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P2 Power Meter Pedals
We're not sure how many bikes you have in your stable, but we like options. We like an aerodynamic rig for crits and flat, fast rides, a lightweight machine for hilly road routes, and a gravel sled for adventures off the beaten path. Having a bevy of bikes leaves us unable to outfit all of them with powermeter, that is until we discovered the P2 Power Meter Pedals from PowerTap. It provides an easily transferable powermeter for almost every bike and uses dual-sided power measurement as well as being the sleekest and lightest power pedal in the PowerTap lineup.
In contrast to other pedal-based power meters on the market that gather data with pods dangling from the crank arms, the P2 pedals contain the entire mechanism for gathering information within the pedal body itself. Power data is determined with the use of 40 individual measurements known as Advanced Pedal Metrics which calculates angular velocity per pedal rotation for precise measurements of both round and oval/non-round chainring setups. Discrete data from each pedal allows riders to analyze left/right numbers separately to identify and address pedal stroke imbalances for a potentially smoother, more powerful ride down the road. These pedals feature ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connectivity to seamlessly pair with your head unit or other compatible devices for data viewing and file tracking.
As noted above, the big difference between the P2 Power Meter Pedals and other power meters is in the system's ease of transition between bicycles. Because the system is self-contained within the pedals, swapping out to another bike is exactly as easy as swapping out a regular set of pedals — all you need is a pedal wrench and a little bit of grease. The whole system runs on a standard AAA battery for 80 hours, up from the P1's 60 hours, of ride time per battery, leaving options for rechargeable battery use or quick replacement with a walk to the grocery store.
The pedals feature a 14mm stack height and come packaged with a set of PowerTap 6-degree float cleats and hardware. Please note that the P2 Pedals are only compatible with the included PowerTap cleats. When it comes to the cleat/pedal interface, we don't like to risk the obvious safety hazards of unpredictable disengagement or sloppy engagement, so we don't recommend trying to force cleats into pedals that they aren't built for. In all cases, we strongly suggest sticking with the manufacturer's recommendation.
- Measures power on the left and right to help calculate imbalances
- Transferring between bikes as easy as swapping pedals
- Dual-band wireless connectivity works with virtually all head units
- 80 hour AAA battery life helps ensure your metrics are captured
- Includes a pair of proprietary PowerTap cleats
- PowerTap's lightest and sleekest pedal to date
- Item #PAP000V
- Q & A
power tap P1
tengo un par de pedales porque no me gusta estar cambiando de una a otra bicicleta, he pasado por varias marcas y realmente este es el mejor, solo tengo que criticar que las calas son molestas, y el pedal tiene a virarse al desenganchar, las calas son muy delicadas y no duran, uso varios pares de zapatos y el desgaste es muy alto por lo que deberían buscar homologar la cala con la look que es fantástica.
la pila dura mucho y el recambio y sellado es fácil y rápido
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Technically everything performs as promised, easily connecting with and sending data to my Garmin Edge 520. Power measurement is similar to my stationary trainer, so it seems to be accurate. It has survived a few flooded road experiences without any problems, so the sealing works.
The problem (and it's significant) is the proprietary cleat design. This forces you back into the process of finding your preferred cleat position - a process I personally do not enjoy. I've endured chronic knee pain as I attempt to get it dialed in. In my opinion, it was a very, very poor design decision with no obvious benefit to the user. It also forces you to either switch pedals between bikes for every ride, or purchase a second set of shoes to dedicate to the pedals. Both poor options.
Final note is that they tend to flop upside down when stopped, leading to a slightly less natural clip-in feeling. That might be true of all power measuring pedals though. It's just annoying, but not nearly as annoying as the proprietary cleat.