Wahoo Fitness has put a new spin on cycle training with its KICKR Bike Trainer, which can be controlled via an iPhone app. This looks a bit like the Lemond Revolution Trainer, which works much like a traditional cycle trainer but instead of spinning on a drum has users ditch the rear wheel completely by offering a cassette and gears. Resistance is controlled via the app, which also lets riders know the speed and watts produced. It reportedly can simulate different conditions such as riding uphill, where more effort is required.
The KICKR is also compatible with existing bike trainers such as the Kinomap Trainer, and it supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+, so it gives flexibility for those who already own a system and would like to kick it up a notch. KICKR will be out in November.