4iiii Lowers Power Meter Prices to $299, Increases Warranty to 3 Years

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In a non-April Fool’s day move, 4iiii has substantially reduced their power meter pricing, both matching and undercutting the changes Stages made back in January to their line-up. This brings single-sided power down to $299USD/299EUR and dual-sided power meter on your crankset to $499 (or with a Shimano 105 crankset from $599). Thus making it the least expensive dual-sided power meter option on the market.

In addition to the pricing shift, they’ve also increased the warranty on 4iiii products from 2 years to 3 years, standard – no matter which country you buy the products in.

As a brief refresher on 4iiii power meters, they offer essentially two options. The first is what they call ‘Factory Install’, which is when you send in your crank/crankset and they install their 4iiii power meter pod(s) on your crank arms. After which it’s sent back to you.  The entire process takes about two weeks all-in for shipping to them, installation/testing/etc…, and then shipping back to you.  They send you a FedEx label so you don’t have to deal with any postal/shipping funk.

Whereas the ‘Ride Ready’ option is where you simply by the entire crank arm (single-sided) or crankset (dual-sided) from them with everything installed and ready to go.

They’ve got an entire pricing chart I’ve snipped below, but I’ll just recap the core bits here first:

Factory Install (you send your cranks)

Left-Side Crankarm Price: $299 (was $349)
Right-side Crankarm Price: $299 (was $549)
Dual-sided Crankset Price: $499 (was $649)

Again, the above is where you send in your crankset. So the cost above is basically them adding the power meter to your existing hardware.

Ride Ready Price (Cranks/Cranksets included with power meters pre-installed)

Shimano 105 R7000 Left-Side only: $299 (no change)
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Left-Side only: $349 (was $399)
Shimano Dura-Ace Left-Side Only: $449 (was $499)
Shimano 105 R7000 Dual-sided Crankset: $599 (was $749)
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Dual-sided Crankset: $699 (was $949)
Shimano DuraAce R9100 Dual-sided Crankset: $899 (was $1,249)

So the biggest drops here for the pre-installed cranksets is clearly the dual-sided ones, dropping some $350 – a substantial amount. For a point in reference comparison, the same Shimano cranksets on Stages are $729USD for the Ultegra (vs $699 for 4iii), and DuraAce at $999 (vs $899 for 4iiii). Both companies are $299 for the Shimano 105 R7000 left-only.

In addition to all that, there’s a few other variants available on the price chart. The magic decoder ring you’re looking for is: NDS = Non-drive-side (left crank arm), DS = Drive-Side (Right crank arm), Dual = Dual-sided crank arm. FI = Factory Install. THT = Tim Hortons Time.

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Now, the eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that RX810 is listed above with factory install. That’s Shimano’s GRX lineup for gravel bikes, and means you can now send in your RX810 crankset from your gravel bike to get dual-sided installed on it. They’re saying they’ll start offering the Ride Ready option later this year.

Finally, on the pricing front, 4iiii is dropping the price of their Fliiiight Smart Trainer (that’s the one that uses magnets) slightly to $549 from $599. However, that’s a bit sticky because the company has been running a $499 promo including a 4iiii Viiiiva HR strap for the past many many months. That bundle is now gone, and the price is up to $549. Either way, there’s that news for ya.

So…by now you’re probably saying: But DCR, isn’t it time for a new power meter buyers guide? To which I say…yes. Soon. Hey – I just got out my 12,000 word Smart Trainer app guide out last week, I can’t be just throwing down another beast of a guide this week. It’ll increase expectations too much. Can’t have that.

As for choosing between 4iiii and Stages, it’s frankly mostly a wash tech-wise. There’s minor pros and cons to each. Stages has some high-speed bits, whereas 4iiii has integration with Chipolo for theft tracking. Realistically you’ll probably never use either. Both companies on the Shimano R7000/8000/9100 series crankset suffer from the same accuracy issues that stem from those newer generation Shimano cranksets, primarily on the right side That makes them slightly less stable than previous generation Shimano-based cranksets. However, both companies can install pods on plenty more cranksets than just those three Shimano lines.

For example, 4iiii can install them on Campagnolo, Cannondale, FSA, Praxis, SRAM, and Thesis cranksets. Including both single-sided and dual-sided, and including both carbon and non-carbon options. Seriously, there’s a bigger world beyond Shimano. 4iii has an entire compatibility checker thingy on their site that makes it easy to figure out what your options are at that $299 (or beyond) price point. And if there was ever a time to send in a bike crankset, this is clearly it.

