Powermeter:Assioma or Quarq

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Pinguin
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by Pinguin

Hi
Please help me to choose
I have a Srm Sram Pm and change it between 2 Bikes every week
Now its time for a second Pm
I like my Srm but i think there are better options for lower price

I am between Assiomas Duo and Quarq D-four
Assiomas are easy to change between bikes but also not the best pedal system

On the other hand there is D-four which i could use with a Shimano group(Chainrings) but also with Rotor Chainrings on Sram Axs
So i could the Pm use with the two Top groupsets,on the Crank is written Quarq(not Sram or Shimano)

Both are very light Pm,i am tending a little bit to Quarq because there are some issues with Assiomas(i think more than Quarq)

What do you Guys think?

Yoln
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by Yoln

After having had Assiomas and Garmins vector before switching to a Quarq Riken and finally a Quarq D-Zero recently, I would definitely recommed the Quarq for some reason:

- Battery life, I am tired of all the electronics I have to keep charged on my bike, and I'm very glad not to have to worry about my Power Meter battery. I think I change the battery evry 5000kms, maybe more, it's so long honestly that it's even hard to keep track of it. I kept the Riken a bit less than 6 months and sold it before I even had to change its battery...

- Precision, Quarq accuracy and reliability won't fail you

- And personaly I like to wear my look pedals better that any power meter pedals type
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Hexsense
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by Hexsense

Quarq Dzero add more weight penalty than super light crankset + Assioma.
Assioma add some to pedal stack height vs Dura-ace pedal or Speedplay pedal.
Pick one that the penalty matter less for you.

WouldLikeToBeLighter
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by WouldLikeToBeLighter

I have got Quarq dzero (on three bikes) and also Assiomas in a different bike. All the quarqs have been flawless and I have had no problems with the Assiomas either. I would happily buy either again and most likely will for the next bike.

PMs I have had issues with include Vector 3, waiting to see if the latest battery door change has fixed things for ever and also Stages G2, which wouldn't stay connected to my Garmin 820 (they got sent back)

bosco2814
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by bosco2814

How about power2max?

Hexsense
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by Hexsense

bosco2814 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:11 pm
How about power2max?
In a short sentence: Same argument for Quarq also apply to Power2max.

Pinguin
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by Pinguin

bosco2814 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:11 pm
How about power2max?
For shure a very good Pm but the Quarq Crankarms are way lighter than Rotor Aldhu

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

I've read over on slowtwitch that gxp type quarqs have been replaced now, and dub is their only offering for a "standard" bb, if there is such a thing nowadays.
Might be an issue for you?
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Pinguin
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by Pinguin

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jekyll man wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:03 am
I've read over on slowtwitch that gxp type quarqs have been replaced now, and dub is their only offering for a "standard" bb, if there is such a thing nowadays.
Might be an issue for you?
Dub isnt a issue

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