The big question is how much will this cost? I also wonder about measurement precision over time. It seems that Quarq hasn't gotten rid of all issues, but I don't think any PM's are issue free.
To the training expert: Alex, your thoughts? How do you rate Quarq versus the other PM's? If the accuracy proves to be as stated (BTW, I'm not sure whether the marketing heads mean accuracy or precision, and they may not be sure either. Frankly I couldn't care less about absolute accuracy, but precision and relative accuracy are über important. I know your thoughts so far on left/right power measurements, but using it during injury recovery seems like an application that could be valuable. I think we only discussed it in terms of deficit, not specifically a transient deficit due to injury. I think we're all going to have to see what comes of left/right power measurements and their application.
Couldn't SRAM at least do this crank set with dark decals? What happened to classy?
SRAM's apparently not hip to BLE right now, so it's definitely not a given that BLE will be the transmission standard of the future for wireless bike computers and baubles.
SRAM is claiming this crank set is stiffer than the Dura Ace alloy crank, but does it really matter? Cranks have been stiff enough for a long time. I'm still waiting for that published research that correlates crank or frame stiffness with increased performance.
To give context, at this the power meter field is:
- Power2Max (not yet in the US)
- Garmin Vector
- Brim Brothers (????)
- Ergomo (on life support and in need of euthanizing)
- iBike (not achieving its original promise)
How long until we see a Quarq Exogram PM test? For that matter, how long until we see the super PM test with all the players?
Ok, my post meandered a bit.