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Five benefits of power meter pedals

Five benefits of power meter pedals

For many riders, a power meter is high on the shopping list when upgrading a bike or venturing into the world of structured training. Owning…

Tuesday, Mar 08

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For many riders, a power meter is high on the shopping list when upgrading a bike or venturing into the world of structured training.

Owning one of the best power meters will enable you to track your riding, establish your training zones and understand any improvements in fitness.

In fact, training with a power meter is one of the best ways to fast-track your fitness . You can also use a power meter to gauge your effort in a race, on a climb or through a long day in the saddle.

The number of options for power measurement has increased significantly over the last few years. There are more power meters than ever at a range of prices, with the option to measure your power from the chainset spider, crank arm or through the pedals.

While early pedal-based power meters were, in some cases, heavy, bulky and awkward to set up and calibrate, the latest pedal power meters look pretty much like normal pedals and don’t weigh a lot more. Most include rechargeable internal batteries, so they’re easy to keep charged up.

Power meter pedals are also favoured by many riders thanks to the ease with which they can be swapped between bikes, and due to the fact that they stand independent of other components.

With the launch of the Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO pedals, you can now buy a Speedplay-compatible power meter, meaning that all the major pedal and cleat systems are covered.Here are five reasons to choose a pedal power meter. 1) They’re easy […]

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