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Wahoo Fitness KICKR Core Smart Trainer, Black

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This is all in addition to the trainer itself. Note that because you remove the rear wheel I can’t use something like a PowerTap hub to compare as well (which I would use in power meter testing normally). Also, I did some brief testing with a pair of Favero Assioma pedals too – but I didn’t collect a meaningful amount of data on that configuration.

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Once again the two power figures are very close and within 3%. This is where we often see some discrepancies, but no issues with the Core providing reliable and accurate data. With a comprehensive specification for its price, the Pinnacle trainer impressed in use, offering easy setup, good ride feel ,and quiet operation. You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.Our testing showed the trainer’s power accuracy aligns with Wahoo’s claimed range of +/- 1 per cent. Like the V5, the trainer features automatic calibration. Any thoughts? I cannot keep up with my real world group riders (similar strength) on zwift anymore, I’m getting dropped HARD and fast.

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In general this is pretty good. Not the best ever (an award Elite with their Drivo 1 still hold), but solid. You’ll notice slight variations from interval to interval, which is mostly based on me getting into a better gear. In fact, TrainerRoad gives you a little warning before a workout that putting the bike into the small ring up front will produce better results for most trainers. And that’s true. You can see the middle intervals were much more smooth than the first few, as I shifted for those. The last two I was just simply getting tired as this was the second workout in a row I had done.Wahoo claims a +/- 2% accuracy level for the Core and in my tests against my well-used Favero Assioma Duo Pedals and Shimano R9100P power meters, accuracy was easily within the claimed tolerance.

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