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    Vector pedals?

    Just curious if anyone has, or does use power pedals at all when racing. I just got a single sided that I plan to use on my road and TT bikes. But I was thinking that on a couple of my endurance events I could probably get away with using them as there are no hike-a-bike sections, just lots of pedaling (including a couple of long and hard fireroads).

    I primarily race with PRE now, and it seems to work. But sometimes I wonder if I'm not going hard enough.

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    I have a Power2Max NGEco on my bike, honestly, I don't use it during racing at all, but I do love to have the information for afterwards.

    Not sure I'd use roadie pedals though, I imagine you could make it if nothing went wrong...but the negative side of what if seems to prop it's head up too often...

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    I'm waiting for the Assioma to come out in an SPD compatible version. I think the whole sensing portion is in the pedal shaft, so there's no reason it couldn't be adapted into SPD.

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    I have PM'ers on all my bikes. I use the data during MTB races and specifically more in endurance races to pace myself. This is mostly done to ensure I don't go too hard early and pay for it later in the race. In shorter XC races I may not use it as much but I will look at it and use it as a motivator to say "I can push a bit more on this climb" and it really has helped me.

    I have Vector pedals on the road, quarq on cx, and stages on the MTB.
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    I would only use them on my low risk courses. I'll think on it since I don't have one until September. But I might just skip it and stick with RPE only. I'm usually pretty good at pacing, so I'm not sure if maybe I'll hit "analysis paralysis" and over think it during the race. I set a KOM on the second half of an endurance event last year (not a popular segment with only 81 riders) and didn't fall flat until literally the end of the race where I should have.

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    I have Vectors on my road and power2max NGeco on mtb. I would watch out for those little pods getting whacked by a wayward stone or stick, but otherwise I think you're fine using them on gravely courses. My best performances on 3hr+ rides and races have come when I'm ignoring my power meter though. I mostly use power to hold me accountable during interval sessions when my brain tries to convince me that I'm going 'hard enough' even though I'm off wattage targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notso View Post
    I'm waiting for the Assioma to come out in an SPD compatible version. I think the whole sensing portion is in the pedal shaft, so there's no reason it couldn't be adapted into SPD.
    We're waiting too...for Favero or anyone else for that matter. A bit curious why no one has released one yet. I think the challenge is building one that can withstand pedal strikes, not something that road pedals need to worry as much about. We've heard absolutely no rumors about anyone working on one however...but fingers still crossed.
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    There was a picture of an SRM/Look pedal floating around recently...


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    Quote Originally Posted by winters.benjamin View Post
    I would watch out for those little pods getting whacked by a wayward stone or stick
    The new ones don't have pods. Also not sensitive to proper torquing or anything. Huge improvement over the 1/2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidewalk View Post
    The new ones don't have pods. Also not sensitive to proper torquing or anything. Huge improvement over the 1/2's.
    ...the amount of time I spend fiddling with torque on my 2s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winters.benjamin View Post
    ...the amount of time I spend fiddling with torque on my 2s.
    Yea, they now just install like a normal pedal. That whole torque thing + the pods was a major turn off. Huge improvement over the 2s (having said that...they are still working out some bugs here and there).
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    You could do the watt team power beat. Pretty cheap and has solid reviews.

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    It was shocking when I installed my power2max NGeco. So simple, no need for continuous calibration, no fiddling with torque, nothing. It's amazing how far technology has come.

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    I usually do an offset before my ride, but it is always 0. I might quit doing it soon.

    Though, I also have auto cal turned on. But even turned off, it was still 0.

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