Should I buy the CS600 w/ power?

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by MattQ, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. goodboyr

    goodboyr New Member

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    My wife and I have CS600 Power meters. I've installed three others in my cycling group. They all work just fine. We are all using the power readings to improve our performance and the results are there. There are other people in my group with PT's. They work just fine as well. But the Polar stuff costs less, weighs less, and we can change our wheels and use the power measurement in races. So from a results point of view, I am a Polar fan.
     


  2. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    goodboyr,

    How well does your Polar work with displaying power on the trainer?
     
  3. jcjordan

    jcjordan New Member

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    myself and a mate from the club do regular trainer sessions and both use the CS600 with power and have never had a problem
     
  4. goodboyr

    goodboyr New Member

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    I've got a Cycleops Fluid 2 trainer, and the power readings I get on the CS600 match very closely to the power curves that have been published for that trainer. The important thing is to ensure that when you install the chain sensor paddle, that the chain is never more than 30mm away in any useable chain combo. The Kurt Kinetic website has the power curves for many trainers. As well, there is this link:

    http://www.geocities.com/almost_fast/trainerpower/
     
  5. Digital P

    Digital P New Member

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    My experiences seems to be a problem wih the Dutch department of the Polar service of this global company:rolleyes:, looks like they have it under control in other parts of the world.
     
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