Wahoo has non-announced a new product over the past few day - the Wahoo Fitness ROLLR. Part roller, part Either way, whatever it is, Wahoo decided that secretive spy shots of a product quietly being tested by a low-level pro rider in a small European village would not be acceptable. On paper, the only seemingly official thing is the name on the side: Wahoo ROLLR. Given it lacks the proper quantity of vowels, I’d have to assume it’s a correct and proper Wahoo name. Now I reached out to Wahoo to see if they’d provide any sort of on-record answer to what we’ve seen. And indeed, Wahoo’s European head of Marketing, Louis Quinton, says “The Wahoo KICKR ROLLR is a new product we are developing and testing with the help of the UCI and the athletes participating in the Road world championship this year in Flanders. We don’t currently have a set release date for the final product but expect it to be in the later part of 2022”. All product photos credit to: Leon van Bon, used with permission. 🤍🤍instagram.com/leon_van_bon/ - The Site ► 🤍🤍dcrainmaker.com Main Camera ► 🤍amzn.to/2EWbhMA Action Cam ► 🤍amzn.to/3iEb42R All Camera Gear ► 🤍dcra.in/DCRCamera Instagram ► 🤍instagram.com/dcrainmaker Facebook ► 🤍facebook.com/dcrainmaker Twitter ► 🤍twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Strava ► 🤍🤍strava.com/athletes/dcrainmaker Most Music ► 🤍player.epidemicsound.com/#/ #WahooROLLR #UCIWORLDS #WahooFitness
Cool move on getting those pictures from the photographer. Smart indeed! If I were to guess at Wahoo's intentions, I would expect the unit to come in between the $700 - $900 mark. I would also expect a partial redesign to allow for wheelbase, handlebar height, & for the ability to adapt for inclusion of the Kickr Climb without having to redesign that unit so that it will fit. For instance, that clip that you showed for the front section could not only allow for wheelbase modifications, but also for an attachment that would allow for the Kickr Climb. Truthfully, I would expect that add-on to free fold separately and not included in the original box. I've always hated rollers. These look like something that I might consider. Would be really cool if the front wheel was also allowed to rotate for a better sensation of road feel. I feel that would be a true shock wave sent across the industry and help Wahoo to be both considered legendary and extremely innovative in an industry that really could always use,... More! Thanks once again for the Intel! Truly why I'm a continued subscriber to your channel. You truly never disappoint!
That part on a kickr isn't the flywheel, it's the electromagnetic resistance unit - it's attached to the flywheel with a belt drive. I'm speculating but the wheel plus the rollers probably provide the inertia you'd usually get from a flywheel.
Have you tested the power output using TruTrainer Rollers? Designed and patented by two Rolls Royce engineers. Best rollers on the market. Most natural road "feel" of any roller I have ridden. You can pedal out of the saddle in a very natural manner without the need for a bracket to support or hold your front wheel. If you want that, go with a trainer.
kF3OL9Bde_U&t=1m45s 1:45 Riding shimano 105 at the world championship?!
I guess if you have a finicky TT bike and don't want to take the wheels off before an event - then this would make sense. Otherwise E-Flex or E-motion rollers would be a much better option.
I would like to buy a t-shirt as you have. Where can I do it?
Im guessing Wahoo is targeting people who have a power meter already on their bike, so you can still get accurate power data regardless of what is transmitted by the wahoo rollr.
That way you can guarantee consistent power numbers between road and indoors.
Maybe this will be like a “Semi Smart Trainer”
Something like a Magene T100
Nice for warmups or steady state effort. Not so for Zwift races
Wondering if the front wheel cradle and the front tower can move fore and aft independently of each other, allowing the tower to “grab” the front wheel across a(n albeit small) range of fore/aft positions, allowing for compatibility across tires sizes/types and cockpit heights.
I want to give this a try
Don’t understand the point of this thing at all, seems ridiculous.
I’m struggling to see how this will be much different to the Kickr snap. I’ll definitely be sticking to my Core.
IMO-Too much front end "assembly"most likely increasing the price of this trainer. How about just the roller part? Leave us to figure out how to secure the front end?
One thing we know for sure at this point is there are going to be a lot of defective units returned due to poor quality because it’s a Wahoo. I speak from experience having purchased 4 different Wahoo items and having quality issues with every single one
These are half rollers. I’ve used half rollers (e.g., Feedback Sports), and I just don’t get the point.
Kinda looks like they took the idea from the feedback sports omnium roller and expanded that to hopefully have resistance. I'd be pretty pissed if i was feedback sports, but that's business and the omnium rollers were very overpriced.
"i got a photogapher" its only two time TDF stage winner Leon Van Bon haha.
Excellent for pre event warm ups. Chuck your whole bike on it. This may be its primary focus.
No worries on frame stress.