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  1. KICKR SNAP is designed to work with training platforms like Zwift and TrainerRoad that make riding indoors more competitive, interactive, convenient, and fun. Users can choose the Wahoo Fitness app or from a number of third-party apps to ride a virtual course with friends or perform a structured, power-based workout to achieve their fitness goals. KICKR Snap will be available October 2015 at select specialty retailers and WahooFitness.co.za for R12,999. Using ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 technology, KICKR SNAP connects wirelessly to Apple, Android and Windows platforms, so you can conveniently capture all of your important ride data. Further, Wahoo’s full line of sensors and devices, like the TICKR X Workout Tracker, can easily be integrated to record heart rate and cycling cadence. “When we introduced our first KICKR trainer in 2012, we redefined the trainer category by offering the first iPhone powered cycling trainer,” said Chip Hawkins, CEO of Wahoo Fitness. “The KICKR SNAP is a descendent of our gold standard KICKR, and provides similar features but is easier to use, so users of all abilities can stay fit year round.” SNAP features a wheel-on design, so users can easily attach a bicycle of almost any type. Weighing 38 pounds, SNAP provides a smooth and stable ride, and is designed to keep its feet firmly planted on the floor so you can ride with confidence. Thanks to a unique flywheel, SNAP has been engineered to replicate the inertia experienced when riding outdoors, providing the highest inertia of any smart trainer on the market and unmatched wattage at any speed.
  2. About this Event Wahoo Fight Night Presented by Cycle Lab and Toyota ! 10 JUNE 2021 Join us for an evening of excitement, competition and loads of fun. You can attend the actual event, where we showcase the Wahoo indoor experience in-store or you can participate from your lounge and join in on the FUN. This year we will be hosting 5 events across the country and the Grand Final. Each event we will be running qualifiers for top 3 times for Men's and Ladies Categories, if you WIN at one of the events you qualify for the final event in December. See prizes HERE - https://fightnight.wahoofitness.co.za/prizes-en/ EVENT FORMAT - FROM HOME The Event will be live streamed via the Cycle Lab social pages How to enter to WIN the Spirit Award from home - A WAHOO ELEMNT BOLT: Comment on the Live event streams on Facebook or Youtube with: #wahoofightnight and Show us why you deserve the Spirit Award (no nudes;) Follow these pages: Facebook:@toyotasouthafrica, @CycleLab and @IkhambiDistribution Instagram: @toyota_sa, @cyclelab_za and @ikhambi_distribution_ Post your Spirit video or photo (selected posts will air on Toyota Cadence Cycling Show) and remember these hastags: #wahoofightnight #spiritaward Tag a cycling buddy for an extra entry. *The Spirit Award will only be handed over at the GRAND FINALE at the end of the Year - but you can enter through the whole Fight Night Series. How to submit an entry for 1 of 5 Wahoo Swag Pack up for grabs: Follow the WAHOO FIGHT NIGHT STRAVA Group: https://www.strava.com/clubs/607251 Complete a 5 min activity OF ANY KIND (Indoor Training/Cycle/Run/Yoga with your dogs etc) on STRAVA between 19H00 - 22H00 on 10 June 2021 Post an image to the WAHOO FIGHT NIGHT STRAVA Group of you doing your activity with the hashtag #wahoofightnight EVENT FORMAT - AT CYCLE LAB The Race will be a 1km KOM sprint in Zwift in the Wattopia Map. The Zwift App will automatically track your time on the segment. Fastest 3 times for Men and women will battle it out in the Final at the end of the night. Toyota Drivers - Complimentary car washes will be available while you are pushing your Watts, first come first serve. Beer and Pizza will be provided for courage and carbs respectively;) There will also be a spot prize on the night for the participant who embodies the Wahooligan ethos best on the night - We call this the Wahoo Spirit Award. Anyone can stand a chance to win - Just for participating! We will also give a Prize away for whoever sets the most-average time out of all the participants. We call this the Average Wahooligan Prize. Qualifiers kick off at 19h30, the Finalists will have the opportunity to cleat in, so please bring your Pedals and Shoes in case you are in the Top 3. Please Note that there will be a weigh-in for the finals, to ensure that all participants are on equal footing - NO E-Doping. Bring friends, meet the Cycle Lab, Toyota and Wahoo teams along with some very special guests. FAQs Event Schedule ? 18:00 - 18:30 Arrival and warm up beers - The DJ will be dropping some tunes and event organisers taking names for qualifying starts. 18:30 The Fight Night Hero Race will kick off - a demo of the Race by some Local Legends. 19:00 Wahoo FIGHT NIGHT qualifiers commence. 20:30 Pizza and some more beers ... 21:00 - 21:30 Category finals and prize giving. How do I enter? https://fightnight.wahoofitness.co.za What clothing should I wear? Come as you are, but if you're going to have a go at the hill climb you might want to wear something you don't mind getting hot in. Full cycling kit is also welcome.
