I was pretty much set to get a Kickr v5 / 2020 (considering it and the Kickr Core), but ran across this post on Reddit, where they say that the wheel height setting for 700c wheels is too high. I'm planning on getting a dedicated, inexpensive road bike with 700c wheels, so that concerns me.
The post says:
I just picked up a Kickr V5 last week, and I love it, but when I set it up, I put the height adjustment at 700c, since that's the wheels I have on my road bike. I thought it felt a little "off", so I measured floor to center of skewer on the front wheel and got 13 3/16". On the rear, it was over 14". I put it down into the 650c setting and the center of the rear skewer is at 13 1/16" from the ground, so this is the setting I use.
Is there anything to this? It seemed from the comments on the post that there might be an actual issue with the Kickr. And if I were to get the Kickr Core, which doesn't allow one to adjust the trainer to the height of the bike, would that be better, or just all around worse in the sense that you can't adjust it at all?