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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Still too expensive though

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:36 am 
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Anyone has any idea if the Specialized Quarq pm out yet?
Thought of getting one for my s-works crank.
http://www.quarq.com/specialized-quarq


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:02 am 
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skinnyankles wrote:
Anyone has any idea if the Specialized Quarq pm out yet?
Thought of getting one for my s-works crank.
http://www.quarq.com/specialized-quarq" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Yes, they are available. Please call our customer service if interested.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Here is one that I assume we shall see more of at Interbike

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... 012-35270/

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Is it just me or does that bear a close resemblance to the Pioneer sensor? I presume the measurement principle behind both is the same.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:07 pm 
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It is similar though it is only the LH crankarm and is a quarter of the price and has ANT+ as well. It will be interesting to hear what it is like.

From the experts what is the different between measuring at the LH crank only compared to the SRM/Quarq/Power2Max at the spider measurement?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:34 pm 
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This new "cheaper" powermeter is just what I'm looking for. I don't need pinpoint accuracy and universal correctness, I just want a reliable way to measure power from ride to ride. If it tells me that I'm putting out 2800 watts, so be it, so long as the next ride reads 2800, too.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:53 pm 
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For the money this appears to be a winner and much more elegant than messing with the spider, pedal spindles and other headache inducing complexity... Luckily I still have an aluminium crank and have not upgraded, so no worries there either.

I guess the next stage would be to put it on the other crank arm as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:16 pm 
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DC Rainmaker has a preview as well :

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/09/stag ... crank.html

Slightly more comprehensive than Bikeradar


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$700 and only +20g? As long as it's consistent enough to pace yourself with, they've got a winner.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:30 pm 
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euan wrote:
Here is one that I assume we shall see more of at Interbike

http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... 012-35270/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Aside from it not being available for sale yet (if ever) and being unproven, my main disappointment is lack of zip ties to hold the device on the crank (how ya doin' Pioneer).

No carbon fiber (left) crank arms.

Don't get too excited by the $699 price. Dura Ace road is $899 or $949, plus you have to buy the rest of the crank from them. You can't just attach it to an existing crank arm (unless modified to accommodate it).
Dura-Ace 9000, $949 power meter; $1,349 complete crankset
Dura-Ace 7900, $899 power meter; $1,299 complete crankset
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Agree with HammerTime2, no carbon fibre crank compatible versions is disappointing.

On the bright side, if it's as accurate as claimed it's got to be a good thing to have cheaper alternatives. It'll only drives prices downwards.


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HammerTime2 wrote:
Don't get too excited by the $699 price. Dura Ace road is $899 or $949, plus you have to buy the rest of the crank from them. You can't just attach it to an existing crank arm (unless modified to accommodate it).


My training bike has Force on it, I only need to buy the LH crank arm so $699 for use when training and a 45 second swap to take it off? That has me interested. I'm happy to wait and see what what people think of it.

This certainly appears to be the budget PM that everyone including myself have been waiting for.

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HammerTime2 wrote:
Don't get too excited by the $699 price. Dura Ace road is $899 or $949, plus you have to buy the rest of the crank from them. You can't just attach it to an existing crank arm (unless modified to accommodate it).


But you can just throw their crank arm in place of your existing LH crank arm. Done.

Having a CF poweremeter'd-crankarm available (specifically RED/Exogram) would be ideal for me personally, and if sales are strong I imagine that would be in development soon enough.

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prendrefeu wrote:
Having a CF poweremeter'd-crankarm available (specifically RED/Exogram) would be ideal for me personally, and if sales are strong I imagine that would be in development soon enough.


It seems that will not be the case unless someone solves (quoting the Bike Radar article) the
``inherent problems with hysteresis associated with composite construction''
and hence
``the StageONE will only work with aluminum arms.''

Too bad, another powermeter that doesn't work with Campagnolo.


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