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Tsielio
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by Tsielio

someone used powercranks???
good stuff to train?

http://www.powercranks.com/

take a look at the videos on their website

adios

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Florian, move to traing fourm. Thanks

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Superlite wrote:Florian, move to traing fourm. Thanks

I check the forums regularly, no need for backseat moderating. :wink:

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Cyco
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by Cyco

Power Cranks can be an exellent tool, but you need to know how to use them. Like HR moniters, if they are not setup and calibrated to the individual (ie regular Max HR tests, etc) and you know what the read out means, if the correct steps are not taken then they may be nothing more than an expensive pair of cranks.

Talk to your local Sports Institute (the Govt supported one) or Pro team that uses them and see if they will help you out witj the setup and monitering, if so they can a brilliant training tool.
Success is how far you you bounce back up after being knocked down

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Cyco wrote:Power Cranks can be an exellent tool, but you need to know how to use them. Like HR moniters, if they are not setup and calibrated to the individual (ie regular Max HR tests, etc) and you know what the read out means, if the correct steps are not taken then they may be nothing more than an expensive pair of cranks.

Talk to your local Sports Institute (the Govt supported one) or Pro team that uses them and see if they will help you out witj the setup and monitering, if so they can a brilliant training tool.


Cyco powercranks is not the same as powermeters :-)
Download one of the movies and you will see what a powercrank is.


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saw the videos, here are direct links so everyone can download them.

video 1 http://www.powercranks.com/Downloads/pcintrolrgr.mov
video 2 http://www.powercranks.com/Downloads/diablolrgr.mov
video 3 http://www.powercranks.com/Downloads/speedbump.mov
video 4 http://www.powercranks.com/Downloads/Ou ... eagain.mov

i have seen the cranks before, they weight a ton...lol. but the person says they work great.

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Cyco
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by Cyco

I was thinking of the SRMPowerCranks (power meter type). These I have seen before and would be interested to try. I suspect they would work well as a training tool, but could be a bit scetchy on the first couple of road rides :wink:
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No one?

I thought this is a weightweenie / cyclefreak forum :lol: :lol:
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Cyco wrote:These I have seen before and would be interested to try. I suspect they would work well as a training tool, but could be a bit scetchy on the first couple of road rides :wink:


Powercranks long term test: http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=1171
Powercranks product review: http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=758
Another powercranks product review: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id= ... owerCranks
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andyrr
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by andyrr

John Ibbotson in the UK has been using these for a few weeks now and has posted his thoughts on them : you could do worse than check out his web site - http://www.ibboworld.com

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