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Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby Deanj » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:01 pm

Has anyone looked into this lately and found somewhere thats doing them at a good price?
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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:45 pm

Deanj wrote:Has anyone looked into this lately and found somewhere thats doing them at a good price?


No but I do know where to get SRM's at a very good price :roll:
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Re: Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:46 pm

Deanj wrote:Has anyone looked into this lately and found somewhere thats doing them at a good price?


No but I do know where to get SRM's at a very good price :roll:

US Dollars...
POWERMETERS WITH COMPLETE SYSTEMS
**FSA K-Force Light Standard 130/130 BCD 53/39 $3,056.00
**FSA K-Force Light Compact 130/110 BCD 50/34 $3,136.00
Dura-Ace Standard 130/130 BCD 53/39 $3,136.00
Dura-Ace Compact 130/110 BCD 50/34 $3,216.00
**Specialized 130/130 (no cranks or chainrings) $2,496.00
Cannondale 130/130 (no cranks or chainrings) $2,496.00
FSA Gossamer Standard 130/130 53/39 $2,416.00
FSA Gossamer Compact 130/110 50/34 $2,496.00
SRM PRO (Octalink or Square Taper) Road $2,416.00
SRM Campy Compact 130/110 Square Taper $2,496.00
**MTB FSA K-Force Light 44/32/22 (104/64 BCD) $3,056.00
MTB FSA Afterburner 44/32/22 (104/64 BCD) $2,416.00
SRM PRO Track Wired (no chainrings) $2,496.00
SRM Science $3,500.00

POWERMETERS ONLY
**FSA K-Force Light Standard 130/130 BCD 53/39 $2,296.00
**FSA K-Force Light Compact 130/110 BCD 50/34 $2,376.00
Dura-Ace Standard 130/130 BCD 53/39 $2,376.00
Dura-Ace Compact 130/110 BCD 50/34 $2,456.00
**Specialized 130/130 (no cranks or chainrings) $1,736.00
Cannondale 130/130 (no cranks or chainrings) $1,736.00
FSA Gossamer Standard 130/130 53/39 $1,656.00
FSA Gossamer Compact 130/110 50/34 $1,736.00
SRM PRO (Octalink or Square Taper) Road $1,656.00 approx (1274 euro)
SRM Campy Compact 130/110 Square Taper $1,736.00
**MTB FSA K-Force Light 44/32/22 (104/64 BCD) $2,296.00
MTB FSA Afterburner 44/32/22 (104/64 BCD) $1,656.00
SRM PRO Track Wired (no chainrings) $1,816.00
SRM Science $2,820.00
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Postby Deanj » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:01 pm

Good price for a rich guy :lol:

Going with the powertap for ease with changing between 2 bikes.
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Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:38 pm

I generally find the better known retailers in the US have the best (landed) prices.

But it's been several years since I've bought a PT. Back then local prices were more than double the direct import price. And very little back up support for the premium. Maybe things have changed, not sure.

RST sells them out of the UK (Ric's the UK distributor for PTs) but unfortunately, due to some weird business turnover rules, Ric can't take the VAT off for export. Shame 'cause his prices would be very good otherwise.

I have in the past happily recommended Richard Sawris at wheelbuilder.com
He has always been good to me.

Or a bit of internet shopping might be in order...
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Postby Deanj » Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:59 pm

Cheers will check them out. Have done a bit of googling but most sites don't seem to be that up to date.
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Postby Deanj » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:43 pm

Just giving a mention and re-commendation for cyclepowermeters.com

I sent emails about 2 weeks ago to a few companys with some questions I had, and got a very quick, helpfull reply from Bob at the company mentioned above. I exchanged about 2-3 further emails and got the same great response, with not a bit of pressure. Its worth keeping an eye out on their website if your thinking of a future purchase as they have some good deals on selected products (with the 15% VAT also off those prices), with the bonus of free delivery which was very quick!

I've contacted quite a few companys over the last few months via e-mail, and theres not been to many that you get good service from in that department!

Note - I've no affiliation with the company, I found them via google and just thought I'd pass on the word of good service.

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Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:24 pm

Deanj wrote:Just giving a mention and re-commendation for cyclepowermeters.com

I sent emails about 2 weeks ago to a few companys with some questions I had, and got a very quick, helpfull reply from Bob at the company mentioned above. I exchanged about 2-3 further emails and got the same great response, with not a bit of pressure. Its worth keeping an eye out on their website if your thinking of a future purchase as they have some good deals on selected products, with the bonus of free delivery, which was very quick!

