Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power system

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Marty Moose » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:35 pm

Yeh I think your right there are a couple of other big hitters about to hit the market aswell I guess time will tell.

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Myddraal » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:56 pm

toolonglegs wrote:US $1500 ...yeah I think I will pass on that till price drops about 200% :shock: .
Don't worry, I'm sure won't have to wait too long before Garmin are offering to pay everyone $1500 to use their power meter. :P

I'm curious how it actually measures deflection. It seems like it would depend a lot on the quality control and consistency of the pedals, particularly the spindle wall thickness. I wonder how accurate it really is.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:02 pm

SRM's last for a long time...a pair of pedals won't.
Lets wait and see them being used somewhere...I haven't seen any pro teams using them yet,has anyone else?.
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Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:12 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Lets wait and see them being used somewhere...I haven't seen any pro teams using them yet,has anyone else?.


I believe some pro-riders have been testing the Polar version.

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:16 pm

toolonglegs wrote:SRM's last for a long time...a pair of pedals won't.

Rebuildable?
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby sogood » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:18 pm

Wait on! Available not until March 2012!!! That's a long long way away, bordering on vapourware. :twisted:
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:36 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:SRM's last for a long time...a pair of pedals won't.

Rebuildable?

Everything is rebuildable...suppose we will see how user friendly it is.SRM isn't the most user friendly either.Powertap certainly isn't after the nightmare I had with my SL+.
We need to see some sponsored riders using it day in day out to actually believe they have a finished prototype at least.
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Postby ZepinAtor » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:36 am

toolonglegs wrote:Powertap certainly isn't after the nightmare I had with my SL+.
We need to see some sponsored riders using it day in day out to actually believe they have a finished prototype at least.


Interesting results with your SL+ power tap as I have the same model which decided to go crazy after only 2 weeks. It was a fairly quick & painless replacement from the Cycleops people though. 4 day turn around no questions asked replacement of the internals. It's been going well ever since (6 weeks) & my wifes hub has been faultless since new. I've found the hub easy to use & set up with a total cost of $1200, but I'd go the $1500 pedals as you can swap from bike to bike unlike having a 450g hub bolted into your frame.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:57 am

Yeah mine was a total lemon.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Aushiker » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:08 pm

Hi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr8f6X5XKdI&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube]

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby ZepinAtor » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:20 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Yeah mine was a total lemon.


Do you still have it & if so do you want to sell it ? I'm gathering by the "was a total lemon" it's now gone ?
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:35 pm

ZepinAtor wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Yeah mine was a total lemon.


Do you still have it & if so do you want to sell it ? I'm gathering by the "was a total lemon" it's now gone ?


They gave me a new wheel complete...but I only used it for about 1000km's before my back went wrong...so I sold it to a team mate.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby RobGrinter » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:28 pm

sogood wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:SRM's last for a long time...a pair of pedals won't.

Rebuildable?


Garmin Australia has stated to us that replacement pedals and sensor parts will be available separately.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby pagey » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:00 pm

I hope for $1500 it works better than their crap heart rate straps
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby RobGrinter » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:28 pm

pagey wrote:I hope for $1500 it works better than their crap heart rate straps


.... and your suggestion of which brand of currently sold heart rate strap is not "crap" would be ?????
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby winstonw » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:07 pm

RobGrinter wrote:
pagey wrote:I hope for $1500 it works better than their crap heart rate straps


.... and your suggestion of which brand of currently sold heart rate strap is not "crap" would be ?????



Garmin have their premium heart rate strap, and their crap strap for unassuming working class riders.

So my suggestion is don't buy Garmin's non premium heart rate strap.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby RobGrinter » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:48 pm

Then you will be pleased to know that most of Garmins top priced products including the Edge 800 are shipped with the Premium Heart rate Strap.

It is these top priced products that will most likely be the type of Heart Rate Monitors / Cycle computers that will be bought by the same customer that is interested in the Vector pedal.

perfect marraige and problem solved !

However, my experience tells me that the standard Garmin strap outlasts the Premium strap by a long shot. The premium is more comfortable, but has a lower life span.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:56 pm

RobGrinter wrote:
pagey wrote:I hope for $1500 it works better than their crap heart rate straps


.... and your suggestion of which brand of currently sold heart rate strap is not "crap" would be ?????


Adidas :)

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:57 pm

winstonw wrote:Garmin have their premium heart rate strap, and their crap strap for unassuming working class riders.

So my suggestion is don't buy Garmin's non premium heart rate strap.


Having gone through two premium heart rate straps I would take that advice with a grain of salt.

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:42 am

My Edge 705 heart straps is still working fine :) 2 years and still going woohoo
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby HAKS » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:08 am

I've been using the same HR strap (edge 305) for >3years now with no issues at all.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby Marty Moose » Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:45 pm

Same here 800 strap used 5 days a week for 12 months no issues yet.

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:32 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/gar ... ayed-again
What a surprise... no one even riding on prototypes yet... believe it when I see it.
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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby JV911 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:03 pm

Garmin Vector power meter release date pushed back...again

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Re: Garmin Officially announces Vector -pedal based Power sy

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:20 pm

HAKS wrote:I've been using the same HR strap (edge 305) for >3years now with no issues at all.


Mine lasted about 18 months before the elastic had gone (base version strap). Mind you, it gets washed every ride, so that probably doesn't help.
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