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Power meters and all related data analysis. Power meters measure direct force applied to one of the pedals, crankarm, crankset, rear hub, or other methods. They use cadence in conjunction with the force to measure the power or wattage.

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Quarq Dfour Fit Problem

I recently buy my first Quarq Dfour power meter to replace my crank Shimano Ultegra 6800. but I have the problem that the quarq spindle its too short ( 106 mm quarq vs 109 mm shimano ultra ). I don't ...
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Can a BB30 Crank Arm (Left) power meter can be used with a BB386EVO Crankset

I have read many websites and articles about the interchangeability of BB30 and BB386EVOsuch as this and this YouTube video. Many say yes and many say no. Yet, I am not sure which Stages FSA power ...
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Rear wheel power spoke pattern

This is my first time posting here. I have been biking for a few years now and learning little by little how to repair my ride myself. My latest problem is 4 spokes of my rear wheel (36 spokes) ...
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Changing from Ultegra 6800 crank to r8000 dual power meter

I currently have a shimano ultegra 6800 crank set on my 2014 trek speed concept 7.0. I want to install a dual side power meter and can only find the r8000 dual side power meter setup. Will the r8000 ...
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Seeking powermeter data [closed]

I am developing a small tool that allows to pick a day for a long cycle trip. The idea is to use weather forecasts to compute how bad/good the wind along the route in the following days is. You can ...
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XTR M960 Crank to Stages power meter compatibility

I want to buy a Stages power meter but my MTB has an old XTR M960 crankset. I wonder if a Stages XTR M980, M985, M9000 or M9020 left arm meter can be installed replacing the left crankarm of my old ...
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Laws against electric assist bicycle with energy recovery? [closed]

Is an electric bike like this required any special license. The power applied comes from the collected kinetic inertia from going down hill or stored from the rider then the stored power can then be ...
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Comparing a cyclist power output on pedelecs and non-electric bikes

I own an Ampler Hawk pedelec, with a pedal torque-sensing motor control system that is partly configurable so that I can limit the power to 250W. I can also vary the assist to anywhere between 0% and ...
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How much faster can my commute be if I use a power meter?

When biking to work, my routes have have stop signs, stop lights, and other interruptions every few blocks or so. My understanding is that if I reach my power at target heart rate soon after stopping ...
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QUARQ DFour installation on Shimano bike

I'd like to replace my Ultegra 6800 crankset with QUARQ DFour powermeter. But I don't know how to choose between BB30 and GXP versions. I have Shimano Pressfit SM-BB92-41B bottom bracket. Do I need to ...
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PowerTap G3 Hub Service Calibration

Does anyone know how PowerTap G3 Service Calibration procedure is supposed to carried? I am asking as the official service I have sent my hub to has trouble in doing it. Personally I imagine that ...
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What target heart rate or power do people use when commuting by bike [closed]

Biking to work is good exercise. It can make it easier to meet our exercise needs. When commuting by bike, what heart rate or power zones do people usually use? What's a recommended target? Should we ...
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I'm looking for a chainring compatible with bb86

I'm trying to invest in a new powermeter (never had one) but my current cranks are FSA Gossamer which are no longer in stock by most. I looked at power2max and they don't have a compact chainring. Is ...
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Does Strava display live watts while biking?

Does Strava display watts from a bluetooth power meter along with a bluetooth heart rate in real time while I'm riding?
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What is the difference between a speedometer and a power meter in terms of performance measurement? [duplicate]

If I cycle the same route every day, what would be the benefit of having a power meter over a speedometer? Can't I just measure my speed and compare it against my last run and see if I've done better?...
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Does changing gear relation produce different speed at same applied power?

When you are starting the ride, I potentially believe ("know?") that with a smaller plate(cog with fewer teeth in the rear cassette), you obtain more velocity than with a bigger plate(cog with more ...
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What's the difference between power meter and bike computer?

