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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Seemingly with exactly the same problems sadly, if DC Rainmaker's experience is anything to go by.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:52 pm 
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I'm really not trying to be a nag about this, I promise......but I think this is a problem in all forums, spanning all interests. At least the ones I've been involved in. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

"If DC Rainmakers experience is anything to go by....". Well, what about the guy that says "I've had no problems with mine"?

The threads with positive reviews are always about 4 posts long and are buried in 24 hours by the 87 page diatribes about complaints. Listen, I have no stock in SRAM/Quarq etc, so I'm not married to them. If the product sucks, it sucks. But it doesn't......at least not for me. But that's boring, right?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:59 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that Rainmakers's unit is 1) a Cinqo, not the new unit 2) was used in the rain a lot, something that's known to sometimes cause problems for Cinqos, and 3) the founder of Quark has publiclly stated that the error he's seeing is way out of line, the unit is probably defective and would he please send it back.

Maybe one bad unit == quark sucks to you, but if you apply that reasoning to the other power meters (or any product for that matter) then they all suck.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Quite happy to test one for them if they send one out to the Dolomites.

Not happy to fork out my own money on the off chance that the pattern we are seeing is somehow just the result of faulty old stock.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:34 pm 
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airwise wrote:
Quite happy to test one for them if they send one out to the Dolomites.

Not happy to fork out my own money on the off chance that the pattern we are seeing is somehow just the result of faulty old stock.



Hahaha....... WHAT PATTERN?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:01 pm 
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How about posting some data to show the climbs you do, the VAM, HR and Power readings?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:21 pm 
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airwise wrote:
How about posting some data to show the climbs you do, the VAM, HR and Power readings?



Being that I'm barely computer literate enough to type this, I'd say I wouldn't hold your breath. I couldn't figure out how to post a pic of my bike in another thread.

You can either take my word that I am bright enough to determine whether I have an issue with drift or not. Either way, I'll sleep the same tonight.

I've contributed enough to taking this thread way off course though, so I'll leave it at that.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Already briefly mentioned elsewhere:

Factor Power Crank to hit market in August

As they have it already available on bikes (do they?) this shouldn't be just a "rumor".


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:40 pm 
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2000 pounds is quite a swallow but they are pushing the quality vector, not the low price vector.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:51 pm 
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Looks good but if they're measuring cadence with a magnet it still won't handle oval chainrings (or different degrees of inertia). They claim to report angular velocity, though, so perhaps they're using an accelerometer for that, and the cadence magnet is secondary, or else they're just basing angular velocity on the cadence signal.

In any case, it looks very promising.

On the Vector watch: obviously none on the bikes in the Tour: I suspect the team didn't want to mess with anything new in the Tour.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:12 am 
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the magnet can be used in conjunction with the accelerometer for a TDC reference point every lap.


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https://twitter.com/MattyClinton/status ... 7422101504

Matt Clinton who works for Cyclepowermeters in the UK. Says they will be £1350 as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:12 pm 
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The new SRM Dura-Ace crank is 'out' in final form. With the final, larger chassis design, the two batteries have a 3,000-hour battery life. Check-it-out at SRM USA!


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Been out for a while Geoff.

I missed the first order, waiting for 2nd shipment to hit Oceania SRM!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:32 pm 
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Am I missing something with all these new power meters coming to market at such high price points? I get how they're all different and have their unique selling points but, when a reliable system like a SRM (used), Quarq and PowerTaps can be had for a similar price or even less, is there any reason to splurge on unproven technology?

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