Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap Review – Perfect for Virtual Reality Cycling
Turbo trainers are fantastic for those who are already into cycling, but also for those who are new to cycling and want to get in as much training as possible. With a turbo trainer you are able to train at home with your existing bicycle.
The great thing these days is that you are able to use virtual reality apps like Zwift to virtually cycle all over the world with thousands of other cyclists. Of course, in order to be able to do this, you will need to make sure that you get a compatible turbo trainer.
There are hundreds of models that are compatible with these third party apps, so choosing the right one for you can be difficult. We aim to help you come to a decision by testing and reviewing as many models as we can.
Today we are going to be bringing you our Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap review. We were very impressed with this turbo trainer and found that it was ideal for using with third party cycling apps. Take a look below for our thoughts.
Features: 4.6kg Flywheel – 12% Incline – Electromagnetic Resistance – 113.40kg Maximum Weight – Measures Speed – Distance & Power – Bluetooth – 60 x 40 x 40 cm – 21kg
- This turbo trainer is incredibly easy to assemble and use.
- It has a fantastic realistic ride feel thanks to the heavy flywheel.
- It is perfect for using with third party virtual cycling apps.
- There is very little noise when using the trainer.
- It offers very good value for money.
- The frame seems to vibrate a lot when cycling at high speeds.
- The Android app doesn’t seem as good as the iPhone app.
The Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap Review
We have tried and tested a large number of turbo trainers over the months, but we have to say that we were really surprised by how impressed we were with the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap. Straight out of the box, we were really happy to learn that the assembly process was incredibly simple.
It didn’t take us long to set it all up and then we were ready to test it out fully. The first thing that we noticed was the fantastic realistic ride feel. This is because of the heavy flywheel which certainly makes a difference. We expected a fair amount of noise from the trainer but it was virtually silent.
The one thing that we did notice is that the frame of this turbo trainer seems to vibrate quite a lot when cycling at higher speeds which can be a little annoying. The one thing that we really liked with this turbo trainer is that it is compatible with third party cycling apps.
We were able to use it with Zwift without encountering any problems at all. We really felt that for all of the features you get with this turbo trainer that it offers great value for money.
The only real downside that we noticed is that the Android app doesn’t seem quite as good as the iPhone app, but this is something that will probably change over time. Overall, we were really impressed with the Wahoo Fitness KICKR Snap and would absolutely recommend it.