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KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator

$799.95
KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator
KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator

Take your KICKR to another level.


Estimated ship date: August 30

SKU# WFBKTR5

$799.95
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  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

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Product Overview

The latest innovation from Wahoo will literally take your indoor training to the next level! KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator is designed to work exclusively with the new KICKR and new SNAP and when paired, it will add physical grade changes to your indoor training. The CLIMB is compatible with Third Party Apps, so whether riding a virtual course or performing a structured workout, KICKR CLIMB blends assents and descents with resistance changes for a truly immersive indoor training experience. The world isn’t flat; now, neither is your ride!

THE KICKR CLIMB IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH WAHOO SMART TRAINERS 2017 EDITION AND NEWER. PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR KICKR BEFORE PURCHASE HERE.

Features

Real-time grade changes
KICKR CLIMB physically adjusts your bike position to mimic real roads and mountain climbing. This allows you to naturally change position on the bike, engage climbing muscles, and improve pedaling technique to become more efficient and powerful climber.
Ascend up to 20% and decend down to -10%
KICKR CLIMB quickly raises and lowers your bike to match ascents of up to 20% grade and descents of -10% grade when paired with the new KICKR or new SNAP. Climbs are more realistic than ever when training indoors! *Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.
Works with Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers
KICKR CLIMB was designed jointly with the new KICKR and new KICKR SNAP indoor bike trainers (2017 Editions) to deliver the best possible riding experience. It pairs directly to the smart trainer for a connection that allows the trainer to control the KICKR CLIMB.
Direct Proximity Pairing
Use the KICKR CLIMB’s remote to quickly and directly pair it to your KICKR or KICKR SNAP. Press the remote button and you are ready to go!
Locked and Unlocked climbing modes
  • Unlock Mode allows the CLIMB to react to grade changes from external sources such as Zwift or TrainerRoad, or from your ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT GPS bike computer.
  • Lock Mode ensures the KICKR CLIMB will only respond to commands received from the remote.
Manual grade adjustments with remote control
KICKR CLIMB’s remote attaches to your handlebars so you can adjust the grade manually with a simple press of a button. When not in use the remote conveniently stores away in the top of the KICKR CLIMB.
3rd party app compatibility
When paired to a KICKR or KICKR SNAP the KICKR CLIMB can match grade changes from select training platforms, such as The Sufferfest and Zwift, to create a truly immersive ride experience. Whether riding a virtual course or performing a structured workout, KICKR CLIMB blends physical grade changes with resistance changes to take your indoor ride to the next level. Visit our FAQs, for a full list of compatible apps.
Wahoo ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT compatibility
Connect an ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT to your KICKR and KICKR CLIMB system to relive the ascents and descents from your favorite rides or routes while training indoors.
Quick release and thru-axle bike compatibility
In addition to standard quick release hubs KICKR CLIMB also supports 12x100, 15x100, and 15x110 thru axle hubs.

Specs

Part Number: WFBKTR5
Max Incline: 20%
Max Decline: -10%
*Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.
Compatible Trainers: New Wahoo KICKR (2017 Edition) and New KICKR SNAP (2017 Edition)
Metrics: Current Grade
Dimensions: 25.75" H x 5.1" W x 7" L
Supported Hubs: QR, 12x100, 15x100, 15x110
Wireless Software Updates: Yes
3rd Party App Compatible: Yes, when paired to a KICKR or KICKR SNAP

THE CHOICE OF CHAMPIONS

Discover why KICKR and KICKR CLIMB are the choice of Olympic and 2 time Ironman World Champion, Jan Frodeno, for indoor training.