  3. Press Release The new ELEMNT BOLT from Wahoo Fitness, the market leader in connected devices, boasts a crisp, color display, and expanded navigation features. Like all Wahoo devices, the new BOLT, available for sale today, maintains the easy to use, intuitive interface, and connectivity that makes Wahoo ELEMNT computers the choice of the world’s top cyclists and triathletes. View full article
  4. The aerodynamic, low-profile body carries on the sleek design of the original BOLT. Quick View LEDs on the top of the screen provide turn-by-turn directions, signal approaching Strava Live segments, and provide notifications. With a 15-hour runtime and onboard memory increased to 16GB, the BOLT is designed to make exploring simple with millions of miles of roads and trails already preloaded. When paired with the Wahoo ELEMNT app, riders can easily customize their data screens, sync routes, and analyze data. BOLT’s waterproof body (IPX7) stands up to the rainiest rides or a botched creek crossing. “BOLT has always been known for its sleek form factor, as well as its ease-of-use,” said Wahoo ELEMNT Product Manager Megan Powers. “We’re excited to add features that Wahooligans have been clamoring for, including a thoughtful use of color on the display, and Smart Navigation in a package that looks great on any bike. Like all of our ELEMNT GPS devices, BOLT integrates into the whole Wahoo ecosystem, whether you’re using the Multisport Handover mode to seamlessly track data in triathlon, or to control your KICKR.”
  5. The New Wahoo Speedplay Line Offers Five Options for Road Cyclists and Triathletes Looking for High Performance, Dual-Sided Entry, and Pedal-Based Power Measurement. Download attachment: Wahoo_SPEEDPLAY_Family.jpg Click here to view the article
  6. ATLANTA, March 16, 2021 -- Wahoo is proud to announce the first major refresh of the iconic Speedplay brand since the pedals were invented in a California garage 31 years ago. The new Wahoo Speedplay line grows from technology first designed in 1989. Speedplay pedals are the world’s only high performance pedal designed specifically for road cycling and triathlon without relying on concepts and technology from other sports -- and the only one to offer approachable dual-sided entry. Wahoo is also excited to announce the world’s first dual- sided, pedal-based power meter, the highly anticipated POWRLINK ZERO. Refinements across the whole line will improve the performance and durability of Speedplay pedals. Revamped models have lower stack height and better aerodynamics than other systems, as well as adjustable float, spindle-length options, and the premium-level user experience that all Wahoo products are known for. The new Wahoo Speedplay line includes the COMP (R 2 999), Speedplay ZERO (R 3 999), Speedplay NANO (R 7 499), Speedplay AERO (R 4 999), and the Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO power meter (price to be announced). The Speeplay line includes two cleat options: Standard Tension (included with ZERO, NANO, AERO, and POWRLINK ZERO), and Easy Tension (included with COMP). Both cleat options are compatible with all pedals in the new Speedplay lineup and are backwards compatible with all earlier Speedplay Zero models. The COMP, ZERO, NANO, and AERO are available for purchase soon from Wahoo dealers. POWRLINK ZERO will be available in summer 2021. Performance upgrades include adjustable float on all cleats from 0-15 degrees, sealed bearings with no need for regular maintenance, and increased durability through a revised pedal body. Wrench flats have been eliminated in favor of installation via a hex wrench. The ZERO is also available in four spindle lengths from Speedplay dealers and fit specialists to ensure that all rider fit needs are covered. COMP (R 2 999) I’ve trusted Speedplay for much of my career for their reliability and ample opportunity to custom fit the position of my foot. I ride 20,000km in a year and the improvements Wahoo has made to the pedals gives me the confidence to know that my pedals will work perfectly still ensuring that my biomechanics work on the most important contact point with my bike. Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno ZERO (R 3 999) Speedplay pedals give us an advantage over other pedal systems in weight, aerodynamics, and the adjustability of their cleat system. This combination gives our riders full confidence in their equipment on race day and lets them focus on the race ahead. EF - Education First Nippo Team Performance Manager Nate Wilson AERO (R 4 999)In 2020, the Education First -- EF Pro Cycling Team rode Speedplay pedals to top finishes in World Tour races, including a podium finish at the Vuelta a Espana, picking up the World Tour legacy of a pedal that has won multiple monuments, including the Tour de France, Paris- Roubaix, Liege-Bastone-Liege, and Paris-Nice. In 2021, EF -- Education First Nippo and Canyon//SRAM will continue to ride with Speedplay. Joining them in the pro peloton are Alex Dowsett and Owain Doull. Speedplay has also seen unparalleled success in triathlon, as the winningest pedal at the Kona Ironman World Championships and the choice of World Record holder Jan Frodeno. NANO (R 7 499)The new pedals are being supported by Wahoo’s existing sales organization, ensuring that cyclists can easily access Speedplay pedals via Wahoo dealers. About Wahoo FitnessLocated in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo Fitness has created a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists, and general fitness enthusiasts. Wahoo’s award-winning line of products include the KICKR family of smart indoor riding equipment and accessories, the ELEMNT family of GPS devices and sport watches, the TICKR family of heart rate monitors, as well as Speedplay dual-sided pedals and the SUF structured training app to help you become the most complete cyclist.
  7. Hi Hubbers - Not sure if there is a thread like this so sorry if there is already one. I'm in the market for a decent cycling / gps computer.......navigation is not necessary but will be a added bonus. Main features to track your ride; display HR / Cadence / Power ect. I would really like to have a device where I can import a previous race and then compete against that time.....I assume this will be like virtual pacer? So if my previous CTCT time was 4hrs, I want to know how far I'm off in reaching the goal. Any advice or device you can recommend? Garmin / Wahoo / Bryton ......... ?????
  8. ELEMNT RIVAL Multisport Watch keeps the focus locked on your performance, not your equipment. Unique multisport features like Touchless Transition, Multisport Handover, and Perfect View Zoom create a seamless performance advantage whether training or competing. Designed with a 64 colour screen, ceramic bezel, and gorilla glass lens, ELEMNT RIVAL not only looks great for everyday use but will also withstand your hardest workouts. Specifications: Dimensions: 46.5 x 46.5 x 15.3 mm Display Size: 1.2 in (30.4 mm) diameter Display Type: Colour Display Resolution: 240 x 240 Lens Material: Gorilla® Glass Bezel Material: Ceramic Case Material: Nylon Polymer Strap Material: Silicone Strap Length: 10 in (25.4 cm) Fits wrist circumference: 140 mm - 240 mm Weight: 53 g Battery Rechargeable: Lithium Ion Battery Life Smartwatch Mode: 14 days GPS or HR Mode: Up to 24 hours GPS Functionality: Built-in Supported Satellites: GPS and GLONASS Water Rating: 5 ATM (Wahwater resistant up to 50 meters) Perfect View Zoom Buttons: Yes Ambient Light Sensor: Yes Connectivity: Wireless Connectivity: ANT+® and Bluetooth® Sensor Compatibility: ANT+®, Bluetooth®, and ANT+ FE-C Phone Compatibility: iPhone and Android Sensors: Altimeter: Yes Compass: Yes, GPS based Gyroscope: No Accelerometer: Yes Thermometer: No Clock Features: Time/Date: Yes GPS Time Sync: Via ELEMNT Companion App Automatic Daylight Savings Time: Via ELEMNT Companion App Timer: Yes Stopwatch: Yes Smart Features: Companion App Setup: Yes Customizable Screen: Yes Alerts Call, Text, and Email* (*email notifications on iOS only) Live Tracking: Via ELEMNT Companion App Automatic Workout Uploads: Yes Activity Tracking Features: Step Counter: Yes Calories Burned: Yes, active calories Floors Climbed: No Distance Traveled: Yes Intensity Minutes: No Workout Time: Yes Weekly Swim / Bike / Run Distance: Yes Activity Profiles: Indoor Cycling (KICKR), Outdoor Cycling, Running, Treadmill, Lap Swimming (Pool), Open Water Swimming, Strength, Yoga Workout Analysis Features: HR Zones: Yes HR Calories: Yes HR Broadcast: Yes GPS Speed & Distance: Yes Customizable Data Pages: Yes Customizable Activity Profiles: Yes Auto Pause: Yes Auto Lap: Yes Manual Lap: Yes Audio Prompts: Yes Finish Time: Yes Auto Multisport Activities: Yes Manual Multisport Activities: Yes Button Lock: Yes Activity History on Watch: Yes Integrations: Activity Apps: Strava Indoor Trainers: Wahoo Smart Trainers and ANT+ FE-C equipped trainers
  9. Press Release When seconds determine who stands atop the podium, technology must save you time not cost you time. With ELEMNT RIVAL, we've created a multi-sport watch that creates a simple and seamless experience whether you're training or competing. Click here to view the article
