Pioneer Electronics has just brought the cost of entry into power meters down to a lower level with their latest addition. The $499 Power Meter Installation Kit allows consumers to add Pioneer’s Single Leg Power Meter to their existing Shimano 11-speed Dura-Ace, Ultegra or Shimano 105 left arm cranks. So, if you already have one of the aforementioned cranks, you can go through a Pioneer Cycle Sports retailer who will then send the crank arm to Pioneer for installation of the power meter. Pioneer’s Russ Johnston told us they are aiming to see a one week turnaround to have the power meter installed and back to the customer.
Pioneer is also offering a Dual Leg Kit for $999 that when used with their own head unit will measure 24-point force direction of the pedal stroke to provide a greater picture of pedaling efficiency. Those that begin with the Single Leg Power Meter can always add on the second power meter at a later date for $579. Dual Leg Power Meters pre-installed on a crankset are still available for $1499 (Dura-Ace) and $1299 (Ultegra).
“We are excited to bring our power meter technology to cycling enthusiasts’ at the most affordable price. Traditionally when consumers buy a crank arm-based power meter, they end up with a spare crank arm. Our kit model eliminates the need to invest in a second crank arm, which will save the consumer between $60 and $130 and it’s easily installed on their existing crank arm,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With the ability to be installed on arm lengths from 165mm to 180mm, this one model can address consumer demand and help retailers eliminate requirements for a broad line-up of inventory to meet all cyclists’ needs.”
Access to Pioneer’s exclusive HDPower Metrics for enhanced power data and analysis is available by combining the SGX-CA900 or SGX-CA500 Cycle Computer with the Single Leg Power Meter. Adding Pioneer’s Cycle Computer to the Single Leg Power Meter enables the rider to see comprehensive performance analysis and highly detailed data, gathered from 12 points of measurement and displayed graphically in real-time on the display of the Cycle Computer, including Force Vectors and Torque Vectors graphics and Pedaling Efficiency.
For more information on the Pioneer system, visit www.powerisking.com.