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KICKR CLIMB Indoor Grade Simulator is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent add on I have about two weeks worth of time on my climb. It is not as much of a game-changer as a smart trainer is, not by any stretch of the imagination. The smart trainer and something like Zwift really changed training. The Climb is NOT a necessity. But, it does add a brand new dynamic to the virtual rides. You can stand on climbs and actually feel right. I could never get used to high torqur, low cadence standing when the bike was flat. Now that it is lifted, standing feel totally natural and accurate. I use the manual mode to vary the pressure on my saddle from time to time when in workout mode as well. I did have some initial setup issues, but they were not failures of the equipment, it was my process. You must pair and enable everything via bluetooth, and then update and spindown everything BEFORE even connecting an ANT+ receiver, or attempting to pair to anything else. Only the Wahoo Fitness utility should be paired with. Go through everything, then connect as you normally would. Great product. Solid, stable, and responsive. Not cheap, but hey, nothing good ever is. I would recommend it, but just don't expect it to be something that will be a total training game changer. Zwift and the Kickr (smart traine) did that. This is just a nice realism accessory!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is game changer!!! I have had my Kickr Climb for a few days now and I think it is a great product. While riding it on Zwift it is a game changer in every aspect. Now climbing feels more like climbing instead of just greater resistance on the trainer. My one caveat. To really get a great experience you need to have the trainer difficulty at 75% or higher. I realized after my first few rides that the Zwift trainer difficulty setting was affecting what the pitch that the Climb was going to. In other words, if set to the default 50% then when you come to a 6% grade it will raise the front of the bike up to a 3% grade. At first, I was not really sure that the unit was moving that much. When I set it to about 75-80% then things got interesting and much much more engaging and realistic.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast response When I first received the unit, it was not paring with my kickr properly. I had to update the firmware in the CLIMB and then setup went as expected. I've been very happy with CLIMB overall. I use it with Zwift and it adds just that little be more of realism to an indoor ride. There is a button on the unit to go from manual to automatic grade mode control. I wish it would remember the last setting because I have to switch it to automatic mode everyday.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not needed, but can't live without So do you remember the first time you rode on a smart trainer and you hit your first hill? The trainer did its thing and you were like "WOW, this is awesome!" Most of the suck of indoor training went away as your trainer made sure the climbs and sprints really hurt! Well the CLIMB does just that -- it is another opportunity to take more of the suck out of indoor riding! It takes it all up a notch by enhancing the feel, as now you are using your muscles in exactly the same way you do outside when climbing. You engage different parts of your legs and upper body as your bike pitches up. Climbing out of the saddle is so much better in terms of balance and power since you are now truly in a climbing position! Smooth and responsive, no issue with noise when riding. Simple easy set up. Do you need this? No -- you don't need it, BUT once you have it you won't ride indoors without one!
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for long KICKR rides The KICKR CLIMB does what it should. Fluid grade adjustments have made longer trainer rides more enjoyable. The change in incline goes along way to break up those long sessions. I had found that longer rides became uncomfortable, but the simulated grade helps to break that up. When riding in your favorite app, the KICKR adjusts fairly quickly to the grade making it much more realistic. I enjoy using the first person view in my favorite app along with the CLIMB for a more realistic, 'outdoorish' experience. The CLIMB is helping me to address my climbing weakness, and I am looking forward to the improvement it is helping me achieve for next season.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm sure it is awesome, but... There needs to be a bigger warning that this only works with then new Kickr from late 2017 and 2018. Ordered min for my Kickr and found it isn't compatible. Too bad there isn't a retrofit. Now I have to buy a new Kickr to use it.
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great idea with a vew technical questions i now have my cickr climb since a vew weeks . first : it is a must. if you have the money then buy one , but the axle is a little bit wobbley and during the lifting always a crashing noise come out of the kickr climb,dont know if this a part of the specs ?
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product! I bought this a month ago and I am truly satisfied with this product. I live in West Texas where it’s so flat so I need all the help I can get to prepare for hill work. Satisfied customer here.
Date published: 2018-07-28
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Product Overview

The latest innovation from Wahoo will literally take your indoor training to the next level! KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator is designed to work exclusively with the new KICKR and new SNAP and when paired, it will add physical grade changes to your indoor training. The CLIMB is compatible with Third Party Apps, so whether riding a virtual course or performing a structured workout, KICKR CLIMB blends assents and descents with resistance changes for a truly immersive indoor training experience. The world isn’t flat; now, neither is your ride!

THE KICKR CLIMB IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH WAHOO SMART TRAINERS 2017 EDITION AND NEWER. PLEASE IDENTIFY YOUR KICKR BEFORE PURCHASE HERE.

Features

Real-time grade changes
KICKR CLIMB physically adjusts your bike position to mimic real roads and mountain climbing. This allows you to naturally change position on the bike, engage climbing muscles, and improve pedaling technique to become more efficient and powerful climber.
Ascend up to 20% and decend down to -10%
KICKR CLIMB quickly raises and lowers your bike to match ascents of up to 20% grade and descents of -10% grade when paired with the new KICKR or new SNAP. Climbs are more realistic than ever when training indoors! *Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.
Works with Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers
KICKR CLIMB was designed jointly with the new KICKR and new KICKR SNAP indoor bike trainers (2017 Editions) to deliver the best possible riding experience. It pairs directly to the smart trainer for a connection that allows the trainer to control the KICKR CLIMB.
Direct Proximity Pairing
Use the KICKR CLIMB’s remote to quickly and directly pair it to your KICKR or KICKR SNAP. Press the remote button and you are ready to go!
Locked and Unlocked climbing modes
  • Unlock Mode allows the CLIMB to react to grade changes from external sources such as Zwift or TrainerRoad, or from your ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT GPS bike computer.
  • Lock Mode ensures the KICKR CLIMB will only respond to commands received from the remote.
Manual grade adjustments with remote control
KICKR CLIMB’s remote attaches to your handlebars so you can adjust the grade manually with a simple press of a button. When not in use the remote conveniently stores away in the top of the KICKR CLIMB.
3rd party app compatibility
When paired to a KICKR or KICKR SNAP the KICKR CLIMB can match grade changes from select training platforms, such as The Sufferfest and Zwift, to create a truly immersive ride experience. Whether riding a virtual course or performing a structured workout, KICKR CLIMB blends physical grade changes with resistance changes to take your indoor ride to the next level. Visit our FAQs, for a full list of compatible apps.
Wahoo ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT compatibility
Connect an ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT to your KICKR and KICKR CLIMB system to relive the ascents and descents from your favorite rides or routes while training indoors.
Quick release and thru-axle bike compatibility
In addition to standard quick release hubs KICKR CLIMB also supports 12x100, 15x100, and 15x110 thru axle hubs.
For more info, see Faq

Specs

Part Number: WFBKTR5
Max Incline: 20%
Max Decline: -10%
*Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.
Compatible Trainers: New Wahoo KICKR (2017 Edition) and New KICKR SNAP (2017 Edition)
Metrics: Current Grade
Dimensions: 25.75" H x 5.1" W x 7" L
Supported Hubs: QR, 12x100, 15x100, 15x110
Wireless Software Updates: Yes
3rd Party App Compatible: Yes, when paired to a KICKR or KICKR SNAP

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