Wahoo Fitness has announced the launch of the Kickr Climb indoor trainer grade simulator which alters your bike’s position to mimic outdoor terrain when you’re using a new Kickr smart trainer.
When paired with the new Kickr and Kickr Snap smart trainers, the Kickr Climb responds to workout and virtual course data in real-time, raising your bike’s fork to match ascents up to 20%, or lowering it to match descents of -10%.
“These real grade changes create a more immersive virtual riding experience while also engaging climbing muscles and improving pedalling technique to enable the rider to become a more efficient and powerful climber,” according to Wahoo.
You can set the Kickr Climb to respond to grade changes from external sources like Zwift, TrainerRoad, or from pre-loaded routes on Wahoo’s Elemnt and Elemnt Bolt GPS computers. You can also lock it so that it only responds to manual commands you give via the remote unit mounted to the handlebar.
The Kickr Climb will work with a a wide range of different hubs including quick-release, 12x100, 15x100, and 15x110 thru-axle.
The Kickr Climb will be available this autumn for £449.99.
We’ll be using the Kickr Climb at Eurobike so keep your eyes on road.cc for our first impressions.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.