I am currently using a IpBike computer app (on Android) with DuoTrap Speed and Cadence sensors on my bike. I was reading about power meters and how they would help in training by assessing the power ...
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Reverse FTP measurement

Often it is argued that an 8 or a 20 minute effort can be sufficient to estimate Functional Threshhold Power (FTP), an indicator of how many watts a rider can put out over the course of an hour (or 40 ...
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Estimating FTP from Strava analysis

I bought a power meter. I understand that you should do an FTP test to work out your threshold. But until I have time to do this, could I take a reasonable guess from a recent 35 mile road race? ...
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Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on Cannondale SI BB30A Crankset

I have a Cannondale CAAD12. It has a Cannondale SI crankset. The frame's bottom bracket is BB30A. My question is, can I fit a Stages FSA BB30 Power Meter on the non drive side? My concerns: BB30A ...
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How to calibrate Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals with a Wahoo Elemnt computer?

I just installed Garmin Vector 2 power meter pedals on my bike along and am using it alongside a Wahoo Elemnt bike computer. I've done a few rides now and my average wattage is reading very high (i.e. ...
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Big tires are rubbing in certain conditions so how can I fix my rear wheel play issues?

I have a 2007 Tarmac Expert Double with a Mavic Kysrium Equipe rim spoked to a Mavic Kysrium Equipe, 24 hole, Mavic QR rear hub. I recently upgraded to 28mm tires from 25mm and I had the rear wheel ...
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New chain, pedal power seems weaker

I'm a commuter cyclist who didn't for the last 18 months really do anything to take care of his bike - though it was stored inside between rides. Took it to the shop 12 months in for a service, but ...
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Low power while maintaining high cadence

I just started using a Tacx Smart Flow in combination with TrainerRoad to try maintaining and getting up my fitness level over the winter. My problem now is that TrainerRoad tells me to keep a power ...
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Can single-sided Power meters cause unnatural Bilateral asymmetric pedaling?

In case it is not clear for everyone, let me briefly explain the graph. The pink line represents the Power output along the y axis while the grey dots represent Left/Right balance in Power. The x axis ...
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What use does a Heart Rate Monitor have if you have a Powermeter?

When should you be riding by HR instead of Power and what can you learn from a HRM when you're riding by Power?
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Does a crank arm Power Meter measure power in both directions?

The leg on the upstroke weighs down on the pedal and creates additional work for the leg on the downstroke. A crank/hub power meter ignores that and gives you the effective power combined by both legs....
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Power Output at different Air Densities

Factors Influencing Air Density are: Altitude, Air Temperature, Air Humidity and Barometric Pressure. Calculator: http://barani.biz/apps/air-density/ How does riding at different air densities affect ...
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Speed to power calc on a 'basic' magnetic trainer

I'm a dedicated non-MAMIL, and I enjoy riding indoors on a cheap-and-cheerful 14-speed (max tooth ratio 48->14) attached to a $70 basic trainer while watching the footy or listening to music. No wind, ...
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Increasing stamina while in the office

I started to bike again after 3 or more months of hiatus. I'm currently using a XXS Merida Scultura 300 (I previously used a Trinx R300 needed to upgrade because of the wrong geometry). Thing is I ...
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Calorie Burn Meter Bicycle

Is there any bicycle with calorie burn meter in market? Its not the one on the gym. Normal bicycle for outdoors. Is there any bicycle like that in market? I have a project for my school work. Really ...
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Is the real world experience of riding a light bike understated by physics-based calculators?

Take the case where you have two identical riders, Joe Slo and Billy Whizz. They both weigh 75kg and have identical aerobic threshold power output. Joe has a 11kg steel audax bike, but Billy likes ...
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Power to weight, FTP and Terrain Profile

If two riders of different build rider 1 - shorter, lighter, thinner rider 2 - taller, heavier, stockier Are riding a rolling terrain. No notable climbs. A few short climbs lasting no more than a ...
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How many watts is a good push worth?

