Wahoo Fitness KICKR Review By Coach Michael Lyons – Tri Edge

Wahoo Fitness KICKR Review By Coach Michael Lyons – Tri Edge


Wahoo Fitness KICKR power trainer offers a very smooth and realistic road feel, is simple to use and is compatible with an increasing number of apps that give you access to a huge virtual training world.

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Its quite an investment but I believe it’s a great asset given the limited riding we have on offer and the haze/monsoon conditions at certain times of the year in Singapore. The KICKR also opens up my training possibilities to any time, day or night.

First Impressions:

  • Easy to set up and use
  • Very smooth and realistic road feel
  • Large number of compatible third-party apps
  • Accurate power training
  • Direct-drive saves tyre wear
  • Solid and stable

I added an ANT stick to my Macbook to pick up HR speed and cadence of my bikes sensors and then paired this with Trainer Road first time. I can drop sufferfest videos into trainer road which is also fun. I run Zwift beta as well.

Conclusion

The Wahoo Fitness KICKR is a seriously impressive power trainer that is easy to use and offers exciting compatibility with a growing number of third-party apps like TrainerRoad and Zwift, and opens up the potential of the KICKR enormously.

If you want to train with power and think you do enough indoor training to justify the high outlay of the KICKR, you won’t be disappointed with the level of performance it provides. While it’s one of the most expensive trainers on the market, it is at least half the price of the Wattbike, and the KICKR is vastly more flexible.

Verdict

Impressive power trainer with exciting app connectivity, well worth the money.

About Coach Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons - TriEdge

Website: www.triedgeteam.com

Background before Triathlon – Cycling
Years in triathlon – 9

Coaching and Still racing, most recent success Bintan OD 2014 age group champion.

Coach Michael LyonsMajor Achievements to date –

NZ National Team Member for World Championships in Budapest and Beijing
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Singapore and Thailand National Champion (age Group)
NZ Provincial Cycling Champion 100KM
Numerous Triathlon and Cycling race Podiums

What inspires me to coach –

To see my athletes dream big and achieve beyond their expectations by following our program and methodology.

I also love to see how through the disciplines of triathlon, a positive impact on the life skills of my athletes as they become better equipped to face the challenges and changes life inevitably brings.

Biggest Influence on my coaching philosophies

Arthur Lydiard – the NZ super coach of many world champions. I met Mr Lydiard during my school days and he has had a profound influence on my training philosopies to this day.

Coaching Goals –

  1. To see Athletes continuing to achieve personal bests and to bring an athlete to the top on both the national and world stage.
  2. To be a positive contributor  to my Athletes Life skills improvements using Triathlon as a vehicle.
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