Polar/Look Keo Powermeter Pedals
lots and lots of talk about the new Polar power system on the wattage forum at the moment.
looks interesting, but no ant+, a proprietry head unit and a pretty fiddly installation makes it a big fat "no thanks" from me.
wonder if we'll ever see the Garmin Vector?
I heard April for the Garmin Vector, but only on Look to start with. No news on Shimano versions.
Have you guys heard of this?
Only problem is non euro shipping. Pretty cheap for powermeters.
ant+ and easy battery changes unlike srm and no restrictions on pedal choices or potential pedal damage.
690 euros but thatss including the vat
Last edited by Jing; 06-12-11 at 02:45 PM.
...or speedplay versions.
yeah, i like the sounds of the p2m system. there's a few people on the wattage list that like to pooh-pooh it because it does what a SRM does at 1/3rd the price and it only has about 12months in market, but i've not heard any real problems with it.
brim bros still sounds interesting, but damn it's taking its sweet time getting to market - you wonder how some of these start-ups keep going. employing a handful of engineers and technical manufacturers or whatever on a fulltime basis for the 18months or whatever that project has been in the pipeline would have cost sooo much money...
personally, very happy with my powertap so far - for a poor, 1-wheelset kinda guy i think it's the way to go. next bike will run a crankset based power system though and considering i will probably buy a cdale super6 and i will probably get one with SI cranks i will probably end up with an SRM...
don't know how i ever lived without power...
i want dura-ace cranks but the only guys that do it is srm.$$$$$$$$$$$$
wired 7800s routinely go for < 1k on fleabay...
Originally Posted by Jing
only thing is the batt seems annoying to replace
i could run a quarq crankset with dura-ace rings though as all i am after from the dura-ace package is the shift quality. Will need to send to quarq to configure the strain gauges with the new chainrings though. Pain.
Was hoping garmin vector was speedplay. oh well. no hurry, not until it hits the 1k mark.
Last edited by Jing; 08-12-11 at 11:01 PM.
Churchy I've been thinking of getting a powertap wheel for training, was yours semi-cheap?
The only problem I have is that I want something for my track bike as well. I don't want to have to buy two SRM's. Fuck, I don't even want to buy one. Looks like its going to be the Garmin Vector for me.
Didn't you overload your last powermetre rhys?
craig has one in his shop at the moment - powertap pro+ laced to mavic open pro. the owner sent it in for servicing but couldn't make payment on it when it was done so the shop is selling it to cover costs for $700. that would be a pretty good place to start - totally re-furbished hub, good enough training rim...
Originally Posted by rhys
my hub was USD630 + postage. i got the pro+ (the cheapest one that's not disgracefully heavy) so it talks to my garmin and doesn't weight THAT much more than my old wheel. by the time it was built i think i was up for about $900
also, competitive cyclist had (not sure if they still do) the pro+/open pro build brand new for USD700ish so you could realistically have that delivered for not much more than $800.
keep your eyes open over the next few months as the new (black) units become more common and the older (silver) units get phased out and sell cheap on closeouts. if you want to pay retail, check excel sports in the states (where i got mine on closeout) or cyclepowermeters in the uk (they will give you prices without VAT and with a discount on request).
totally worth it though man, opens your eyes in a big way. you can train smarter, you can track improvement and you can monitor fatigue. I can actually see a purpose to spending time on the rollers now. plus, just having it there makes you want to go harder and see bigger numbers every time you get on the bike. I feel so empty riding the mtb now that i'm looking for one for it too...
as for getting one for the track bike, i've got a wired SRM at home that i'm trying to get to talk to my garmin - i'm currently waiting on a new wiring loom, but i will hopefully get the electronics and programming to a "proof of concept"/testing phase over the xmas break. once i've got that working i'll be able to run a wired srm unit on my track bike and store the data in the garmin which removes the need for the head unit and the horrible wiring loom. the older wired units go for as little as $400 on fleabay and you can get them with all sorts of different crank options (i have 165s, 170s and 172.5s at home) making them a reasonable option for track. 130bcd and a flared chainline are less perfect, but i'm willing to make that compromise for cheap power data...