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Frame for endurance events for 17-year old junior

Old 01-22-21, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jajacek View Post
I already ordered Fuji size 56. We will keep chinese carbon bike as backup as it belongs to our club.

I wonder whether we need powermeter crank or not? I've read your post carleton regarding power crank accuracy. Unfortunately we can't afford SRM. Maybe we could ask if someone has used SRM or Power2Max, which seems to be pretty descent on paper. We have Power2Max together with Rotor crankset in my son's road bike. So far we haven't been doing any workouts based on power. We only use it to analyze and compare certain efforts. I've read articles regarding use of powermeter as aero testing field and virtual wind tunnel on the track, on Fitwerx website. I can't post links again but it's called "The Relentless Pursuit of Cycling Aerodynamics". I wonder if we have enough knowledge to use it to correct position to lower CdA and test different hand positions, skinsuits, wheels and eventually different aerobars. Some people around here offer aero testing. But when I asked, they will use Golden Cheetach and Notio Konnect. Not sure yet, what the cost is. I've read that Garmin is planning to release it own cheap aeropod. But if I'm correct it always requires powermeter to spit out proper results.
For endurance racing, speed, cadence, and heart rate recorded every 1 second provide more than enough data to make critical training decisions. Power is nice to have, but the other metrics tell most (if not all) of the story of what is happening.

A great thread on the subject: https://www.bikeforums.net/track-cyc...computers.html

Even though the thread is a few years old, the concepts discussed remain true.

Also know that the words "power meter" mean a lot of different things to a lot of different companies. All of them are trying to get your money. Your son needs a power meter that is appropriate for how he intends to use it and the data he and his coach will analyze. Also, if you don't analyze it, it's wasted money.

As far as modern offerings go, maybe bump that thread linked above and ask what's new and popular these days.
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