Wahoo had invited the media to its booth for a launch event at 10am of Eurobike day one.
Their staff was totally excited and Wahoo Fitness CEO, Chip Hawkins, very proud of what was being unveiled some minutes later.
Wahoo KICKR CLIMB fair ground attraction
Ingo Urban, Wahoo Fitness Sales and Marketing Director German speaking countries, jumped on the bike which was fitted to the new Wahoo KICKR 3 (2017) smart trainer at the drive train and a pre-production model of the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB at the fork.
It was obvious that Ingo had lots of fun with the CLIMB elevating him up and down a ZWIFT course.
Watching Ingo going out of the saddle for a 20% indoor climb was very impressive.
A privilege to ride the CLIMB!
Before and around Eurobike 2017 Wahoo had given selected media representatives the chance to test ride the CLIMB. Shane Miller, road.cc, GNC and DC-Rainmaker all gave thumbs up for the new product.
During Eurobike only Wahoo staff was showcasing the fair ground attraction …
I bluntly had asked them to ride it with my own Litespeed T5. Surprisingly Wahoo said yes :-).
Look at my face. The CLIMB adds so much fun to virtual riding. At least two thumbs up for the CLIMB which is nearly a must have for the coming winter season.
The KICKR CLIMB will be available later this year at a retail price of USD 599.99.
But please take attention that it only works with the new KICKR 3 (2017) which is already in the shops for USD 1,199.99 or the KICKR SNAP 2 (2017) which is available at USD 599.99.
At the Wahoo booth I was astonished about the low noise level of the new Wahoo KICKR SNAP. Although the SNAP is no direct drive trainer it is surprisingly silent. If you don’t want to invest into the KICKR, go for the KICKR SNAP instead. Your family will love you due to its reduced noise level.
While test riding the Wahoo KICKR SNAP I realized that I did not do it with ZWIFT in front of me but a beta version of a new software called Road Grand Tours. RGT is developping real routes from around the world which you can ride on your smart trainer.
Let’s see how this grows.
I got a test account yesterday and Leo, the CEO of Road Grand Tours, with whom I met at the Wahoo booth, promised to program a Litespeed bike into the software, just for me but maybe also for you.
The following video gives you a first glance of the software. Although I talk in German, you can see what you get from RGT.
Stay tuned for more from the Eurobike.
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