Eas­ton Cinch power me­ter

£769.99, sil­ver­fish-uk.com

Cyclist - - Lead Out | New Gear -

as­ton’s new Cinch power me­ter is sin­gle-sided and costs £770. At first glance, this doesn’t sound like much of a bar­gain, but the Cinch isn’t your stan­dard sys­tem. Eas­ton says its cost has to be bal­anced against its design: pack­ing all the im­por­tant stuff inside the spin­dle pro­vides sev­eral prac­ti­cal ad­van­tages over spi­der or crank-based sys­tems. Hid­den inside the bot­tom bracket shell, the Cinch is pro­tected from crash dam­age and wa­ter ingress. This also en­sures there are no is­sues with crank arm clear­ance.

Most im­por­tantly, ac­cord­ing to Eas­ton, crank arm lengths can be changed if re­quired, as can chain­set con­fig­u­ra­tions. This means you could use it on the road with a two-chain­ring set-up one day, then change it to 1x for a gravel ride the day af­ter, as eas­ily as you’d swap slick tyres for knob­blies.

Its Usb-recharge­able bat­tery has a claimed 400-hour life and the me­ter keeps up with the com­pe­ti­tion with a +/- 2% ac­cu­racy.

Eas­ton makes cranksets, spi­ders and chain­rings that are com­pat­i­ble with the spin­dle, so putting to­gether a power me­ter for any oc­ca­sion should be, well… a cinch.

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