I just purchased a Favero Assioma Duo power meter pedals and the results have been confusing. I mostly bought these for indoor training on a spin bike to get me through the winter months.
In the saddle the results are pretty much what I would expect. 60 - 70 watts - easy spinning, ~150 watts at a tempo pace, I’m feeling it at 200 watts, and 350 - 400 watts if I push it. However, once I go out of the saddle, where I would expect to be able to really push down some watts, my power drops. My cadence drops some, but as I really put my body weight into the pedals (I’m a heavy rider at 235 pounds), the watts don’t go above 200. I would have expected to be able to go beyond my max in the saddle, especially given my weight that I would think I’m pushing into the pedals. Additionally, my hands are pretty light on the bars when I’m out of the saddle, which I think is ok form so my weight really has no where to go, but the pedals.
Are others possibly experiencing something like this? I have calibrated (zero offset) the pedals many times. I will contact tech support at Favero, but they have already explained to me how overwhelmed they are right now so their response times are very poor.