Pioneer Single Leg Power Meter
$800, ULTEGRA; $900, DURA ACE
The power meter market is getting jammed with some excellent products, making it harder to figure out which is the best option when it comes to measuring your power output during training and racing. Pioneer has quickly become a major player in the power meter field and, thanks to some price drops earlier this year and a new release this spring, is likely to become an even more popular option for triathletes of all levels.
Pioneer’s new single leg power meter allows you to add power measurement to compatible Shimano 11-speed Dura-ace or Ultegra left arm cranks for every length from 165 to 180 mm. It uses the same technology used in the more expensive Pioneer models and allows you to measure power without having to buy another crank arm. Once installed you will have access to Pioneer’s Hdpower Metrics which offer extensive power data and analysis through one of Pioneer’s cycle computers. It will work with any ANT+ computer, too. Pioneer’s system differentiates exactly where you’re applying power during each pedal stroke, so you can really dial in pedalling balance and figure out just how efficient you’re pedalling. You can do all that while you’re out on the road, too, making it easy to adjust your technique while you’re riding.
If you decide that the 12 points of measurement offered in the one-leg system isn’t enough for you, you can upgrade the system to a Dual Leg system, too.