Quarq Riken

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Quarq Riken

Postby Bakks » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:30 pm

I am looking at getting a power meter. The best bang for your buck option seems to be the new Quarq Riken, which I can pick up for about $1,600. The other options I looked at were Power2max (NZ$1,599), and Powertap. By the time you buy a reasonable set of wheels Powertap seems to be more expensive than the Quarq option.

Has anyone used the new Riken? Any thoughts?

http://www.quarq.com/quarq-riken-10r

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:33 pm

I've got a Quarq Riken as well as the older Cinqo? model. They are very good.
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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby dale79 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:29 pm

I have a stages on the way.. www.stagescycling.com

bit of stuffing around to get it as they wont sell direct to aus but it should be here in 3 weeks I hope.

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby Bakks » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:53 am

I need a whole new crank to go Stages and the only option appears to be Hollowgram so may work out more expensive than a Quarq. Damn BB30.

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby dale79 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:56 am

what cranks do you have?

they sell complete crank sets as well

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby Dr_Mutley » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:16 pm

Bakks wrote:I need a whole new crank to go Stages and the only option appears to be Hollowgram so may work out more expensive than a Quarq. Damn BB30.


From my experience, if u have a BB30 or BBright bottom bracket the quarq BB30 cranks are a good option with bugger all stuffing around.... Forget about running adapters etc as they are a pain in the ass...

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:09 pm

I've used the "wheels manufacturing" adaptors to install a gxp crank into a bb30 frameset - they worked perfectly and no creaks after a lot of usage (it was my wet weather bike).
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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby petal665 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:From my experience, if u have a BB30 or BBright bottom bracket the quarq BB30 cranks are a good option with bugger all stuffing around.... Forget about running adapters etc as they are a pain in the ass...
My experience is completely the opposite.

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby Dr_Mutley » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:29 am

IMO trying to make a GXP Quarq work with pressfit BBright with wheels adaptors is nothing but a nightmare... I won't start on the issues I had, as we'd be here all day... If BB30 is more straightforward then I'll stand corrected...

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby petal665 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:33 am

Yeah, I've had no experience with BBright.

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Re: Quarq Riken

Postby jacks1071 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:22 am

The wheels manufacturing parts work perfectly, I rode them on my own bike for sometime and it was my wet weather rig. When I replaced that frame I went back to an English threaded bb which is my personal preference but it was more for ease of maintenance and compatibility with lots of parts that I have than because I had an issue with the bb30 setup.

I don't know how many places make these type of "adaptors" but you can be rest assured that they are not all equal.
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