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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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Quick start guide installing and using the power meter
Quick start guide installing and using the power meter
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
The crank arm has it's model and length written on it, on my bike that's: FC-5800, 172.5MM
The crank arm has it's model and length written on it, on my bike that's: FC-5800, 172.5MM
Make sure the battery is installed and the covering door is locked
Make sure the battery is installed and the covering door is locked
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)
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

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