The Limits power meter that we told you about last month has smashed its funding target on Indiegogo with five days of its campaign remaining. The project currently has pledges from 1,007 contributors amounting to 212% of the US$100,000 (about £65,000) goal. You need to stick at least US$249 (about £161) in the pot to be in line to receive a Limits power meter when they become available at the end of the year.
The power meter market is heating up at the moment with new offerings coming out all the time. PowerTap, one of the longest-running power meter specialists, recently unveiled two new power meters, the £999 P1 pedals and £599 C1 chainrings.
Verve Cycling’s InfoCrank power meters are now available to buy and hire in the UK, and we met Verve’s president Bryan Taylor last week to find out all the details on the system.
InfoCrank is a crank-based system, as the name suggests, that incorporates two strain gauges on each side, so it is able to offer separate measurements for your left and right legs. For more info on the background to the product go to our story from last year.
Hot on the heels of its new Virb X action camera earlier this week, GPS specialist Garmin has unveiled two new Vector 2 and Vector 2S pedal-based power meters, which are easier to install than the original Vector.
Rotor has expanded its power meter range with the launch of INpower, a power meter housed inside the bottom bracket axle. Prices start from £499 for a left arm only option, while a complete INpower 3D+ crankset costs £699, but that price doesn't include the chainrings. INpower uses a single AA battery offering a claimed 300 hour battery life.
Stages Cycling, manufacturer of the power meter that is housed in the left crank, and used by Team Sky, has launched the SC Series of indoor cycle trainers, which the company says is “one of the smoothest, most realistic rides available indoors.”