Why is the Wahoo Kickr Rollr voiding wheel warranties?

Wahoo Kickr Rollr rear of bike
(Image credit: Josh Ross)

The Wahoo Kickr Rollr is the latest system for indoor training from Wahoo. If you check out our list of the best turbo trainers available, you'll see that two-thirds of the list are wheel-off, direct-drive options. The rest are wheel-on trainers, but despite keeping the wheel on, the Wahoo Kickr Rollr doesn't truly fall into either category. Wahoo is doing something totally different. As the name suggests, it's meant to be similar to the rollers of days gone by, but with modern technology integrated. 

For years, rollers were the preferred indoor training system for anyone with a road racing background; they were there in the warmup area of just about every race - from local to WorldTour - and they were suggested by a wide range of coaches. The riding experience was closer to outdoor riding than anything else available and at the same time, rollers added an element of core stability and bike handling skill to each session.  

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx