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How easy to install is a power meter?

Installing and using the 4iiii Precision Powermeter

Aug. 28, 2019 -

After I created a minimal road bike, I decided to install a power meter to find out what's it like to measure the power output of my legs. What can you learn from a power meter? Is it difficult to install? Is it worth it? Read along to find out.

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Wahoo RFLKT+ showing realtime data from my bike computer app - obviously I was standing still here... all the zero's (except my heart rate)
Wahoo RFLKT+ showing realtime data from my bike computer app - obviously I was standing still here... all the zero's (except my heart rate)
4iiii Precision Powermeter - used by the professional cycling team Quick-Step / Bora Hansgrohe
4iiii Precision Powermeter - used by the professional cycling team Quick-Step / Bora Hansgrohe
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
You should be able to loosen the plastic cap with just your fingers/hand, no extreme torque is required
You should be able to loosen the plastic cap with just your fingers/hand, no extreme torque is required
With or without a power meter: don't forget to enjoy your ride!
With or without a power meter: don't forget to enjoy your ride!
Use a crank tool to remove the crank (Shimano TL-FC16 / FC-M960)
Use a crank tool to remove the crank (Shimano TL-FC16 / FC-M960)

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