Tag Archives: Power Meters

My Thoughts On The LIMITS Power Meter

Ok, I wasn’t planning on doing a post on the LIMITS power meter until I actually had some first-hand time with the unit.  But given I’ve been swamped with e-mails/tweets/signal flares about the unit, I’m going to put together the briefest … Read More Here

Power Meter Pricing Wars: Let The Games Begin

The Winds are a Shifting: Over the past few weeks there have been a number of notable price drops by power meter companies.  While some of these price drops may seem reactionary to news from PowerTap’s new products, or that 4iiii … Read More Here

Quarq introduces new $799 RIKEN AL power meter

Overview: Just another day in April 2015 – whereby power meter companies continue to drop the hammer in the battle for your bucks.  Today SRAM’s Quarq has announced their lowest cost entrant to date, the $799 Quarq RIKEN AL.  This … Read More Here

Garmin announces Vector2 (and 2S), also upgrade kit for original Vector owners

Overview: Today Garmin has announced their next iteration of the Vector product line.  This relatively minor update aims to simplify installation, as well as make the unit more durable and easier to move between bikes.  Most notable however, is that … Read More Here

Power2Max goes to $599 – Joins Quarq, Pioneer in April power meter price slashing

Power2Max Price Cuts Today Power2Max announced price drops of about 21% off of their existing units, dropping the base price to a mind-boggling $599.  This is ahead of the bike industry event this weekend, Sea Otter, where we’ve seen a … Read More Here

The Ashton Instruments Power Meter: An Early Look

Last fall I sat down to meet with the folks behind Ashton Instruments, an up and coming power meter company.  At the time we sat down in a random hallway at the Mandalay Bay convention center on horrible looking carpet … Read More Here

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PowerTap announces P1 Power Meter Pedals, also PowerTap C1 chainring unit

In what may be one of the most hinted at announcements ever in the power meter world, PowerTap today is officially announcing their two newest products: The PowerTap P1 pedal based power meter, as well as the PowerTap C1 chainring … Read More Here

Stryd: Hands-on with the first running power meter

In December a Boulder based company with only a handful of employees announced that they had put together a running power meter.  They’d taken the same concepts from the cycling world, but moved it into the running world.  In doing … Read More Here

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My analysis of the 2014 Kona bike count power meter numbers

Ok, so it’s been a few weeks since Kona.  No worries, by now all those who went to the Big Island have returned from the Big Dance.  Which obviously makes it a perfect time to discuss the findings. A bit … Read More Here

The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2014 Edition

How quickly a year has gone by since my last power meter buyers guide.  In that time we’ve seen an explosion of new entrants into the power meter industry, some even actually coming to market with products you can walk … Read More Here

Brim Brothers announces Zone power meter production, my first ride impressions

It’s been a number of years since Brim Brothers unveiled their power meter concept, and today they’ve launched pricing and availability details.  The Zone power meter is a cleat based power meter that is affixed to your cycling shoe, allowing … Read More Here

4iiii’s Introduces $399 Power Meter, Precision: My First Ride With It

4iiii’s has kicked off what will be a frenzy of power meter activity here at Interbike this week.  In doing so, as the post headline implies, they’ve jumped onboard with the plans to further drive the price of power meters … Read More Here

The Massive Eurobike Power Meter News Roundup: Quarq, Stages, SRM, PowerBeat, Ciclo, Verve Infocrank, Xpedo

For some power meter companies here at Eurobike I put together full posts if they had a number of new major products, or if they had some sort of significant news.  These included: Garmin: New model, announcement of Cycling Dynamics … Read More Here

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Power2Max introduces Type S mountain bike power meter, additional road bike models

Here at Eurobike Power2Max has announced a number of new power meters, targeting two different markets.  The first is bringing the Type S lineup to the mountain bike market, while a the same time expanding out their road bike market. Power2Max … Read More Here

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Polar announces new Keo Power systems, and V800/V650 power meter update plans, and more!

Today at Eurobike Polar announced and showed off a slew of power meter specific features and products – all of which are scheduled to hit the market in the next 60 days.  Here’s the run down. New Bluetooth Smart Keo … Read More Here

Garmin announces Vector S: $899 power meter, also announces Cycling Dynamics

Today, at the start of the outdoor portion of Eurobike, Garmin has made two cycling specific announcements.  The first is unveiling the Vector S power meter, while the second is announcing upcoming ‘Cycling Dynamics’ metrics that will be applicable to … Read More Here

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A chat with the CEO of Watteam and their new $499 power meter: PowerBeat

Earlier this morning a relatively unknown company – Watteam – came out of the woodwork and announced an upcoming power meter – PowerBeat.  While announcements of power meters this time of year aren’t unheard of, what is causing some ripples … Read More Here

Garmin adds ANT+ power meter support to VIRB action camera

Today, Garmin released a new firmware update for their action camera – the VIRB.  This new firmware applicable to the VIRB Elite (that’s the model with the ANT+ sensor support) will now natively record ANT+ cycling power meter data and … Read More Here

Stages, Wahoo sponsor Team Sky, CycleOps sponsors Trek Pro team, and Team Lampre on ROTOR Power, Movistar on Power2Max

Today, another sports technology company joined in the roughly two week long fiesta of companies sponsoring pro cycling teams.  Wahoo’s announcement this morning that they’re sponsoring Team Sky, makes Sky the epicenter of connected sports technology sponsorships: Stages power meters, … Read More Here

Power2Max drops power meter prices nearly 20%, adds Praxis Works for chain rings

Power2Max announced here at Interbike that they are lowing their prices further – almost 20%, following price reductions and new product announcements at Eurobike just three weeks ago. Here’s the skinny: – The $899US FSA Gossamer will be a permanent … Read More Here

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Garmin Vector In-Depth Review

I suspect in the sports technology world there was no product quite as long awaited as Vector.  It’s taken years of attempted delivery dates to get to this past August, when they started shipping production units.  Since being equipped with … Read More Here

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The Power Meter Buyer’s Guide – 2013 Edition

[Please see my 2014 Edition of the Power Meter Buyers Guide Located here.] With all the new power meter products on the market recently, I figured it’s time to do a bit of a re-group and explain the options and … Read More Here

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O-Synce introduces new Bluetooth Smart accessories/displays, other cool functionality in software for power meter users

Over the past few days I got a chance to check out all the new units that O-Synce is working on for the next few months. First out of the gate is the upcoming release of a new Bluetooth Smart … Read More Here

Eurobike Power Meter Update Post: Quarq, ROTOR, Pioneer, Brim Brothers & Ciclosport

As part of my Eurobike coverage I’ve published posts for all of the power meter companies that have released new products at Eurobike this year.  Each of those companies had a separate post published on their new products.  That included … Read More Here

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Power2Max releases new Type S line, expands compatibility

This week at Eurobike, Power2Max has introduced their new Type S lineup of power meters, which expands compatibility across a wide number of crank sets, as well as reduces weight in the unit.  As a refresher, I reviewed the 2nd … Read More Here