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Kai Winters 04-13-22 06:47 AM

Favero Assiamo Power Pedals
Hi all,
I'm thinking of getting a pair of power meter pedals and have decided on the Favero Assiamo's but I don't know whether to buy the Duo or Uno.
I like the idea of saving around $300 by buying the Uno's...$750/Duo, $460/Uno at Amazon...yes I know I can find them a bit cheaper and may but Amazon is easier to access.
What are your thoughts and suggestions?
Thank you,

chaadster 04-13-22 09:32 AM

My thoughts revolve around having no idea what your needs, plans, or goals are, but loving my Assioma Duos.

I like the accuracy of the Duos because I do my workouts across two stationary setups, each with hub power meters, so the on-road numbers match up more accurately. I also like the dual sided data, which help me manage my arthritic knees vis-a-vis performance.

With regard to Assiomas generally, one of the things I really like about them is that I can swap on SPD pedal bodies quickly and easily, which I do seasonally so that I can wear more secure MTB insulated boots in the winter. I use Xpedo CXR dual-sided pedals for that.

texbiker 04-14-22 07:26 AM

I use the Uno on my two road bikes. I chose the Uno because I'm a recreational cyclist and the extra data from the Uno versus the cost wasn't worth. it. The information I get tells me what I want to know.

MinnMan 04-14-22 07:49 AM

There are old threads on this very topic, so if you do a little searching, you'll find a lot of info.

I have the Duos. At first I thought I had wasted my money compared to the Unos, because my L/R power was always pretty much 50/50 or very close for every ride. But then more recently I've been battling injuries and I go pretty far off 50/50 - to 57/43 for example. Apart from the inaccuracy in total power that the Uno would produce in these circumstances (pretty large), monitoring my L/R balance is now another way to judge how I am recovering from the injuries. So the Duo has worked out for me after all.

yannisg 04-14-22 01:37 PM

I have the Duos for over 2 years, and I am very satisfied with them. The L/R balance from the Duos is vital info. Initially, I thought my right leg was the strongest, but the Duos indicated either neutrality or left left is stronger. Also the power is more accurate with the Duos. Not that all this is going to make me faster, but I like to records numbers.
The one problem I had was that unclipping was very hard. I could only unclip with my leg at 6 o'clock position, and with a lot of effort even at the lowest setting. This was a little tricky at stop signs or unexpected stops. After contacting the maker they said the springs would "soften up" which they didn't. Unclipping became easier as the cleat wore, but when I replaced them with new ones the problem returned. I decided to lubricate the side sliding surfaces of the pedals, and that solved the problem.
My son recently bought Duos, after convincing him not to buy the Unos. He also is very happy with them, and didn't have the unclipping problem I had.

zacster 04-17-22 02:52 PM

I bought the Duos when they first came out and now that I've had them for a number of years I don't think the duos were necessary over just the uno. Once you get a sense of your L/R balance you never look at it again. And I was just asking myself the question of whether I need this info anymore as I've gotten older. My power output has gone steadily down so what am I really proving to myself? I like knowing miles and HR, but power just isn't that useful anymore to me.

rob214 04-20-22 04:20 AM

I had the uno for 2 years and loved it, then they had a good sale and I bought the upgrade to duo. love it even more now. is it necessary ? maybe maybe not but I had the cash and went for it.

Kai Winters 04-20-22 05:22 AM

I bought a pair of Unos.
For my needs they seem to be perfect and if I decide to go Duo it is an easy upgrade.
Thanks for all the input.
I should have them tomorrow and will offer my thoughts when I get them on my Aethos and ride with them.

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