Kickr fan

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

Moderator: Moderator Team

User avatar
TonyM
Posts: 2628
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:11 pm

by TonyM

Thanks for the feedback!

For me the setup is usually "quiet" home trainer (Tacx Neo) and quiet fan (Rowenta) when I watch youtube etc... on TV with the external speakers.
I however also do some training session with earphones - in that case a more noisy fan would be ok.

In both case I prefer to be 100% in control of the speed of the fan.
I do however like that Kickr is trying to "improve" the fans...Not for me but that may lead to some innovation one day.

wingguy
Posts: 4198
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 pm

by wingguy

TonyM wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:57 am
Jokes aside, how is the noise level?
(I use at the moment a Rowenta fan because it is supposed to be one of the quietest in the market)
I had an almost identical fan to Cal's set up in front of our fit bike for a while and it worked great but damn it's loud. If the Wahoo fan can put out enough airflow and be much quieter that would be worth at least some of the price difference.

Also, I'd say it's no accident this came out at the same time as the Kickr Core. OK the fan is expensive at £200, but now you can get the Kickr Core and the fan for £900 total when just the Kickr (with the same resistance unit) on it's own cost £1000 up until now. Makes the salesman's job a heck of a lot easier, eh?

Plus I feel like everyone is missing the most important point, which is that it looks just like the CASE/TARS robots from Interstellar. And that's cool. :P

by Weenie


bilwit
Posts: 961
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:49 am
Location: Seattle, WA

by bilwit

Calnago wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:51 am
TonyM wrote: Jokes aside, how is the noise level?
(I use at the moment a Rowenta fan because it is supposed to be one of the quietest in the market)
What’s that again? I lost my hearing long ago.

Ok, both the trainer and the fan are noisy for sure. But I’m not in an apartment and truth is, I rarely use the trainer. I had it set up there when I was recovering from my crash last year (that’s when I bought the Kickr stand which is awesome, but then needed a fan big time so eventually set up the system you see there. It works really well. I hear the latest Kickr is very quiet, like Library quiet. But you still need a fan, so that may be the limiter. I like this one because it covers a wide area and you’re completely surrounded by a cooling wind. I just can’t see how that little directional fan could compete. And tied into heart rate and/or power etc... please... gimmicky... I’d rather just be able to control the speed of the fan with a little remote as to when and how much I wanted at any given point in time.
Exactly this. Doesn't really matter how quiet the trainer is if your fan is louder. The change in air flow based on metrics sounds pretty silly to me. There's never really a time I feel like I need less airflow just because I'm spinning 80 watts in between intervals.. I do appreciate how narrow it is and could definitely appreciate if it's pretty quiet but for the premium Wahoo price no way.

prebsy
Posts: 782
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:52 pm
Location: PHL

by prebsy

I'm pretty interested in the compact size delivering the power and most importantly directionality. I have a lasko 20" cyclone floor fan. I'm pretty tight on space and it delivers pretty bad cooling for it's size and (power/noise). Is there another fan out there built like the wahoo (blowr?) that doesn't have the ant+ doodads?

nobuseri
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:20 am

by nobuseri

prebsy wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
I'm pretty interested in the compact size delivering the power and most importantly directionality. I have a lasko 20" cyclone floor fan. I'm pretty tight on space and it delivers pretty bad cooling for it's size and (power/noise). Is there another fan out there built like the wahoo (blowr?) that doesn't have the ant+ doodads?
Exact same Home Depot fan here. Interested in hearing what’s out there that fits the ask above. I usually wear headphones, and am in the bottom level of the house, so ”quiet” is not really a concern. Just need ample cooling.

For me, the jury is out on this Wahoo one. For the price, I am not looking to buy it anytime soon.
Cicli Barco XCr Road
Moots VaMoots
Parlee Z1
SuperX Hi-Mod Disc

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post