  10. Which would you pick between the two? Any pros/cons.
  11. Wahoo has rung the upgrades on its latest direct drive Kickr trainer. We spent a few weeks clocking up virtual miles and hours getting to know the new smart trainer as indoor riding and racing reaches all-time interest highs. Click here to view the article
  12. Photo credit: Ashley Oldfield. Wahoo has made a name for itself both with outdoor products as well as indoor training tools. You get the perception it’s a cool brand with its marketing campaigns and its ‘Wahooligan’ squad of pain cave racers. That is no doubt why it now calls itself the ‘leader in workout apps and connected fitness’. I’m not sure how you substantiate those terms but if you talk to anyone about a smart trainer, the Wahoo Kickr is certainly the first name that springs to mind. The brand has just released its latest and greatest version of the Kickr direct-drive trainer, but rather than looking at this as a brand new Kickr, it’s probably better to think of it as an update or ‘facelift’ to use an automotive term. What you have here is essentially a Kickr 18 with a few physical updates and some software improvements, but that’s nothing to complain about as the price for the Kickr V5 2020 is exactly the same as the outgoing model. What’s new? Starting with the physical changes, the most notable are the new Axis feet. They allow for 5 degrees of lateral motion or sway providing a more natural feel to the ride. They are mounted on screws that allow you to adjust for uneven surfaces (like the wooden deck I was riding on) and spread the pressure so you don’t leave indents on wooden flooring if you don’t have a mat underneath. Could I feel a difference with the new feet? Not instantly. I couldn’t feel a difference right away but after an hour of stationary riding, I’m usually very uncomfortable and fidgety from being stuck in the same position for so long. Here, the slight side-to-side movement aids in providing some relief to your undercarriage allowing you to spend longer periods on the trainer before it becomes unbearable. It doesn’t feel like you’re on one of those moving platforms, but provides improved long-term comfort. Just above the power connector is a new input port. It looks a lot like a telephone jack. It’s an RJ25 connection, which after some Googling, tells me I can connect three landline telephones to the Kickr - Stoked! It’s more likely that this will serve as a way to connect the Kickr via a wired route rather than Bluetooth or ANT+, although why Wahoo didn’t go with a standard ethernet cable for this purpose is a little confusing. Apparently an adapter will become available later that will allow for ‘hardwiring’ the Kickr, no doubt something the hardcore racers will want considering Bluetooth’s tendency to intermittently drop connections. This may still take some time to implement as most apps (Zwift for example) don’t have the option to connect via cable currently. That’s it for the physical changes but there are some notable software changes implemented for the Kickr 20. Accuracy has been improved from +-2% to +-1% and anyone who trains with power knows that it doesn’t matter what Watts the power meter reads out, it’s all about how accurate it is against itself. At 1% accuracy, it puts the Kickr on a level playing field with the best power meters and smart trainers in the world, something the Kickr has been missing from its spec sheet for some time. It also has a built-in calibration that continuously calibrates the trainer and adjusts for temperature and the age of the trainer making sure it remains perfectly accurate over time. The Wahoo app still lets you perform a spin down and even asks you to do it the first time you connect the trainer to the app but it’s more just to let the user feel good about having done a manual calibration. The continuous calibration system is also said to make it more difficult for e-sports cheaters to tamper with the trainer calibration. Set up and ease of use The Kickr is one of the easiest direct drive trainers to set up. It requires zero tools, not even an Allan key. The legs swing out to the side and lock in position with ease while the height of the Kickr can be adjusted for the type of bike you have (24-inch road and MTB, 