Wahoo Launches POWRLINK ZERO Pedal-Based Power Meter and KICKR ROLLR

February 22, 2022 - by Client News

POWRLINK

The wait is finally over. Wahoo is proud to announce availability of its highly-anticipated POWRLINK ZERO pedal-based power meter. Based on the iconic dual-entry SPEEDPLAY road pedal system, the POWRLINK ZERO is now available for purchase in both single-sided and dual-sided options.

POWRLINK ZERO is built around the legendary SPEEDPLAY ZERO pedal system, which already enjoyed a fierce and loyal following before being updated and relaunched by Wahoo in 2021. Like the rest of the Wahoo SPEEDPLAY range, POWRLINK ZERO features convenient, dual-sided entry, low stack height, and pedal float that is adjustable to between 0-15 degrees. The pedal-based design makes it easy to switch the power meter between multiple cranksets, allowing athletes to get the full benefits of training with power, no matter what bike they choose.

When it comes to power meters, accuracy is critical. Wahoo took the hallmark +/-1% accuracy of their KICKR series of smart trainers and replicated it in the POWRLINK ZERO. Couple that with a rechargeable battery that provides 75 hours of ride time per charge, connection to third-party apps and devices via ANT+ and Bluetooth, and backwards compatibility with legacy SPEEDPLAY ZERO cleats, and POWRLINK ZERO is positioned to be the power meter of choice for discerning athletes.

“Wahoo has always been at the forefront of providing athletes with accurate, reliable power data with our KICKR series of indoor smart trainers,” said POWRLINK ZERO product manager Katie DuPree. “Now we’ve leveraged that expertise to create a pedal-based power meter that lets athletes get the same robust performance data when they ride or race outdoors, with the added benefit of dual-sided entry and great aerodynamics.”

POWRLINK ZERO has already been selected as the power meter of choice for some highly accomplished athletes, including IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Lucy Charles-Barclay and the Le Col Wahoo women’s professional road team. The Le Col Wahoo squad will be utilising the robust performance data provided by POWRLINK ZERO to prepare for and race some of the biggest races in the Spring Classics, including Paris-Roubaix, La Fleche Wallonne, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

 

KICKR ROLLR

Choosing between the natural ride feel of rollers and the performance advantages of a smart trainer just got easier. Today Wahoo announced the release of the KICKR ROLLR smart trainer, boasting a dual roller-based design and an impressive set of features that make it a compelling indoor training option for those who want the convenience and natural ride feel of rollers with the benefits of controlled resistance and connectivity.

KICKR ROLLR takes the traditional roller design, which has been the mainstay of indoor training since the golden days of cycling, and reimagines it. Designed to accommodate a wide range of frame and tire sizes via a quick-release adjustable wheelbase clamp, KICKR ROLLR makes it easy to take bikes on and off, making it ideal for those athletes who want to quickly transition from indoor training to riding outside, as well as for households where multiple riders use the same trainer. Without the need to remove the rear wheel, KICKR ROLLR makes the ideal warm-up platform before events or big training sessions. This is especially useful for track cyclists or professionals who may not be able to make changes to their equipment after pre-race bike checks.

Learning how to ride traditional rollers typically involves a steep learning curve. KICKR ROLLR allows even the most balance-challenged cyclists to experience the natural ride feel of rollers, thanks to the innovative Safety Tire Gripper, which secures the front wheel on bikes with tires up to 2.1” / 53mm. This makes getting on and off the bike surprisingly easy, while also providing a stable platform for even the biggest out-of-the-saddle efforts.

“KICKR ROLLR gives endurance athletes a convenient, versatile, and feature-packed option to train indoors or get ready for an event,” said Wahoo KICKR Product Manager Tyler Harris. “The ability to easily take your bike on and off the trainer while enjoying the singular ride feel of rollers really sets KICKR ROLLR apart.”

To provide accurate power measurement and smart trainer control, KICKR ROLLR seamlessly connects to bike-mounted ANT+ power meters. For those athletes who don’t yet have a power meter, Wahoo is offering a bundle that includes both the KICKR ROLLR and the Wahoo SPEEDPLAY POWRLINK ZERO single-sided, pedal-based power meter. The bundled ROLLR and POWRLINK option gives endurance athletes a convenient and cost-effective way to get the full benefits of training with power, both indoor and out on the road. For those athletes who already have a power meter, the standalone KICKR ROLLR represents a great value, providing the connectivity of a smart trainer, the convenience and singular ride feel of rollers, and the stability and safety features that only Wahoo offers.

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