Wahoo releases wired connection to banish indoor training drop outs

The tech is compatible with the newest versions of the Kickr trainer

(Image credit: Rafael Astorga)

Wahoo has today announced a new Kickr Direct Connect accessory, to create a wired connection between a "modern indoor ride simulator" and a user's home network.

In the modern tech world, Bluetooth and Wifi connections are generally considered preferable to wires - but for anyone who has experienced mid-race drop outs when racing indoors, Wahoo's new accessory may represent an extra cable worth having.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.