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Garmin release Vector power meter + video

Long-awaited pedal-based power-measurement system now available

Tour de France Power Data: Juan Antonio Flecha's stage 11 TT effort

Juan Antonio Flecha averaged 391 watts during the 33km time trial

Cyclist's Output Power

In stage 18 of the Giro, Nibali pedaled vertically for 1000 metres in 45 minutes.
By my calculation, using the formula;
power(watts)=mass(kg) x g(gravitational acceleration=9.8met/sec2) x height(metres), divided by time(seconds), and allowing an extra 20% for windage and rolling resistance, a 70kg rider(+bike) would work at an average rate of 304 watts. Does this sound right? Impressive since my horse weighs about 500kg.

Pioneer get into the power meter game

Electronics giant Pioneer launch into cycle market with their first product, a power meter

Brim Bothers power system moves closer to release + video

Cleat-based power measurement system scheduled for summer launch

Ride your favourite routes indoors with Minoura Live Training App

...and it allows you to train by power too

"Affordable" Laser Spoke power metre "kick start" project

Has anyone seen this new project? http://www.indiegogo.com/laser-spoke?c=home

The main benefit is that this is totally portable between bikes and wheels - if it works.

I was followed by them on Twitter today and took a look at the video. Seems an interesting idea but they are looking for £85k.

Also they say "affordable" but at a target price of £500 for the UK that still seems too much for a run of the mill cyclist like myself that would like to have power meter data but doesn't really need it that much. I can live with post ride data like Strava / Android for that sort of cost.

Wattbike: The best bits

It’s with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that the guys from Wattbike want their Wattbike back. I know; gutted. That’s my three-month loan period done and it’s out of here tomorrow.

So, before it goes, I thought I’d tell you what I’ve found the most useful features…

Winter training: there's still time!

Sometimes I feel I’ve got a lot to say, other times I think I’ll just end up having a whinge so it’s better not to start writing during those times as the resultant ramblings would make pitiful reading!

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