Source: press release
Zwift, the global online fitness platform, and Wahoo Fitness, the leader in fitness technology for endurance athletes, are pleased to introduce the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One, a home trainer resulting from the collaboration between the two businesses.
The Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One allows near-universal compatibility with bikes with 8 to 12 speeds, thanks to the pre-installed Cog Zwift and virtual gear shifting controlled via the Zwift Click. A solution that I had already been able to test here.
A Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One that I have already been able to test to compare it to the Zwift Hub One.
With the introduction of virtual shifting, the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One allows almost any rider with 8-12 speed bikes to enter the virtual world of Zwift. The key is a complete and fluid immersion, to feel each variation of relief, explore new routes and
improve your physical condition, alongside a global community.
Right out of the box, the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One is ready to ride, making it easier than ever to get started on Zwift. Click and Cog technology allows users to change gears silently, with a range of 24 virtual gears to help riders overcome every difficulty in the game.
As a reminder, a legal battle, since settled amicably, had opposed Zwift and Wahoo, the latter arguing that the Hub One was a copy of its Kickr. The arrival of the Zwift Cog at the same time as the disappearance of the Zwift Hub trainer is only a consequence of this amicable agreement.
The Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One is available for purchase today at zwift.com and wahoofitness.com at the price of €599including a one-year Zwift subscription.
For the first time, customers in Australia and Canada will be able to access Zwift’s innovative virtual shifting. Customers in these countries will be able to purchase the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One on wahoofitness.com starting in late March.
The Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One will be sold alongside the recently launched Wahoo KICKR CORE with the choice of an 8/9/10/11/12 speed cassette, also sold with a one-year Zwift subscription via zwift.com and wahoofitness .com.
Starting February 7, all current Wahoo KICKR CORE trainer owners will be able to upgrade to virtual shifting using Zwift Play. In addition to virtual gear shifting, Zwift Play controllers allow you to control all menus and features on Zwift from your handlebars and unlock new immersive gameplay, thanks to steering and braking controls. Zwift Play controllers can be purchased from zwift.com in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union for €99.
I was lucky enough to be able to test this new version for a few weeks.
Unsurprisingly, the operation is strictly similar to that of the Zwift Hub One. It must be said that the two products are very close.
I therefore did not notice any difference in terms of operation or noise produced with the Cog system installed on this Kickr one compared to the Zwift Hub One.
No change therefore, except that the Zwift Hub One is officially replaced by this Wahoo Kickr Core Zwift One, all for the same price of €599 with one year of free Zwift subscription !