Stages is also in the same boat with cranksets beyond Shimano including SRAM, FSA, Cannondale, and Campagnolo. In their case, all their power meter options are pre-installed (akin to 4iiii Ride Ready concept).

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So what’s this mean for the wider market? Honestly, not much yet. Everyone is waiting for a shoe to drop, and there are two specific shoes that could drop that could change the landscape:

Option A) Shimano figures out how to make an accurate power meter in their next-generation cranksets AND ALSO makes it affordable. Their current offering is neither.
Option B) An entrant like IQ2 comes in and proves they’ve got an accurate power meter pedal at a dramatically lower price. We’re all still waiting there.

Alternatively, someone like Favero could go crazy and drop pricing again like they did 16 months ago, but given they’re currently shut down with backorders piling up, that seems unlikely.

Beyond that, we’ll probably see some minor movement later this spring, but with production and distribution lines around the world in frayed states right now, most companies will be hesitant to make any significant pricing adjustments that might undercut their businesses.

With that – thanks for reading!

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83 Comments

  1. Anirudh

    Do I need to buy a brand-new crankset to send to 4iiii? Or something that I installed last year is also acceptable?

  2. Any news on the PowerTap G4 disc-brake hub or something similar? Shown at EB18, then PT was bought by SRAM, then some hints that they may still be working on bringing it to market, but nothing for a while. A hub-based power meter would be by far the best option for me, but I believe the only current option is the G3 disc version, which is outdated and uses a proprietary disc rotor.

    • Nuttin that I’ve heard. SRAM is a notoriously conservative company when it comes to testing. I don’t know of any brand that tests products as long as they do. Almost always behind the scenes first, then slowly with a handful of beta testers you’d never know, then slowly some low-level pros, and then some mid-level pros. I haven’t seen any of those stages happen yet.

      That said, Quarq (which technically covers PT’s brands now) inversely hasn’t historically leaked in that matter. So…who knows anymore.g

    • Ismo

      Quarq has just dropped the price of their spider based power meter on April 2nd.

  3. David W

    Power2Max has two sided NGEco power meters, including Rotor crankset, for $590. I just got one.

  4. jww

    Really wish these guys luck — heard the 4iii CEO on a podcast somewhere and it’s clear he’s wicked smart, super genuine, not a lick of arrogance. Perhaps that’s a long way of saying he’s Canadian.

    But every time I think about these crank PMs it just seems messy v. a pedal based PM. Assiomas are super fugly, but so inexpensive, especially if you can also avoid a (non power) pedal purchase.

    The price cuts to cycling electronics are interesting in this environment. Seems evidence demand is dropping off faster than supply chain interruption risks have materialized. Best I can see even trainers are in adequate supply despite “peak” indoor training.

    • Dolan Halbrook

      Assiomas are great if you’re into those types of pedals. However, I run Speedplays on road and Eggbeaters on gravel/dirt, so there’s definitely a reason for crank-based PMs.

    • Fred Stig

      I’m with Dolan on this one. If you don’t run Look/Keo pedals, pedal-based meters are going nowhere. Which means anybody that races CX is sticking with crank arm meters or something else. As are mountain bikers. In full disclosure, I’m a Crank Brothers lifer and my 4iiii meter has been great for my needs. But I don’t race TT and I also don’t have as tight a requirement for my training.

    • Michael

      There have been a number of people over on Weight Weenies who have converted Assiomas for us off-road by swapping out the stock pedal bodies with Xpedo CXR MTB pedals.

    • dizpark

      Yes, but the price goes thru the roof. Not a budget option anymore

    • Why does the price go through the roof?

    • F Chambers

      But you know what *is* sold out? the low-end stuff. Took me a while to find a Tracx Flow… Plenty of the top end models around. I think the market might be hungry for affordable power meters… I know I’ve been in the “wait until the $300 price point sees a little action” camp…

  5. Hello,

    Is any of the two brands (4iiii or Stages) left side option better if using oval chainrings? Or is this causing a mess anyway?

    • I don’t believe either brand actually supports oval rings, but happy to be wrong there. The list of brands that do support oval rings (and have been proven to truely support it, and not just having marketing claims stating such) is very small.

    • David W

      Power2Max, Rotor, and Favero (maybe more) all claim to support oval chainrings.

