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How usefull 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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4iii Precision Power meter installed on my bike
4iii Precision Power meter installed on my bike
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
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
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
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!
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

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