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Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:42 am
by Alex Simmons/RST
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.

Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:55 pm
by mikesbytes
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.


So not the right option yet

Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:10 pm
by Strawburger
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.

Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:43 pm
by twizzle
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?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:41 am
by g_dorazio
+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....

Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:01 am
by sogood
By the time that technically perfect and cost efficient PM arrives, it'll be just in time for my septuagenarian training plan.

Re: Power meter usage, every ride?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:58 pm
by jcjordan
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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Based on what I saw on the DC Rainmaker review you will be in your 100's before they hit the market