Behind the Design
As a group of avid cyclists, we started Wahoo on this premise: we want to train indoors the way we train outdoors. Frustrated with the technology that was available, we started with the KICKR and made some huge leaps forward in terms of innovation. But something at the core of who we are wanted to push the envelope even further. We asked ourselves, “What can we innovate next?”
And we thought indoor training is really missing this experience of grade simulation. If you train for a hill, you should be on a hill. The next day, we went to work. We wanted to physically enhance the experience our customers had with the KICKR because, with a grade change, you’re actually changing your position on the bike.
“If you train for a hill, you should be on a hill.”
The problem was, there wasn’t anything like this on the market. We didn’t have a model to go by. So we asked ourselves, “What does it really have to do?” and “What do cyclists really want?” Our early prototypes used a worm gear, and it worked great, but it ran five times slower than we wanted it to. We came …read more
Via:: Team Novo Nordisk