a lot and spent time with.
The Wahoo Kickr is essentially a smart trainer that provides you with a smooth and comfortable virtual riding experience at home.
There has been a significant expansion in indoor cycling in the last few years, and many people have started to come together for virtual races and workouts on platforms like Zwift or Wahoo's RGT. Those seeking a premium experience in these rides will not be disappointed with the Wahoo Kickr Smart Trainer.
The Wahoo Kickr Core Smart Trainer is almost ready to ride straight out of the box. Only the assembly of its legs needs to be done. After plugging it into the power outlet, the setup is quick and straightforward through the ELEMNT app.
Additionally, the Wahoo Kickr Core has an automatic calibration feature. If you're wondering, "Do I have to deal with calibration?" the answer is no, you won't. The automatic calibration of the Wahoo Kickr Core during your ride will quickly solve this. No worries, just continue with your ride. This smart companion will take care of it.
Quick note: (Because many questions have been received on this topic)
When training with Wahoo Kickr trainers (v6, move, bike v2), you have 2 configuration options.
The default setting is ERG mode, which automatically adjusts the resistance based on the target watt value. However, sometimes, especially for very short and very high-wattage workouts, ERG mode may not be suitable. You can easily turn this on and off in Zwift or TrainerRoad.
If you turn off this option, you can more comfortably match the values in your current workout as written by your trainer.
By the way, a little note, folks, this smart trainer is a bit heavy. So, I wouldn't recommend going into the "I'll lift and move it from here to there" mode. Ask for support and help from someone you love.
See you in the next article!