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Want a power meter!

by Carl Brewer last modified 2008-10-13 20:19
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No power meter on the track bike ... curses!

This morning was a set of standing start 150's at the velodrome for strength, this evening, lifting in the Powerhaus - this is a strength week.

When we were doing spin sessions indoors I used the Powertap to measure power and torque, but now it's nominally summer I'm out on the track bike doing more real stuff.  There's no power meter on the T1 at the moment, and without someone with a stopwatch it's impossible to know how I'm progressing.  WKO+ is useless with no data and I'm a data junkie ... At the moment a set of SRM cranks is out of the question (~$5000).  The only chance at the moment for anything useful and vaguely affordable is the Quarq CinQo. They're not providing a track version yet, but claim to 'soon'.  Hurry up! 

Coming soon!

Posted by Carl Brewer at 2008-10-15 00:01
According to Quarq :

Hi Carl,

Thanks for your email. We are working on the track version at the moment. If all goes well, it will be for sale sometime this winter. We'll be sending out an email to our announcements list as soon as they are ready.

Thanks again and happy riding,

Translate US winter to our summer .. maybe quite soon!

hippy says

Posted by hippy at 2008-12-01 17:51
I found this guy running a bike shop just down the road from me out of his house.
He rides track and was explaining how he uses older versions of the Powertap hubs on the track. You pull them apart and swap out some rods or something to 'fix it up'. It's not the best solution but he reckons it works for a while. He's buying up all the old PT hubs he can find :)

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