Quarq Magnet kit

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by AJS914

I picked up a Quarq Riken crankset to get started with a crank based power meter. Looking online, I find the Quarq magnet kit only at the Quarq store ($25 + $15 shipping / $40) or at a few places in the UK which make shipping totally impractical.

Is this not a commonly carried part since the new Quarq cranksets don't use a magnet?

Can I just use any magnet as $40 seems a bit steep? What are other retrofit options?

The bottom bracket will be BSA on my Colnago C59.

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by simoncx

I did the update on my elsa cranks and they don't need a magnet, should be the same on your riken. Before that I had a magnet glued on the chainstay, any magnet will do as long as you set it up along the lines where it shows on the crank.

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by AJS914

Thanks, I’ll check on updating it.

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by glepore

Quarq eliminated the magnet requirement for Riken and Elsa in 2014 with an update-you can use the free Qualvin legacy windows program to update. I suspect that most units out in the field these days have had it done at some point.
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