This thread has been very useful in helping me getting a power meter with my SPD pedal. Thank you so much! I’m on a fixed gear with basic rollers, so I really want to get a power meter since I’m guessing TR’s VirtualPower won’t be as accurate with fixed gear as those on geared bikes.
So I thought I’ll add to the data. I used the following:
- M-Force 8 CR from R2-bike (not Ti, since I won’t be using the spindle anyway)
- Favero Assioma Duo from bike-components.de
I followed GPLama’s instruction and everything works perfectly even though he uses an M-Force 4. The pedal he’s using isn’t available anymore on XPEDO’s website and the ones that are still in stock might be a risky purchase since you need the M-force 4 with the tapered spindle. So yeah, the M-Force 8 works just as well as a substitute
I’m using the Shimano RX8 (size 41) shoes and it clears the pods with a nice gap, no need to shave the sole. However, it could be because my cleats are positioned to the inside of my foot (?) I can see being a bit problematic if your cleats are on the outside, or if you have a wider foot.