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Zwift and Wahoo partner together on the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One

Zwift and Wahoo partner together on the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One

In the fall of 2022, Zwift made headlines with a new smart trainer. The Zwift Hub was less expensive and easier to use than any previous smart trainer with little little-known brand JetBlack handling production. As we head into the spring of 2024, the brand is making headlines again with the introduction of a new trainer. This time it’s called the Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One and, as is obvious, there’s a new manufacturing partner. 

Today’s news brings to a close a rift between Zwift and Wahoo that opened almost immediately after the Zwift Hub announcement. Looking back, it only took Wahoo a month to file multiple copyright infringement claims against Zwift after the company’s launch of the original Zwift Hub. Then, after a year of litigation, the news came that both Zwift and Wahoo were adjusting the two brands’ respective turbo trainer ranges. 

For a brief few months, consumers had the option of a Zwift Hub One with only virtual shifting or a Wahoo Kickr Core with a cassette and included Zwift membership. As these different options have shifted over the past two years, so has our coverage of the best smart trainers. With today’s announcement, Zwift and Wahoo are coming back together in partnership by launching a new Wahoo KICKR CORE Zwift One and our list will likely need adjustment again.

Zwift Cog installed on a Zwift Hub smart trainer

The JetBlack manufactured Zwift Hub One is being discontinued (Image credit: Zwift)

JetBlack and Zwift partnership ends

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