Power meter usage, every ride?

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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:42 am

mikesbytes wrote:Has anyone investigated the power meters that work within pedals?

Polar - exustar pedal - not all that cheap, have to use their pedal and their computer (with its memory limitations - don't expect to be able to record more than a few hours of data), and installation is fiddly if you want good data.
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/07/pola ... based.html
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... m-12-46244

Garmin (Metrigear) still don't have anything on the market despite promises over the past 4 years.
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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:55 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Has anyone investigated the power meters that work within pedals?

Polar - exustar pedal - not all that cheap, have to use their pedal and their computer (with its memory limitations - don't expect to be able to record more than a few hours of data), and installation is fiddly if you want good data.
http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/07/pola ... based.html
http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... m-12-46244

Garmin (Metrigear) still don't have anything on the market despite promises over the past 4 years.


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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby Strawburger » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:10 am

And with the amount of re-engineering needed for the metrigear (garmin vector) a good working model will probably end up being 2-3 revisions after the original release.
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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby twizzle » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:43 pm

I keep waiting for the Brimm Brothers PM. Has the potentia in theory, but might not be accurate enough in practice - which would be a shame.


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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby g_dorazio » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:41 am

+1 on the power2max. I have one on my TT bike, train and race on it religiously. I also have a Powertap for my roady...you MUST track EVERY ride to manage fatigue and build to an event. Use a PMC and you'll be amazed with your results....
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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby sogood » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:01 am

By the time that technically perfect and cost efficient PM arrives, it'll be just in time for my septuagenarian training plan.
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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Postby jcjordan » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:58 pm

twizzle wrote:I keep waiting for the Brimm Brothers PM. Has the potentia in theory, but might not be accurate enough in practice - which would be a shame.


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