The Wahoo KICKR Snap is a revolutionary wheel-on smart trainer that helps bring a realistic ride experience indoors.
The KICKR Snap is a wheel-on trainer, working like traditional trainers including the CycleOps fluid range and the legendary CompuTrainer. The KICKR Snap is the little brother to the direct-drive Wahoo KICKR Trainer, and provides much of the same value at half the price.
At 38 pounds, the KICKR Snap is heavy-duty, sturdy, and durable. But despite its heft, the KICKR Snap folds up easily for simple storage.
The KICKR Snap has a lever that acts as a quick release to help with mounting and dismounting your bike. Both 130 and 135 mm quick release hubs are supported and a 12x142 thru-axle is supported with an adapter. The KICKR Snap works with both 650 and 700c road wheels and a trainer skewer is included in the box.
Once the KICKR Snap is powered up, it works with a number of major trainer apps including Zwift, TrainerRoad, KinoMap, and Trainer Road. Like the original KICKR, the KICKR Snap broadcasts on ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart concurrently, allowing it to work with a wide variety of cycling computers and devices including iOS devices, Android devices, and Mac and Windows PCs.
These apps allow the KICKR Snap to simulate an outdoor riding experience and greatly improve the indoor cycling experience.
Wahoo does recommend a maximum user weight of 250 lbs for the KICKR Snap. It can handle a maximum power output of 1500 watts and simulate a maximum 12% grade.
Wahoo recently quietly updated the KICKR Snap and the new version improves power accuracy, adds LED status indicators, expands power matching support, and has increased manufacturing tolerances. But at its core, the KICKR Snap is the same as the previous model.
If you're in the market for a smart trainer that is easy to setup and maintain, the KICKR Snap is a great option.