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The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2016 Edition

Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide.  While the last month hasn’t seen a ton of new power meters, if you take the entire year in review, you’ll see it’s been quite busy with not only … Read More Here

A Fall 2016 Update from WatTeam and their $499 PowerBeat

Before we move onto my next upcoming post (The Annual DCR Power Meter Recommendations Guide), I wanted to briefly touch on where WatTeam and their PowerBeat power meter stands.  To recap things a bit, they jumped onto the scene a … Read More Here

Pioneer announces new power meter options, head unit upgrades, bike sensor modeling

Pioneer has been both a relative newcomer to the power meter party, but also the stable and steady entrant in terms of new products.  Each fall they’ve announced new offerings, and each spring we tend to see further updates and … Read More Here

Eurobike 2016 Power Meter Roundup

Okey doke. Before we dive into Interbike next week, I figured I’d round up some loose ends with Eurobike’s minor power meter updates and announcements.  Or rather, by popular demand as it were – you decided on Twitter last night … Read More Here

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A Look at Luck’s Cycling Shoe Power Meter

It’s been a few years since Luck first showed off prototypes of their cycling shoe with a built in power meter.  In previous years it was rarely prominently displayed.  It was sorta available to see on special request.  The Spanish … Read More Here

A look at the new Power2Max NG power meters

Each year at Eurobike we see Power2Max make evolutionary changes to their power meter lineup.  In doing so, they’ve continued to climb the market penetration ladder – despite not being a household name.  One only needs to look at the … Read More Here

Hands-on: Stryd announces new running power meter

Today running power meter company Stryd announced their next generation running power meter unit, changing up the form factor and increasing the data metrics gathered.  This new model is now a small footpod that you attach to your running shoe.  … Read More Here

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Hands-on: Team Zwatt launches subscription based power meter

Today a little known Danish company called Sensitivus launched a trio of power meters on Kickstarter.  While power meters on crowd funded sites are hardly unique, Sensitivus has taken a new twist on things by offering what is the first … Read More Here

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