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What is a power meter crank?

What is a power meter crank?

A power meter is an electronic device that is built into your bicycle’s drivetrain and measures the power, or more specifically the torque, you generate when your ride. Power meters are usually built into your cranks, crank arms or pedals.

How do you connect a power meter to a rotor?

You need to apply an actual FORCE on the crank arm to wake-up the power meter(s). So, the BEST way to pair the ROTOR to your head unit is to start riding your bicycle. After 10 seconds of applying a pedaling force, click PAIR on your head unit. Note: It’s easiest if you already have your head set up.

Are crank arm power meters accurate?

The greater the distance between generating and measuring power, the more power can potentially be lost. This would indicate that pedal-based meters are more accurate than crank/chainring meters, which are more accurate than hub-based meters.

Can you add a power meter to a spin bike?

No problem. Power meter pedals to the rescue. Almost all spin bikes allow you to remove your current pedals and install new ones, and therefore, you could easily attach a set of power meter pedals. (Please note, these power meter pedals require the use of road cycling shoes).

Why do I need a power meter on my bike?

Power meters can help with providing a focus to each training ride, as well as ensuring you are sticking to the intended intensity as you ride. “Power meters are useful for polarising your training. This means doing hard sessions where you go really hard, and easy sessions that are really easy.

How do you connect a power meter?

Hold the top right Menu button to enter the Main Menu > Scroll to Sensors > Power > Select either Scan Bluetooth or ANT+ (if applicable) > Select your power meter from the list of power sensors. Once successfully connected, your device will read Paired and show the power icon on the home screen.

Is a bike power meter worth it?

Will a power meter improve my cycling?

Joe Friel, elite triathlon and cycling coach and author of numerous cycling books including The Cyclist’s Training Bible, calls the power meter the most effective tool for increasing speed on the bike. He highly recommends that any cyclist who is looking to improve, use a power meter.

Where can I find more info about rotor power meters?

More info is available below, as well as software and firmware downloads. ROTOR power meters can be registered and supported through the global INpower Website, however many US based users have had difficulty with it. We’ve included direct links to the relevant downloads here to ease the process.

How to calibrate the crankshaft?

Using your computer, phone app, or head unit, click calibrate. Rotate the cranks two turns forward (driving the rear wheel) and end with the NDS arm back at 6 o’clock. Then click calibrate again. It is often useful to have the bike in a work stand since this will drive the wheel forward; alternatively you can lift the bike slightly off the ground.

What is a good calibration number for a power meter?

Initial calibration numbers vary. After calibrating, you should see a successful calibration number between -200 and +200. If your final calibration number is outside the -200 to +200 range, refer to the steps that correspond to your power meter below. Check the AA battery to make sure that it still has a charge.

What can I do with rotor modular?

Now you can record power data of the highest level on any bike and share the same power meter across all your bikes with ROTOR Modular cranks and chainrings. Pushing your physical and mental cycling limits to uncover your true potential can only be achieved with access to the best data and elite pro level equipment.

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