650C, 26-MTB, 700C, 650B and 29er). It comes with an 11-speed road cassette too, which can be either Sram or Shimano. Set up is as easy as plugging your bike on and commencing pedalling. Before you start pedalling, you might want to plug it in and that proved a bit of an issue. The plug options supplied with our model were a UK 3-pin or a round 2-pin that doesn’t seem to fit into any 2-pin plug I have. Thankfully, all my years of travelling turned up a UK plug adapter and I was good to go. Just make sure of your plug type before you walk out the shop. The Kickr is a heavy piece of kit weighing close to 20kg but has a convenient handle to improve its mobility somewhat. Unlike some of the competitors, the Kickr’s moving parts are on display - you can see the belt and flywheel spinning. While this may look cool at 500 Watts, it also looks like something a small child would want to grab onto just as you’re lining up that finish line sprint. A final tip would be to get a riser block for the front wheel. I know some prefer to ride without one but having a wobbly front wheel feels unstable and odd indoors, especially when laying down monster Watts in a final sprint. Ride and feel Connecting the Kickr to your favourite riding application is simple via Bluetooth or ANT+ connections. The resistance change when faced with climbs and rolling hills is easily one of the best out there. The Kickr reacts quickly to the gradient changes, even over spiky terrain it felt accurate, adding and releasing resistance in a split second.It’s also very quiet when pedalling, the belt drive system means the only sound you hear is the chain on the cassette and the familiar clunk when shifting. The freewheel ‘clicking’ is as loud as a standard road bike’s freehub sound but it does go on for quite some time after you’ve finished pedalling. Photo credit: Ashley Oldfield. Verdict While the Kickr V5 2020 is just an updated version of the 2018 model, the price is identical to the outgoing model. You’re essentially getting these updates for free (or the same price depending on how you look at it) and they are useful updates. The improved power accuracy will attract those referred to as athletes and the ‘anti-cheating’ calibration system may make it the trainer of choice for the incoming wave of e-sports professionals.The biggest pull factor behind the Wahoo Kickr has to be the ‘ecosystem’ you can upgrade. There are the Headwind fan and the Climb accessories that further enhance the indoor riding experience and with the new direct connection RJ25 jack available, it might allow for further accessories to be installed such as a steering system or simply a way to use your old landline telephone for Discord? At R25k, the Kickr is an investment you need to be committed to, but if the national lockdown has taught us anything, it’s that the cost doesn’t matter that much if the need is there and a quick look at the classifieds for smart trainers will show you, there’s still a need. The new Wahoo KICKR 5 is available at wahoofitness.co.za.
  13. I am in the market for a bike computer, I have been deliberating between the Garmin Edge 530 and the Wahoo Elemnt Roam for quite some time now. This is more of a question on Wahoo South Africa's pricing than opinions between which is better (I am however still open to suggestions!) In South Africa, the Edge 530 (*listed at R6000) is nearly R2000 cheaper than the Element Roam (listed at R7999), fine. When observing UK prices. the Garmin Edge comes in at R5499 (at a R21.15 - GBP exchange rate), making it an 8% price increase in SA to UK. The Element Roam is listed at R6345 in the UK (again, at a R21.15 - GBP exchange rate), making it a 21% more expensive on the SA shelves. The Bolt, listed at R5499 here in SA, is priced at R3912 in the UK (difference of 29%). Long story short, why does Wahoo have higher markup prices when comparing SA to UK than Garmin? Would it be because Garmin has a greater presence in the country and therefore able to turn more stock over? Just found it interesting more than a complaint. *Just wanted to note that prices were taken from official website listings - the Garmin unit however is listed at R6949 on their official website - but have only seen it listed at R6000 on most of the popular sites.
