ROTOR Bike Components – the Spanish cycling component specialist and developer of products such as Q-Rings oval chainrings and 3D cranks – has a new power product up its sleeve… ROTOR’s new patented POWER meter crankset aims to improve a rider’s training quality and experience.
As the company points out, ‘At just 30g heavier than the standard 3D+ MAS crank, it’s probably the lightest power measurement option out there (556g for 175mm w/out chainrings).’
POWER brings scientific knowledge to the road by combining two products: ROTOR’s 3D+ crank and the MEP lab power measurement system by AIP.
ROTOR’s POWER meter crankset will be available in Q1 2013. Further details can be found in the ROTOR POWER crankset – background info factsheet.
The POWER is in fact two, ‘super-accurate’, independent power meters: one left, one right. This gives the rider quality power data:
- Individual left & right ‘power balance’ measurement, torque efficiency and pedal smoothness data
- ‘Unsurpassed accuracy’ due to symmetrical crank deformation with 8 strain gauges (no need for extensive calculus or data filtering)
- Compatible with any ANT+ device; firmware updates will be available
- Easy battery replacement; no tools required
- Standard Micro Adjust Spider (MAS) to give finer Q-Ring position
- 30mm UBB axle design allows it to be installed on almost any bike – regardless if it’s 24 or 30mm BB (bottom bracket) system
ROTOR Bike Components is based in Madrid and develops cycling products and new technologies meant to improve a rider’s cycling experience and performance. The company’s solution-focused design ethic has bought many cutting edge innovations to the market, such as the Q-Ring, DTT Bolt Technology and the Self Aligning Bottom Bracket to name a few.