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by Shane Stokes
October 13, 2017
Bennett takes third consecutive stage win, retains overall lead in Tour of Turkey; Bakelants facing emergency operation on Friday; Heiko Salzwedel sacked by British Cycling amid talk of rider revolt; American riders staying calm in Turkey despite visa and political tensions; Rowe joins WaowDeals Pro Cycling; Kroger inks deal with Team Virtu; Calendar announced for ‘landmark year’ for Haute Route Cycling Series; Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P powermeter finally shipping, but still limited; Video: Chaves loses off-season adventures…but keeps smiling; Video: Introducing Egon Bernal; Video: Best Of 2017 – The Grand Tours; Video: 2018 Haute Route teaser
First spotted in testing over a 16 months ago, and officially announced weeks after that, the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P powermeter is *finally* starting to ship, some five months after the initial expected release. However, supply is said to be extremely limited while production is ramped up, so unless you already have an order in place (or you buy from a store that stocked up), it’s highly likely the wait will be a little longer still.
For example, Shimano Australia is quoting back orders until March, so best get in line if you’ve been waiting.
The specifications of Shimano’s first powermeter haven’t changed from the initial release details here. These include dual leg measurement at a claimed 2% accuracy; a waterproof and rechargeable battery system that powers both cranks; ANT+ and bluetooth connectivity; and a clean aesthetic that makes use of Shimano Hollowtech arm design.
Shimano has claimed the power meter adds 70 grams over a standard 621 gram 9100 crankset (170mm, 52/39T, no bottom bracket). The powermeter has a stated MSRP of US$1,550/AU$1,999 with chainrings, or US$1,350/AU$1,699 without. Pricing for other regions is to be confirmed.