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    Default Powerpod power meter, anyone got one?

    Just wondering if anyone one is running a Powerpod power meter?

    Opinions? They seem like a really cost effective power measurement method.




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    I assume you've seen the DC Rainmaker reviews. He seems generally happy with them but personally it just doesn't seem right to have a power meter that isn't based upon a strain gauge.

    No good for indoor trainers obviously and I reckon they'd struggle with MTB and slow hill climbing on road and MTB.

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    I had a quick read through the info when I first saw them a few months ago. I was turned away by the fact that you input the road surface which I'm guessing is used to determine rolling resistance. The sandy tracks in the Blue Mountains here are much harder to ride through than loamy hardpacked soils elsewhere. Also, older rough roads will have a much higher rolling resistance than a newer smooth road. I doubt they'd be very accurate overall.
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    It does have an auto calibration function, but tend to agree

    Also all the cables on a MTB, may get in front of the measuring air port


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    This is from PowerPod, looks like it won't really work

    PowerPod is designed for a rigid bike over hardpack surfaces, but when data averaging is set to 10sec inside Isaac and suspension is locked out in climbs, the PowerPod works admirably. WE recommend performing the initial calibration ride on the pavement, with suspension locked out for best results.


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