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KICKR CORE Smart Power Trainer

4.554702495201536 out of 5 stars
521 Reviews
Current price: $499.99 Original price: $599.99
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Why We Like The Wahoo KICKR CORE Smart Power Trainer

The KICKR CORE mimics a realistic outdoor ride experience with +/- 2% power accuracy while delivering a discreet indoor riding and training experience thanks to its quiet flywheel technology and advanced algorithms. The durable steel frame keeps the KICKR in place while dishing out the watts and withstands daily use and travel.


  • A compact smart trainer for efficient indoor training
  • LED lights indicate power, connection, and transmission
  • The beltless flywheel design is super quiet
  • Firmware updates for future-proof functionality
  • The direct-drive design saves your tires for the road
  • Features a stable base and new, heavier flywheel
  • Works with QR, 12x142, and 12x148mm dropout spacing
  • Compatible with KICKR CLIMB and HEADWIND for virtual ascents, descents, and wind
  • Item #WHA0011
ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth
Operating System
iOS, Android, PC
adapter for 130mm and 135mm Quick Release, driveside adapter for 12x142 and 12x148 thru-axle, AC Power Adapter, quick-release skewer
[open] 20 x 23 x 19in, [folded] 9 x 23 x 21 in
cycling, training
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 521 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 23 reviews
2 Stars - 9 reviews
3 Stars - 16 reviews
4 Stars - 81 reviews
5 Stars - 392 reviews

Fits True To Size

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Jill BGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2024

Just what I wanted

I've used it several times

This trainer is great! Setup was easy - just be aware you need to provide your own cassette. Wahoo has a nice app with videos walking you through the install for your exact bike that are easy to follow along. Got me through the winter :)

5 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2024

Great investment

I've used it several times

Had shoulder surgery so I can't ride outdoors for a few months. Bought the Wahoo and set it up. Don't have an app connected to it. Just Netflix while I ride. I get a very good workout and find a ride about 3 times a week

5 out of 5 stars

February 28, 2024

No regrets

I came from a wheel on trainer, and what a difference. The Kickr core is smooth and practically silent (your drivetrain is louder). It ramps up and down nicely to feel as realistic as possible. I went with this version as I wanted to get a matching cassette to my bike so I can easily swap between outside and the trainer. The instructions were clear with helpful videos. My setup was a bit more complicated in that I had to switch to the freehub for SRAM cassettes, but after a bit of playing around with spacers it was all dialed in. Do make sure to check to see if you need a different hub for your cassette. And make sure you have a cassette removal tool.

Steve M.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

1 out of 5 stars

November 4, 2023


5' 8"

I spent 4 hours at the Trek store trying to get this work with my Domaine. Bought all new parts and paid for labor, still doesn't work and was extremely loud; constant grinding. It also bent the pieces of my Bike, and I have to buy all new parts again or a new bike. Total disaster.

Colin S
5 out of 5 stars

October 4, 2023


Perfect upgrade. Quite, easy set up, thru axle compatible. What more could you ask for. Plus you can’t beat the price. Just buy it already!

Pete M.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

5 out of 5 stars

September 27, 2023

Working out on a bike now!

Got me to workout in a bike - can’t get better than that!

Skyler S.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

2 out of 5 stars

September 27, 2023

Still haven't really gotten this

Still haven't really gotten this up to speed yet. Came with several adapters w zero explanation for why an adapter might be necessary for my particular bike. Sent an email inquiring about it to "support" a day ago and haven't heard anything. For the price, I am underwhelmed.

jim T.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

5 out of 5 stars

September 20, 2023

I love my KICKR Core.

The Wahoo KICKR Core Smart Bike Trainer has upped the quality and consistency of my training. I have only had the KICKR Core for a few weeks and I already see significant improvement in my performance on my outdoor rides. It was easy to set up, it’s easy to use, it connects well to phone, tablet, computer, and my other Wahoo sensors. I highly recommend this trainer for anyone looking to stay fit on their bike, ride during cold or inclement weather, or train for an upcoming event. I love my Wahoo KICKR Core.

Andrew B.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

5 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2023

I have just set up

I have just set up the Kickr Core and the experience was fantastic! I moved from the Snap which was great but the Core is just more accurate in every sense due to it being a direct trainer. You will need to adjust your derailer to accommodate the new cassette.

jamie m.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness

5 out of 5 stars

August 29, 2023

Next Level Trainer!

I was torn between this and the Zwift Hub, but all my tri friends recommended the Kickr Core and let me tell you, this thing is next level: I’ve had it for 6 months putting over 950 miles on it in 66 hours of training, and haven’t had a single issue since plugging it in. Zwift, Rouvy, and FulGaz connected to it instantly and they still do. It’s also easily recalibrated with the Wahoo app the few times I’ve had to move it. Had to learn how to install a cassette, but that wasn’t hard once I got the right tool (Amz: BW Bicycles Cassette Lockring Removal Tool with Handle) and it came with the right cassette adapter. In hindsight I wish I would've gotten the cassette through Wahoo so I would've gotten everything at once.

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bryce m.
Wahoo Fitness

Originally reviewed on Wahoo Fitness