Which power meter for me?

Hi,

I know there are plenty of threads like that but I really dont understand all of this technically.

I have a CX bike which I use as roadie, have a GRX FC-RX600 2x10 46/30 172,5mm crankset and am thinking about getting a PM.

What would be the options?

Thank you!

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Thx, not available before November :frowning:

I want to stick with my CX shoes (yes, i know, blasphemy for roaduse)

Assioma do not fit that, right?

plenty of retailers out there

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it’s already 2.5 years old. Bu there has not been much new stuff, so should give a good overview.
If you want to use SPD cleats the options are Assioma+hack, the mightily expensive SRM pedals or any spider or crank based powermeter.

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Power2Max now makes a Rotor-based system that has GRX spacing in a spider-based power meter, with sub-compact chain rings.

https://powermetercity.com/search-results/?q=power2max%20gravel

EDIT: The top three options in this link are the gravel editions.

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this.

I have the Assioma+hack on mine. But, would also consider the chainring, if my gearing matched that (I use 42/28, and can put on a MTB spider if I didn’t have the pedals). I use Power2Max everywhere else, on my other bikes (road+mountain).

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I use Garmin Vector. Byt my advice is to look for a used power crank. Less expensive and does the job.
The reason I bought Garmin was because I use a spin bike, so can’t change the cranks.

/JB

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Spider power meter is a good option. Get a Quarq, you can mix and match chainrings and crank lengths.

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I’m very happy with my both of my quarq’S.

I even had an issue with my old quarq it was 10 years old and their customer service was top notch.

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I’ve had Stages and Quarq, and hands down much prefer the Quarq. It’s very consistent, doesn’t have drop outs, weird power spikes, and connects.

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Avoiding Stages especially if you’re riding off road.

I have a Stages left side only XTR crank arm on my GRX.

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Thanks to all of you. Maybe i was being naive but actually the costs seem to be way too much for data which is somehow interesting for me, but not obligatory to have.
So for now I will leave it at that, but I am sure some other will find help through the input given here by all of you! Thx

Depending on your opinion on costs. But I found mine on the Stages site as a blemished unit. I don’t know what the blemish was, but it was I think $200 (couple years ago, can’t remember for sure).

On the cheaper side there are also the two Chinese spider based ones: Sigeyi and XCadey. I think they are both 300$. And from what I hear they work just fine. (you may have to change cranksets, to fit them)
I also see the FSA Powerbox on sale for 500€ pretty much all the time. It’s a FSA crankset with a rebranded power2max spider based powermeter. So reselling the existing crankset could bring down the net price.
It’s all still quite expensive, but a lot cheaper than many other options.