  14. Wahoo, the leader in workout apps and connected fitness devices, is excited to reveal the newest KICKR smart trainer. The fifth-generation KICKR improves on the legendary realistic ride feel that Wahoo riders prize, and also offers riders a wide range of improvements to elevate every ride. Click here to view the article
  15. The new KICKR, the same smart trainer used by World Tour teams INEOS and BORAhansgrohe, brings to market several new features. This version of the category-leading KICKR refines power accuracy to +/-1% from +/-2% by using a proprietary auto-calibration process. This gives the new KICKR unsurpassed power accuracy without the need for users to perform a spin down, saving valuable time and providing riders confidence in the accuracy of their power data. Additionally, to create a more natural, comfortable ride feel, the new KICKR also comes equipped with the new AXIS feet. These feet allow a bike installed onto the trainer to smoothly tilt up to 5 degrees from side-to-side with each pedal stroke in a controlled, realistic motion. Like the previous KICKR, this version is nearly silent which makes riding it feel more like riding outdoors. With key updates that improve any indoor ride, our newest KICKR will deliver an elevated experience for all Wahooligans.Without any need to calibrate, and improved accuracy, riders can be more confident than ever in power numbers, and with the new AXIS Feet providing subtle side-to-side motion, ride feel has never been more realistic. Product Manager, Tyler Harris Pricing and Compatibility Despite adding in several new features, the new KICKR will maintain the same retail price of the previous generation R 24 999.Wahoo also offers the only complete indoor riding ecosystem; KICKR is compatible with the KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator, KICKR HEADWIND Smart Fan, and KICKR DESK. KICKR is also fully compatible with indoor workouts from Wahoo’s The Sufferfest virtual training app. KICKR is Wahoo’s premium-level direct drive trainer and intended for athletes serious about indoor riding and racing. Other indoor training options from Wahoo include the KICKR BIKE smart bike (R 74 999), KICKR CORE wheel-off trainer (R 17 999), and the KICKR SNAP wheel on trainer (R 9 999). The new Wahoo KICKR 5 is available now.
  16. The Canyon ZCC team competes in a striking team kit that is designed and produced by Canyon. Photo: René Zieger The team has become famous in racing circles not only for its results but also for its striking kit, which the riders wear whilst racing in real life and in Zwift. The design and inspiration for the kit takes its visual inspiration from the early rave era in the 90s – an inspiration directly reflected in the team’s first photoshoot. “It’s about being different to the mainstream and embracing the freedom that comes with that. eRacing is still in its infancy, but we have always seen its potential and are excited to be pioneering the future of the sport”, says Team Manager Rhys Howell. At Canyon we truly value innovation and progress. Therefore it's only natural that we're fully committed to eRacing and want to stay right at the front as this new sport evolves. Simon Summerscales, Head of Marketing & Brand To celebrate the launch of the team, Canyon will release a limited number of 50 replica team kits that will be sold exclusively through its website canyon.com. These will be available to purchase from May 7th on. The team is fully equipped with everything they need to compete at the highest level. Photo: René Zieger The team consists of 10 riders made up by a women’s and men’s squad, currently with 5 members each. Each rider is provided with an Aeroad CF SL, striking team kit direct from Canyon along with allowances for travel to events. Wahoo Fitness are the trainer sponsor and provide each rider with a Kickr, Headwind, Tickr and Climb, with Nuun providing nutrition. The team competes in races exclusively online on platforms such as Zwift, complete with a race radio and DS giving instructions and providing information throughout the race. In a very short space of time, we have built an incredibly close-knit team of riders who share our vision to build the ultimate eRacing team. This is just the beginning. Rhys Howell, Team Manager WMN Squad + Kristin Falck (NOR)* + Eva Buchholz (GER)* + Siri Hildonen (NOR) + Nathalie Eklund (SWE) + Laura van Regenmortel (NED)MEN Squad + Alex West (NZL) + Steve Young (GBR) + James Phillips (WAL) + Lionel Vujasin (BEL)* + Philipp Diegner (GER) *Denotes Zwift National Champion. Canyon is committed to the development of eRacing and is excited about the potential of this new variation in cycling. Therefore, the Canyon R&D team in close coordination with the testing and quality engineers, are currently working on new testing procedures to ensure the compatibility of all frame platforms for use on indoor trainers. Our warranty and guarantee guidelines will be revised accordingly as soon as the technical requirements have been met.
  17. Hi Guys, Has anyone else encountered rusting on the Tickr belt clips? I took mine off yesterday, and noticed that one of the 'button clips' have rusted and broken completely off. The strap is just shy of a year old now, so i expect normal wear and tear, but a complete failure seems odd?
  18. Up until now I've been using a bike with a quick release on my Wahoo Kickr. When I changed out the end caps to fit a bike with a thru axle, I get this horrible sounding grinding noise when I pedal. Took the bike off the trainer, checked that everything was fitted correctly and put it back on and that grinding noise was still there. Checked bike alignment, tried various combinations of gears etc. I reckon it's the cap that goes over on the drive side that's rotating over the cassette's retention nut. Should I grease it or is there more to it than just changing out the end caps?
