Wahoo Kickr Core smart trainer review

Wahoo wants to own the indoor training expeierence and so has added a middle ground with the Wahoo Kickr Core for those that want smart capabilities without the price tag

Wahoo Kickr Core
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Is the Core as practical as the top-end Kickr? The short answer is no. The Core is a good trainer, with decent enough road feel but the bigger flywheel is probably worth the extra investment if you can stretch to it.

Reasons to buy
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    Smart capabilities

Reasons to avoid
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    Slow at responding to resistance change

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The new Wahoo Kickr Core is a stripped down version of the brand’s top-end Kickr trainer, designed to provide all the basic functions of the original but for £300 less. We loved the first and second generation of the Kickr, so we’re hoping this budget-friendly offering won’t disappoint.

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