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What power meter(s) to use?

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Old 01-09-19, 11:47 AM
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I have the Assiomas also, and have no problems with them. They are rechargeable and I've only had to recharge them twice in a year, even when I rode a lot. I never have any issues with connections either.
I'm definitely picking up a pair of these come spring, especially with the price drop. It's a no-brainer at $650.
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Old 01-09-19, 08:36 PM
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I'm definitely picking up a pair of these come spring, especially with the price drop. It's a no-brainer at $650.
That may be a great option.
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Old 01-10-19, 10:14 PM
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I use a non drive side Stages Gen III. It has never failed or cut out and has always been very consistent.
Excellent. What computer are you using?
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Old 01-11-19, 01:04 AM
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For $150, you can write 300w on a piece of paper and tape it to your stem.
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Old 01-11-19, 07:15 AM
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Excellent. What computer are you using?
Hey Johnny, Im using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. I can calibrate it from the other side of the room.
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Hey Johnny, Im using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. I can calibrate it from the other side of the room.
I just installed a Campy record of this last week, connected with a garmin 520. Works fine.. eyeballing the readings, seemed very consistent with my Elite Direto trainer's readings.
Question.. do people using these run their calibration after getting the bike to ambient riding temperature? ie. can I calibrate in my living room before heading out for a ride in 40 degree weather, or better to calibrate once it's outside?
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Old 01-11-19, 08:05 AM
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I just installed a Campy record of this last week, connected with a garmin 520. Works fine.. eyeballing the readings, seemed very consistent with my Elite Direto trainer's readings.
Question.. do people using these run their calibration after getting the bike to ambient riding temperature? ie. can I calibrate in my living room before heading out for a ride in 40 degree weather, or better to calibrate once it's outside?
I calibrate outside in the conditions I will be riding in.
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Old 01-11-19, 08:31 AM
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I calibrate outside in the conditions I will be riding in.
Thanks, makes sense.
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Old 01-11-19, 08:38 AM
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Thanks, makes sense.
no problem, yeah the only time I calibrate indoors is if I am training indoors on my rollers.
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I will ride for 10 minutes or so and than at the first stoplight After that, I will calibrate.
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Old 01-16-19, 04:55 AM
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I have Pioneer, Power2Max, Powertap hub wheels (2 sets) and Vector 3 pedals. They all work great, I haven't had any issues with any of them. The only thing I have had and got rid of was Stages single sided crank arm. For me with a significant left/right imbalance, that single arm set up just didn't work. I lost one battery door cover for that one too. The quirk with the Vector 3 is dropping the cadence and having an occasional power spike but on average it is very accurate so they work ok for me. What you choose is really dependent on how many bikes you have and how you use them. If you only have one bike, and only want one set of wheels, the Powertap wheels can be found used really inexpensive. If you want really advanced pedal stroke analysis the only 2 places to get that are Pioneer and Vector PMs. For gravel and off road etc, the Power2Max is the way to go IMHO. If you have multiple bikes and only want to use one PM, the Vectors are a great choice, easy to move from bike to bike with no set up required. I suppose the Powertap pedals are the same but they are way to heavy for me, and battery life is short so I personally wouldn't consider them. I bought the Vectors to take on trips when renting a bike like going to Europe to ride for a week. If you have the same bottom bracket across multiple bikes, it's pretty easy to move any crank based PM from one bike to another in a couple minutes.
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Old 01-16-19, 09:59 AM
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Santa brought me a 4iiii Precision for Christmas. It is a left side arm crank. I have only done one ride with it since the 25th as the weather here has been poor and I tend to keep my bike inside when it is raining, snowing, icy roads, etc. For the one and only ride I've done with the Precision, I have no complaints. Worked great out of the gate and gave me what I was looking for.

There are pros and cons to use a left side crank versus a full on system. But for me and for what I'm looking to get out of my training/riding, the Precision is the best tool.
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Santa brought me a 4iiii Precision for Christmas. It is a left side arm crank. I have only done one ride with it since the 25th as the weather here has been poor and I tend to keep my bike inside when it is raining, snowing, icy roads, etc. For the one and only ride I've done with the Precision, I have no complaints. Worked great out of the gate and gave me what I was looking for.

There are pros and cons to use a left side crank versus a full on system. But for me and for what I'm looking to get out of my training/riding, the Precision is the best tool.
Which model did you get?? Precision= battery or Podiiiium= rechargeable?
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Old 01-16-19, 12:37 PM
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anyone looking at picking up these? https://www.iqsquare.com/ ? Would like to see some DCRainMaker love or some review before diving in, but the product seems pretty interesting ...
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Old 01-16-19, 01:25 PM
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the increase q-factor would be a non starter for me
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Old 01-16-19, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by texbiker View Post
I use a PowerPod from Velocomp. Reasonably priced and gives me the power data I need. It works nicely with my Wahoo Elemnt using speed and cadence sensors.
Same here. Powerpod works great for way less money. Lots of low IQ folks don't understand the difference between a DFPM and a powerpod and therefore are under false assumptions that math and physics don't work anymore (watch their responses to this).
Not True.

Newton's rules are still in effect.
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