I want a power meter and I am looking for some tips or recommendations to help me decide.
First my setup :
- 2020 Cannondale CAAD13 105 Disc
- Cranks : Cannondale One
- Chainrings : FSA 52/36
- Pedals : Shimano SPD M540
- Shoes : Need to be changed ASAP
I was either going for the Power2max NGeco or the Assiomas Duo (with the now famous hack to ride with SPD). Either way, I will need new shoes so we can take that out of the equation. As you can see, I am using SPD pedals because I like the double side clipping and being able to walk with the shoes. I know FSA Chainrings are “meh” + they will need to be changed soon as they begin to be worn down. The thing is the NGeco comes in specific models for the chainrings/crank you have.
These are my options:
- Order the NGeco for Cannondale and be stuck with FSA chainrings for the rest of eternity (easiest, cheapest, but stuck with FSA)
- Order NGeco with cranks that matches other chainrings. So when it is time to change the chainrings, I could install that powermeter/cranks combo on something else than FSA. But which ones? NGeco Road Powermeter – Power2Max North America. I am not really that much of a weight freak so I guess 105 chainrings to go along my groupset or whatever has the biggest compatibility range. (A bit more expensive but more options for the future)
- Go for Assioma Duo, order new pedals (because my M540 won’t work for the hack) and hack them (expensive, but YOLO… but I would still need to change the chainrings soon… and be stuck with FSA still)
- Wait for a SPD compatible powermeter that is worth it?
- Suck it up and go with road shoes + Assioma duo
- Your opinon on something else
What are your thoughts on this?