  19. Hi All, I am looking at purchasing a Wahoo Tickr x to track my heart rate during workouts as my Samsung Gear fit 2 pro watch I find does not track accurately during sessions and often cannot pickup my heart rate. My thoughts are to use a Wahoo tickr x as it will be more accurate and a lot cheaper than purchasing an expensive watch since the chest strap will be linked to my phone and my phone is on my person during cycles. So my question is the following - Is it possible to use a Wahoo Tickr x heart rate monitor to collect exercise information, sync it to a relevant app and then upload it to discovery vitality to receive points and validated workouts? Any assistance with this will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! Craig
  20. Wahoo, the leader in connected fitness devices, has today announced its acquisition of Speedplay, the iconic pedal brand found on the bikes of athletes such as Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, two-time Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno, and two-time Time Trial World Champion Kristin Armstrong. Speedplay products have a long heritage of providing unique, cutting-edge pedal technology to a passionate community of athletes. Wahoo seeks to build on that legacy by bringing its commitment to smart training, its extensive suite of products, and its history of innovation to the Speedplay brand. By focusing on the needs of cyclists across all disciplines, Wahoo intends to put Speedplay pedals on as many bicycles as possible and continue to drive creativity at this celebrated brand. Wahoo and Speedplay share a common approach of leveraging technology to develop products that enhance the performance of cyclists. Speedplay pedals are the most innovative, high performance pedals available so it’s a perfect fit with Wahoo. We welcome the opportunity to offer another edge to Wahooligans around the world with the best pedals in the business. Chip Hawkins, Founder of Wahoo Fitness When Sharon Worman and I founded Speedplay, it was because I wanted to solve problems performance athletes were having in reaching their full potential. By becoming part of the Wahoo family, we can carry that mission to more athletes with more compelling products than ever before. Richard Bryne, CEO of Speedplay, Inc The Speedplay portfolio is a perfect complement to Wahoo’s growing ecosystem of best-in-class outdoor cycling products, and together, Wahoo and Speedplay will be able to deliver unmatched excellence in the pedal category. Learn more about Wahoo’s full line of products at www.wahoofitness.co.za
  21. Smooth and Realistic Resistance – the KICKR BIKE adapts the real-world physics characteristics of the KICKR BIKE trainer. Its heavy flywheel and high torque brake paired with a robust physics model to simulate the feeling of riding outdoors on the road. Built-in Grade Simulation – The KICKR BIKE can tilt up and down by itself from +20 degrees to -15 degrees, actually elevating you and adjusting resistance at the same time to make it feel like you’re really climbing or descending. Unlike other systems that simply add resistance to simulate a hill, KICKR BIKE will engage the muscles used for climbing or descending, better preparing you for hill climbing in the real world. Realistic Coasting – A built-in motor will gradually slow you down as you coast downhill on a simulated course, creating a more realistic experience. No more going 40 mph downhill in absurd, frictionless conditions. Realistic Shifting – The combination of flywheel and motor give you sensory feelings of shifting with a split second of zero resistance that simulates a chain transfer. This allows you to experience the shifting sensation while pedalling, confirming the shift has occurred. Front and Rear Brakes – Front brakes are programmed to provide more responsive braking power just like a real road bike. Rear brakes act as they would on your outdoor bike. Don’t worry though, no locking up the brakes and going head over heels. Extreme Resistance – As tough as sprinting up a mountain, the KICKR BIKE generates up to 2200 watts of resistance at extreme accuracy of +/- 1%! Fit and Customization KICKR BIKE comes with a five-point adjustment system that requires no tools to adjust. You can use your app to take a picture of your bike and it will tell you which settings to use for each component. You can also import your specifications from a professional bike fit by Guru, Trek, or RETÜL. There are quick releases on all adjustment points, making it easy and fast to switch your fit. Perfect Pedals – Made with a custom crankshaft with five options for pedal length, the KICKR BIKE allows you to put your pedals in the exact right place for you. No special adapters are required and it’s easy to unscrew them and change their position. Not to mention, you can use your choice of pedals. Handlebar Options – The KICKR BIKE comes with the option to install an aerobar/time- trial style handlebars or you can customize your KICKR BIKE with any standard sized handlebars. Reality Shift – With two shifting buttons on each brake level and thumb buttons, you can simulate several different shifting options including both electronic and mechanical Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo systems. You can use the Wahoo Fitness app to customize the cassette and crank.” Connect Fast and Easy – Bluetooth, ANT+, and ANT+ FE-C compatibility allows you connect your phone, computer or smart TV, enabling you to use Zwift, Fulgaz, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest, or any other training program. Extra Programmable Buttons – Auxiliary thumb buttons on top of the shifter hoods can be used to manually raise and lower the bike, and will support future functionality from third party apps like Zwift and The Sufferfest. Design The KICKR BIKE’s sturdy steel and aluminium frame is made to withstand years of heavy use. Its finely tuned resistance system provides near silent operation while pedalling. Built with ease of use in mind, it never requires a calibration procedure. Just climb on a KICKR BIKE and you’ll discover the highest quality, most realistic indoor cycling experience.
