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Sky is now using Stages power meter instead of SRM!

Old 01-10-14, 02:51 PM
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Sky is now using Stages power meter instead of SRM!

https://djconnel.blogspot.com/2014/01...to-stages.html

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Old 01-10-14, 03:05 PM
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hmm interesting, hopeful for those of us who use Stages in that perhaps feedback to improve the product will be made (if necessary). I know that teams simply use what is given to them via sponsorship contract so perhaps Stages will use this as more than just marketing but also product improvement. Either way I enjoy my Stages unit even though I have nothing to compare it to from an accuracy stand point (It's good for my training purposes since it's my only benchmark).

Let the slagging begin!
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All those big name riders must be costing too much so they have to cut corners. That's probably a Chinarello.
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Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
That's probably a Chinarello.
You can tell by the wavy lines of the I and N in the logo ... shoddy paint job there.
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They appear to be on aluminium wheels as well. Dire Staights ahead for team Sky.
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Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
You can tell by the wavy lines of the I and N in the logo ... shoddy paint job there.
All of the letters look wavy. It looks like the letters wrap around the top of the down tube (as well as the bottom.)

It could just a cost issue with backup/training bikes. Maybe SRM doesn't want to send them 100 power meters to equip every bike in their fleet. It's also possible that isn't a Sky team bike.

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Old 01-10-14, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
All of the letters look wavy. It looks like the letters wrap around the top of the down tube (as well as the bottom.)

It could just a cost issue with backup/training bikes. Maybe SRM doesn't want to send them 100 power meters to equip every bike in their fleet. It's also possible that isn't a Sky team bike.
Sarcasm is lost on you...
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Old 01-10-14, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy STi View Post
Sarcasm is lost on you...
Sarcasm comes across so well in one sentence, unwitty typed responses. It's officially impossible to have a serious discussion on the 41...
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For early season training rides, it's probably cheaper, and easier on mechanics. Lighter too right?
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
Sarcasm comes across so well in one sentence, unwitty typed responses. It's officially impossible to have a serious discussion on the 41...
Who made it official? Was there a vote? Did Botto & PCad sign off on it?
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Kudos to Stages. This is HUGE for them.

No wonder these guys won't do Black Friday/Christmas deals. They were saving money to sponsor.

As I'm having issues with the chainrings with my P2M PM I kinda wished I just went with Stages honestly. I hope to get things sorted out soon.
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Sky officially announced the switch to Stages:
https://www.teamsky.com/article/0,272...115530,00.html
https://road.cc/content/news/108129-t...er-meters-2014

And they're using Garmin head units but they painted over the Garmin logo with "Stages":
https://road.cc/content/news/108310-team-sky-garmin-2014

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Old 01-18-14, 10:29 AM
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Rumor says (and logic dictates) that part of this deal is that Stages will develop a dual-sided meter.
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