Tag Archives: Power Meters

Tour de France 2016: The Trainers & Power Meters of the Pro Teams

Yesterday I spent the day at Stage 18 of the Tour de France.  One of the advantages of this particular stage is it’s a time trial.  This means that each rider races individually, with the first rider of the day starting … Read More Here

First Look: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100–Now with power meter option

Today, every power meter company in the industry just breathed a huge collective sigh of relief: Shimano did not ultimately decide to baseline their long rumored integrated power meter as part of the Dura-Ace standard offering.  Instead, they made it … Read More Here

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A WatTeam PowerBeat Power Meter Update

Today WatTeam has announced that they’ll be postponing further shipments of their $499 PowerBeat power meter, while they work out some kinks that the first shipped production units have run into. You’ll remember the journey started about 20 months ago … Read More Here

4iiii Announces New Factory Pre-Install option, Dual Timelines/Prices

Today at Sea Otter, 4iiii has announced a slate of new products and outlined their future power meter plans for much of the year.  As you’ll remember, the company started shipping their $399 4iiii Precision power meter about a year … Read More Here

Spring 2016 Power Meter Pricing Wars Update

It’s been almost a year since I did a big power meter pricing chart.  Sure, I talk about pricing in my annual power meter buyer’s guide, but pricing continues to fluctuate a bit.  So I figured I’d do a recap on … Read More Here

PowerPod In-Depth Review

Back this past fall the PowerPod power meter was introduced on Kickstarter and funded within a few days.  It started shipping a few months later, within a week or two of their planned date (a rarity these days) in late … Read More Here

Power meter prices plunge further as Pioneer & SRM join PowerTap in price cuts

(Updated 11AM US Eastern Time Feb 1st with SRM addition) The power meters prices be fallin’ again, and the snow and ice hasn’t even thawed yet on winter.  Here’s what’s been dropping. Pioneer Price Drops: Today Pioneer dropped their power … Read More Here

4iiii Precision Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been about 8 months since 4iiii began shipping their Precision power meters to buyers, which is a small pod affixed to your crank arm.  When the company announced their entrance into the market in September 2014, they had planned … Read More Here

PowerTap C1 Chainring Power Meter In-Depth Review

This past spring, as part of a bunch of announcements, PowerTap announced their C1 chainring power meter.  This announcement was coupled with that of the PowerTap P1 pedals, all of which complement their existing PowerTap G3 hub based power meter.  … Read More Here

Verve Infocrank Power Meter In-Depth Review

Power meters tend to be products that I test for the longest duration prior to posting a review.  This is often due to wanting to validate products across a wide range of weather and environmental conditions: Heat, humidity, cold, cobbles, … Read More Here

LIMITS Responds: Says they aren’t a scam (but still lie)

You’ll remember last week when I posted about the state of the LIMITS power meter that was crowd-funded via Indiegogo.  I expressed extreme skepticism at their ability to deliver a project next month (as soon as 12 days away), given their … Read More Here

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The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2015 Edition

Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide.  It’s mind-boggling how quickly a year has come and gone, and just how many more entrants are now on the scene.  Last year at Eurobike and Interbike we saw … Read More Here

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Interbike Power Meter Tidbits Roundup: Pioneer, Xpedo, WatTeam, PowerTap

As seems to be more and more the trend, the majority of power meter news came from Eurobike this year – with only smaller tidbits coming out of Interbike this year.  Things such as pricing changes and slight model adjustments.  … Read More Here

LOOK’s new dual ANT+/BLE Power Meter Pedals: A bit more information

Back at Eurobike, LOOK quietly showed off their new dual ANT+ and BLE pedals, which effectively upstage long-time partner Polar in what used to be a dual venture between the two companies. These new pedals are physically similar to the ones that … Read More Here

Hands on with the Dyno Velo power meter

At Interbike this past week a startup company was showing off a new entrant into the crank spindle power meter world.  The Dyno Velo power meter is currently planned to hit production next year, for a target price of $399.  … Read More Here

The Favero bePRO Power Meter In-Depth Review

In many ways, the bePRO power meter is the little unknown underdog that snuck onto the scene earlier this summer with a very simple declaration: We’re here, we’re new, we’re cheap, and we’ve already started shipping. How ‘bout them apples? … Read More Here

Power2Max drops prices…again. Now $610US.

This post might take the award for my shortest Eurobike post this year.  But that’s OK, because all you basically need to know is that Power2Max cut their prices by 20%, down to $610US – including the cranks.  Yes, seriously.  … Read More Here

Stages Power announces carbon crank options, talks a bit about dual leg power

Today at Eurobike, Stages announced their first foray into offering carbon crank arm options with their power meters pre-installed.  You’ll remember that up until today they’ve only offered aluminum cranks.  Today’s announcement includes five new carbon models, while also rolling … Read More Here

A Look at the new WKO4 Training Analytics App

After a number of years (and delays) in development, WKO4 has finally hit a desktop near you.  The once flagship desktop app had seen quiet times over the last roughly half a decade, but development was restarted a few years … Read More Here

A Preview: A Week Riding the Watteam PowerBeat $499 Power Meter

Last week the founder and key engineering team members of Watteam flew over to Paris to allow me to install, ride, and analyze their previously announced PowerBeat $499 power meter.  You’ll remember it hit the interwebs exactly one year ago … Read More Here

PowerTap P1 Power Meter Pedals In-Depth Review

Back this spring PowerTap for the first time announced a power meter that wasn’t in the rear wheel hub.  Well, they actually announced two new power meters.  The first was the PowerTap P1, which is a pedal based power meter, … Read More Here

More than you ever wanted to know about power meters in pro cycling

Over the last week or so there’s been substantial talk about power meter data in the Tour de France, specifically around scenarios of data snooping, data accuracy, data estimation, and data tampering.  For the most part, the mainstream cycling media … Read More Here

The Pioneer Power Meter System In-Depth Review

It’s been nearly 3 years since Pioneer seemingly stumbled onto the bike power meter scene.  The move by what is primarily an audio/visual company to break into the high end cycling scene was looked at by many as…well…odd.  But Pioneer … Read More Here

My Thoughts On The LIMITS Power Meter

Update – Nov 10th, 2015: I’ve recently posted quite a bit more details on where LIMITS stands.  I’d highly encourage you to check it out, via this link. Ok, I wasn’t planning on doing a post on the LIMITS power … 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