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    Power Meter, your view!

    Hi all,

    I am doing a Design Making and Testing project (Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College) on a Power Meter for bikes. Here is a short survey for the initial design stage. Can you please fill the survey at the link below?
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YWQ6LLR

    Your input is very important and would be much appreciated.

    Many Thanks,
    Andy

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    Age brackets don't go high enough. GBP amounts don't go high enough. It's pretty common to spend way more than 300 GBP on cycling stuff in a year. Existing power meters cost well over 1000 GBP.


    I'm way older than 41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Age brackets don't go high enough. GBP amounts don't go high enough. It's pretty common to spend way more than 300 GBP on cycling stuff in a year. Existing power meters cost well over 1000 GBP.


    I'm way older than 41.
    Your participation is much appreciated.

    The age is only for our own information about the ages range who did the survey. - We are aiming to design one to fit most.
    Our target cost is below 300 GBP, so that amount is enough to justify our project aim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Age brackets don't go high enough.

    I'm way older than 41.
    If the age limit for the survey is 41, I guess I can't participate.

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    I just have the meter on the Mains for heat and light to contend with, for Power.

    65... monday

    you have a narrow market to young bike racers that care about data
    to get training feedback in advance
    of finishing order, and time, of actual race..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 10-21-12 at 01:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcandyhk View Post
    ...We are aiming to design one to fit most.
    Our target cost is below 300 GBP, so that amount is enough to justify our project aim.
    I imagine that cyclists interested in power meters generally spend far more than 300 GBP a year. Even though your target is 300, it'd be better to know what your typical customer spends per year on cycling. Consider what an avid cyclist might spend in a year on consumables like tires, tubes, chains, cogs, cables, bike components like wheels, saddles, bars, stems, pedals, rider gear like helmet, eyeglasses, shoes, gloves, riding apparel, miscellaneous expenses like entry fees, travel expenses, nutrition, books, publications, training materials, etc.. I haven't totaled my expenses, but they are much closer to 3000 GBP than 300. And yes, I would definitely spend 300 for decent power meter.

    I think you'll also find that older riders have more discretionary income and spend more on their hobbies.

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