Introduces New Single-Sided Pedal Option and Advanced Pedal Metrics
For the last 17 years PowerTap has been creating the best power meters to give cyclists the edge that they’ve been yearning for. Last year PowerTap shook up the power meter market with the introduction of the P1 pedal power meter, the most advanced power meter ever developed. Today the Wisconsin-based cycling power meter manufacturer introduced two new products into their portfolio of pedal-based power meters. The first addition is a new power meter named the P1S, a single-sided version of the world-renowned P1 pedal-based power meter. The second is the much anticipated Advanced Pedal Metrics for P1 pedal users, available exclusively via the PowerTap iOS Mobile App.
The P1S represents a more affordable way to get the industry leading accuracy and reliability that has become synonymous with PowerTap. The P1S features a gauged left pedal and non-gauged right and like other unilateral power meters doubles the value of the single side to get total power.
“While not as good as their bi-lateral brother, the P1, it is a great option to enjoy the simplicity
and versatility that P1 users have grown to love,” said PowerTap product manager Justin Henkel. “And if down the road a cyclist decides they want bi-lateral measurement, the P1S will be upgradeable to dual-side measurement. There is no better way to introduce someone to power.”
Retail price for the P1S is $699 USD and will be available in late 2016. For up-to-date information on when the P1S will be available near you, please contact your local dealer or country’s PowerTap distributor.
Advanced Pedal Metrics in PowerTap iOS Mobile App
With dual-sided measurement, comes a host of new data. PowerTap’s new Advanced Pedal Metrics hands over the key to Pandora’s Box to unlock an entire world of pedal insights. Cyclists with a set of P1 pedals can measure parts of their pedal stroke that have never been measured before.
Constructed to emphasize how one pedals a bike, Advanced Pedal Metrics shines a spotlight on
biomechanics as it relates to how a cyclist moves their bike cranks and propel themselves down the road. In addition to gaining pedaling efficiency users will also get instant feedback on how position or equipment changes may affect how they pedal their bicycle. Pedaling insights will be shown in a force vector display, a heat map and polar plot.
The Advanced Pedal Metrics are part of the new PowerTap Mobile iOS app, now sporting a completely new user interface. The newly redesigned PowerTap Mobile App also features a multitude of new visuals and functions aimed at helping cyclists get the data where they want it.
PowerTap Mobile is a free application that can be downloaded to iOS devices from the Apple AppStore.