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Wahoo Fitness Introduces All-New KICKR CLIMB Indoor Trainer Grade Simulator

Indoor cycle training rises to new levels of immersion aboard innovative new Wahoo KICKR smart trainer add-on.

Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and connected fitness devices, has lifted the veil on the all-new KICKR CLIMB – an innovative new product that adds physical grade changes to indoor rides on the new KICKR Smart Trainers, taking riders to new heights in indoor training.

“The world we ride in isn’t flat, which is why we believed the indoor riding experience on the KICKR should follow suit,” says Wahoo Fitness CEO Chip Hawkins. “And as we continue to keep Wahoo at the leading edge of innovation in this category, we’re proud to quite literally take structured climbing workouts and virtual course rides to the next level,” continues Hawkins.

When paired with the new KICKR and KICKR SNAP Smart Trainers, the KICKR CLIMB responds to workout and virtual course data in real-time, mimicking real roads and mountain climbs by raising and lowering the front fork of the rider’s bike, to match ascents up to 20%, and descents of -10%. These real grade changes create a more immersive virtual riding experience while also engaging climbing muscles and improving pedaling technique to enable the rider to become a more efficient and powerful climber.

In addition to reacting to grade changes from external sources like Zwift, TrainerRoad, or from pre-loaded routes on Wahoo’s ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT GPS cycling computers, the KICKR CLIMB can be ‘locked,’ wherein it only responds to commands received from the bar-mounted remote, enabling the rider to manually adjust the grade with the simple press of a button.

The latest versions on the KICKR and KICKR SNAP Smart Trainers have been optimized to allow this dynamic KICKR CLIMB movement creating an unmatched indoor training system. The smooth, intuitive ride feel of the KICKR’s legendary flywheel combined with the actual grade changes created by the KICKR CLIMB make for a truly immersive indoor riding experience. The KICKR CLIMB supports a wide range of modern hub configurations, including quick-release, 12×100, 15×100, and 15×110 thru axle hubs.

The KICKR CLIMB Indoor Trainer Grade Simulator will be available this fall at select specialty retailers and on WahooFitness.com for $599.99 USD.

About Wahoo Fitness
Located in Atlanta, GA., Wahoo Fitness has created a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for the runner, cyclist or general fitness enthusiast. Wahoo Fitness’s award winning line of Bluetooth Smart products include the KICKR and KICKR SNAP indoor bike trainers, the ELEMNT, ELEMNT BOLT, and ELEMNT MINI smart bike computers, the world’s first smartphone connected bike computers, and the TICKR family of chest-based wearables. The TICKR family, composed of the TICKR, TICKR Run and TICKR X, combine heart rate training with advanced motion analytics. Learn more about Wahoo’s full line of products at www.wahoofitness.com.

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