The new Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap is a rear wheel based resistance trainer that connects with tablets, computers and smartphones providing power data and control using ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0. The KICKR snap has been designed to take advantage of new trainer software platforms like Zwift or TrainerRoad that offer power based workouts and virtual bunch riding with other riders using the platforms.
Mounting a bike on the KICKR Snap is pretty straight forward and similar to other rear wheel based units like Kurt Kinetic and Tacx, simply mount up the bike to the two post mounts on the unit and snap the lever that’s on the derailleur side closed, then turn the dial on the resistance unit until it touches the rear wheel, then two full turns. Put the front wheel riser block under the wheel and you’re ready to start syncing your device.
The KICKR Snap has a 4.8kg flywheel which is pretty hefty compared to it’s competition and should provide good road feel, the original KICKR has a 5.7kg flywheel. The overall weight of the KICKR Snap is 17kg compared to the original KICKR at 21kg, the Snap is still a hefty unit that is going to be stable to ride. As mentioned earlier resistance and programming can be done by smartphone, computer, tablet using the wahoo app and others.
The Australian price for the KICKR Snap is $1,099.99, that compares to the original KICKR price of $1,499.99.
Here’s some pictures from the Wahoo Fitness site.
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