Indoor Training

Wahoo Fitness

Here at Team Cycles, we spend our time hand picking the best brands in the world to stock in our North East shop. Wahoo Fitness is one of those hot brands.

Wahoo Fitness offer a generous range of the highest quality products but in particular, the innovative indoor smart trainers. The KICKR and KICKR SNAP are the ultimate cycle trainer to have hit the market.

Kickr

A speed and cadence sensor is the perfect companion to a classic trainer. Cadence sensors are an inexpensive and useful pair with smart trainers that don't offer accurate cadence.

Kickr Snap

Monitoring your heart rate is an important part of any training program. Zwift supports all models on the market that connect via ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart (BLE) using open standards.

Wahoo Technology

KICKR indoor trainer's 7kg flywheel uses new algorithms to improve responsiveness and better replicate the sensation of riding on the road. So, whether free-riding or using online platforms like Zwift and Trainer Road, you will have the same experience you feel on your favourite outdoor rides.

The Combination of wheel off and super flywheel design delivers the KICKR’s notorious ultra-realistic road feel, Equivalent to the inertia of an actual rider out on the road. Built in connectivity in both trainers consists of Bluetooth smart, ANT+, ANT+ FE-C. You can monitor all of your vital cycling metrics with speed, cadence, power and distance all measured by the KICKR and KICKR SNAP.

Demo Experience

At our Newcastle Team Valley Headquarters & available to yourself we have our very own Wahoo KICKR demo experience. Giving the rider a first-hand experience into trainer performance as well as the Zwift online platform linked to the trainer.

As well as this, Team Cycles are very proud to be the largest stockists in the North East of all Wahoo Fitness products ranging from the Tickrx heart rate monitors, to the ELEMNT GPS computer bundles. With any KICKR purchase in store at Team Cycles we not only offer the best advice as to which product suits your goals best, we also offer a free gear set up of your own bike to achieve perfect integration with your new Wahoo trainer.

Feedback From Team Sky

Below we have feedback received from no other, than members of the infamous Team Sky;

Wahoo Fitness proudly supports Team Sky and provides KICKR Power Trainers for use during the season. Team Sky uses the KICKR for pre-race warm up and post-race cool downs. Each rider also has an individual KICKR for at home” training sessions. A direct power measurement at the hub provides consistent and lab accurate power readings for every gruelling mile which is highly important for Team Sky’s level of training.

Q: WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE WAHOO KICKR?

A: "Use of the Wahoo KICKR forms a crucial part of rider preparation and recovery at races like the Tour de France. We demand a product that is reliable, robust and able to withstand the demands of the toughest races and conditions. The KICKR is also key to structured, indoor training programmes, providing a 'real ride’ experience. We continue to value Wahoo as an important partner of Team Sky because they share our commitment to continuous improvement. They are proactive in the way they seek feedback and are always looking to provide an even better rider experience." - Tim Kerrison, Team Sky's Head of Performance Support

 

Q: HOW HAS THE WAHOO KICKR BENEFITED YOUR TRAINING?

A: "The ride ‘feel’ of the new Wahoo KICKR is excellent. It’s a crucial part of my training and my preparation for the toughest stages – from summit finishes to time trials." - Ian Boswell, Team Sky Rider

 

Zwift at TeamCycles

Team Cycles is one of the FIRST UK BIKE STORES to offer the Zwift experience in-store! You can come along and try Zwift on our equipment, for free!

What is Zwift?

Zwift is an online, immersive, 3D gaming and fitness experience created for cyclists. Your digital destination for fitness, fun, and adventure.

Just like the real world, your speed is adjusted for your height, weight and the road gradient. We even give you credit for drafting.

Zwift translates your real world effort into speed in the digital one. Your power, measured by the watts you produce, propels you through the digital landscape.

Join the world's largest cycling community making fitness social. Stay motivated, challenge yourself, and have fun with group rides for all abilities. Push yourself to train hard and achieve your goals with motivating visual cues and community support.

 

How do I play Zwift?

READY

Put your road, mountain or tri-bike on an indoor trainer. Smart trainers, classic trainers or rollers.

SET

Zwift supports ANT+ and BLE to connect your trainer, also power meters, speed & cadence sensors and heart rate monitors.

ANT+

The USB ANT+ stick wirelessly connects your devices to Zwift. We recommend using a USB extension cable to place the ANT+ stick close to your devices and prevent signal drops.

BLUETOOTH

Zwift connects to your (BLE) enabled devices through the Zwift Mobile Link companion app on your phone. Make sure that your phone is on the same Wifi network as your computer.

 

ZWIFT

Zwift supports ANT+ and BLE to connect your trainer, also power meters, speed & cadence sensors and heart rate monitors.

SPEED & CADENCE SENSORS

A speed and cadence sensor is the perfect companion to a classic trainer. Cadence sensors are an inexpensive and useful pair with smart trainers that don't offer accurate cadence.

HEART RATE MONITORS

Monitoring your heart rate is an important part of any training program. Zwift supports all models on the market that connect via ANT+ or Bluetooth Smart (BLE) using open standards.

How powerful does my PC have to be?

MINIMUM SPECS
OS Windows 7 64bit or higher,
or macOS 10.9 or higher
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory 4GB
Graphics 1GB dedicated GPU,
or embedded Intel HD
4000/AMD R5
Hard Disk 4GB of free space
RECOMMENDED SPECS
OS Windows 7 64bit or higher,
or macOS 10.9 or higher
Processor Dual Core Intel® Core i5 or AMD
Memory 8GB
Graphics 2GB Radeon R9 200 series,
or NVIDIA GTX 650
Hard Disk 4GB of free space
EXTREME SPECS
OS Windows 7 64bit or higher,
or macOS 10.9 or higher
Processor Quad Core Intel® i7 or AMD
Memory 8GB
Graphics 2GB Radeon R9 290 series,
or NVIDIA GTX 970
Hard Disk 4GB of free space
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