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iAero a reliable powermeter option?

Old 11-29-08, 06:03 PM
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iAero a reliable powermeter option?

???

Really hate that im locked into a rear wheel for power but cant justify the cost of an SRM or Cinqo + computer. I'm sure they have done tons of improvements with the iAero compared to the earlier generation iBikes but cant find any good user reviews on the new unit.

One big plus with the iAero is if I do decide to guy the Cinqo both will play nice with each other. Downside is the total cost of both is the same as an SRM.
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Old 11-29-08, 06:12 PM
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Save up and get a crank based meter.

If you want to be bummed into having a computer, let it be the garmin...

If you find an SRM on ebay you can get it for about a 200 dollar discount with the live.com offer.
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I have changed my view of the ibike. Its great for ride analysis, after the corrections are made. Problem is, for intervals. It may show you are in range of yer power window, but then ya download it and find out it was off by 20 watts. Now supposedly, the Gen 3 eleminate this problem. I just dont know that I want to pay an upgrade fee for the new one when I can get a Power Tap at cost an know Im good to go.
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Old 11-29-08, 11:27 PM
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Tom, my teammate who is comparing several power meters has said that the iBike is reasonably accurate for training purposes. I'm sure he will jump on this thread and post more information. He just got a gen 3 to test and has probably had a few days to play with it.
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I was more intrigued by those things when they were cheap and sucked. Now that they appear to be approaching a point where they may actually be of some use they seem just too expensive.
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Used Ptap. eBay. I bought this last year for $1100 or so, Ptap SL on a Zipp 404 clincher rim:



You can buy one on cheaper rim for half that price. Power Tap does work great, and you can use it on multiple bicycles. Far less expensive than any crank based PM. Very happy with mine. I use it in combination with a Zipp 404 tubular front wheel for racing or competitive rides sometimes, the rest of the time I just use it with a regular front clincher for training.



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>> iAero a reliable powermeter option?<<

The short answer is: not really.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post

Flip it.
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