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Discussion: Powermeter

in: Kitch; Kitch > 2015-12-31

Jan 1, 2016 9:43 PM # 
What kind do you use? Tips & advice :)
The spin bikes have a stages device, any thoughts on those? Cheers
Jan 2, 2016 7:37 PM # 
What kind of bike do you have ?
What level of components does it have ?
What kind of riding are you planning on doing ?

I have a powertap hub. Its pretty good, especially since I sent it back and it got fixed.....
Considering getting a Power2max for my race bike.

The complexity is the whole range of - where to put it, what exactly it measures, how much is it ?
On top of this there is component compatability for some of them - They are primarily aimed at committed road cyclists and therefore generally come fitted to decent level road components. Many of them come fitted to / for specific models from the main brands' road components. eg Stages on a Shimano Ultegra Crank, Power2max for a Cannondale SI crankset.
The most versatile - i.e fit to any bike - are the pedal based ones and the Powertap hub. Pedal based are road shoe compatible only.

Best reference I can give you is this guys site / general review - this tells you all really.

He's not going overboard on the Stages.

Have a read and see what you make of it all.
and then ask more questions....
Jan 6, 2016 9:16 AM # 
Sweet, thanks.
Also saw this video review

Realistically I am not going to be able to get into this until I am earning some decent £ again ca. 6 mths from now but starting to look into it and work out what kind of bike to get next. Can totally see myself getting more into (road) cycling and joining Halden CK at some point. :)
Jan 7, 2016 2:13 PM # 
aye, they are a fair old investment, esp. on top of a new bike.

Needless to say, I'm loving it.
The racing, should you ever go that far, is nothing like running; tactical, ruthless, brutal
Jan 9, 2016 9:10 PM # 
Sounds interesting:) Lot of good people to learn from here if I go that way. Emilie Moberg is a local girl and the HCK community is pretty strong. I haven't had chance to get involved yet though since HSK is so active as well. So much going on in Halden for such a small town! Lot of sport & music stuff. Love it!

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