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Powertaps are becoming ubiquitous.

Old 06-03-09, 08:04 AM
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Powertaps are becoming ubiquitous.

Seen in a commercial outdoor products catalog that I received today (click for bigger):
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
Powertaps are becoming ubiquitous in the U.S.
corrected.
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What's up with the $25 word in the thread title bd? Ubiquitous my ass.

But they are all over the friggin place.
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What's up with the $25 word in the thread title bd? Ubiquitous my ass.

But they are all over the friggin place in upstate NY and Bergen County.
corrected.
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Botto,

Just curious, any reason why they aren't ubiquitous elsewhere?
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Botto,

Just curious, any reason why they aren't ubiquitous elsewhere?
Because if you're not sticking to a training plan it's a $1000 cyclocomputer that makes your rear wheel really heavy.
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There is still a lot more disposable income in the US, than most of Europe.
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I want one.
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I want one.
Not me...

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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
People tend to spend most of their income on the latest and greatest in the US, as opposed to most people in Europe, who tend to save it.
corrected.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Not me...

[IMG ]http://nyvelocity.com/files/u18/quarq1.jpg[/IMG ]
that probably would have been my choice as well had it been around when I bought the SRM.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Not me...

i might start racing just so i can get one of these paired with a Garmin 705.

later.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
that probably would have been my choice as well had it been around when I bought the SRM.
One need only price out a powertap disc wheel to make the decision easy.... Actually, as soon as you have an interest in using more than one rear wheel on your bike of any kind a crank-mounted system starts to make a lot of sense...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...paign=Datafeed

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Originally Posted by botto View Post
corrected.
Where else is there?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Where else is there?
new england.
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i just bought a powertap. i couldnt justify the cost of a quarq since i would need the quarq, cranks, and a garmin 705. either way the powertap build will come in at 1700g or so which isnt overly heavy and the benefits from the power meter outweigh the 200g savings from a relatively common and standard 1500g set of road wheels.
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new england.
Too many Bosox fans. F New England.
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People tend to spend most of their income on the latest and greatest in the US, as opposed to most people in Europe, who have to save it for the gubbermint.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
i might start racing just so i can get one of these paired with a Garmin 705.

later.
Amen brother. My Christmas present to me this year (hopefully). Quarq+Garmin=
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ignorance is bliss.
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ignorance is bliss.
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What's your marginal tax rate?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Too many Bosox fans. F New England.
The love and care expressed for others makes me feel warm and cozy.
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Botto:

"People tend to spend most of their income on the latest and greatest in the US, as opposed to most people in Europe, who tend to save it.

corrected."



I suspected it was the simple answer (money). But deep down I was hoping that it was because a PowerTap can't measure the will of a Belgian on cobbles.
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i've never seen one in person.
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