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How to use a power meter on your bike

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)
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!
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
Data from the power meter, compared with speed, cadence and heart rate data
Data from the power meter, compared with speed, cadence and heart rate data
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
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements

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