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Take your training to the next level.
You now have no excuses for omitting those harsh sections of road from your training rides. You know, those stretches you've always wanted to check out, but have always avoided while running your precious carbon hoops. However, when equipped with proper wheels underneath you, such as CycleOps' durable 32-spoke, classic box-section rims, those battered roads open up with new light. And when you take these durable wheels and pair them with a PowerTap G3 Hub and the CycleOps Joule GPS, your route possibilities become endless. With the G3 Alloy Wheelset/Joule GPS, you'll be riding on the most dependable, affordable, and advanced power training package available. After all, you're training, and you need to ride the roads in front of you, no matter how torn up they might be.
With this new bundle from CycleOps, you get the venerable PowerTap G3 rear hub, which is the lightest and most advanced power meter in the world, the Sun Ringle EQ21L rims, and CycleOps' latest innovation in power training -- the Joule GPS computer. This new GPS computer provides a seamless relationship with PowerTap and is a lightweight powerhouse of computing intelligence. The Joule incorporates full GPS capabilities, and it utilizes a full route view to ensure that you don't ever get lost again.
If you're used to the Joule 2.0, you'll be happy to hear that the new Joule GPS Computer still uses the customizable dashboard to display your selected data. It also features a similar joystick-type controller to toggle between your desired metrics, modes, or reports that you want displayed on the dashboard. A huge advantage of power training with the Joule GPS, compared to that of competitors', is the Joule's ability to set automatic intervals by simply hitting a button. It also features an auto-interval countdown to let you know how much longer you have to turn yourself inside out. And while ride data is saved in one second intervals, the Joule Computer allows up to 999 intervals and 40 hours of second-by-second data to be saved onboard.
The Joule GPS Computer displays 18 metrics at a time, like watt/kg, peak power, power zones, heart rate zones, temperature, surge count, altitude gained/lost, grade percentage, and much more. You still have access to Report Mode, which holds your historical averages stored in increments of one week, two weeks, four weeks, eight weeks, six months, and 12 months. This mode is not only useful for post-ride analysis of how your training is progressing, but it also allows reports to be accessed on-the-fly during a ride. The Joule GPS also allows analysis of historical data to be compared with your current ride data, as well. Altogether, there are 58 metrics available for history reports that include power detail, work, peak power, and climbing. The Joule Computer is able to be mounted on the front of the handlebars or on the stem, and comes with the mounts for each of these options. Its battery life is around 20 hours, and uses a rechargeable battery. And when your training is done for the day, you're able to upload your data from the CPU to your home computer.
CycleOps didn't stop with revamping its computer system, as it also completely redesigned the previous PowerTap model and improved multiple aspects ranging from rigidity to functionality. The new PowerTap G3 rear hub is a power meter on a diet. An 80-gram weight reduction from the popular SL+ makes the G3 rear hub the lightest power meter in the world. CycleOps improved on the rigidity of previous models for the G3 by shrinking the hub profile and widening the flanges, ending the days of heavy, paint bucket-sized rear hubs. With the distractions of weight and stealth design out of the way, CycleOps improved the functionality and accuracy of data gathering. For one, CycleOps moved the orientation of the electronics that transmit user data to the end cap of the freehub body. With the new positioning, it's now possible to remove the electronics for service without swapping out the entire wheel, equating to more time in the saddle and fewer headaches. The new G3 is also equipped with an ANT+ wireless transmitter that sends power, torque, speed, and virtual cadence data to your CycleOps Joule GPS. The G3 is capable of storing up to 15 hours of data in one-second gathering intervals, and up to 30 hours of data in two-second gathering intervals. The G3 design still has a 'torque tube' with eight strain gauges, yielding measurements accurate within +/- 1.5% between 40 and 130 rpm.
Each PowerTap Alloy G3 Wheelset is hand-built in the USA with Sun Ringle EQ21L rims and Wheelsmith DB14 spokes in a durable 32 spoke three-cross lacing pattern. Additionally, the front wheel has been laced to the 99 gram CycleOps front hub. This front hub design features a beefed up 10mm axle, an aluminum hub shell, and 6901 aluminum sealed bearing cartridges. The wheelset is in good company for the gram-counters, as you'll find it nearly parallel to many top wheelsets like the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL and the Reynolds Strike Full Carbon Clincher.
The CycleOps G3 Alloy Wheelset/Joule GPS is available in a clincher form with either Shimano/SRAM or Campagnolo compatible freehub bodies. Please note that the Shimano freehub body is compatible with 11-speed Shimano cassettes.