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Hi hi

 

great to hear.

 

I'm currently only using TrainerRoad

 

As for Power Meter, I went with the Stages. I can use it on the trainer and then use same power source out on the rides. and as it is bike associated if I get more wheels sets it's not tied to a wheelset.

 

 

G

 

I'm deciding between Power2max and Stages. I want to go the Power2max route, but as far as I can tell I can't use their 1x system with an Oval ring. I don't have an Oval ring yet, but would definitely like to try it out.

Otherwise I will go the Stages route, it seems it is one of the most popular options out there, but I can't seem to find some middle ground, people either LOVE or HATE them.

 

Are you happy with your Stages awesme? Best place to buy?

 

 

 

For me it has to be P1 pedals because I have different bikes with different groupsets and different bottom brackets

 

edited: when I can afford them that is

 

I'm still riding flats, but your reasoning makes A LOT of sense. How much abuse can these Power Meter pedals take on a Mountain Bike?

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Hey awesme

 

Absolutely loving it, just battling to make some time to ride. Had a busy week but did the 50km free trail on Zwift. Can't wait to start on TrainerRoad.

 

Setting everything up and connecting/pairing was a breeze.

 

Only "small" problem is the fact that I will have to index my rear derailleur, all the gears aren't smooth, but it's no problem if you put the Kickr in ERG mode.

 

Now this brings me to the following! Which power meter should I buy since it's really nice to ride/train with power data!

 

 

I have the Kickr on my short list but am now confused by the need for a powermeter?

 

Is this necessary for the Kickr?

 

Rob

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Ive used virtual trainer (Has biggest end to end functionality and the best web interface , but has limited training plans)

Trainer Road ( best bang for buck with hundreds of training plans, but hasnt got all the videos etc of Virtual trainer.)

Currently using Zwift, which is also fun and has a few training programs you can use.

Looked at todays plan but in my opinion is expensive compared to the rest.

 

They all cost about 10$ a month and you can suspend subscription on them so no long term tie ins.

 

Try them all , variety is good.

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I have the Kickr on my short list but am now confused by the need for a powermeter?

 

Is this necessary for the Kickr?

 

Rob

No No! It's so nice to train with the Kickr's built-in Power meter that I'm exploring the avenues for when I'm NOT on the Kickr (Thus outside :eek: )

 

In other words... Don't only budget for the Kickr  :P

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Hi, Nope, The Wahoo Kickr got a build in Power meter, that works VERY well.

 

I opted to get the Stages for my bike so that I have power on the outrides also. and since I'm using TrainerRoad I decided to use this as my primary source of Power readings, indoor on TrainerRoad and outdoor.

 

This does create some "have to know, must reads" to be aware of. I'me posting the url's below for anyone thats going to use a Kickr+3rd party power meter

 

G

 

PowerMatch

http://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/204631294-PowerMatch-Using-Power-Meters-with-Electronic-Trainers

 

ERG Mode Explained

http://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/201869764-Erg-Mode-Explained

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Awesme, are you happy with your Stages power-meter?

 

As mentioned I was looking at the Power2Max power meters, but unfortunately they are not compatible with Oval rings.

 

Do you run a Round or Oval ring on your Stages?

 

Thanks

 

 

Hi, Nope, The Wahoo Kickr got a build in Power meter, that works VERY well.

 

I opted to get the Stages for my bike so that I have power on the outrides also. and since I'm using TrainerRoad I decided to use this as my primary source of Power readings, indoor on TrainerRoad and outdoor.

 

This does create some "have to know, must reads" to be aware of. I'me posting the url's below for anyone thats going to use a Kickr+3rd party power meter

 

G

 

PowerMatch

http://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/204631294-PowerMatch-Using-Power-Meters-with-Electronic-Trainers

 

ERG Mode Explained

http://support.trainerroad.com/hc/en-us/articles/201869764-Erg-Mode-Explained

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Hi

 

I'm not experienced enough to comment on how good it is, but it works, just a couple of things you need to set to get it working everywhere. "It" being any external power meter.

Just on me your number and I can help.

 

I run standard round

 

G

 

Awesme, are you happy with your Stages power-meter?

 

As mentioned I was looking at the Power2Max power meters, but unfortunately they are not compatible with Oval rings.

 

Do you run a Round or Oval ring on your Stages?

 

Thanks

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Hi

 

I'm not experienced enough to comment on how good it is, but it works, just a couple of things you need to set to get it working everywhere. "It" being any external power meter.

Just on me your number and I can help.

 

I run standard round

 

G

 

 

Thanks a gazillion, if I do buy one I'll shoot you a message. ????

 

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If you're planning I using the power meter on the bike (on our rides) then it makes allot of sense, otherwise get a blue sc (speed cadence sensor) and keep it simple.

 

G

 

Thanks a gazillion, if I do buy one I'll shoot you a message. ????

 

Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk

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I'm deciding between Power2max and Stages. I want to go the Power2max route, but as far as I can tell I can't use their 1x system with an Oval ring. I don't have an Oval ring yet, but would definitely like to try it out.

Otherwise I will go the Stages route, it seems it is one of the most popular options out there, but I can't seem to find some middle ground, people either LOVE or HATE them.

 

Are you happy with your Stages awesme? Best place to buy?

 

 

 

 

I'm still riding flats, but your reasoning makes A LOT of sense. How much abuse can these Power Meter pedals take on a Mountain Bike?

I'd be very nervous to put those on a mountain bike, in fact at more than R20k there is no way I would if I think about the one or two times i've cracked my spds on a rock....doubt P1s could take much of that.

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... I'd also be wary of pedals and pedal strikes on MTB rides, think the stages pm might be more robust.

 

G

 

I'd be very nervous to put those on a mountain bike, in fact at more than R20k there is no way I would if I think about the one or two times i've cracked my spds on a rock....doubt P1s could take much of that.

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I'd be very nervous to put those on a mountain bike, in fact at more than R20k there is no way I would if I think about the one or two times i've cracked my spds on a rock....doubt P1s could take much of that.

 

Hi travisza. Thanks, I also think they won't last long on a MTB, or wouldn't want to risk it.

 

 

... I'd also be wary of pedals and pedal strikes on MTB rides, think the stages pm might be more robust.

 

G

 

Agree.

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Thanks very much for the answers regarding the neccessity of a power meter.

 

I understand I don't need one and the Kickr has it's own.

 

With your experience, some more questions if you don't mind.

 

Let me first add that I have a dedicated trainer that will stay on the kickr permanently.

 

So 1) Does the kickr allow VR software which controls the resistance electonically.

     2) It seems from my research that TrainerRoad is the standout software to go for, does this   package control the resistance?

and 3) Does TR have videos - it seems most run Sufferfest or Zwift alongside TR and I don't quite understand how this works?

 

Thanks again and in advance.

 

Rob

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1 yes

2 yes

3 TR mostly show suffer fest, don't have videos of its own

 

G

 

Thanks very much for the answers regarding the neccessity of a power meter.

 

I understand I don't need one and the Kickr has it's own.

 

With your experience, some more questions if you don't mind.

 

Let me first add that I have a dedicated trainer that will stay on the kickr permanently.

 

So 1) Does the kickr allow VR software which controls the resistance electonically.

2) It seems from my research that TrainerRoad is the standout software to go for, does this package control the resistance?

and 3) Does TR have videos - it seems most run Sufferfest or Zwift alongside TR and I don't quite understand how this works?

 

Thanks again and in advance.

 

Rob

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