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LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby steveoc » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:18 am

Interesting new pedal + strain gauge device from LOOK and Polar.

http://www.polar.fi/en/about_polar/news/Polar_and_LOOK_launch_together_power_pedals

Looks similar in concept to the metrigear power measuring spindles that look promising. The LOOK / Polar unit doesnt use ANT+ though, so I am assuming its a separate development to metrigear.

Hopefully, with more developments like this, we will see highly accurate power measurement devices start to trickle down into the entry level pricing bracket. I wonder how long it will be until we see no-brand mass produced units like this pouring into the market ?
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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby wombatK » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:57 pm

Price has got a long way to go before it's in the entry level territory...

http://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/201 ... wer-pedals

indicates pricing will be $US1900 to 2300 - not including the price of the (polar-only) head unit.

Powertap including training wheel is around $US660, not including the price of a Garmin 500 or a spare cluster - but obviously works out lots cheaper all up.

It's cheaper than the SRM wireless crankset units, but their not going to sell many to anyone on a budget.
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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby whichway » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:34 am

wombatK wrote:Powertap including training wheel is around $US660,
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Can anyone find powertap for this price? I thought more like three times that.

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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby whichway » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:49 am

I take it back .Wiggle are pretty close to this price.

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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby wombatK » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:58 pm

whichway wrote:
wombatK wrote:Powertap including training wheel is around $US660,
:shock:

Can anyone find powertap for this price? I thought more like three times that.

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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby sogood » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:30 am

Loved the compactness of a PM sensor built into the pedal axle but didn't like the protruding transmitter at the end of the crank. Couldn't they have made that less tangle prone?
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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby Parrott » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:20 pm

It looks good, though I probably wouldn't buy one unless polar have significantly improved the wireless communication between sensors and head unit from my cs200. It is ok when it works but drops its speed sensing with frustrating regularity. People in our club with cs600's have had similar probs.
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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:49 pm

Hi

DC Rainmaker has an early look at this power meter. For those interested in it, probably worth a read.

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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby wombatK » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:17 pm

Aushiker wrote:Hi

DC Rainmaker has an early look at this power meter. For those interested in it, probably worth a read.

Andrew

As usual, a great run-down by dcrainmaker. Seems like the pedals are "vaporware" - he speculates they're 6 to 12 months from hitting the market. And expensive. So don't hold your breath.
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Re: LOOK and Polar release new power meter pedals

Postby Parrott » Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:42 am

Aushiker wrote:Hi

DC Rainmaker has an early look at this power meter. For those interested in it, probably worth a read.

Andrew


Can't see why you'd buy one if his pricing is right. Buying yourself a heap of headaches with Polar's traditional transmission problems.
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