wahoo Kickr - hot flywheel

clint66
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wahoo Kickr - hot flywheel

Postby clint66 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:35 pm

This may just be a question of physics, or maybe it is the massive wattage I'm putting out... :D

but how hot is too hot for the flywheel. After a longer sufferfest video 84 mins or so, I can barely touch the flywheel (maybe I have soft hands). How hot do others get?

It is the first generation kickr. My FTP is only 250, so the resistance can't be too high.

Does it make much difference in terms of what gear you are using? I run it on the small chainring about midway down the cassette so I get a straight chainline.

Machoman121
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Re: wahoo Kickr - hot flywheel

Postby Machoman121 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:43 pm

yes - my new Kickr3 runs hot too and i've yet to put in any serious mileage - just testing it on bkook and veloreality - isn't heat bad for electronics?

Just how much heat can these things take? Or how reliable are they?

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Re: wahoo Kickr - hot flywheel

Postby macca33 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:17 am

I've done in excess of 13,000Km on my Kickr and it is still fine. Yes it does get hot - you are pushing ensrgy through a machine that measures power using a brake and which has a drive-belt, so friction will inevitably exist. Sometimes you just have to ride....
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Re: wahoo Kickr - hot flywheel

Postby Machoman121 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:25 am

Thanks macca. good to know.

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