Thanks a lot for ur posts.. Finally very usefull info about Asioma... U mentioned neoprene overshoes.. Is there any interference with the pods of Assioma / BePro in that case when u have to use them? Or even with overshoes no problems at all?
And i have Record Crankset 2015+, so also interested how they clear this crankset...
Actually only one specific overshoe did rub the sensor... no damages... just the printed logo a bit. All others no problem. Since the Assioma Pod is smaller, I guess that there won't be any problem..
Thanks a lot..
I like to have Cycling dinamics, but more important for me is reliability...
I analyzed how the pedals are made, and i find out that Assioma are very robust made, and also access to parts which i can replace my self including bearings:
And access to spare parts:https://cycling.favero.com/shop
About bearings here there is 3 of them, and to me look like standard bearings, which i dont need to buy from Favero.
In Garmin Vector 3 pedals, i can see needle bearings which in pedals like Power Tap P1 show that are not that reliable.
There is some possability for maintance as u can see here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1X3ztDNL6k
But not possible to replace bearings without sending them to Garmin, or buying repair kits which based on prices for Garmin Vector 2, are not that cheap.
Also based on Garmin Vector 3 schematic i can see only one bearing (needle bearing) and to me look like will be less reliable long term.
About Cycling Dynamics, Garmin opened this to other companies:https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/garmin-opens-up-cycling-dynamics-to-other-companies.html
So not sure if this is based only on software, or need some specific hardware. But if it's based only on software, then there is a big chance that other companies will implement this cycling dynamics with some of the future firmware's...
And this Cycling dynamics was biggest reason why i wanted Garmin Vector 3, but realized that probably is one of the things u need are important, but in reality is not that important. So even this never happen to Favero, it wont be end of the world...
About replacabale battery vs chargable.. I can see the Water/Dust ressistance Index IPX7 for Garmin Vector, vs IP67 for Faverro's. This mean that maybe battery department on Garmin are more prone for some dust/water, which can lead to some more problems when u ride in rain, or trough dust on the roads (im riding my winter bike this days on rain, and whole bike is so dirty..). There is potential problem that battery on Favero will be with less capacity in few years (there is 2 years warranty), but even happen something like after the warranty, the price difference between them is about 170-200 eur, and the whole axle with sensor and battery in this moment is 303 eur (without tax).So in the worst case scenario, there will still be similar money and having a brand new axle/battery. Im sure until then will be cheaper (for BePro is 278 eur now), and even bigger possability that power meters by then will be much cheaper with new models on the market as well...
And weight difference (rotational Weight) of 22-24 gm is bonus
So im going for Favero Assioma Duo. As soon as i get them, and test ride them, ill share my experience...