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Riding with 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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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
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)
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements
Zero offset calibration is very important for accurate measurements
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
Tightening the crank arm using a torque wrench
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)
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

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