On the 25th of may, we got to work together with Wahoo to capture the experience of Sniper Cycling team, the team of reigning cyclocross world champion Wout Van Aert. The team uses both the Wahoo Elemnt and the Wahoo Kickr.
WOUT VAN AERT – Q&A
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURES ON THE WAHOO ELEMNT?
The easiness of the device is something that has amazed me from the start. How simple it is to transfer your data to your smartphone, it is something that I don’t need to think about, the device just does it, also to trans- fer routes from your smartphone to your Elemnt. This comes in especially handy when traveling. Something that I like as well is the app, because it displays all your statistics in a very clear way.
Also the ability to completely personalize your bike computer, comes in very handy when using it so often as we do.
WHAT PAGES DO YOU USE THE MOST, AND WHICH STATISTICS ARE THE MOST VITAL FOR YOU?
It di erentiates between race and training. When roadracing I usually only use one page, which displays Power, cadans, heart rate, distance, speed and time, when racing cyclocross the device is mostly there to register my statistics to analyse them later on, because in cyclocross you are usually just riding “à bloc”, so statistics at that moment aren’t really important. When training I use most custom pages I’ve made for myself, and I switch around between them.
WHAT ELEMENT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST ON THE ELEMNT?
Something that the Wahoo has, that I never had on previous bike computers, is that it shows you ‘peak wattage’, this is something that really motivates me when doing speci c intervals.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU USE YOUR SMART TRAINER AND WHAT FOR?
I try to train outside as much as possible. As a cyclocrosser I can manage in most weather conditions, but when the weather gets really gnarly, I train on the smart trainer. Because it is not something that I like doing so much, I usually do it in two parts, so that I can really do all my intervals correctly. The smartrainer is mostly used before and after races, to warmup and cooldown.
“As a trainer, the Wahoo Elemnt comes in very handy, it’s incredibly easy to transfer the statistics after a race. Also for the riders it is easy to upload, so there often isn’t a delay with me receiving data from them when they are training at home.” – Kristof De Kegel
In assignment for 2moso, for Wahoo.
Thank you Fuji and Lieven Coudenys