I've contacted quite a few companys over the last few months via e-mail, and theres not been to many that you get good service from in that department!

Note - I've no affiliation with the company, I found them via google and just thought I'd pass on the word of good service.


Ah, yes, I forgot about Bob Tobin - good catch. He sells lots of PTs in UK, he might be in a better position re the VAT issue than Ric at RST is. Lots of good things said about Bob by many I interact with. Ric knows him as well.
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Postby Deanj » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:09 pm

Yeah Ric said good things about him also in an email the other day, he also mentioned about the powertaps which is a shame.
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:20 pm

Does this mean you have one now Dean?.
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Postby Deanj » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:28 pm

Yeah it arrived yesterday after being shipped on Wednesday. I went with the pro+ kit and will have it built into a kinlin rim to match the wheels I bought.
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:30 pm

Good stuff..looking forward to hear what you think.
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Postby Deanj » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:42 pm

Really looking forward to the next few months. Training wise has been non existent really in the past, I just went out for rides paying no attention to HR or anything like that. About as technical as I got was a spinervals dvd when it was raining, so will be interesting to see how things go.
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Postby Ant. » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:50 pm

Excellent!
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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:58 pm

Ant. wrote:Excellent!


Hey Ant...you got one not long ago right?...how is it going?...have you put your max 5 sec / 5 min / 20 min up here yet?....noisey bugger I am :lol:
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Postby Ant. » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:35 am

Hey TLL, I've had mine for a couple of months now. I love it. Well, more like I love getting coached. This thing has the ability to annoy the sh%t out of me on some days, trying to hold a zone outdoors, and watching the reading jump all over the place! gah!
It keeps you honest though. On training routes I've done a fair amount of in the past, I done yesterday with the powermeter, and couldn't believe the amount of pedalling I needed to be doing going down some undulations, and also, whenever you start to softly pedal (which I used to do a lot of, but never realised it at the time), it tells you!

Thing is, with max 5sec / 5min / 20min, you've got to actually do some max efforts to get some numbers. I do what coach tells me :D
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Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:02 am

done a MAP test yet? :wink:
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Postby Deanj » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:09 pm

Whats the go with software for the powertap? Is the one that comes with it any or good, or are you better off with something else?
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Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:02 pm

Deanj wrote:Whats the go with software for the powertap? Is the one that comes with it any or good, or are you better off with something else?
Well it's free, that's one good point.

But for the range of capability and some key metrics, it's hard to go past WKO+.

There are some others out there too.
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Postby Ant. » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:59 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:done a MAP test yet? :wink:

He asked about max powers (cue Simpsons joke) :wink:

Deanj wrote:Whats the go with software for the powertap? Is the one that comes with it any or good, or are you better off with something else?

I downloaded the trial version of trainingpeaks, and bought the thing before I even took the powertap CD out of the pack.
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Re: Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:28 pm

Powertaps and MacOS... any suggestions.I have been told that the only MacOS compatable software is Golden Cheetah.Never heard of it.
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Re: Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:24 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Powertaps and MacOS... any suggestions.I have been told that the only MacOS compatable software is Golden Cheetah.Never heard of it.

Poweragent works on Mac.

WKO doesn't have a native Mac version, so you'd need to use a parallel operating system of some kind. There can be problems in getting devices to download in those circumstances. But working out a way to make WKO work on a Mac is worth it, compared to just using Poweragent. There are quite a number on wattage forum who have it sussed.
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Re: Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:33 am

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toolonglegs wrote:Powertaps and MacOS... any suggestions.I have been told that the only MacOS compatable software is Golden Cheetah.Never heard of it.

Poweragent works on Mac.

WKO doesn't have a native Mac version, so you'd need to use a parallel operating system of some kind. There can be problems in getting devices to download in those circumstances. But working out a way to make WKO work on a Mac is worth it, compared to just using Poweragent. There are quite a number on wattage forum who have it sussed.



I am sure I could run it (WKO+) on mac but I would need to buy emulation software...where as Golden Cheetah is free...will have to do some research!.
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Re: Best place to buy a Powertap?

Postby Deanj » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:23 pm

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