Heads Up: 48-Hour Wahoo 10-20% off KICKR, CORE, BIKE, Speedplay & More Sale

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):

ProductSale PriceAmazonOther siteSale Notes
4iiii Precision Ride-Ready Power Meters - $100 off!$235This is for their non-drive power meter, in either the 'Ride-Ready' config (they send you a completed unit), or $50 off for the factory-install (where you send in your crank arm). The Ride Ready option is really a solid deal, considering you get a reliable power meter for $235. Ride Ready R7000 - 30% off Ride Ready R8000 - 20% off Factory Install - 20% off
Favero Assioma Duo Power Meter Pedals - 120EUR off!
$459/$719 (single/dual)
€579⚡ This is a strong deal from Favero, who is offering their Favero Assioma Duo pedals for 200EUR off. You'll pay the current exchange rate. The exact deal will vary based on which country you're shipping to.
Garmin Edge 1040 - $50 off$549This is a modest deal, but hey, a deal is a deal.
Garmin Edge 1040 Solar - $50 off$699This is a modest deal, but hey, a deal is a deal.
Garmin Varia Radar (RTL515) - $50 off$149This is Garmin's standalone radar+taillight option, and $149 is pretty much the standard sale-price.
Hammerhead Karoo 2 - $140 off!
$259⚡The Karoo 2 is down to $299 ($100 off), but you can use DCR coupon code DCRAIN40 to get an additional $40 off, bringing it down to $259!!! A very solid deal given all the software updates it's received!
Lasko High Velocity Pro-Performance Fan (U15617) - 23% off$73This is one of the most popular indoor trainer fan companies out there, which rivals the Wahoo Headwind fan but cost a fraction of the price. Of course, it lacks ANT+/Bluetooth integration, but realistically if you really want that you can add a smart outlet for $10 to toggle it on/off from your phone if need be. I've actually got this fan in the DCR Cave recently on advice of many people.
Stages Power Meters - Most 20% off units$267Stages is offering 20% off most of their non-drive-side power meters.
Wahoo BOLT V2 - $50 off
$229This is a good little deal on the Wahoo BOLT V2.
Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM V2 - $80 off
Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO (Dual-sided) - $200 off!
$799⚡ This is a very solid deal that happens twice a year, if you were looking at the Wahoo power meter pedals, grab these before this disappears (and it usually disappears). As with the Garmin Rally pedals, I continue to use Wahoo power meter pedals for accuracy testing of other brands/units.
Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO (Single-sided) - $130 off!$520⚡ This is a very solid deal that happens twice a year, if you were looking at the Wahoo power meter pedals, grab these before this disappears (and it usually disappears). As with the Garmin Rally pedals, I continue to use Wahoo power meter pedals for accuracy testing of other brands/units.

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:

– 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!

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  1. Chris Misker

    Hi! I just received an email from wahoo, the sale is also on eu.wahoofitness.com!

    • Leszek

      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).

  2. Alex S

    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.

  3. Tizzledk

    US only ….sigh…….

  4. Steve Galbraith

    Sale on in Australia

  5. MaKr

    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?

  6. dbsmith

    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…

  7. Graham Jessop

    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.

  8. Bryan Molloseau

    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?

  9. Chuck B

    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).

  10. Chappo

    Thanks DCR! Savings on the Aussie site also: link to au.wahoofitness.com

  11. Marco

    looks like Saris increased prices of their H3 trainer by 100$. I’m guessing prices are increasing everywhere.

  12. Katy

    Any updates on Wahoo sales for the upcoming Black Friday in a few weeks?