Wahoo and Zwift join forces - hands on with new Kickr Core Zwift One indoor trainer

Wahoo and Zwift have put aside their differences to combine the proven Kickr Core platform with the Hub One’s compatibility-boosting single-sprocket, virtual-shifting Cog and Click

Image show Kickr Core Zwift One
(Image credit: Zwift)

Wahoo and Zwift's relationship appears to have entered a new era, with an exciting new chapter for the indoor training space. Zwift’s innovative Cog and Click tech has now been integrated with the Wahoo Kickr Core, making the indoor smart trainer compatible with drivetrains ranging from eight to 12 speeds - all without the hassle of having to swap cassettes.

For a bit a recap of the origins of the story, back in 2022 Wahoo levelled a patent infringement at Zwift, alleging that the Zwift Hub indoor trainer was too similar in design to Wahoo’s Kickr Core indoor trainer. That lawsuit was settled amicably in September of 2023, with both parties agreeing that collaboration was preferable to confrontation. 

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg