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TonyTheCat 07-24-05 09:53 AM

This might be a stupid question but.....
 
in the Tour de France, how do they measure the riders' wattage ??


:o

Bikewer 07-24-05 11:41 AM

Used to be there were very complex, very expensive power-measuring systems that were normally only available to big teams/researchers with lots of bucks.

Now, as technology increases, even serious recreational cyclists can afford them:

http://www.fact-canada.com/Powertap/...att-meter.html

hmai18 07-24-05 01:16 PM

The SRM power meter: http://www.srm.de/englisch/prod_srmts_str.html

Fitted to a Dura-Ace crank:
http://www.srm.de/englisch/srm_img/img_9457.jpg

operator 07-24-05 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikewer
Now, as technology increases, even serious recreational cyclists can afford them:

Change that even to only.


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