This page applies to the newest KICKR SNAP released in 2017
featuring
KICKR CLIMB support and LED indicator lights next to the flywheel, as pictured below.


Please contact support for questions on older versions.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

BIKE COMPATIBILITY

Wahoo KICKR SNAP is compatible or adaptable with most bike styles and types. However, exclusions may include various single speed, track, recumbent, and some Thru Axle bikes.

  • Hub Types:
    • 130 / 135mm Quick Release
    • 12x142mm Thru Axle (with additional adapter, sold separately)
  • Rear Wheel Size:
    • Road: 650c, 700c
    • Mountain: 26", 27.5" / 650b, 29"

Still unsure? Contact support to further check compatibility and adapters for your bike.

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY

Apple iOS

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports devices running iOS 9.0 and newer.

ANDROID

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is designed to work with the Wahoo Fitness app which supports most Bluetooth® compliant Android devices running Android version 4.4 KitKat or newer.

Note: Since Android devices vary widely, compatibility cannot be assured for all devices. Please download and install the Wahoo Fitness Android app from the Google Play Store before purchasing a Wahoo Fitness product to ensure compatibility.

WINDOWS / MAC

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP supports various Windows and Mac applications with Bluetooth and/or ANT+ capabilities.

Note: the Wahoo Fitness app (required for some important updates) is only available on iOS and Android mobile devices.

3RD PARTY APPLICATIONS

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is compatible with many 3rd party iOS, Android, Windows and Mac apps. For a list of confirmed compatible 3rd party apps, see the chart at the end of this guide.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

  • Total weight: 38 lbs (17.2kg)
  • Max User Weight: 250 lbs (113kg)
  • Power Requirements: 100-240V~ 1.5A 50-60 Hz
  • Wireless Radio: Bluetooth and ANT+
  • Resistance type: Electromagnetic
  • Accuracy: +/- 3%
  • Maximum Simulated Grade: 12%
  • Maximum Power Output: 1500 Watts
  • Wireless software updates: Yes
  • 3rd party power meter support: Yes
  • Metrics: speed, power, distance
  • Front wheel block: Included
  • Footprint (legs open): 29" x 26" (74cm x 66cm)
  • Warranty: 1 year

IN THE BOX

  • KICKR SNAP Smart Trainer
  • Front wheel block
  • Quick release skewer
  • AC power adapter (LTE60E-S2-1)*
    • Input: 100-240V~ AC
    • Output: 12V regulated DC at 5 amps
    • Max: 60W

*Caution: use of unofficial power adapters may cause permanent damage to your KICKR SNAP

PRODUCT CARE

Always keep your tire clean and free of debris to extend its lifespan. Your KICKR SNAP itself requires minimal cleaning and maintenance if dirt or grime collects. If cleaning is needed, use a moist, soft cloth, avoiding dripping any moisture into the KICKR SNAP itself. Also avoid using strong cleaning agents as they may damage or reduce the lifespan of your KICKR SNAP.

Setup

SETTING UP YOUR KICKR SNAP

  1. The KICKR SNAP comes with legs folded to minimize transportation and storage size. Select a stable, level surface with sufficient room for trainer and bike. Retain packaging for future storage or transport.
  2. Open the legs by pivoting the legs outward until fully extended.
  3. Use the included AC power adapter to connect the trainer to a standard wall outlet. Caution: use of unofficial power adapters may cause permanent damage to your KICKR SNAP

PREPARING YOUR BIKE

  1. Inflate the bicycle’s rear tire. For 23c road bikes, we recommend 100 - 110 PSI. For other styles, use the manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure.
  2. Remove your existing quick release skewer from the rear wheel of the bicycle and install the quick release skewer included with the KICKR SNAP. The lever of the quick release skewer should be installed on the non-drive side (the one without the chain and cassette) of the bicycle with the smaller ends of the springs toward the wheel. Bicycles using the 12x142mm thru axle standard require this adapter (sold separately). WARNING: Failure to use the thru axle adapter or included quick release skewer may result in personal injury or product damage.

FOR THRU AXEL BIKES

Bicycles using the 12x142mm thru axle standard require this adapter (sold separately). Please see the video below for installation.

MOUNTING YOUR BIKE

  1. Loosen the roller enough to align the KICKR SNAP’s clamping mechanism with the rear wheel’s skewer.
  2. Open the blue handle to release the clamping mechanism and align the quick release skewer with the KICKR SNAP’s clamp. The skewer’s clamp should be on the same side as the KICKR SNAP’s clamp with the roller immediately behind the rear wheel.
  3. Shut the KICKR SNAP’s clamping mechanism. It should contact the skewer when the blue handle is just over halfway closed, roughly the 4 o’clock position. When secured, the bicycle’s rear tire should be centered on the roller.
  4. If the blue clamp handle feels difficult to close, adjust the screw on the opposing side of the handle away from the bike and try again. If the clamp does not engage the bicycle securely, adjust the screw on the opposing side of the handle away from the bike and try again. When properly secured, rotate the lock ring around the screw away from the bike to lock its position in the trainer clamp. Avoid over-tightening to prevent damage.
  5. Tighten the roller against the tire. The correct roller tension to avoid tire slip is typically found at 2 full rotations of the blue knob after the roller meets the tire. If you experience slip during use, increase the tension a quarter turn of the blue knob at a time and try again.

