Pedal based power meters are simply an option. They are prone to damage, poor weather, have weird bulges and often propreitary and near unwalkable cleats. They are generally not a good option, when, for a tiny bit more money, and in some cases almost nothing, you can get a spider based power meter.TobinHatesYou wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:40 pm
But they are more expensive... Spider based PMs are great for usage cases where Assiomas aren’t appropriate like CX/gravel or strong preferences for Speedplay/SPD-SL. But it’s hard to ignore how ridiculously good today’s Assioma Duo pricing is. It’s dual-leg power for the price of one-leg.
You are potentially misleading people into buying products that might be wrong for them. There's enough people screaming about the amazing-ness of Stages PM's that actually seem to be an overpriced, inaccurate and prone to failure product. Nobody needs an army of fanboys for any product or some zealot drum-banger unable to see things objectively. I had the balls to suggest that a Garmin Edge 520 wasn't that fantastic over two years ago and was attacked for being a heretic. The fact is that actually Garmin are 'okay' and that other options are mostly not without their downsides.
People are different and have different needs. In fact I may buy some Assiomas just becuase I live between two countries and rent bikes in other places so having an easily removable PM option is great. But for my main bike and most people's, a spider based PM is the undoubtably best and most logical, reliable and accurate location for a PM.