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 Post subject: Pioneer power meter
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:42 am 
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I just read:
http://www.arueda.com/tech/noticias/nue ... oneer.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
About a new powermeter from Pioneer. Totally new for me.
Anyone heard anything about it? Is it really the "big" Pioneer company behind it?
If that is the case you must wonder what technical innovation they have stumbled upon to make a
bicycle component.

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Interesting, so it seems to be a device that mounts on the chainrings and non-driveside crank arm?

Torsion/tension between the ring bolts?

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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New to me, too. Good post.


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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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Geoff wrote:
New to me, too. Good post.


Agreed. Nice find! :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:44 am 
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We've been talking about this for a while on the google wattage group forum. Here's a link to some pics:

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This looks sweet. I could switch between my mtn & road bikes and use the pedals & wheels I want. Accuracy is 1.3%.

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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This and the power meter that plugs into your speed plays are the first ones I have seen that actually look practical. I cannot wait to see if this actually reaches production. I hope this does not end up in the long list of vaporware cycling products.

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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Risk is that it is released in Japan first for a couple of years and then maybe the rest of the world.
I happens all the time with electronic gadgets from Nippon.

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>Is it really the "big" Pioneer company behind it?

Must be, as the font of the logo is the same as on my CD player.


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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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I can think of a lot of set ups that wont fit on, between the transmitter on the left hand arm hitting the chainstays and for that matter the right side as well, and theres a few cranks/chainrings combinations that wont leave enough room for it either.

I like the little graphs shown on the head unit though


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Sure, but if they can plug straight into non weird frames running big S chainsets, then likely they will fit 90%+ of bikes. I personally dislike throwing away or selling perfectly good parts to fit the latest electronic version.


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What is the price?

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I've been looking at this with great interest as well as Brim Brothers a.o. I'd like to see where this goes (preferably on my bike at some point) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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and according to the write-up on Max's link, the transmitter is only 30g!


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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_f7D5iP78Q Youtube vid in japanese. With my limited Japanese I can pick up Android based software. The Screen looks hi res just not sure how it would go in sunglare. Nifty looking little unit anyways.
Any Japanese translators? Please?


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 Post subject: Re: Pioneer power meter?
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Very nice but I have to wonder about clearance of the bolt on attachments on some BB30/BB86/BB90 framesets. Based on my TCR Advanced Sl and the already close proximity of the drive-side crank arm of the FSA SRM currently installed, I think the Pioneer sensor would be rub the chainstay.

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