  6. mjciv

    Hi Ray,

    It seems like the Podiiiium range has been sold out on the 4iiii site for quite some time, predating COVID-19 shutdowns (outside of Hubei, anyway).

    Do you know if they’re dropping this line, or preparing a replacement, or something else? Thanks.

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Podiiiium hasn’t been dropped, and we hope to be offering it again soon. Working through a few constraints at the moment.

    • The Real Bob

      I personally like precision. I like the simple replaceable battery. You can throw a coin in the seat pack and never worry.

      I have a Giant power meter, garmin vector 3 pedals, and a 4iii precision on my xt cranks. The giant app is terrible, I mean really bad. On my 2nd set of vectors and my 3rd set of end caps. So, the garmin pedals have had some issues.

      The 4iii ride ready was put on and works perfect. I think they way understate the battery life, because I have a ton of hours on the 4iii and haven’t changed the battery yet.

      I talked to pro athlete trainer and they told me that 99% of the riders out there don’t need dual sided, and after looking at my data I agree. I am almost 50/50 power on my dual sided devices. The only time it changes is when I am riding super easy. The moment I start riding even slightly harder it quickly goes 50/50.

      I plan on buying another xt8000 4iiii and a grx 4iii in the near future.

      I thought I would be swapping out my xtm8000 4iiii to my other bikes when I wanted to use it, but its just too much of a hassle to swap it every time you want to ride a different bike.

    • mjciv

      Thanks Wriley.

    • SuperQ

      Thanks for the update @Wriley, I’ve been thinking about Podiiiium as it’s one of the few power meters that is compatible with Campy Record.

    • Ed Gillmor

      I’ve had a Podiiiium for quite a while and it has worked flawlessly on Campy Super Record crank. Just battery replacement.

    • dizpark

      The downside with precision is that it IS possible to damage the battery cover. It happened to me once in a crash. One of the jolding notches broke off. Unfortunately it was quite damp and by the time I got home, moisture had managed to seep in. Although i opened it to let it dry, electronics started to develop a problem over the next couple of months until it died.

      I know it is a freakish and marginal case, but can happen.

      But yeah ride-ready Podiiiium has not been very available

    • Tod

      Not sure how freakish that is because a similar thing happened to me, and I didn’t even crash. I was trying to pass some rail road tracks not at a road/trail crossing point and I must have hit the crank arm to the rail in *just* the right fashion that it knocked the battery cover and battery loose and it fell out. I didn’t even notice at the time (save for a beep from the garmin, but that thing is always beeping so I ignored it). I didn’t realize until an hour later that it was missing. At this point I had no idea where I might have lost it. I tried to look at my power data on my ride on my phone to see where it dropped the power but the phone is no good for pinpointing the location. So I went home and looked on my laptop to try to pinpoint the location and then drove back there and searched in the dark with faint hope of finding it. Luckily I found it, and it seemed to still be in fully working condition! The little notches on the outside that a human would use to rotate and open the battery cover were a little damaged but it seems to be fine. It’s been a year (and I’ve certainly ridden in wet conditions since then so waterproofing seems intact) and the 4iiii meter still closely matches my tacx neo so it does indeed seem fine.

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi mjciv,

      We are happy to let you know that we now have Podiiiium available and ready to ship.

    • paul

      Simillary with my 4iii ,I don’t think it is ”Marginal” …..i will never buy Power Meter with replacement batery ….unless it cos t max 100 usd

      (now Assioma , since 1 year it works Ok, i am looking for cheap Mtb Power Meter but see no sensible options…..)

  7. Egil

    Why is the SRM x-power spd 3months delayed? Because of the Covid-19 and supply side, or accuracy/fuctionality issues?

    • Pretty sure this delay at this point is COVID-19 related. The team working on it is in Italy. They were super close to sending me a unit in late Jan/early Feb, “days away”, and then things got messy.

  8. Matthew Weigel

    It looks like 4iiii has finished transitioning to the latest Shimano cranksets for what they support (105 R7000, Ultegra R8000, Dura-Ace R9100). For all of these cranksets, any power meter directly attached to the right side is going to be suspect, right?

    • Bruce Burkhalter

      Any idea if GRX crank arms are any better?

    • John

      I (obviously) haven’t set sent my RX810s off yet, but Shimano has thankfully gone back to a symmetrical four-arm crank design with their GRX cranksets. Hopefully that resolves the driveside powermeter issues for the future. I’ll know soon enough I guess.

