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 Post subject: Rotor InPower on CAAD10
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:16 pm 
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After a long shipping odyssey my Rotor powermeter finally arrived. I got a Quarq Elsa two years ago an wanted a second powermeter since then. The Rotor InPower was spot on with my idea of a cheaper alternative to the Quarq. User serviceable, stealth appearance and support for multiple BB standards (so I can move it to my CX Bike for the winter) supported my decision to get one.

Installation was straight forward (BB30 bearing preload can be adjusted with a ring on the non drive side), pairing was easy (manual pairing with laser engraved Ant+ ID) and my first test ride (50k) didn't show any interrupt on data. I'm not used to the new metrics (Pedal smothness and Torque Efficiency).. but everything else seemed like it should be ;). The Rings probably will need some time for wearing. Shifting was ok, and the deflection on the big ring didn't seem excessive. I haven't done hard sprints yet, but I comfortable with what I saw until now.

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Rings 52/36 (142.5gr.)
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Rotor Bolts (10.2gr.)
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Installed..
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The whole bike..
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:05 pm 
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Clean looking but I have to say I like PM-specific spiders! (like SRM or P2max)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:44 pm 
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nice, I've been looking into buying the Inpower but there aren't a lot of reviews.
I am interested to see how this PM holds up to the quarq and other powermeters.

are those Rotor NoQ rings?

keep us posted!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:59 pm 
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are those Rotor NoQ rings?

Yes, classic round rings in 52/36 configuration.. I run 53/39 on all my other bikes - so one change at a time ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:17 am 
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Please keep us posted, I thought about getting the Inpower but ended up with the Garmin Vectors so I could change between my bikes but I'm still interested cause I'll probably buy another PM in a couple of months


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:03 pm 
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Short update - I used this bike on two training rides and a race so far. All good, no data lost, consistent update on my headunit (Garmin 510) and absolutely no interaction needed from the rider.

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As mentioned previously the NoQ Rings don't shift as good as my PraxisWorks or Campagnolo Rings yet, but I give them some time to wear in.. perhaps they improve.

Didn't test the Rotor Software yet - that's an open task on my list.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:45 pm 
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how did you find the PraxisWorks shifting vs Campagnolo Rings


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:12 pm 
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@jeffy: my Praxis and Campy Rings were both 59/39 so shifting in general is better than with compact or pro-compact. In my experience with a proper setup they are equal in shifting speed and quality. I have almost no signs of wear after 10k km - I would buy them again.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:58 pm 
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still liking the inpower?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:58 pm 
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Awesome. I just ordered a set this morning in 165MM, so will also post some results once assembled.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:43 am 
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A wonderful setting.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:53 pm 
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still liking the inpower?


yes - it has been flawless so far and it has been a busy month for me with ~1400km. The crank is plenty stiff for my taste, no creaking or other noises so far. The Rings did improve but the drivetrain tends to be noisier than other setups if not in perfect shape (for instance when commuting with light rain in the morning, dry conditions in the afternoon).

The powermeter part works as expected - wake from sleep is instant for me, and I have never interuptions in data measurement. Below one of my longer rides..

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:40 pm 
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thanks for the feedback! good to hear that you are liking the InPower.

I'm going to wait 'till fall to pull the trigger but the decision will be between the InPower and Power2max with Rotor 3D+

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