All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

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sherritran
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All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by sherritran » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:38 pm

I've been thinking of getting this toy for some time and the thing that has been holding me back is the cost. If anyone has a used one for sale, shoot me a line.

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Anika
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Re: All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by Anika » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:16 am

Check out the Stages power meter. They're less expensive

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Re: All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by Robgrant » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:52 am

and Power 2 Max as they have their original (Classic) version on sale.
http://www.power2max.com/northamerica/p ... ssic-road/

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Re: All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by sherritran » Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:01 am

Wow, thanks for the suggestions guys!

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Re: All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:31 pm

The Power tap hub-type power metre is cheaper and has been recommended to me for junior use because you can share it among riders easily, something you can't do with a crank meter. The recent versions all talk to devices like garmins. Downsides include if its built into a training wheel, you don't have power meter in race wheels, and vice versa.

One view is that the main use for new users is determining training intensities, which after a while you become pretty accurate at estimating. Pros though, use them to even out their pace in TTs and evaluate their abilities in key race moments. For eg, keeping their wattge down on climbs, up on descents. And after a cross wind stage of the tour, Cavendish reported higher wattage in the crossing the gap to the break, than he did for winning the sprint at the end.
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Re: All I want for Xmas is a powermeter

Post by Lister Farrar » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:32 pm

Lister
"We're jammin', jammin',
And I hope you like jammin', too."
(Bob Marley)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QdwYY9rZL4

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