Ekar is great, but what is not great is there seems to be no option to install this on Wahoo Kickr’s…That I am aware of. So I turn to you wizards of cycling on TRF.
Wahoo says they know there is no “option” at this time for a N3W compatible hub body.
Are there any hacks out there or options users have made work? I believe the chain and cassette are a bit unique, and the N3W hub is backwards compatible. Could you utilize a 12 speed chain and hub… Maybe in erg no shifting? Any ideas…Or just SOL and wait.
I am also in the same boat! About to put on Ekar and interested to see if anyone has any tips.
Maybe I will be the guinea pig and give it a try in ERG mode (which is what I’m using most of the time anyway)…
Looks like you’ve got a cog spacing of 3.35 mm vs Campy 12 of 3.5 and Sram/Shimano 3.95
Attacking the freehub end of things… What kind of wheels do you have? If the current hubs use pawl, try putting it on the kicker… it might just work. The kickr uses a 17mm axle and probably has a pretty standard pawl diameter. It might just work.
This. I’ve had a dedicated trainer bike for a few years and makes things so much easier. I got a cannondale frame off eBay. Asked my riding buddies for spare parts. And only had to buy shifters. If if you really want to make it cheaper, you don’t need shifters just brake hoods, put the chain in the middle of the cassette and ride away on ERG!
Digging this out way later, but I just threw my bike with Ekar onto a Elite Drivo II (so not a Kickr) with 11sp Shimano cassette (for a bike fit assessment) and it works perfectly fine. It spins smoothly without any weird sounds, so for ERG this should be fine. I can’t speak to chain wear or if the cassette will get shredded, but as far as I can tell, it fits.
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