I wish I was one of those folks that could make a decision and then go with it instead of spiralling around for a while.
I’ve been reading threads and followed a couple of rabbit holes on why dual sided power meters are no good on Shimano cranks [thanks to GPLama and others on that one]. I’m pretty sure I have a leg discrepancy caused by various knee opps and a trapped nerve and some muscle wastage on the calf on one side (resolved by a back op) so getting a left only [stages gen 3] seems like a waste when there’s good dual options around like the Power2Max crank. As I have two bikes with 105 anything I got wouldn’t be wasted and I only ride SPD pedals so the Vectors and Assioma’s based on what I’ve read are ruled out as to get working SPDs you have to but another set of pedals, possibly trim off your shoe tread etc. - interesting but an amount of fannying about to get there, more expensive along and possibly more problematic when unclipping.
So since it seems to me that the Power2max NGEco Granfondo or Rotor Edition with my own chainrings would give the total power but not a genuine L/R balance - as above I’m pretty sure I’ll have discrepancies but would like to know total power for outdoor workouts and riding.
Any other suggestions as to what I could fit to or replace my Shimano cranks/rings with that would give me this either with more accuracy or true L/R for the money?
The Power2Max seem to get good reviews from what I’ve read and can’t seem to find anything as good for the cash at £537.
Are there any downsides?