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How good 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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Connecting the 4iiii Precision Powermeter to the Cyclemeter app
Connecting the 4iiii Precision Powermeter to the Cyclemeter app
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
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
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements
Make sure the battery is installed and the covering door is locked
Make sure the battery is installed and the covering door is locked

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