Gear Watch: Power Meters

This past week, I’ve been scouring the web in search of power meters. I would really like to take my cycling to the next level by training and racing with a power meter. I’ve known for quite some time about the benefits of training with power. Since February 2016, I have used TrainerRoad with my Kurt Kinetic bike trainer to train with virtual power. This has been helpful in training, but not very helpful when racing, where I need to gauge how hard I’m pushing myself.

For now, I’m setting my power meter budget under $700. I want my power meter to measure both left and right power, which is why I’m not interested in buying the cheaper left crank-arm power meter variety.

There are a few contenders so far:

Favor Assioma DUO Pedals (Formally BePro Pedals)

Current Price Point (as of today): $661.50 with the 10% DC Rainmaker Discount

This power meter is simple enough for me to install myself, which is a huge plus for me.

Power2Max Type S Gossamer

Current Price Point (as of today): $610 (Includes power meter & crank arms)

I would have to pay an additional amount for my local bike shop to install the power meter (not sure how much). Also, I’m not certain if I need a new bottom bracket, which would be an additional $38.