Power meter for gravel

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

Post Reply
twoangstroms
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:49 am

by twoangstroms

Hi all,

I'm looking for updated reviews or personal feedback on power meter options for a gravel 1x setup. (My situation: have an Ibis Hakka MX with a T47 BB, hope to use this mixed with my road bike for structured training both targeting the road season and winter Grasshoppers.)

Crank-based seems lke the best option, I think? Road bike has a Quarq Red which I've been pretty happy with.

Edited to add: my bike currently has the stock Praxis Zayante crankset, which I know I could remove, ship to them, have them install a power meter, and reinstall, but a) that's a lot of work and down time and b) is that the best option for the price range?

Thanks in advance.

by Weenie


User avatar
hmai18
Posts: 652
Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 12:19 am
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada.

by hmai18


User avatar
cerro
Posts: 1415
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 2:11 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

by cerro

I got a Red Quarq on my Specialized Diverge. Works really well. BB386 with a single Garbaruk chainring
/jonas l
http://cerrol.wordpress.com (my cyclingblog)

jfranci3
Posts: 347
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:21 pm

by jfranci3

What rings do you have? Otherwise, just go P2M and don't think too much about it.

NS
Posts: 2541
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:27 pm
Location: Manchester, UK

by NS

I ran a Red Quarq D-Zero all winter on and off road no issues with a CX1 Chainring.

JScycle
Posts: 228
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:41 pm

by JScycle

cerro wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:09 pm
I got a Red Quarq on my Specialized Diverge. Works really well. BB386 with a single Garbaruk chainring
NS wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 am
I ran a Red Quarq D-Zero all winter on and off road no issues with a CX1 Chainring.

I thought having a T47 BB meant he can't use a quarq as they are BB30 or GXP standards

Multebear
Posts: 1153
Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 10:11 pm

by Multebear

what about shimano crankset and stages powermeter? Easy to remove and transfer to other bikes. Takes about 5 min. Downside is, you need Shimano cs on alle your bikes.

stuh
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:30 pm

by stuh

JScycle wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:54 am
cerro wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:09 pm
I got a Red Quarq on my Specialized Diverge. Works really well. BB386 with a single Garbaruk chainring
NS wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 am
I ran a Red Quarq D-Zero all winter on and off road no issues with a CX1 Chainring.

I thought having a T47 BB meant he can't use a quarq as they are BB30 or GXP standards
T47 means you can basically run whatever...

Wheels MFG has a bb https://wheelsmfg.com/bottom-brackets/t47.html

WomenT
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat May 26, 2018 7:05 pm

by WomenT

I don't generally find that a PM is useful during a race with one exception. The only numbers I keep on my computer screen during a race are Normalized Power and time. During some races when crossing through the start/finish line I can take a glance at my NP and see what it is. It's motivating for me to try to keep my NP as close to the first lap number as possible for the remaining laps.
Life decreases in direct proportion to the force of desire.
All th
e best,
WomenT

twoangstroms
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:49 am

by twoangstroms

It's more for coached training.

What do people think about the Easton EC90 SL Powermeter? Looks compatible, could use my BB. Hard to find weight info, but looks lighter than even a Red Quarq? If it is 507g (172.5mm 40T w/o BB), that could be a lot lighter -- though is the 578g for the Quarq with a BB?

Subira
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:42 pm

by Subira

I'm using the Rotor 3D INPower LH crank. Seems pretty robust and means I can run the 46/30 spider ring.

I have P2M on two other bikes and would normally recommend that over the INPower, but I'll take the hit on accuracy to have some basic feedback on my power output.

Geoff
Posts: 5187
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Location: Canada

by Geoff

+1 on the crank-based system. I am running an SRM on my 'cross bike and it would be perfect for a gravel 'special'. I think you would find that the durability of that system unparalleled.

by Weenie


markdjr
Posts: 46
Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:21 pm

by markdjr

+1 for Quarq DZero

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post