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    Affordable Powermeters for Garmin

    I like a suggestion of an affordable Powermeter. I have a Garmin 500 Bike Computer.
    Looking at many powermeters, many are like $3000. I would like suggestions of one that is quite low price. I know the accuracy would be abit off with a cheaper model, but as long its ball park figure. thanks

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    Performance Bike has Cycleops Powertap wheels for $899.99:
    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...400222__400222

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    Stages power meter is the least expensive I know of. http://www.stagescycling.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Stages power meter is the least expensive I know of. http://www.stagescycling.com/
    Assuming you have a crankset they support. For their prices and unproven track record, I'd look on eBay for a used PowerTap wheel, or wheelset. Then again, the price at Performance is a good deal and you have a complete, new wheelset with a proven power meter.

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    Good points to consider. Here's a "in depth" review of the Stages PM. http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/s...ew-update.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Here's a "in depth" review of the Stages PM. http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/s...ew-update.html
    Wow. He publishes great reviews.

    Here's a summary on the Stages:
    Pros:
    - Cheapest direct force power meter on market today
    - Easy to install. Silly easy.
    - Tons of crank compatibility options
    - Accelerometer based cadence measurement works really well
    - Utilizes standard CR2032 user-replaceable battery
    - Automatically compensates for temperature changes
    - Lightweight – 20g

    Cons:
    - Left leg dependent, simply doubles left leg power
    - Total power could be highly impacted by your left/right distribution (but I didn’t see this)
    - No method of end-user calibration validation (for advanced users)
    - Doesn’t support Rotor cranks/arms as of today, or carbon crank arms

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    How about square taper cranks?

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    Power Tap just lowered the price of their hubs by over $500. Now comparable to Stages. http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/a...es-drop-38034/

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    good info,thanks for your sharing, i like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    How about square taper cranks?
    Contact Ric Becker at House of Tandems (ric@houseoftandems.com). He can put a Quarq on a square taper BB. Might involve alternate crankarms to do it though. If you look at their website and scroll down a ways on the front page, you'll see two Quarqs on our blue daVinci tandem.

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