SRM Training System Power Meters

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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[Oct 14, 2020]
jeffbozo


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Purchased:
Used  
[Oct 15, 2009]
MIW
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Dec 04, 2008]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Garmin Edge 305 computer/HRM for training

[Mar 31, 2008]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Hard to switch between bikes. Need multiple crank units

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 line...save 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.

Similar Products Used:

Power Tap 2.4 Wirless
Power Tap Pro

[Feb 04, 2008]
Keith Breaux
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Use Any type wheel
Durable
Excellent customer service

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used:

Power tap

[Feb 05, 2007]
rdracer1
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Power Tap Pro, Ergomo Pro.

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