WAHOO POWER METER PEDALS: POWRLINK ZERO FIRST LOOK
The dual-sided power meter pedal from Wahoo.
In case you missed the news, Wahoo purchased Speedplay back in late 2019 and has been giving the brand a full update. The entire line has been updated and the many color options that Speedplay offered are now gone. Wahoo has done a great job of consolidating the pedal line and the updated design has put new life into a system that has seen little change over its lifetime. When Wahoo launched the new Wahoo branded design they hinted that there was a power pedal in the works, and today it is here.
THE POWRLINK PEDAL
Wahoo Powrlink Zero dual-sided: $1000
Wahoo Powrlink Zero single-sided:$650
The wait is finally over. Wahoo is proud to announce the availability of its highly-anticipated Powrlink Zero pedal-based power meter. Based on the iconic dual-entry Speedplay road pedal system, the Powrlink Zero is now available for purchase in both single-sided and dual-sided options.
Powrlink Zero is built around the legendary Speedplay Zero pedal system, which already enjoyed a fierce and loyal following before being updated and relaunched by Wahoo in 2021. Like the rest of the Wahoo Speedplay range, Powrlink Zero features convenient, dual-sided entry, low stack height, and pedal float that is adjustable to between 0-15 degrees. The pedal-based design makes it easy to switch the power meter between multiple cranksets, allowing athletes to get the full benefits of training with power, no matter what bike they choose.
When it comes to power meters, accuracy is critical. Wahoo took the hallmark +/-1% accuracy of their Kickr series of smart trainers and replicated it in the Powrlink Zero. Couple that with a rechargeable battery that provides 75 hours of ride time per charge, connection to third-party apps and devices via ANT+ and Bluetooth, and backward compatibility with legacy Speedplay Zero cleats, and Powrlink Zero is positioned to be the power meter of choice for discerning athletes.
“Wahoo has always been at the forefront of providing athletes with accurate, reliable power data with our Kickr series of indoor smart trainers,” said Powrlink Zero product manager Katie DuPree. “Now we’ve leveraged that expertise to create a pedal-based power meter that lets athletes get the same robust performance data when they ride or race outdoors, with the added benefit of dual-sided entry and great aerodynamics.”
The new Powrlink Zero weighs just 250 grams for the single-sided option (left power measurement only), or 276 grams for the dual-sided option. MSRP is $649.99 and $999.99, respectively. The new power meter offering complements the existing Wahoo Speedplay pedal system line, which consists of the COMP ($149.99), Zero ($229.99), Nano ($449.99), and Aero ($279.99).
Powrlink Zero has already been selected as the power meter of choice for some highly accomplished athletes, including Ironman 70.3 World Champion Lucy Charles-Barclay and the Le Col Wahoo women’s professional road team. The Le Col Wahoo squad will be utilizing the robust performance data provided by Powrlink Zero to prepare for and race some of the biggest races in the Spring Classics, including Paris-Roubaix, La Fleche Wallonne, and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
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