The other day as I commuted home a stranger gave me a helpful push as I approached the top of a steep hill. It was wonderful, and I immediately wondered if this is what an e-bike boost would be like. ...
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Good cycling goals?

Last year I used a power meter, loved the progress and the tool. I am trying to set some power goals for Maximum 5Min and 20Min. What are some good goals to aim? Last year I had 16% increase in ...
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which power meters will work with a sram cx1 group set and a bb90 bottom bracket?

I am thinking about getting a new bike but would like to keep using a power meter but can seem to figure out which ones are compatible with sram cx1 and x1 groupsets. Its for my cyclocross bike so ...
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Will this power2max power meter be compatible with Cannondale Synapse?

I have a 2015 Cannondale Synapse - specifically, this one: http://www.swiftcycles.co.uk/334/products/2015-cannondale-synapse-carbon-105-6-road-bike.aspx. I would like to add a power meter, and ...
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Resurrecting an old style SRM Amateur power meter? [closed]

I decided to put my old SRM amateur chainset on my indoor trainer bike, then charged the SRM V unit, but its not working after the charge. I've not used it in 3 years so not surprised, and Im guessing ...
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Combining Shimano RS500 crankset with Stages Shimano 105 5800

I've been thinking about getting a power meter for a while now. I finally decided I would get one, but now I realise that Stages only starts at the Shimano 105 level. I currently have a Shimano RS500 ...
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How do I calculate calories burnt using my bicycle's weight?

I've just finished a long bicycle tour on a loaded touring bicycle, and I'm interested in calculating the number of calories I must have burnt over the trip. However, all the calorie calculators I ...
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Are Osymetric chainring and power2max Classic power meter compatible?

I'm thinking about trying the famous Osymetric chainrings, and I would like to use it with a power2max Classic power meter. I just want to be sure that there are compatible? It's very difficult to ...
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Swain Power-HR relation

I am trying to understand how to use Swain HR to Power equation in my case. Here is a calculator where one can vary the inputs and see the various outputs based based on the equation: http://www....
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Has anyone ever tried to estimate peter sagans ftp and 5 sprint power, if so what would they look like? [closed]

Does Peter Sagan's FTP and 5 second power differ hugely from someone like Mark Cavendish or is Mark Cavendish close in his FTP power range but not world class like Sagan? As Mark Cavendish is 70kg ...
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What is a power meter and why do I need one?

So I've been looking to become a triathlete soon and I'm hearing all this talk about power meters. Now, upon googling I found vague information which is why I came here. Exhibit A. That article gives ...
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what power did alex dowsett put out during his hour record?

Alex Dowsett recently set a new world hour record of 52.937 kilometres, how much power did he have to produce for an hour to be able to achieve this feat?
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Which are better for reproducible power output: Mag- or Fluid-trainers?

I'm looking to buy a trainer but my primary concern is being able to consistently improve my power output. To do this I need a way to measure my output consistently - I don't care what the actual ...
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Has anyone else had problems with a Stages power meter at high cadence?

I just started using a stages power meter and it works as expected but with one major flaw so far. When I just did some sprint intervals on the trainer as soon as the cadence went above 150 rpm the ...
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Is there any use to motor pacing for people in the cat 4 to cat 2 range actually useful?

In the local cycling club some people are keen on racing but are no higher than cat 3 in the events that they can enter and the power that they produce. The general consensus is that motor pacing ...
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Can I fit a 105 crank arm (stages) to a Claris 2400 crankset?

I currently have a Specialized Secteur with a Shimano Claris 2400 crankset (compact). I'd like to buy a Stages power meter but they do not sell Claris crank arms. Can I simply put a 105 crank arm on ...
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How do I use my power meter file to improve my time up this steep hill climb tt?

The hill is 0.8km long with an average gradient of 13%. My cadence on my 46t-36t 11-25t 9 speed gear ratio starts at 80rpm and rapidly dips to 40 rpm. Is there a way to calculate what gear ratio is ...