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Kona Bike Count 2017 Power Meter Analysis

For those in the triathlon world, today’s the big day: Kona.  Or more accurately called – the Ironman World Championships.  It’s when the fastest long-course triathletes in the world gather on a small island to collectively consume a hundred-thousand gel packets.  … Read More Here

Power2Max goes to $599 – Joins Quarq, Pioneer in April power meter price slashing

Power2Max Price Cuts Today Power2Max announced price drops of about 21% off of their existing units, dropping the base price to a mind-boggling $599.  This is ahead of the bike industry event this weekend, Sea Otter, where we’ve seen a … Read More Here

Quarq DZero Power Meter In-Depth Review

This past summer at Eurobike, Quarq announced their latest generation of power meters, the DZero lineup.  The aim of this line was to refresh the existing offerings, while also somewhat simplifying things.  Most visible to consumers though was the addition … Read More Here

Pioneer announces new color-mapping GPS bike computer, plus new power meters

In some ways, Pioneer can be easy to forget about in the power meter scene, though I’m honestly not sure why. They’ve consistently delivered a new round of products every year at Interbike – almost as consistent as Apple can … Read More Here

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

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

IQ2 Power Meter Changes Direction: Backers Now Getting Pedals

On the list of things coming down the pipeline this Friday, I didn’t see the day wrapping up this way. IQ2 just announced that their belated power meter project (which was essentially a small spacer in between the pedals and … Read More Here

The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2014 Edition

[Please see my 2016 Edition of the Power Meter Buyers Guide Located here.] How quickly a year has gone by since my last power meter buyers guide.  In that time we’ve seen an explosion of new entrants into the power … Read More Here

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 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

SRM X Power MTB Power Meter First Look: A Turning Point for SRM?

For the first time in approximately ever, I’m actually excited about an SRM product and where the company is heading. Here, right off the top of this post without a wordy intro, in a mere three bullets I’ll explain why: … Read More Here

Separating product timeline fact from fantasy: Interbike Edition

Now that some of the hype has died down a bit from Interbike, it’s time to take a look at what exactly all these vendors have promised…and which ones might actually meet their promises. But as is always the case, … Read More Here

Stages Power Meter In-Depth Review

The Stages Power Meter is the first ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart PM on the market, all at under $700. But does it stand up to detailed analysis? Read More Here

1st Hands-On Ride with Brim Brothers Zone Cleat Based Power Meter

Tonight I had the opportunity to go out for a ride testing out the new Brim Brothers power meter, Zone, which is mounted into the Speedplay cleat baseplate that’s attached to your cycling shoes.  The Brim Brothers Zone has long … Read More Here

Kona Bike Count 2019 Power Meter Analysis: 10 Years of Data

Once again, it’s time for the big dance that is Kona. Or more technically – the Vega 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 … Read More Here

How To Use a Cycling Power Meter With a Garmin Vivoactive or Venu Watch

Officially, power meters are not supported on Garmin’s Venu & Vivoactive watch series. That’s because (in Garmin’s eyes) the target market for those watches is a more mainstream consumer that doesn’t have $1,100 cycling power meters on the bikes in … Read More Here

Hands-on with Elite’s new Drivo, Kura, and Rampa trainers

Today Italian trainer company Elite joined in on the 2016 Trainer announcements bandwagon with the unveiling of four new indoor training products, including one set of rollers. These announcements marks not just new trainers, but most notably a cleaner and simpler … Read More Here

Hands-on with SRM’s upcoming iPad app for their new PC8 head unit

Today I got the chance to go hands-on with a very preliminary version of the SRM iPad application that will accompany the new SRM PC8 head units next spring (2014) as part of a simultaneous release. I previously covered 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

The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2015 Edition

[Please see my 2016 Edition of the Power Meter Buyers Guide Located here.] 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 … 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

Sea Otter 2016 Power Meter Tidbits: Stages & Verve Infocrank

Best I could tell, there were six power meter companies at Sea Otter: Garmin, 4iiii, Rotor, SRAM/Quarq, Stages, and Verve. I’ve already covered the new 4iiii product announcements in this post, and Garmin didn’t announce anything at Sea Otter beyond … Read More Here

Why you shouldn’t always trust “peer reviewed” studies: The Polar vs SRM papers

Earlier this week a peer reviewed university backed research paper was released that essentially said that Polar power meter pedals shouldn’t be trusted, and that instead, SRM was better: “The power data from the Keo power pedals should be treated … Read More Here

SRAM RED eTAP AXS Hands-on: Everything To Know About The Smart Tech

Today SRAM announces their latest RED groupset lineup, SRAM RED eTAP AXS for road and off-road. This groupset shifts from a more traditional 11-speed cassette arrangement to a 12-speed cassette configuration. It also eschews any mechanical only version of the … Read More Here

A chat with the CEO of Watteam and their new $499 power meter: PowerBeat

Update – Aug 18th, 2015: See my latest hands-on testing of near-final units here in my recent test post with them. Earlier this morning a relatively unknown company – Watteam – came out of the woodwork and announced an upcoming … Read More Here