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PSA: Used Vector 3 + Rally XC Conversion Kit is a great cheap SPD Power Meter

DCR made a video about this when the Garmin Rally power meter pedals launched, so I knew it was possible. But, I hadn’t actually ever done the math around whether it would be worth it if you didn’t already have a set of Vector 3s laying around. Yesterday a friend of mine mentioned that he did exactly that over the summer; back when the Rally XC 200 were in short supply and…

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Inside Wahoo Powerlink

Wahoo’s upcoming SPEEDPLAY based power meter was announced a couple weeks ago, but there wasn’t much detail around how it works. Fortunately, due to some improperly applied confidentiality flags in the FCC filling, Keith Wakeham was able to get the detailed photos and really dig into how they should work and where the limitations are.…

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Garmin’s Rally XC SPD Power Meter Pedal Information Leaked

While SPD is clearly the best pedal system available, one drawback is that there aren’t many (read, only one) pedal based power meters available for the platform. It looks like that is changing though, with Garmin bringing out some new “Rally” pedals. Which alongside the SPD, there are also SPD-SL and Keo options (not that it matters ;)). This is all thanks to a post on Trainer Road’s forum, which has since…

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Well, that’s promising!

I guess, perhaps, I was too harsh in my last post about iQ², because it looks like they are actually ramping up  production of both their single, and double, sided power meter pedals. Currently they are making “hundreds” with plans to hit “thousands” a week “soon after”. That’s great news. Still think it’s odd that they only supplied a single-sided sample to DCR… As you know, we’re currently scaling up production so…

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Left side only!!! WTF

I mentioned that I had some concerns around iQ² making a big deal about shipping a one set of pedals to DC Rainmaker, but it turns out that it’s much worse than I thought. They actually only shipped a single sided power meter. Yeah, two years in, and they can only do single-sided power. SMH… Anyway, as he does, Ray digs into the pros, cons, and other in this first-look.…

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I want whatever SRM is smoking

Not really, it wouldn’t be good for my asthma. But, whatever they are hitting, it must be choice, because $1199 for dual-sided power might have been a reasonable price back when they started working on these pedals, but with everyone slashing prices the last few months. It’s not any more. Some of course would argue that SRM is “first to market” with the X-Power, and that is true if we narrowly define…

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iQ² – Vapor no more

By my recollection, it’s about 18 months late, but iQ² has actually delivered a mass-produced power meter pedal. To one person, and wait-for-it, a second one later this week! IKR! Exciting news! Kidding aside, this is actually good tepid news. On one hand it’s great that they have the confidence to send a “final” sample out to reviewers, but on the other, if this really is final hardware, why isn’t everyone who…

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IQ² MTB Should, maybe, come in June/July 2020

Not quite two years ago, IQ² got enough people to back the [incredibly innovative, but alas, not sound from an engineering perspective] power meter dongle (?) designed to sit agnosticlly between the pedal and the crank. As a SPD rider, yes, even on the road, this seemed the perfect place to measure power; without the drawbacks of putting the power meter in a consumable pedal. Oh, and the price was perfect. Unfortunately,…

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iQsquare Pivots to Pedals

Measuring power between the pedal and the crank was a massive feature of the iQsquare power meter. Combining this with the flexibility to swap in whatever pedal you like, it offered a unique value proposition, irrespective of its incredibly low [relative] price. Unfortunately, it appears that physics has intervened, complicating things to the point where they have decided to make a pedal instead. One, Look Keo compatible, for road, and the world’s…

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