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    This might be a stupid question but.....

    in the Tour de France, how do they measure the riders' wattage ??



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    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

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

    Fitted to a Dura-Ace crank:

    Train smarter; ride harder; get faster; buy lighter (but not neccessarily in that order)
    2006 Cannondale CAAD8 (SOLD) | 2011 Cannondale CAAD10 | Centurion fixie

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    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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