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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

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

SRM X-Power SPD Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been a long time since a major brand new power meter was announced, and today’s post…well…it doesn’t change that. In fact, the SRM X-Power was announced some 18 months ago, and started shipping in super limited quantities nearly a … 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

InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Rollers with Floating Fork: In-Depth Review

In the indoor training world there are roller people, and there are trainer people. It’s sorta like politics or religion. Fighting with one camp over the benefits is mostly futile. The only people who benefit from such discussions are the … 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

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

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

IQ2 Power Meter Pedals: First Rides Testing & Data Accuracy

[Updated note – Nov 2020: Please read the text. All of it. Especially the parts where I’m concerned about their ability to execute on the timeframes they’ve specified, and whether or not the unit I received for test is what … 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

Tour Down Under 2020: Power Meters Of the WorldTour Men’s Teams

Looking for what the riders of the 2020 UCI WorldTour are using as their power meters? Here’s a complete inventory from the Tour Down Under 2020. Read More Here

The Because It’s Friday $500 Sports Gadget Giveaway!

Today is Friday – you made it to the end of the week – and almost to the end of spring. But more importantly, today is also National Strawberry Shortcake Day (Don’t trust me? Look it up.) Unfortunately, I don’t … 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

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

Quarq Lowers Power Meters Pricing Down to $399 for Certain Models

Not one to be outdone, one day after 4iiii lowered their power meter prices substantially, Quarq has joined the fray. Of course, in reality with a company like SRAM behind Quarq – these are hardly last second moves. These permanent … Read More Here

Tech Tidbits: Garmin GPS Offsets Again and PowerTap Units Discontinued

As we round out Wednesday, there’s a few tidbits of news that are definitely worth mentioning – especially this first one as a heads up for Garmin users to ensure you don’t get any wonky GPS tracks over the next … Read More Here

Specialized Power Cranks Power Meter In-Depth Review

Today Specialized has finally announced their new power meter crankset, aptly called Power Cranks.  This crankset has been in the works for quite some time, both in rumors as well as on pro team riders bikes (as I showed at … Read More Here

Power2Max NG Power Meter In-Depth Review

Last August at Eurobike, Power2Max announced their latest power meter – the Power2Max NG.  This power meter would be their first unit with dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart, while also tweaking their underlying measurement design to increase accuracy.  While they had anticipated … Read More Here

Here’s What Happens When You Order a $35 Power Meter

Remember IQ2? The Kickstarter-based startup that’s been trying to produce a budget power meter for about 33 months now? You might recall late spring 2019 they announced a change in direction from a small crank-arm attached pod to a full … 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

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

Wahoo Relaunches Speedplay, Announces Power Meter Plans (POWRLINK Zero)

It’s been roughly 18 months since Wahoo announced the acquisition of Speedplay. Since then the company reduced some 50 different SKUs down to 4 core models, moved factory locations, shut down factories, moved factory locations again, and started building a … 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

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

A Closer Look at The Specialized Power Meter Spotted at The Tour Down Under

At the 2018 Tour Down Under, there honestly isn’t a ton of new bike tech.  At least, bike tech within the realm that I care about. Undoubtedly there are new frames, wheels, and probably the odd brake pad.  But in … Read More Here