Today, Wahoo announced the new KICKR V6 and KICKR Smart Bike 2. Both devices are designed with enhanced features, including Wi-Fi connectivity.

The KICKR Smart Bike 2 has the same design as the KICKR Bike One. Nothing changed in the design except for the little power dongle that now includes the Direct Connect option, which gives you the ability to hardwire the bike directly to your internet router for a much more stable connection.


  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Direct Connect port
  • Automatic Firmware
  • Odometer
  • Increased Max Watts to 2,500 watts from 2,200 watts
  • Quieter flywheel
  • Price: USD $3,999.99

Other than that, it has the same design, the same fit technology, the same handlebar, and the same climb functionality. The KICKR Bike will be available to ship later this month.


  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Automatic Firmware
  • Odometer
  • ERG Easy Ramp
  • Price: USD $1,299.99


Wi-Fi provides significant increases in data transfer – up to 65% faster than Bluetooth and ANT+. The KICKR uses the 2.4ghz frequency, which offers a wide coverage area and is better at penetrating solid objects like walls. But unlike the 5ghz frequency, it is prone to interference. However, in my testing this past week, I haven’t had a single dropout, and connectivity has been super consistently strong. With that said, wireless connectivity and interruptions can vary significantly from one place to another. I’ve never had any dropout issues with Bluetooth either, despite having all kinds of equipment in my house. ANT+ on the other hand, is a disaster in my house whether I use an extender or not, regardless of the trainer or accessory that I use.

You will also notice that wahoo replaced the ANT+ led light indicator with a white LED Wifi indicator that turns solid once it connects to your Wifi Network.

The introduction of Wi-Fi also comes with the added bonus of being able to provide real-time troubleshooting if you need to reach out to Wahoo’s support team, as well as automatic firmware updates.

In my YouTube video, I discussed all the new features in more detail and my hands-on experience with the KICKR 6. You can watch my video here.

The Wahoo KICKR 6 is available today and can be ordered from Wahoo Fitness and other retailers.

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  • Just going to buy Kickr! This review made my plan confirmed. Thanks. Nicely explained. I liked the wifi feature mostly! Let’s see how it works! Wil like to give you a feedback review! Bravo!