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Connecting To The iOS App

The Kickr Bike will connect to the iOS app over Bluetooth and you can make full use of ERG mode, level mode, and the gradient feature. Please refer to our Device Connections article for more instructions on connecting to the app.

The ability to make quick adjustments as you ride is at your fingertips, so let's discuss what all the buttons do!

Left Brake Hood Buttons

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  1. The single button on the inside of the hood will scroll down through the ERG/level mode options (ERG, level 9, 8, 7, etc).
  2. Gradient - The two buttons on the top of the left brake hood will allow you to adjust the tilt on the bike as you ride. This article will list the videos that have gradient adjustments programmed in. 

Right Brake Hood Buttons

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  1. The single button on the inside of the hood will scroll up through the ERG/level mode options (ERG, level 1, 2, 3, etc).
  2. Intensity - If you need to change the overall workout intensity while you ride, simply click the buttons on the top of the right hood. As you change the intensity, you'll see the adjustment indicated in the lower-left corner of the video screen. It's an easy way to dial in your effort!

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Gradient Control

In order for the gradient function to adjust automatically as you ride, you need to unlock the control. This can be done by pushing the gray button on the side of the LED display next to the top bar.

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Additional Onscreen Information

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  1. If you are in level mode, you'll be able to see your gearing as you ride. Simply use the shifters to change gears and adjust your effort as you would on the road. (Please note that if you are using the Campagnolo configuration, shifting will not function properly at this time. Please setup Kickr Bike to use another shifting configuration in the Wahoo App for shifting to work as intended.)
  2. If you would like to ride with the gradient as it is set in the video, make sure that the gradient feature is unlocked and the bike will adjust automatically. You can adjust the gradient manually with the buttons on the top of the left hood but the change will only be reflected on the Bike's LED display. If you do adjust the gradient manually, it will switch back to locked mode. You will need to unlock it again to give control back to the app.
  3. As you click through the ERG/level mode options using the buttons on the inside of the hoods, you'll see the changes displayed here.

Connecting To The Desktop App

Bluetooth

Connecting the Kickr Bike to the Mac or Windows app via Bluetooth will allow the app to control the Kickr Bike in ERG mode and to change the gradient automatically on compatible videos (make sure that the gradient control is unlocked on the LED display). The following Kickr Bike buttons will be enabled when using Bluetooth on the desktop app:

  1. The buttons on the top of the left hood allow you to manually adjust the gradient.
  2. The left and right shifters will work when you are in level mode. You will still need to adjust to ERG or level mode in the workout Device menu (the inside hood buttons will not switch you to level mode). Gearing will not show on the screen in level mode.

ANT+

If you are connecting to your Mac or Windows computer using an ANT+ dongle, the functionality is currently more limited:

  1. The Bike will not respond to the gradient set in the video. You will need to manually adjust the gradient using the buttons on the left hood.
  2. The left and right shifters will work when you are in level mode. You will still need to adjust to ERG or level mode in the workout Device menu (the inside hood buttons will not switch you to level mode). Gearing will not show on the screen in level mode.

 

 

NOTE:  MAX RPM is 130

The Kickr Bike has a max RPM of 130.  Above this, the bike will add resistance and lock down the trainer.  This is a protective mechanism to prevent damage to the bike.  We DO NOT recommend that you go above 130 rpm on any workouts.  There are some workouts that will have targets higher than this, but we recommend that you stay below 125-130 rpm.  

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