Wahoo KICKR CLIMB Grade Simulator


Experience the intensity of smashing summits and obliterating inclines from your static trainer with the KICKR CLIMB Grade Simulator. Designed to work every muscle as you blast those outdoor climbs during your indoor workout, the CLIMB will get you there.

The latest innovation from Wahoo will literally take your indoor training to the next level! KICKR CLIMB indoor grade simulator is designed to work exclusively with the Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and when paired, it will add physical grade changes to your indoor training. The KICKR CLIMB is compatible with Third Party Apps, so whether riding a virtual course or performing a structured workout, KICKR CLIMB blends ascents and descents with resistance changes for a truly immersive indoor training experience. The world isn’t flat; now, neither is your ride!


Bring those sprawling trails and hills indoors with the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB Grade Simulator. Off-track training has never felt more real than with this innovative and ultra-realistic aid for working every muscle in the right way when preparing for those real-life gradual climbs and short-speed switchback sprints.

Immersive and True Indoor Trainer

The Wahoo KICKR CLIMB Grade Simulator has been designed and built to ensure that you get the absolute most from your indoor training by getting you out of your saddle and working you hard and focussed with its immersive and realistic incline and decline simulation. Compatible with Wahoo KICKR and KICKRSNAP Smart Trainers, the KICKR CLIMB lets you mount your front fork to the simulator, which increases and decreases the grade of your ride, for a proper true-to-life workout. The unlocked climbing mode allows the CLIMB to react to changes in grade from training apps such as Zwift or TrainerRoad or from your own ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT GPS computer, while the locked mode will only take directions from the remote.

Most trainers and simulators will get your heart racing and a decent sweat on, but with the KICKR CLIMB you will be able to train for those high peaks at home, so you can absolutely smash them when you get back outdoors. Giving real-time grade changes of up to 20% increase and -10% decrease, the intensity of your ride can be adjusted with the click of a handlebar mounted remote control. Easy to connect with your Wahoo trainer via Bluetooth and compatible with third party apps for top-class visuals to make your ride even more realistic, the Wahoo KICKR CLIMB Grade Simulator is the ultimate when it comes to virtual training for real-life gains.


  • Maximum Grades: Incline – 20%; Decline – -10%
  • Compatibility: New Wahoo KICKR (2017 Edition) and New KICKR SNAP (2017 Edition)
  • Size: 25.75″ x 5.1″ x 7″
  • Supported Hubs: QR, 12×100, 15×100, 15×110
  • Wireless Software Update: Yes
  • Third Party App Compatible: Yes, when paired to a KICKR or KICKR SNAP
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KICKR CLIMB physically adjusts your bike position to mimic real roads and mountain climbing. This allows you to naturally change position on the bike, engage climbing muscles, and improve pedaling technique to become more efficient and powerful climber.


Through the KICKR Smart Trainers, your KICKR CLIMB will replicate inclines and declines depicted in online training programs and mobile apps.


Through app control or manual control, the KICKR CLIMB can simulate inclines at a 20% grade *Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.


Through app control or manual control, the KICKR CLIMB can simulate declines at a -10% grade *Exact grade changes dependent on bicycle size, wheel size and trainer type.


KICKR CLIMB was designed to work exclusively with Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, and KICKR SNAP (2017 Editions and newer) to deliver the best possible riding experience. It pairs directly to the smart trainer for a connection that allows the trainer to control the KICKR CLIMB.


With proper placement, you can position the KICKR CLIMB under your KICKR DESK to complete your Wahoo ecosystem.


Connect an ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT to your KICKR and KICKR CLIMB system to relive the ascents and descents from your favorite rides or routes while training indoors.


Use the KICKR CLIMB’s remote to quickly and directly pair it to your Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer. Press the remote button and you are ready to go!


Unlock Mode allows the CLIMB to react to grade changes from external sources such as Zwift or TrainerRoad, or from your ELEMNT or ELEMNT BOLT GPS bike computer.
Lock Mode ensures the KICKR CLIMB will only respond to commands received from the remote.


KICKR CLIMB’s remote attaches to your handlebars so you can adjust the grade manually with a simple press of a button. When not in use the remote conveniently stores away in the top of the KICKR CLIMB.


In addition to standard quick release hubs KICKR CLIMB also supports 12×100, 15×100, and 15×110 thru axle hubs.


The LED indicator light on the remote control alerts you as to when the KICKR CLIMB is searching and/or paired with a compatible KICKR Smart Trainer.


Designed to withstand your toughest climbs and hardest efforts.


The KICKR CLIMB can match grade changes from select training platforms, such as The Sufferfest, Zwift and TrainerRoad, to create a truly immersive ride experience for virtual riding and structured workouts. Visit our FAQs, for a full list of compatible apps.


The KICKR CLIMB is exclusively compatible with these Wahoo smart trainers (older versions and third-party trainers are not compatible):

  • KICKR ’18


  • KICKR ’17*

  • KICKR SNAP ’17

*Please check your specific KICKR ’17 serial number as outlined in the Identify KICKR by Serial Number section beneath the image.





Find the KICKR serial number on the drive side of the KICKR flywheel as shown below:


Serials of KICKR trainers must meet the following requirements to be KICKR CLIMB compatible :

  • The first two digits must start with 17 or greater (ex: 17TRNR220001 and 18TRNR000001 are both compatible)

  • If the first two digits are 17, the two digits immediately after 17TRNR must be 22 or greater (ex: 17TRNR220001 is CLIMB compatible, while 17TRNR219999 is not)

KICKR trainers with serial numbers that do not meet these requirements are not climb compatible.


While most bikes that are compatible with KICKR or SNAP are also compatible with the KICKR CLIMB, any known exceptions are listed here.

Please be aware that since it is not possible to test every bike, this is not a comprehensive list. We recommend testing your bike with the KICKR CLIMB at your local dealer, where possible, prior to purchase. Ensure there is no interaction between the bike fork and CLIMB when rising or lowering. Wahoo is not responsible for any damage to bikes.


The following bikes* are NOT compatible with KICKR CLIMB:

  • Trek Madone 2006 – 2013 with quick release 100mm dropouts
  • Trek Speed Concept 2012 with quick release 100mm dropouts
  • Trek Lexa 2014 with 100mm dropouts
  • Trek 2.1 Series 2012
  • Canyon Aeroad 2014 with quick release 100mm dropouts
  • Giant Propell Disc 2018
  • Some Serotta bikes
  • Any bike with a Cannondale Lefty fork


*Additional incompatible bikes may not be listed – list may be amended as incompatible bikes are discovered. Always test bike compatibility at your local KICKR CLIMB dealer where possible before purchasing.