Tinea Pedis wrote:
SRM seems to be the CarbonSports/Lightweight of the power meter market.
I don't see how that is a valid analogy. Especially given they are the choice of 90% of the Pro peloton.
If I may explain?
Did an overwhelming majority of the peloton use them? No.
SRM could not hold on to such a market share if their product was not good. The new P2M may change things, may not. Be interesting to see if any teams vote with their feet.
If Lightweights were really that much better than any other wheel, I think they would have been more commonly seen in the peloton. They weren't. You're welcome to your belief. I simply disagree.
And this is no 'SRM bias'. I'm down with whatever crank-based system is most accurate.
Also don't discount the Gamin riders giving feedback, I would expect that, that relationship is going to be better than SRM and it's pros. Just guessing : )
Why rely on the riders? Garmin host their own forum for their products. Which, if you go in to the 810 one, is filled
with threads about all the firmware bugs.
Do they listen to these and incorporate them in to their updates? For a lot of the issues, not at all.
Point being, they certainly seem to have no qualms about using their customers to 'beta-test' their product - while barely fixing issues that are brought to their attention. Why would they bother with Garmin-Sharp riders?
Also, given the vast number of WT teams on SRM, it'd be a pretty safe guess that their assumed feedback (through sheer weight of numbers) would be higher than the assumed feedback that even the whole Garmin team could potentially give*
*based on a whole lot of assumption here
Whatever the case, I'll be switching to a PC8 as soon as I can.