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Garmin Brings Power to the People with Vector

Old 08-18-11, 06:15 AM
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Garmin Brings Power to the People with Vector

https://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/20...-vector-1.html
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Old 08-18-11, 06:21 AM
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i find it funny that their product page link is broken as of this post.
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Where? When? And how much?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Where? When? And how much?
March 2012, MSRP $1499, look compatible carbon "Garmin Vector" pedals
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Where? When? And how much?
Vector will be available in March 2012 and will have a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.
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Ok so right around when I get my tax return...that could be handy timing.

$1500...do I want to get on board out of the gate or get a Quarq?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper View Post
Ok so right around when I get my tax return...that could be handy timing.

$1500...do I want to get on board out of the gate or get a Quarq?
i wouldnt jump on board new technology like this at that price point. thats just me. Quarq is proven in both product and customer service.

on another note; so much for that $500 price tag some BF fools were wishing for.

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So happy they are look compatible. I don't see any issue being an early adopter since most bugs could probably be fixed with updates.
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It's "Look Keo compatible" but it's not a Keo pedal. What does this mean? Can you swap pedal bodies with a Look Keo or does it simply mean you have to use Look's cleats to use it?
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
on another note; so much for that $500 price tag some BF fools were wishing for.

later.
You could go in halfsies with someone else -- each keeps one meter and doubles the results...
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I refuse to purchase an accessory that costs more than the original cost of my bike.
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I wonder if that thing sticking out of the crank has a tendency to hit stuff / pick up debris.

Other than that - want it!
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Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
You could go in halfsies with someone else -- each keeps one meter and doubles the results...
You can't do this. I read somewhere that it works as a "master/slave" system. The right pedal will not work without the left.
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
It's "Look Keo compatible" but it's not a Keo pedal. What does this mean? Can you swap pedal bodies with a Look Keo or does it simply mean you have to use Look's cleats to use it?
i'm betting look cleats compatible...
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Originally Posted by ilovecycling View Post
It's "Look Keo compatible" but it's not a Keo pedal. What does this mean? Can you swap pedal bodies with a Look Keo or does it simply mean you have to use Look's cleats to use it?

It means you can use keo cleats.
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garmin keeps the new stuff coming....

.........edge 200

https://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/20...-and-plan.html

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Originally Posted by bassplyr View Post
I refuse to purchase an accessory that costs more than the original cost of my bike.
When you look at the current power options on the market $1500 for vector is a steal. The other options are either more expensive, more compromises, or both.
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No mention of speedplay and no mention of Garmin 705. I'm out.

HR is good enough anyway as is perceived effort
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Originally Posted by asv View Post
It means you can use keo cleats.
I guess that's cool since I already ride Keo 2 Max pedals, but they might as well just make and include their own cleats since it's not using a Look pedal body. It's just another "Look style" pedal as far as I'm concerned. They could have just as easily went with Shimano SPD-SL cleats since people say they tend to wear better. I don't know since I've never used Shimano cleats, but I'm just saying...
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Vector will ALLEGEDLY be available in March 2012 and will have a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.

Complete, total utter effing VAPORWARE.

Good grief you are all so gullible.
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Originally Posted by donner View Post
i find it funny that their product page link is broken as of this post.
They have removed the link to the product page now
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I get this feeling that they are still a long ways off from releasing this, but didn't want the product to show up at three Interbikes in a row without some sort of tentative release date and pricing.

I forget off the top of my head, but wasn't the original Metrigear slated for Q1 of 2010 (showed at the 2009 Interbike).
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The pedals and the head unit will be about $2K. That's not a 'steal' by any definition. Still a compelling potential power option.

But still, total, complete, absolute, screaming effing VAPORWARE. It gets so offing old with these companies. March 2012. We should all friggin live that long.
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Originally Posted by coachboyd View Post
I get this feeling that they are still a long ways off from releasing this, but didn't want the product to show up at three Interbikes in a row without some sort of tentative release date and pricing.

I forget off the top of my head, but wasn't the original Metrigear slated for Q1 of 2010 (showed at the 2009 Interbike).
From an engineering point of view i still dont think it can work, and if you happen to use varus wedges in your shoes i really dont think it can work - but what do i know
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