Heads-up: Huge Sports Tech Sale Underway – 20% Off All Smart Trainers!
There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off.
Back at Eurobike I went pretty detailed and deep on the new Wahoo Fitness KICKR trainer, which is the first Blueooth Smart and ANT+ combination resistance controllable trainer out on the market. The trainer was designed to allow application developers to write apps against it, as we’ve already seen with TrainerRoad and Kinomap (in addition to the Wahoo Fitness app).
At the time, pricing and availability wasn’t finalized. But in talking with the Wahoo Fitness guys this morning, they’ve firmed up that piece.
The unit will be available January 1st, 2013, for $999US.
For those outside the US, the final pricing is still a bit in flux – primarily just due to shipping and import logistics. They’re looking to work with local bike shops and distributors in the different countries to finalize those details.
From a pricing standpoint, here’s where things stand competitively in this segment (all prices US). These are ONLY trainers that offer some form of power measurement and resistance control.
Note, although not included the LeMond Revolution is: $580 – as it does not include resistant control, but does inclue power measurement. Note, review soon on that too. Also note, prices are either Amazon (cheapest) or MSRP – whatever the lowest I could find.
As noted earlier, I’m still aiming for a trainer roundup coming in early October, but it’s unclear if I’ll have a beta KICKR to add to that roundup at that point.
For all the technical details on the Wahoo Fitness KICKR – see my previous post, which I’ve been keeping up to date. Any technical questions are probably best for that post – as it helps others as well.
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Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.