  22. The Sufferfest app provides subscribers access to a comprehensive library of structured cycling and running workouts designed by elite coaches, training plans, strength training, yoga for cyclists and a mental training programme. Wahoo has rapidly established itself as a leader in smart training and already has an extensive suite of products and software focused on cycling and endurance sports. Wahoo’s full ecosystem of sensors and devices help runners, cyclists and general fitness enthusiasts get the most out of their sport and active lifestyle. Wahoo’s award-winning line of products include the KICKR family of smart trainers and accessories, the ELEMNT family of bike computers and the TICKR family of heart rate monitors. The acquisition of The Sufferfest increases the brands’ combined capability to create training solutions for endurance athletes who want to get the most out of themselves. Commenting on the announcement, Chip Hawkins, founder of Wahoo, said: “We are really pleased to bring together the Wahooligan and Sufferlandrian communities. We share a common passion for the performance of endurance athletes and our collective knowledge will provide additional benefits to athletes everywhere.” He added: “Wahoo remains committed to the growth of the indoor training and fitness sectors and will continue to integrate and collaborate with as many leading software providers as possible.” "This partnership brings together two companies with a strong history of innovation,” said David McQuillen, founder of The Sufferfest. Our market-leading content and sports science— together with Wahoo’s ground-breaking engineering—will allow us to develop fantastic new concepts and training solutions for our customers.” He added: “The strong sense of identity that has made The Sufferfest what it is today will remain, and we will continue to work closely with our existing hardware partners to ensure seamless compatibility across all platforms.” There are no planned changes in The Sufferfest business offering or structure as a result of this acquisition.
  23. Get ready to RUMBLE! We know you are tired of riding shoulder to shoulder with Aussies and Kiwis - that is why starting this Wednesday 19:35, its time for you South African Zwifters (Zaffas) to come out fighting! Wednesday night kicks off our “Fight Night” on Zwift, a 1- 1 ½ hour race (dependent on the course) specifically for us South Africans. Yes, we are going to have to let in a couple of Aussies, Kiwis and any nationality that doesn’t understand the difference between now, just now and now now……but we really want that screen filled with South African flags! How? I’ll get to that now now. Our Chief Torturers from our national PainCave.co.za clubs will join you in this race series and ensure there is at least some pain. The PainCave “Fight Night” race runs for 25 weeks with your best 10 races counting towards final standings and possibly even some great prizes courtesy of BuyCycle.co.za and paincave.co.za The format of the race series will be based on age and not watts/kg. If you don’t have access to a smart trainer at home, head off to www.paincave.co.za and book a slot at any of our studios for the Wednesday night “Fight Night” – there will be a couple of FREE slots available at each studio (first come first served……chat to them now!) https://zwift.com/events/view/64197 We will be adding more details over the next couple of days and weeks….so keep on heading back to check the latest news. This is a series organised and run by Zaffas for all you Saffas! NOTE: While Zwift is sorting out European GDPR regulations for Zwiftpower.com we will not be able to display a leaderboard. We are however confident that this will sorted out soon. So no prizes until this is sorted out, only bragging rights. Be quirky, be fun, be lekker. Enjoy the race!
  24. Hi all, So I've had my Kickr 3 for the past few months and it's been great - I only use it with Zwift at the moment. I've also set the trainer difficulty to max as suggested by someone else here, as this apparently allows the trainer to react quicker to changes in gradients. I did a firmware update on it on Sunday via the Wahoo App and then tried to do a spindown with the app but for some reason this didn't finish so I left it and went for a ride on Zwift and all worked like normal. Last night, I did a spindown within Zwift and this ran successfully. The problem came in during the ride. There was a noticeable increase in the resistance, regardless of the gradient. As an example, when the gradient hit 6-8%, the resistance felt as if the gradient was more like 10-14% and I could hardly turn the pedals over. I can usually remain seated between 6 - 7% but this was impossible. Has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions?
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