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Power Meters

Power meters have taken the cycling world by storm. Never before could training of cyclist be so closely monitored and measured until power meters became a norm. These devices attach to your crank or come already installed in the pedals, to measure the power output you produce while riding. Have a look at our offer and start measuring!

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Power meters are very special devices made for collecting data during training and competing used by pro riders and other aspiring cyclists. This technology has been on the market for quite some time now, so professional athletes are very familiar with it. It is a complex and expensive piece of equipment if you are contemplating of buying one, you should think hard what your expectations from the sport and your goals are, and decide accordingly. They are lightweight and small, but very precise units. Cyclists use them to measure the power exerted trough the pedals, hence the name. They use use strain gauges to measure torque applied, which combined with angular velocity calculates the power. This device can be paired wirelessly to transmit and display the gathered data on the cycling computer, your smartphone, smartwatch. Used this way, it gives variety of information to the cyclist in real time. Simultaneously, it stores the same data for the user to access and analyze at their own discretion. Collected data gives a great base for a very accurate analysis of the current drive, so it makes them excellent addition for training. There are three basic types of power meters:
  • Crank based or spider is mostly used type of a power meter. In this case the strain gauges are located in the crank arms or the spider of the chainring. This allows measurements separately for left and right leg, under presumption that both sides have installed strain gauges. Otherwise, more affordable systems measure the output of one side only which can lead to misleading conclusions. In general. This system is very accurate with a deviation of +/-1.5%.
  • Pedal based power meters are very popular just as well and even more accurate with deviation of +/-1%. The strain gauges are installed on either or both pedals and the installation is simple. It is preferable to use it on both sides for the accuracy of the measurements and the possibility of early detection of any muscular imbalances.
  • The rear wheel hub is the third option for installation of the power meter which gives back very accurate readings with +/- 1.5% deviation. They are can be easily installed, but their disadvantage is that they can only read total power output.    
 

Take a look at our offer

  At Velo Deals you will find a great offer of deals on various power meters for you to choose from. If you have any questions in regards to purchasing your brand-new power meter - feel free to contact us and we will be more than ready to assist you!