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Interbike Power Meter Seminar Wrap-Up

The last two weeks have been crazy busy – but perhaps one of the more interesting parts of Interbike was the Power Meter Seminar, which was held Wednesday morning just prior to the show floor opening up.  The seminar (now … Read More Here

Voted off the island!

Ha!  Awesome!  I was watching tonight’s Survivor – more out of interest after my trip to Palau over the holiday break than the show itself.  We had been told that the tribal council area was at a place near where … Read More Here

First Ride: Quarq’s New DZero Power Meter Series

(Update – May 18th, 2017 – See my full and new in-depth review published here!!!) Quarq is turning 10 years old this year, and at Eurobike they rolled out a complete refresh of their power meter lineup.  This refresh covers … Read More Here

Pioneer Exits Power Meter Business as Shimano Buys Their Cycling Business

Pioneer announced today that as part of an agreement with Shimano, quietly penned back in December, they’ll be exiting the cycling business. That includes ending their power meter and bike computer product sales. Shimano has purchased unknown assets in conjunction … Read More Here

Hands on with a $200 Bluetooth Smart power meter and precision distance/speed sensor

A few weeks ago I got in touch with the folks behind Velocomputer, who have been working on a Bluetooth Low Energy Speed/Cadence/Power Meter.  The unit is no bigger than your current standard speed/cadence sensor that you mount today to … Read More Here

SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter: Hands-on and First Rides

In the world of cycling drivetrain gear, both SRAM and Shimano have three core pricing tiers for their wares. In Shimano’s case that’s Dura-Ace, Ultegra, and 105. While in SRAM’s case it’s RED, Force, and Rival. These companies release their … Read More Here

The Because It’s Friday $500 Gadget Giveaway!

Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week. But more importantly, today is also Australia Day. I only know that because I’m in Australia, and the beaches are more crowded than the starting line of … Read More Here

The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway

I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received only a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve … Read More Here

The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2017 Edition

Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide!  It’s where I round-up every cycling power meter on the market, and talk through what’s happened in the last year.  I give my opinions of every single power meter … Read More Here

Kona Bike Count 2018 Power Meter Analysis

Once again, it’s time for the big dance that is Kona. Or more technically – the Ironman World Championships. It’s when the fastest long-course triathletes in the world gather on a small island to collectively consume more electrolyte-filled drinks and … Read More Here

Wahoo Fitness adds Pioneer’s advanced pedaling metrics to ELEMNT/BOLT

Today Wahoo and Pioneer announced a bit of a partnership that will bring Pioneer’s advanced power meter pedaling metrics onto the Wahoo ELEMNT and BOLT head unit lineup. These metrics have long been only available on Pioneer’s head units, and … Read More Here

The Power Meter Buyers Guide–2018 Edition

Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide!  It’s where I round-up every cycling power meter on the market, and talk through what’s happened in the last year.  I give my opinions of every single power meter … Read More Here

4iiii Precision Pro Dual Left/Right Power Meter In-Depth Review

While there are many power meter options being touted these days, it’s a different matter to actually get something shipped to consumers.  And to do something that’s accurate and trusted (as well as reliable).  It’s been a couple of years now … Read More Here

PowerTap gives sneak peek at new product development, and other updates from the company

Last year at Eurobike, PowerTap had on display a bit of a historical timeline of the company’s past products.  15 years worth of power meter products on display, a nod to the company’s long line of various developments that hit retail … Read More Here

Stages Power Meter In-Depth Review Update

Do firmware updates by Stages help resolve some of the technical issues I saw in the earlier review? Read More Here

Hands-on: Stages LR Dual Left/Right Power Meter

Today Stages (finally) announced their long seen but never sold dual left/right power meter, the Stages LR.  This new system simply adds in right-side measurement to what has long been Stages left-leg only product line. Of course, long-time power meter … Read More Here

SRM: Their iOS app, PC8, and their thoughts on low-cost power meters

While at Interbike I sat down with the SRM crew that’s working on their updated PC8 head unit.  While our discussions started there, they roamed to areas such as the iOS app, rechargeable power meters and the general trends around power … Read More Here

How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

No matter the product, eventually, for every product review I post, sooner or later someone has a power related accuracy issue with their unit. In today’s post, I’ll be focusing on power meter and trainer accuracy issues. But perhaps down … 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

Zwift Bans Two Pro Racers For Altering Data: An Explainer of Sorts

It’ll likely come as no surprise that top racers are once again* cheating on Zwift. After all, cheating and cycling are as intertwined as peanut butter and jelly.  And while historically cycling has seen cheating take the form of doping … Read More Here

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

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 … 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

The Didn’t Get What You Wanted $500 Gadget Giveaway

I’m sure many of you received various sports gadgets over the last few weeks as part of the holidays.  But for those unlucky elves who received only a half-eaten gel packet in their Christmas stocking from their not-so-significant others, I’ve … 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

PowerTap Significantly Drops Prices, Plus Detailed Power Meter Pricing Trends (2018 Edition)

It seems like it’s that time of year again – when we start to see shifts in power meter pricing and companies tweak their strategy for the year ahead.  The first to move this year was actually Pioneer, back in … Read More Here