Pioneer Electronics has launched a new Single Leg Power Meter, which we had the opportunity to preview at Interbike on Tuesday. The most affordable power meter offered by Pioneer, the new Single Leg Power Meter is available with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 for $899.99 and Ultegra 6800 cranks for $799.99. And if you’re interested in eventually upgrading to Pioneer’s Dual Leg Power Meter system, the upgrade kit will set you back $749.99.
While power meters have become one of the most accurate measurement devices a rider can use, the price points of most meters have simply put them out of reach for many. Pioneer aims to change that.
“Power isn’t exclusive to professional cyclists and triathletes. We want riders of any level to utilize power metrics to define their own victories. Our new Single Leg Power Meter is a great starting point for any rider interested in incorporating power and power metrics to develop and ride their personal best. What makes Pioneer unique in the industry is the ability for the rider to grow with the system and eventually upgrade to our advanced Dual Leg Power Meter when they want more power metrics,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
The new power meter utilizes strain gauges on the crank arm to measure deflection caused by pedaling force on the arm. Power data is measured every 30 degrees, 12 times per crank rotation. And two accelerometers provide precision, cadence, and advanced error correction.
While the new meter can be paired with any ANT+ compatible cycle computer or sport watch, it must be paired with Pioneer’s Cycle Computer to take advantage of the full range of exclusive data like force vectors, torque vector, and more. Post-ride analysis is also available on Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free cloud-based software.
Again, the Single Leg Power Meter is a great affordable starting point for cyclists and multisport athletes and provides them with options to grow into Pioneer’s Dual Leg Power Meter system. Available at the end of September, Pioneer’s right side kit adds a right side power meter to the existing drive side crank.