SRM Training System Power Meters

5/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3495.00

Product Description

Take a look around the pro peloton and you'll discover that SRM is the training system of choice for many pro teams, and for good reason.

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIW a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very reliable, easy to use and to switch between bikes if you invest in additional cablesets and handlebar clips for each bike. Switch time is approximately 5 min. despite the fact that I use a tourge wrench to ensure correct mounting.

Weaknesses:    When the battery dies in the powercontrol it is expensive to replace.
I'm now forced to keep using octalink bottom brackets unless I decide to replace my system with a new one. The same goes for dropping the wires and go into the wireless world.

Bottom Line:   
Decided to finally buy the SRM system after reading a lot of reviews and concluding that in terms of reliabillity there was only two systems at that time worth of buying: The Powertap and the SRM system. The disadvancetage of the Powertap is that you have to use one wheel and move it from bike to bike whereas the SRM system can easily be moved if you invest in additional sensor cables and handlebar clips for each bike.
Setup and calibration is easy and data can be downloaded to both SRM software and Training Peaks for analysis afterwards. The old PC IV powercontrol unit unfortunately died as the battery could not be replaced, hence the only solution was to buy a new PC V powercontrol which has worked flawlessly for several years now.

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Favorite Ride:   Mont Ventoux

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Used but recondition

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Bike 1:
Klein Quamtum Pro frame, Shimano Ultegra groupset, Mavic Krusium Elite wheels.Flite saddle. Syntrace handlebar, seatpost and saddlepin.
Bike 2:
Vision Race frame, Shimano Ultegra groupset, Mavic Open Pro wheels.Flite saddle. Ritchey WCS handlebar, seatpost and saddlepin.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil_Bixby a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008

Strengths:    Easy to set up and use. Wireless version is very neat. If you want data for training and racing, it's absolute heaven. If you don't, then it'd be a very expensive toy!

Weaknesses:    Can't think of any. Cost really *isn't* excessive if you consider reliability, longevity and ability to use with training and race wheels without hassle.

Bottom Line:   
Wanted to get more methodical about my training and got the SRMs after reading many reviews and noting comments on unreliability of other systems, especially in poor weather. Have the wireless setup with the Powercontrol 6. Works absolutely flawlessly except for occasional "spike" in data (which is easily corrected). SRM software is useful but works fine with Training Peaks too.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in the sun

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Scientific Coaching

Similar Products Used:   Garmin Edge 305 computer/HRM for training

Bike Setup:   Cervelo Soloist Team 2004 version

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by colbrio a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2008

Strengths:    Wired systems makes for less fluctuation. Large display, fast downloads, great analysis. Easy to zero, set/view intervals. Race/training wheels swaps a breeze.

Weaknesses:    Hard to switch between bikes. Need multiple crank units

Bottom Line:   
All power units have their downfalls. Wires, ghost signals, wide fluctuations in data, fickle in cold weather, special hubs.

After 3 years with Power Tap, I was tired of having to send computer heads and hubs in for service. They ate batteries, didn't like to function below 30 degrees, seperate race and training wheels.

Bottom for the best. An SRM is only expensive after you tried everything else and then settled on a SRM anyway. One year and still working flawlessly.

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Favorite Ride:   Woodside area

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Power Tap 2.4 Wirless
Power Tap Pro

Bike Setup:   Specialized Tarmac SL
SRAM Force
SRAM SRM 170 53 x 39
Bontrager Carbon Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Breaux a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    Use Any type wheel
Excellent customer service

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have used an SRM powermeter for about one year. For me it is the most logical setup for a powermeter. It is weather proof,setup is easy, calibration is quick. The weight penalty is minimal. One does not have to continually buy wheels to race or train with in order to keep track of racing and training data, so that alone offsets the cost. Customer from SRM is great. I could continue, but there are not enough characters in this space.

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Similar Products Used:   Power tap

Bike Setup:   Cervelo R2.5 Dura-Ace group, ITM stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rdracer1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2007

Strengths:    Crank Mounted, Easy to use software, Nice computer mount and set up. Just an all around well thought out product. Easy to calibrate.

Weaknesses:    Can be tricky to mount power sensor on a carbon bike. Old Poewr Control IV is a bit chunky. Retail price is out of this world. Look for a good used unit

Bottom Line:   
The SRM training system is an awesome tool for training and racing. It adds about a 1 pound weight pealty, but that really isnt to much for the valuable information that you recieve.

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Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Power Tap Pro, Ergomo Pro.

Bike Setup:   Fuji Carbon Professional with Ultegra 6600, Srm Pro, Zipp 404's, Ritchey cockpit.

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