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Cycling Powermeters

Looking for high-quality cycling power meters? Look no further than our selection of varied power meters, designed to provide precise and reliable data for your training and racing needs. We carry a range of options, from power meter pedals to crank-based power meters, from top brands like Garmin, Stages, and Shimano. Our team of experts can help you choose the best power meter for your bike and riding style, whether you're a road cyclist, mountain biker, or triathlete. 

What is a cycling power meter?

A power meter is a device that measures the amount of power (in watts) a cyclist is producing while riding. It is typically mounted on the bike and can be located in several areas, including the pedals, crank arms, or rear wheel hub. The data collected by the power meter can be used to analyze performance, set training zones, and monitor progress over time.

Why use a power meter in cycling?

A power meter provides a more accurate and objective way to measure a cyclist's effort than other metrics like heart rate or perceived exertion. With a power meter, cyclists can precisely measure their power output, set specific training targets, and track progress towards their goals. This makes it an invaluable tool for training, racing, and improving overall performance.

What are the different types of power meters available?

There are several types of power meters available, including pedal-based power meters, crank-based power meters, and wheel-based power meters. Pedal-based power meters, like Garmin power meter pedals, are attached to the pedals and measure the force being applied to them. Crank-based power meters, like Shimano 9200 power meter, are installed on the crank arms and measure the force being applied to the pedals. Wheel-based power meters are attached to the rear wheel hub and measure the torque being applied to the wheel. Each type of power meter has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for a cyclist depends on their individual needs and preferences.

Can power meter pedals be used with SPD cleats?

Yes, many power meter pedals offer compatibility with both road-style and mountain bike-style cleats, including SPD cleats.

How do I choose the right power meter for me?

Consider your budget, the type of riding you do, and your compatibility with different types of power meters. Pedal-based power meters are easy to transfer between bikes, while crank-based power meters offer greater compatibility with different drivetrains. Be sure to also check for compatibility with your cycling computer or smartphone app.

Are power meter pedals worth the investment?

Power meter pedals offer a convenient and relatively affordable way to track your power output. They are easy to install and can be transferred between bikes, making them a popular choice for cyclists who frequently switch between different bikes. Garmin power meter pedals, for example, offer accurate data and compatibility with a range of cycling computers.

Where can I buy power meters in Canada?

Power meters can be purchased at Primeau Velo, your one-stop-shop for all your cycling needs. We carry a range of power meters from top brands like Garmin and Satges, as well as a variety of other power meter options. With fast shipping across Canada and multiple bike stores in Quebec, Primeau Velo is the best place to buy power meter in Canada.