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Is this the right powermeter/crank setup?

Old 04-03-19, 04:41 PM
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Is this the right powermeter/crank setup?

So on my Felt IA3 I've been running the FSA 170mm crankset and Vision TT chainrings that came with the bike and powertap P1 pedals. I've been very happy with everything, but I want to make an aerodynamic upgrade and switch to the Speedplay aero pedals. So my plan is to get the Power2Max NGECO Rotor ALDHU Road power meter with 165mm cranks, and get the Rotor round aero 50/34 chain ring.

Should I go Quarq instead? Something else? I think this is a pretty cost-effective and high performance option.
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wanna sell the P1s?
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If I go through with it, yeah, I will.
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I can only say that I've been using a Power2Max Type S for a couple of years, and I love it.
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Originally Posted by edomalley View Post
So on my Felt IA3 I've been running the FSA 170mm crankset and Vision TT chainrings that came with the bike and powertap P1 pedals. I've been very happy with everything, but I want to make an aerodynamic upgrade and switch to the Speedplay aero pedals. So my plan is to get the Power2Max NGECO Rotor ALDHU Road power meter with 165mm cranks, and get the Rotor round aero 50/34 chain ring.

Should I go Quarq instead? Something else? I think this is a pretty cost-effective and high performance option.
I have the Power2Max NGECO / Rotor ALDHU on my road race bike and the Quarq DZero on my fendered training bike. Both just work. The Rotor ALDHU will allow you to go with shorter crank arms (down to 150 mm) if you desire without getting a new power meter.
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Originally Posted by gl98115 View Post
I have the Power2Max NGECO / Rotor ALDHU on my road race bike and the Quarq DZero on my fendered training bike. Both just work. The Rotor ALDHU will allow you to go with shorter crank arms (down to 150 mm) if you desire without getting a new power meter.
Do you find the dzero and p2max agree pretty well on their measurements?
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Do you find the dzero and p2max agree pretty well on their measurements?
Hard to say since I use the two bikes differently. But nothing has stuck out suggesting there is a difference.
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