      It’ll be interesting to see whether the upcoming generation of Dura-Ace returns to a more classic design.

    • dizpark

      I haven’t read up on this thouroughly. So the culprit withe these cranset was thought to be the asymetrical BCD design?

  9. Benedikt

    If Favero wants to get the market crazy, they just have to sell their powermeter with SPD pedals.
    Gravel guys and road users wich use SPD for compatibility with their other bikes would go crazy.

    • Paul Beard

      My hesitation is damaging the pedals. My crankset lasts for years. But, especially on an MTB, I abuse pedals. Are the electronics, nevermind the bearings, going have a fairly short lifespan?

    • John

      Just a hunch, but I think the reason we haven’t seen SPD powermeters is over manufacturers’ fears of MTB riders expecting them to survive pedal strikes, when most of the actual demand would come gravel riders or even road riders who detest walking in Look/SPD-SL pedals.

  10. Joshua

    As someone riding with flat pedals this is great news, seriously considering this now. Does make the bike swapping (from the n+1 virus) somewhat difficult.

    Am I being naive to think there will ever be a flat pedal power meter?

    • GLT

      I suspect the variety of twist-in adapters will blossom after SPD power meter pedals are available.

    • Fred Stig

      If you can do with all of your crank arms being the same length, just use Shimano cranks. All mostly-current left arms are compatible with all mostly-current right-sides. I made the mistake of not getting 175mm Ultegra cranks and am now kicking myself b/c then I could swap a 175mm Ultegra arm to both of my XT-fitted mountain bikes if I had the foresight. Or vice-versa.

    • joshua

      Yeah great point Fred, a couple of my current bikes do share same Shimano 105 crankset so these bikes could be swapped around – not a 2 minute job, but very doable.

      Yeah @GLT – gotta say thats what I’ve been waiting for, starting to get a little impatient and wanting to get a PM soon.

  11. Kevin Smith

    So hard to justify a single sided arm versus pedals like the Assiomas. DA crank is $450 and likely not accurate per GPLama’s site. Tough sell. My Favero Duos were $530 at Clever Training.

  12. davie

    Don’t want to throw shade on a positive announcement but I honestly believe the most important thing here is the 3 year warranty extension. 1 years is simply not enough.
    There is something strange going on with either the bonding cement or the strain gauge in these 4iiii devices. 3 of us all all bought left leg Precision PM’s in early-mid 2017 and all of them had the strain gauge suddenly report inaccurate power then quickly die 18-24 months later. We all ended up with identical expensive cadence sensors sending precisely zero watts to our head units.
    4iiii to their credit replaced 2 out of the 3 even though they were out of 1 years warranty.
    Its easy to find our 4iiii dead strain gauge experience repeated many times across forums on the internet. 18 months seems to be the standard minimum life before the strain gauge dies.
    A 3 years warranty is the minimum I would consider before purchasing another one
    Its a real shame as, when they work, these PM’s really are super accurate and seem to have good firmware that removes some of the crazy spikes I’ve seen on competitor units.

    • Tod

      +1 from me. Mine also died, luckily mine was within warranty.

      The question I had though was: does the warranty extension apply to already sold units or only units being sold going forward?

    • Dolan Halbrook

      Huh, I have 3 (3 different generations of Precision) and only gen 2 has had issues, but with the battery contact, not the strain gauge. Glad to know they honor a warranty (and then some). So far they seem like a stand-up company,

    • Carl

      I was an early adopter and I’ve had no problems at all.

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      The new 3 year warranty is back-dated to existing units that were sold starting January 2018 forward.

  13. David Kelly

    Ray,

    I want to know when your first novel will be out. Anyone that can write and edit with your speed could be cranking out books so fast a publisher couldn’t keep up.

  14. Tom

    I know it’s not very pro, but I’ve got a nine-speed setup and so I’m just using current generation sora groupset. It works fine for me and I’m not a real racer or anything, so I don’t have any particular plans to upgrade, but at that price point power meters are starting to look interesting for training— is there anyone who’s able to put one on lower end Shimano stuff?

    • Andrew Weyl

      I’d also like to know whether this can be installed on a “lower level” crank arm. I’m primarily a runner but as I’ve gotten older(smarter) I’m learning that I can swap some easy runs for longer bike rides and save the pounding on the body. I live in Florida so I’ve found 2×9 Sora will work fine for my needs.

