Interbike, Pioneer have announced several new power meters this week including a dual leg and single leg power meters for the new flagship Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 crankset. As well as the Dura-Ace R9100 power meters there are new dual and single sided power meters for selected Shimano mountain bike cranksets, Cannondale, Campagnolo and FSA cranksets.
The new Dura-ace R9100 Shimano Pioneer power meter will be available from November in both single and dual sided options beating even Shimano themselves to market in having a power meter ready for the new R9100 crankset.
Pricing for a complete dual sided power meter including crankset will be USD $1,499.99, or riders can send an R9100 crankset into Pioneer to have a dual side power meter kit installed for USD $999.99, or single left side for USD $629.99.
Pioneer Power Meters for Campagnolo Potenza, FSA-SL-K, Cannondale and Shimano XTR and XT
In addition to the new Dura-Ace R9100 power meters there are new dual or single side kit options for the new Campagnolo Potenza crankset and left only power meter kits for FSA SL-K carbon, Cannondale Si-SL2 and Si as well as Shimano XTR and XT.
From November cyclist’s will be able send in their crankset to Pioneer and have the power meter fitted with a quick turn-around.
The Campagnolo Potenza crankset is able have either the dual, single left or single right drive side kits fitted.
Pricing is USD $999.99 for dual, USD $579.99 for single right and USD $499.99 for single left.
The FSA, Cannondale and Shimano XTR / XT are all available in single left side only and priced at USD $499.99.
Pioneer Expanded Sensor Network
Also new, or at least in development is the Pioneer Expanded Sensor Network, the sensor network collects rider data using a series of 26 sensors (strain gauges, accelerometers and gyro sensors) located on five key locations on the bike and rider – the seat post, helmet, bar stem, power meter and ankling sensor on top of the rider’s shoe. Three new metrics for performance analysis are created from this captured data:
3-Point Weight Balance
Collected from three different locations on the bike (seat post, bar stem, power meter).
Proper weight distribution optimizes bike fit and riding technique/style, which can result in improved pedaling force and higher pedaling efficiency.
Measured from a combination shoe sensor and power meter.
Identifying ankle position and force angle provides information the rider can analyze to determine if he or she has the proper muscles engaged in the stroke rotation. Proper stroke within the rotation affects power efficiency and loss. Ankling angle can also be used to assist in proper bike fit.
Senses movement right and left.
Improved head stability and a stable riding position can increase power.