PowerTap releases new pedal and chainring powermeters

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PowerTap, highly regarded as one of the pioneers of powermeter technology, has released two new powermeters into the company’s portfolio at the Taipei Cycle Show today: the P1 pedal and the C1 chainring.

With the introduction of these new products, PowerTap strengthens its market position with a complete portfolio of powermeter products for multiple locations on the bike: hub, chainring, and pedals.

P1 Pedal

The P1 pedal is a simple design that reportedly provides accuracy on par with the company’s hub-based powermeter designs that have become one of the gold standards in power measurement and reliability. The one-piece design mounts to any crank and does not require calibration nor installation angle setting for a “plug-and-play” experience.

The P1 also features dual-band ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART for compatibility with a multitude of head units and smart devices. This independent measurement of left and right pedals opens the possibility for a new set metrics and analysis previously unavailable in their hub design.

P1 Specifications

Accuracy: Powertap says “Proven PowerTap accuracy” which is +/- 2% on the hubs
Cleat Interface: three bolt – KEO style Weight
Spring Type: Adjustable Elastomer
Connectivity: ANT+ and Bluetooth
Firmware Updates: OTA (over the air wireless) Battery
Battery: AAA, 60+ hrs life
Warranty: 2 Years (Global)
Weight: 398g

C1 chainring

The C1 chainring is a fully featured, crank-based powermeter that features dual-sided measurement. Available in multiple chainring tooth options for five-, 110-BCD cranks, the C1 mounts to existing hardware on the bike. Additionally, dual-band ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART connectivity make the C1 a good choice for riders looking for more features and better value.

C1 Specifications

Accuracy: Powertap says “Proven PowerTap accuracy” which is +/- 2% on their hubs
Connectivity: ANT+ and Bluetooth
Crank Interface: 5 bolt 110 BCD (compact)
Tooth combination: 50/36 – 52/36 – 53/39
Firmware Updates: OTA (over the air wireless) Battery
Battery: CR2032, 200+ hrs life
Warranty: 2 Years (Global)

“We have spent the past 15 years learning from and educating cyclists on all facets of training with power,” says PowerTap President, Jeff Frehner. “Our passion for making cyclists better by utilising power measurement remains at the core of why we are in this business. We strive to always be the experts in the power measurement category.”

According to the PowerTap website, Estimated prices are $1200USD for the P1, $700USD for the C1.

Details are still scarce but we hope to get a P1 and C1 in for review shortly. Stay tuned …

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