Just a super quick Monday heads up that Competitive Cyclist is running a 2-day sale on a boatload of Wahoo gear, for 10-20% off almost everything. We’ve semi-occasionally seen these 20% off sales on Wahoo products the day after the Tour de France ends (yesterday), though I don’t think we saw one last year. But it’s never included their Wahoo KICKR Bike before, and rarely this wide a range of products. Nor has the RIVAL GPS watch been on sale. For European folks, Wahoo is offering the same sale on their European site.
So if you’re in the market for any of this Wahoo gear, then frankly, you’re not going to find a better deal (and no deal to match it anytime soon). The best deals we ever see in the US market top out at 20% off Wahoo stuff (never more), and usually tied to spring and Black Friday sales (give or take a few weeks). I don’t expect this summer to be a busy one for new trainers, and I certainly don’t expect any new version of the Wahoo KICKR Bike either. There’s just no reason for Wahoo to launch a new bike right now. Instead, Wahoo has been focusing on increasing distribution of the current version and ironing out quirks.
This sale only lasts today and tomorrow, and is only available in the US. All of the links below help support the site, so if you’re considering picking up something from this list, using these links makes you awesome.
Trainer Recommendations: If you’re looking for trainer recommendations, my guide from this past fall is still 100% valid. The only change I’d make is to add the JetBlack VOLT into the mid-range recommendations guide. Given the JetBlack VOLT trainer is $50 cheaper than the KICKR CORE with similar specs/accuracy/etc, it doesn’t change the landscape much there beyond adding choice.
Smart Bike Recommendations: Like with trainers, not much has changed in the smart bike realm. The smart bike realm is a largely simple field, with the prices pretty linear to the features you get. I’d agree with the consensus that the KICKR Bike is the best smart bike of the bunch (even if not perfect), and the price reflects that. Normally the KICKR BIKE is $3,500USD (and the most expensive unit). Now it’s $3,149USD, and putting it basically at the same range as the Tacx Bike.
In any case, here’s the full list of what’s on sale, along with links to all my reviews (just click on the product name):
There are no deals currently.
This sale ends tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11:59PM US Mountain Time, or, until supplies last. As always with these high-value deals/sales, I recommend clicking buy first, and sorting out cancelling an order later if it turns out you can’t get wife/husband-acceptance-factor approval. Especially for the KICKR & KICKR Bike ones.
So basically, to summarize in simple text:
– All Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, KICKR SNAP, and KICKR BIKE units
– Wahoo’s trainer accessories, notably the desk, CLIMB, and Headwind Fan, plus the KICKR V5 Direct Connect Ethernet Adapter
– All one of Wahoo’s watches (the Wahoo RIVAL)
– Wahoo’s sensor accessories (TICKR & speed/cadence sensors)
– Their Speedplay pedals & accessories
The full Wahoo sale listing on Competitive Cyclist is here, in case you prefer to browse that way.
What’s not on sale:
– Their bike computers
– Their previously sorta-announced POWRLINK Zero power meter, since pricing/availability isn’t announced yet.
– Anything else I forgot
Again, you simply won’t get any better deal any time, than 20% on Wahoo gear. That’s just the way Wahoo works. It’s been that way forever, and save some sort of weird clearance event for a discontinued product, that’s the extent of things. Thus, if you’re in the market for any of those products, go forth and be done with it. Note: I do NOT expect the full Wahoo KICKR V5/2020 (specifically that unit) stock levels to last long on this one. And these days, the 20% off Wahoo trainers specifically, Wahoo seems to have killed most of those deals with retailers over the past year.
With that, thanks for reading – and for supporting the site via the links! More unrelated sports tech goodness coming up in about 4.5 hours!
Hi! I just received an email from wahoo, the sale is also on eu.wahoofitness.com!
See: link to eu.wahoofitness.com
There are SALE, but there are no bicycle trainers in the Wahoo (EU) store, there is only KICKR (2018 version) at the price of 800 €, which is quite sensible. A show whether something is in stock or not – most of it is simply out of stock, which we learn only after hovering over the item with the mouse. Not cool.
And there is a Rival in stock (which is not surprising) for €304, this is a slightly more realistic price for this watch.
There was stock yesterday for everything (when the sale started).
Obvious question – do these discounts (especially on the Kickr Bike) imply there are refreshes coming imminently? I guess not but I’ve never seen the Kickr Bike discounted before so it made me wonder.
Read the bloody article.
US only ….sigh…….
Sale on in Australia
Looks like the smart bike is only 10% off… Any recent adopters have an opinion on whether some of the early kinks have been worked out?
Followed your link to the CC site this morning (July 19 at 7:00 AM).
The discount shown is 10% on most of the major stuff; 20% on things like pedals, etc.
Quite different to what you’ve written…
Grr…just seeing that now. They had specified 20% off in the data ahead of time. Sigh, fixing now. Thanks and sorry!
UK – Kickr KOM Bundle is currently 19% cheaper than the list price of buying the items separately. Wahoo website states 10% discount, this must be the saving applied against the normal cost of the bundle, which is currently not stated. Good value either way.
Okay – I’m still really torn between a Certified Reconditioned (2018) Kickr, the Core, or the 2020 Kickr – with the sale they are (in order) $800, $810, and $1080.
I currently have a Cycleops M2 (wheel on trainer) and I’m ready to move on. Two really annoying things with the M2 are the tire noise (squeaking over time) and the calibration EVERY time you get on the trainer.
I was originally thinking the new Kickr with auto-calibration was the way to go – but now I’m not sure it’s worth the extra cost. Just how much different is the calibration of the Core and 2018 Kickr as compared to a wheel on trainer? In other words, will I be just as annoyed with calibrating these?
Since I’m moving away from a wheel on trainer – I expect the accuracy of these direct mount trainers will be more than sufficient for my needs so the differences between them are not really a factor in my mind.
Are there other things I should consider that someone coming from a wheel on trainer may notice more as an improvement or must have?
Sucks that I ordered a Kickr Bike on Sunday! Hoping that since it hasn’t shipped yet they’ll honor the sale price (or at least, give me a coupon for the difference).
Wahoo came back to me this morning and offered to honor the sale price – pretty great service!
Say what one will re Wahoo products their CS is first rate.
Thanks DCR! Savings on the Aussie site also: link to au.wahoofitness.com
looks like Saris increased prices of their H3 trainer by 100$. I’m guessing prices are increasing everywhere.
Any updates on Wahoo sales for the upcoming Black Friday in a few weeks?