Tag Archives: Power Meters

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

SRM EXAKT Power Meter Pedals In-Depth Review

This past May we saw a new power meter pedal entrant announced onto the market, the SRM EXAKT pedals. Of course, SRM is well known for their power meter wares, which until now have been confined to cranksets and indoor … 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

WatTeam Halts Production of Power Meters, Focuses on Acquisition

Today WatTeam has decided to cease production of power meters while they focus on looking for a strategic partner to carry their low-cost power meter concept forward. Said differently, they’re looking for a bigger brand to buy out the technology … Read More Here

Friday Tech Tidbits: Banning power meters at Tour de France, Polar Vantage now shipping, new COROS APEX GPS watch

Here’s your (occasional) round-up of Friday randomness within the sports tech world. These are items that I felt I wanted to provide a bit more commentary/detail on than just a quick one-liner note in my usual Week in Review post, … 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

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: SRM’s new EXAKT Power Meter Pedals

All the details you need to know about SRM’s EXAKT pedal based power meter, from sizing and weight, to accuracy and price. Plus first ride details.

First Look: The IQ2 149€ Power Meter

(Note: Please, please, please read the entire post before ‘investing’. Especially my concerns in the last two full sections…not paragraphs, sections.) As each year passes, we continue to see drops in power meter prices.  One only needs to look at … Read More Here

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100P Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been almost two years since Shimano first announced their intentions to sell a power meter developed in-house, launched in the lead-up to the Tour de France in June 2016.  That summer, a handful of pro riders would be seen … 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

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

Stages LR (Dual-Sided) Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been a long time coming.  For Stages, the development path of Stages LR has been over three years till it started shipping last month, with most of it in the public eye in the most watched bike on earth: … Read More Here

Garmin (Finally) Releases Vector 3 Bluetooth Smart Firmware

As of today, Garmin finally has their first sensor that actually broadcasts via Bluetooth Smart (in addition to ANT+).  Vector 3 was of course announced last August at Eurobike, and then started shipping back in October (my in-depth review dropped … 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

Garmin opens up Cycling Dynamics to other companies

Sitting on the list of things I’ve been meaning to write about for about a month, is a nifty and little known tidbit: At the ANT+ Symposium this year, Garmin announced that 3rd parties could start to leverage Garmin’s previously … Read More Here

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

4iiii Announces New Precision Podiiiium Power Meter Lineup

Today at Interbike, 4iiii has announced a new product lineup of power meters, the 4iiii Precision Podiiiium.  But because I can’t stand to write Podiiiium throughout this entire article, I’m calling it Podium.  You can thank me later. The new … Read More Here

Power Meter Pedal Shootout: Vector 3 vs PowerTap P1 vs Assioma

Over the course of the summer we’ve seen both Garmin and Favero roll out new pedal power meters.  In Garmin’s case they’ve got their third generation Vector 3 pedals, while in Favero’s case they have their Assioma units, which are … Read More Here

Favero Assioma Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been about three months since Favero announced their next generation power meter pedals, the Assioma.  These pedals would build upon the BePro units of two years ago, doing away with the complicated installation process while also adding in Bluetooth … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter

b December 2017 – Heads up – you can now find my full in-depth review of Garmin Vector 3 here! Today Garmin announced their third generation of power meters, Vector 3.  This new unit brings sweeping changes both easily seen … Read More Here

Power2Max NG ECO In-Depth Review

I know, you’re confused.  You’re thinking to yourself – didn’t he just review the Power2Max NG last month?  And indeed, I did. But this isn’t the Power2Max NG.  It’s the Power2Max NG ECO. Well, that’s a different beast. The ECO … 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

A few quick thoughts on the bePro Gen2…err…Favero Assioma

Earlier this week bePro announced their 2nd generation power meter.  Well, actually, they didn’t.  A company called Favero announced something called the Assioma, which is the successor to the bePro power meter pedals announced almost exactly two years ago.  See … Read More Here

Giro d’Italia 2017–The Trainers, Power Meters and Gadgets of the Pro Peloton

Yesterday I spent the full day at the Giro d’Italia checking out all the sports tech goods the pro teams had on hand.  In the case of this stage, it was an individual time trial – which means that each … Read More Here