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Pedal-based systems now cheaper than ever before

Garmin has dropped the prices of its Vector 2 and Vector 2S pedal-based power meters. 

Garmin Vector 2 is a pedal-based power measuring system. You fit the pedals, along with their accompanying pods, to your cranks and your power data is sent to a head unit, such as a Garmin Edge bike computer, as you ride. 

The Vector 2, which measures power from both legs, now retails at £899.99 rather than £1,199.99. It gives your cadence, total power, left/right balance and shows you exactly where you’re generating power through the pedal stroke.

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Garmin Vector 2S pedalspedal and pod 2.jpg

The Vector 2S is a single-sided system; it measures forces on the left pedal to approximate total power, and also gives your cadence. This model is now priced at £549.99 rather than £749.99. 

Both systems send data to compatible ANT+ enabled devices. You can upload the data to Garmin Connect and other websites/apps for post-ride analysis.

Vector 2 and Vector 2S are available in both a standard option (for cranks 12-15 mm thick, up to 44 mm wide) and a large option (forcranks 15-18 mm thick, up to 44 mm wide).

As we told you earlier in the week, you can now get a Vector Cartridge Kit for Shimano Ultegra PD-6800 pedals for £99.99. This allows you to swap the power-measuring parts from normal Vector 2  – which are Look Kéo compatible – into a Shimano Ultegra pedal body. 

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Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.