The best Wahoo deals are back: Kickr V5 smart trainer, Kickr Bike V1 and Elemnt Roam V1 bike computer all discounted for the January sales

After a relatively quiet run up to Christmas, Wahoo is back with its biggest discounts for the January Sales - the Kickr V5 smart trainer, Kickr Bike V1 and the Elemnt Roam V1 bike computer are all on massive reductions

Image shows a person riding a Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer which is currently on sale
(Image credit: Future)

After the Black Friday bonanza Wahoo had been quite restrained with its discounts through most of December. But it's turned out there is still a lot of old stock to shift - which is great news for anyone looking for a new smart trainer, cycling head unit or a fully fledged smart bike.

Those previous generation items were all at the top of their categories and the most recent updates proved to be fairly minor. Meaning that now you can get all the excellent functionality for much, much less than could before!

But as this is being driven by the old stock that needs to be sold, you'll have to be quick to scoop up the savings. There is only so much that Wahoo will have knocking around its warehouses after all... 

Quick discounts links

really liked the Roam when we reviewed it (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Elemnt Roam V1

We really liked the Roam when we reviewed it and, although it has since been surpassed, it is still a solid head unit that will cover most people's needs – and at highly impressive price right now.  

US: Was $299.99 now $199.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £299.99 now £219.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr V5 (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr V5 

After Black Friday, the discounts on the 'old' generation Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer went away - but fortunately for all of us, the sales are back on again now! Wahoo doesn't make it the most obvious, funnelling you towards the latest (and recently released) Kickr V6 trainer. But not much is different between the two models, so for most people grabbing a bargain is the best bet. 

US: Was $1,199.99 now $799.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £999.99 now £799.99 from Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)

Wahoo's release of an updated Kickr Bike V2 (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr Bike V1

Similar to the Kickr V5 smart trainer, Wahoo's release of an updated Kickr Bike V2 saw the V1 model on some massive discounts over the Black Friday weekend. In the weeks after that, all you could get for that sale price were some reconditioned units. But the box fresh and unused bikes are now back on sale - and on that same huge discount too!  

US: Was $3,799.99 now $1,999.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £3,199.99 now £2,099.00 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Elemnt Roam V1 bike computer

Wahoo Elemnt Roam

(Image credit: Future)

The Wahoo Elemnt Roam has had an upgrade in October this year. On the outside, the new model looks almost identical. We rated the V1 Wahoo Elemnt Roam one of the best cycling computers available when we reviewed it, so again a hefty discount makes it a great option to scoop up while it's available.

Although they look almost the same, the newer Roam has a lot more memory at 32GB against 4GB. There's also a 64-colour screen as against 8-colours, although Wahoo hasn't really upgraded the colour usage much from the V1. There are some neat new features as well, like the ability to broadcast a route to other Wahoo users.

But again, we reckon that with the available Cyber Monday discount, which gives you a price similar to the full RRP of many entry level computers, it's well worth looking at the older model.

There's even more of a reduction on the Wahoo Elemnt Roam bundled with a Tickr heart rate monitor, a speed and a cadence sensor for a complete set-up.

really liked the Roam when we reviewed it (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Elemnt Roam V1

We really liked the Roam when we reviewed it and, although it has since been surpassed, it is still a solid head unit that will cover most people's needs – and at highly impressive price right now.  

US: Was $299.99 now $199.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £299.99 now £199.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

US: Was $419.97 (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Elemnt Roam V1 bundle

If you don't already have all the sensors you need knocking about, this is a good way of picking them up on the cheap!

US: Was $419.97 now $249.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £394.97 now £249.98 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer

Wahoo Kickr V6 and Bike V2

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The Wahoo Kickr is still one of the best smart turbo trainers over ten years after it was originally launched. 

The fact that we're now onto Version 6 shows how Wahoo has been incrementally upgrading the Kickr over that time. The changes from the Wahoo Kickr V5 are relatively modest though, making the current discount on the V5 a tempting option.

Go for the Certified Reconditioned version of the V5 and you still get calibration-free +/-1% power accuracy, the ability to simulate climbs up to 20% and up to 2200 watts resistance, along with 5 degrees of side-to-side movement via Kickr Action Feet and the option to hook up to the Kickr Climb and Kickr Headwind.

The newer Kickr V6 has built-in wifi, whereas the V5 has Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity only, so your internet connection had to go through a head unit like the Wahoo Elemnt Roam, a smartphone, a tablet, a computer or a Direct Connect dongle. That doesn't materially affect the V5's performance relative to the V6 though.

Other than that, the V6 is designed so that if you pause during a workout it will increase the resistance gradually, whereas the V5 starts you again at full resistance level. There's also a new built-in odometer with V6.

For the user, we reckon those changes are nice-to-haves rather than deal breakers, so if you're looking for a new smart turbo trainer, a third off the Kickr V5 in the US and over a quarter off in the UK seem like deals worth snapping up.

Wahoo Kickr V5 (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr V5

After Black Friday, the discounts on the 'old' generation Wahoo Kickr V5 smart trainer went away - but fortunately for all of us, the sales are back on again now! Wahoo doesn't make it the most obvious, funnelling you towards the latest (and recently released) Kickr V6 trainer. But not much is different between the two models, so for most people grabbing a bargain is the best bet.

US: Was $1,199.99 now $799.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £999.99 now £799.99 from Evans Cycles (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr Bike 1.0 smart bike

Wahoo Kickr V6 and Bike V2

(Image credit: Wahoo)

The savings on the certified reconditioned previous model Wahoo Kickr Bike are even more dramatic than on the Kickr. If you've got the space for one of the best exercise bikes, it's way up there, with features like the ability to tilt to simulate gradients and easy adjustability. It borrows plenty of its features from the Kickr trainer like its large flywheel and you can set up the shifters and gear ratios to simulate your outdoor bike.

Once again, the upgrades from the older Kickr Bike 1.0 to the new Kickr Bike 2.0 are relatively modest, with wifi connectivity the main one, along with a Direct Connect port, Easyramp and an odometer. Oh, and max resistance is upped from 2200W to 2500W - useful if you've got the legs of a pro sprinter.

launch story and how the two bikes compare (opens in new tab)

Wahoo Kickr Bike V1

Similar to the indoor trainers, Wahoo's first Kickr bike was one of the very best on the market – and the latest update isn't so radically different from the previous generation. You can read our launch story and how the two bikes compare here, or our guide to the best smart bikes over here. The Certified Reconditioned version comes with a one year warranty.  

US: Was $3,799.99 now $1,999.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

UK: Was £3,199.99 now £2,099.99 from Wahoo (opens in new tab)

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.