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Stages dual-sided power me­ter.

Stages pro­duces the most pop­u­lar and best-sell­ing power me­ter in the coun­try for a rea­son: it’s af­ford­able. It’s also ex­cep­tion­ally re­li­able.

Team Sky prompted the birth of the dual-sided me­ter you see here. Adding just 35g to the drive-side crank, this new de­vice of­fers true left/right mea­sure­ment, and can be split into two sep­a­rate me­ters if you so wish. Pretty nifty.

And Stages has ironed out all of the idio­syn­cra­sies of its fore­bears – no sig­nal drop­ping here. Team Sky were piv­otal in pro­vid­ing feed­back and data; par­tic­u­larly that of Chris Froome, who won the 2015 Tour de France on an early pro­duc­tion model.

Like the other mod­els, the new LR boasts a 2% ac­cu­racy figure at 100w/90rpm, and has Ant+ and Blue­tooth com­pat­i­bil­ity.

Cur­rently, only Dura Ace 9100 and Ul­te­gra 8000 mod­els are of­fered; Shi­mano 105 and oth­ers will fol­low soon.

DURA ACE: R19 995 UL­TE­GRA: R15 995 OMNICO.CO.ZA

BY AARON BOR­RILL IMAGE ROBERT WARD

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