In addition to your Smart Trainer and your own bike, there are other things you will need for a smooth set-up.
Wahoo Tickr Tickr Pricing and Specs
The Tickr is a fairly standard, strap-based heart-rate monitor that uses Bluetooth and ANT+ technology to connect to your smartphone, GPS watch, and bike computer. Additional advantages to this particular model: It seamlessly integrates with Wahoo’s other offerings, and, through a series of LED lights, verifies that your heart rate is recording. Watch all your workout data record with better accuracy while you ride, including calorie burn calculated through heart rate data.
Wahoo Tickr X Tickr X Pricing and Specs
This chest strap features both ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity. It can also store up to 16 hours of data for future download an analysis, should you go for a ride without your computer. The strap’s treadmill mode tracks speed and distance while you’re running in place, and is compatible with dozens of third-party apps. It runs on a CR2032 battery and comes with a soft, adjustable strap. Ideal for: the person with multiple devices who wants to use them throughout various workouts.
Wahoo Tickr Fit Heart Rate Armband (Wrist) Tickr FIT Pricing and Specs
Don’t like the chest-based heart rate monitors? They can be hard to adjust to get an accurate reading, especially for those of us trying to wear one with a sports bra. As an alternative, this water-resistant band attaches to your forearm (Wrist) and uses Bluetooth and ANT+ to pair with smartphone apps, GPS bike computers, and smartwatches. You can use it to measure your heart rate during running, cycling, and other activities to determine your calorie burn and effort level. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours.
Wahoo Kickr Climb KICKR Climb Pricing and Specs
For cyclists looking to better replicate the experience of riding outdoors, the Climb is a Kickr add-on to mimic the grade changes of real-world roads. Once attached to your fork, a high-torque motor physically raises and lowers your bike to match ascents of up to 20 percent, and descents of up to 10 percent. This can help you better engage the muscles involved in climbing and descending, as you shift your position in time with the virtual climbs of Zwift Island. The Climb is compatible with apps like Wahoo Fitness, Zwift, and TrainerRoad when paired to a Kickr, and can be locked into manual mode or freed to react to the roads of your chosen training app. It’s compatible with Wahoo trainers from 2017 to the present.
Wahoo Kickr Headwind Smart Fan Pricing and Specs
Yes, this really is a fan made just for riding the trainer. And yes, it’s far superior to a regular fan. The Targeted Airflow Patten directs all of the air where you need it most—right at your body. When paired to ANT+ speed or heart rate monitors, it can even adjust airflow depending on how hard you are working. It also connects via Bluetooth to your phone so you can control the fan speed via the Wahoo app. Four pre-programmed speeds give you plenty of wind to keep you cool, maxing out at a wind speed of 30 miles per hour. If you regularly ride a trainer in ambient temperatures above 70 degrees, you won’t regret making this investment.
Wahoo Training Mat Mat Pricing and Specs
Having a mat under your trainer is essential. You will sweat rivers.
Anti-slip, water-resistant floor mat that will protect your floor from the rigours of your cycling trainer. Dimensions: 0.91 x 1.98m , Thickness: 6mm
Apple 4K TV Apple 4k TV Pricing and Spec
For the simplest and easiest set-up and operation of Zwift, get a 32GB or 64GB Apple4K TV.
HD 4k Screen
While you can view Zwift from a PC, there are 2 downfalls. The first is a lot of enjoyment comes from looking at the scenery and other riders, and all of the real-time stats while riding. The second is, unless you have “Sweat Insurance”, I suspect a PC infront of the handlebars may not last too long.
Wahoo Elemnt Bike Computer Elemnt Bike Computer Pricing and Specs
When Wahoo first released the Elemnt a couple years ago, the company promised it to be the most connected bike computer on the market. And while functionally it didn’t do much more than similarly priced competitors at the time, we did find it to be much more intuitive to use, and we loved the compatibility with the wide range of third-party apps, services, and sensors. Even die-hard Garmin fans had to admit there was something special about the computer, which featured easy setup and connectivity to both ANT+ and Bluetooth heart rate, cadence, speed, and power sensors. Syncing wirelessly and automatically with services like Strava and TrainingPeaks was surprisingly simple, as was using the turn-by-turn navigation functions and activating Strava Live Segments to race your PRs. Plus, the unit offered a respectable battery life of up to 17 hours, depending on how many features are in use. Other units have caught up to the Elemnt’s once-novel connectivity with a wide range of sensors and third-party apps and services, but the Elemnt’s intuitive controls mean you’ll likely make use of more of the features it includes.
The Elemnt Bolt packs the Elemnt’s user-friendly features into a smaller, more aerodynamic package. But unless you’re Peter Sagan (allegedly a Bolt user), lowered drag isn’t the primary reason to check out this compact computer. The Bolt is as intuitive to use as the original Elemnt, with the same on-board GPS; ANT+, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity; turn-by-turn navigation; Strava Live Segments; and wireless sync to programs like Strava and TrainingPeaks. It still calculates all the stats you need—power, heart rate, speed, and cadence—and effortlessly syncs with your bike’s electronic shifting and smartphone. And though the screen might be smaller and the battery life slightly shorter, at 15 hours, than the original Elemnt, the Bolt is the more affordable choice without sacrificing the laundry list of features that make its larger predecessor great.
The new Wahoo Elemnt Roam is Wahoo’s latest GPS cycling computer. Though it has new navigation features and a new color screen, the Roam is, at its microprocessor heart, an Elemnt. That means easy setup and customization from Wahoo’s companion Elemnt app; compatibility with both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart sensors; third-party integration; and live tracking, routes, navigation, and turn-by-turn directions. Elemnt computers also offer structured workout guidance, and subscribers to Training Peaks and Today’s Plan can sync plans to their device. The Roam’s most significant update is its improved navigation functions, including navigating to locations stored on the device, using pan and zoom on the device to find and select a location, directions from your current location to the beginning of the chosen route, and automatic reroute.
Other Buys to make Zwifting enjoyable
- New chain.
- If you have a 9 or 10 speed rear cassette bike, get a new rear 11-28 cassette.
- $3 SIRI remote rubber cover.
- 4K HDMI cable.
- Second pair of shoes (so you don’t forget them for your ‘real rides’)