    • Dolan Halbrook

      As far as I know, as long as the back of the crank arm is flat, there shouldn’t be any limit to which aluminum cranks it can be put on. Carbon is another story, since the layups vary quite a bit.

    • John

      Right-side power is easy with Shimano because Hollowtech II has been ubiquitous for years. No reason you couldn’t run a “ride ready” 4iiii (or Stages or whatever) 105 non-driveside crankarm powermeter on an existing Tiagra or Sora crankset. Just make sure the crankarms are the same length.

  15. Rob

    Warranty support on my 4iii precision 105 cranks has been great. Had a couple go faulty including most recently 3 years since purchase. No issues replacing them, great service but also feel like others should be doing for something so expensive (relative to most other bike bits) that get limited use

  16. Ross

    Apparently you’ll be receiving an IQ2 soon…

    link to facebook.com

  17. tadaka

    if anyone is looking at dual sided powermeters 4iiii is probably the only one that does it on non shimano cranks.

    I emailed stages support to ask if they do LR installs on non shimano cranks and they said that it’s only available on shimano cranks. maybe that’ll change in the future but for now it looks like 4iiii is my best option to get a PM on my sram force1x cranks (aside from quarq).

  18. Bruce Burkhalter

    Since it was April 1 and you had a power meter post, I decided to check out the Limits FB page. 🙂 They are actually responding to people. Crazy! They said they are releasing Limits Gen2 end of Q1 2020. Would assume that is going to slip because, well, Limits being Limits. And Covid. But more Limits.

    They said they would send one to Ray. That worked out well last time. 🙂

  19. Greg

    Ray, what’s your overall sense of upcoming product releases for the spring/early summer? This would often be a busy launch time in a typical year. Will those launches mostly be delayed indefinitely due to the current pandemic? Or do you still expect major releases in the next month or two?

    Obviously the global shutdown hinders development & manufacturing, but it doesn’t seem like a great time to release new recreational products from a marketing perspective either. So I’m guessing everything is on hold.

  20. John

    Any issues with 4iiii dual L/R power and Bluetooth and apps like Zwift on the iPad or AppleTV? Does it combine the left and right into a unified Bluetooth profile, or does it just double one side?

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi John,

      As long as the L/R powermeter has been paired as a dual powermeter, which can be done through the 4iiii App, the data will be received from the master as dual power. Please ensure you are paired to the left-side ID as the master.

  21. The Real Bob

    Hey Ray,

    Clevertraining still doesn’t have the 4iii xt m8000 power meter listed right. They have 170mm and 172.5mm as options. There is no such thing at 172.5 xt crank arm. Soon as they fix this I will buy from the site.

    Thanks
    Bob

    • Hi Bob – good catch…and fixed 🙂

      It now shows the correct lengths of 170 and 175. I’m told that the 175 is actually in stock, and with that fix it’ll soon show that if it doesn’t yet already do so. The 170’s are out of stock but they’ve placed an order today to get more inventory in there.

      Here’s that link: link to clevertraining.com

      Also, if you’re a VIP member you’d even be able to get the 20% off too using the MARCH20 code. 🙂

    • The Real Bob

      Ordered, thanks.

  22. Joshua S

    Ray- I know of the power accuracy issues 4iii and stages face for a dual meter, but have not heard anything of just right side only?? I ask because a left side only does not work for me as I am handicapped in my left leg. I currently have a couple of quarq power meters which work well, but like the idea of running a shimano crankset with just a tad bit more weight and this would also be a cheaper option.
    Thoughts on right side only? Thanks

  23. Akiva W

    Since this deal will probably not last too long, I decided to comment about it here.
    You can get factory refurbished Garmin Vector 3 (dual sided) at trisports.com)for $550 today.
    This matches the best price I have seen from them since I bought a pair at this price a couple of months ago. I got them and they are working perfectly. Seems like a good deal.

  24. Graham R

    back when the Fliiight was announced there was talk of being an upgrade path for current owners of the big orange units etc… unless I missed it did that ever materialize?

    I know I have seen very little in my inbox from them recently, and have some cash I would love to drop on the module vs buying a whole new trainer.

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi Graham, we will be offering Fliiiiight upgrades for existing STAC Zero riders in the coming weeks that will include the upgraded Fliiiight resistance unit and utilize your original STAC frame. Stay tuned for details.

    • Graham R

      Thanks!

      What’s the best way to find out about these? I have some wellness cash I need to spend.