FOR BEST RESULTS

  • Check tire pressure and perform a spindown before every ride
  • Always use a slick (non-knobby) tire with the KICKR SNAP
  • Avoid using knobby tires as they will create excessive noise and vibration
  • Use tires with a hard compound or a dedicated trainer tire to decrease wear and extend tread life

PAIRING YOUR KICKR SNAP (iOS)

  1. Plug in your KICKR SNAP Power Trainer if you haven't already
  2. Ensure Bluetooth® is turned on and open the Wahoo Fitness iOS App
  3. Select “Sensors" in the bottom left, then “Add New Sensor”
  4. Choose your KICKR SNAP from the available sensors
  5. If this is your first time pairing, take a moment to register your KICKR SNAP. For the smoothest ride, be sure to update your firmware if prompted as well. You'll also want to configure additional settings here like wheel size to match your bike. Lastly, you can perform a spindown from this page to calibrate your KICKR SNAP on first use and before each ride as recommended thereafter.
  6. When complete, select “Save device,” then choose the workout profiles you would like the KICKR SNAP active for (ex. Indoor Cycling)
  7. Select “Done” to complete the pairing and workout selection process

Your KICKR SNAP is now paired and ready for action! To use your KICKR SNAP, start a workout in one of the profiles you marked the KICKR SNAP active for. Swipe right within a workout to access detailed KICKR SNAP controls and workout modes. For more details on workout modes see What Are the Different Modes on My Smart Trainer?

Since the Wahoo Fitness app remembers saved devices, you can skip the sensors page next time - just start a new workout to get kickin!

PAIRING YOUR KICKR SNAP (ANDROID)

  1. Plug in your KICKR SNAP Power Trainer if you haven't already
  2. Ensure Bluetooth® and location services are turned on and open the Wahoo Fitness Android App
  3. Select “Sensors” in the top right corner (icon with two waves), then the plus (+) to add a new sensor
  4. Choose your KICKR SNAP from the list of available sensors
  5. If this is your first time pairing, take a moment to register your KICKR SNAP. This screen also allows you to customize your wheel size and other settings to match your bike for accurate readings. You’ll also need to calibrate your KICKR SNAP before each ride by performing a spindown, for best results (see the spindown section below for details). It's important to update your KICKR SNAP as well by following these instructions.
  6. Select “Save device” and choose the workout profiles you would like the KICKR SNAP active for (ex. Indoor Cycling)
  7. Select “Ok” to complete the pairing and workout selection process

Your KICKR SNAP is now paired and ready for action! To use your KICKR SNAP, start a workout in one of the profiles you marked the KICKR SNAP active for. Swipe right within a workout to access detailed KICKR SNAP controls and workout modes. For more details on workout modes see What Are the Different Modes on My Smart Trainer?

Since the Wahoo Fitness app remembers saved devices, you can skip the sensors page next time - just start a new workout to get kickin!

PERFORMING A SPINDOWN/CALIBRATION (iOS)

  1. Plug in your KICKR SNAP Power Trainer if you haven't already
  2. Ensure Bluetooth® is turned on and open the Wahoo Fitness iOS App
  3. Select “Sensors” in the bottom left corner
  4. Select the KICKR SNAP from the list of saved sensors, then “Spindown”
  5. Select “Perform Spindown” and follow the instructions in the app

A spindown is recommended for the KICKR SNAP before every ride. For more information on our app, see Wahoo Fitness iOS App Instructions.

PERFORMING A SPINDOWN/CALIBRATION (ANDROID)

  1. Plug in your KICKR SNAP Power Trainer if you haven't already.
  2. Ensure Bluetooth® and location services are turned on and open the Wahoo Fitness Android App.
  3. Select the "Sensors" button from the Home Screen to find your KICKR SNAP.
  4. If already saved, select the KICKR SNAP shown. Otherwise tap the + to search for it.
  5. Once your KICKR SNAP is selected, find the "Spindown" button on the "Device details" page.

A spindown is recommended for the KICKR SNAP before every ride. For more information on our app, see Wahoo Fitness iOS App Instructions.

KICKR SNAP APP COMPATIBILITY

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APPS AND FEATURES COMPARED



Download this KICKR App Comparison Chart in PDF format.

Have more questions? Visit support.wahoofitness.com for additional support.