  25. Javy

    Has anyone done the factory install on Sram Crank? I’m thinking about it for my Sram Red 22 crankset but have been able to find any reviews or experiences about it

  26. Todd Tannenbaum

    FWIW, I have been very happy with my 4iiii, zero complaints. My Praxis Zayante crankset came equipped with a left-sided 4iiii PRECISION which has worked perfectly. Just pop in a new coin battery a few times per season (which takes 30 seconds – it also reports on remaining battery life to the wahoo bolt and my iphone so you know when it is almost time). Numbers seem accurate when compared to my kickr (only other power source I have), and after nearly three years of hard use including lots of pouring rain my 4iiii still works like new. Always pairs up fast. I like to use SPD cleats so crank based power seemed a decent way to go.

  27. thomas

    Anyone got a 4iii left PM on a decathlon btwin/van rysel carbon frame (ultra cf) ? This or any other model of the same frame :link to decathlon.fr

    Checking the clearance specs, it looks like it shouldn’t fit by ~1-2mm but I’m interested if anyone got it ?

    Thanks !

    • thomas

      forgot to add an illustrating pic…

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi Thomas, we also received your email regarding your clearance question, and asked for a second picture just to check further, but you should be good for a Factory Install, Ride Ready TBD.

  28. Ron Swift

    Do the 4iiii left side PM’s crazily spike, like the Stages if you descend left foot forward?

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi Ron,

      You should not see spikes while descending left foot forward.

    • Ron Swift

      Wriley, I routinely had spikes up to 8000 watts, descending on my MTB, with Stages L leg power meters. I quit using them for that reason. I thought it might just be the nature of a crank arm PM. I figured that the hits coming through your feet, while standing with L foot forward, would move the strain gauges in the PM, just like pedaling in the correct direction? Does the 4iiii PM have some way to eliminate the “foot bounce” spiking?

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi Ron,

      The fundamental inputs of crank arm based power meter measurement requires torque which is a factor of a strain gauge response and crank arm length and rotational velocity (cadence measured in RPM). The PRECISION power meter requires a minimum of 30 RPM to generate a power number in watts so standing or bouncing on a PRECISION power meter will not generate data spikes or give a power measurement because you are not turning the cranks.

    • Ron Swift

      Thanks, Wriley! That’s make a lot of sense, especially for those of us using PMs on MTB and gravel bikes. Definitely, will look at 4iiii, with next purchase.

  29. Kieran Fitzgerald

    What are by options of installing a power meter using stages or 4iiii for dur ace 7800.

    Hope someone can provide some information.

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hello Kieran,

      Unfortunately, the 7800 is too narrow for our latest powermeters, so we have stopped doing installations on that crank.

      You can purchase any of the Shimano Ride Ready cranks to replace the left crank arm, or you can also replace the complete crankset with our PRECISION PRO (dual) Ride Ready cranks in 105 R7000, Ultegra R8000, or Dura-Ace 9100.

  30. Raoul

    I must be missing something obvious but why are there different versions at different prices for the 105/R8000/Dura-Ace “ride-ready versions” since they are all Hollowtech ii based ? Which means the Sora and Tiagra should work too ? Thanks !

    • dizpark

      “ride ready” means that you buy a new crank with the power meter installed. The price difference is mostly because Dura-ace left crank is more expensive than 105, for example.

      “Factory install” is when 4iiii installs power meter on your existing crank. And there the price is the same for all supported crank models. Note that the price for left-side Ride-ready 105 Precision is THE SAME (in the US) if you buy it ride ready or factory install it on your crank. Effectively it is cheaper (you don’t have to ship your crank to them) and less hassle just to buy ride ready :-).

      As for Tiagra or Sora, you should reach out to 4iiii to ask about compatibility and if they can install their power pod on your Tiagra or Sora. But again – what’s the point if it will be just cheaper to buy a ride ready 105 crank. (unless you are bothered by aesthetics of having a different left crank) .

    • Wriley - 4iiii

      Hi Raoul,

      Ride Ready comes installed on a new Shimano left crank arm. The price different comes from the model of Shimano crank (105, Ultegra, Dura-ace).

      Factory Installed powermeters are installed on your existing crank arm.

      Our powermeters are not compatible with Shimano Tiagra or Sora, but swapping out the left crank arm with a Ride Ready Shimano 105 will work as long as you don’t mind the mismatched crankset.