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Shimano Ultegra R8000 R Gen 3 Power Meter Crank Arm with Chainrings
By now, we're fairly certain you're aware of the benefits of riding with power and its potential to take your training and racing to the next level. Well if you have a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, especially if it's the latest version that begins with a U, and you've been dabbling with the idea of buying a power meter, we'd suggest you have a look at the Shimano Ultegra R8000 R Gen 3 Power Meter Crank Arm with Chainrings from Stages and start training like a pro. We like this powermeter for many reasons for things like its relatively affordable price point, legendary Stages quality, direct replacement for the R8000 cranks, and its fitment on practically any frame so you can ensure that every metric is accurately measured from clipping in at the start of the ride right up to dismounting the bike at the end. And while dual-sided data junkies may scoff at the fact that power is only measured from the drive side, we find the metrics quantified are more than accurate enough to train properly and become a stronger cyclist.
Providing the powerful power metrics is a pod affixed just in front of the spider on the drive side arm near the spindle, on an otherwise standard Ultegra 8000 crank. What's amazing is how much this little addition helps to take your training to the next level by adding the ability to pinpoint power data and better measure your rides. It utilizes a blend of strain gauges and an accelerometer to gather position and force data 64 times per second and deliver power readings with a claimed +/- 1.5% accuracy that's right in line with what we'd expect from any quality power meter.
For the gram counters out there, the Stages meter adds a minuscule 20 grams to the stock crank arm, which is a tiny concession to gain the massive data tracking and training specificity having a power meter affords. To put it in perspective, that’s most likely less than one swig out of your water bottle. We really appreciate the user-friendliness of its coin cell battery, offering up to 200-hours of battery life. The meter its self is well protected, earning an IPX7 waterproof rating to give you peace of mind during an unexpected rain shower or during bike washes. Other thoughtful details include the active temperature compensation that helps provide more accurate readings when the climate fluctuates and there's no need to continually calibrate the meter with the dropping and rising mercury throughout the ride.
- Train smarter with a power meter and Ultegra chain rings
- Power is measured withing +/-1.5% accuracy
- Active Temperature Compensation maintains accuracy
- Measure cadence with the internal accelerometer
- Coin cell battery is easy to replace and offers 200+ hours of life
- Communicates via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ wireless protocols
- Pairs with Stages Power App for firmware updates and zero resets
- Includes drive side crank arm and Ultegra R8000 chainrings
- Item #SGC001A
- Arm Material
- Arm Length
- 165mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm
- Chainring Sizes
- 50/34t, 52/36t, 53/39t
- Bolt Circle Diameter
- 110mm asym
- Q Factor
- Compatible Components
- Shimano 11-speed road
- Claimed Weight
- [power meter] 20g
- Recommended Use
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
What do you think about this product?
November 27, 2020
Wildly inaccurate vs. other meters
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought
- 5` 5"
- 145 lbs
The good news is, the right side power meter crank from Stages has been reliable in all kinds of weather. Reliable as in, no power drops or problems connecting. The bad news is, it consistently reads 30 watts higher than my two other power meters (!) 30 watts is nearly two full power zones. It's normal to have some variance between power meters, but 30 watts is ridiculous. I re-calibrate before every ride and crank length is set correctly, but that does not help. New batteries didn't change things either. For comparison, my other two meters are a Stages left side crank meter on a different bike, and my Tacx Neo 2T trainer. Those two power meters are within 5 watts of each other most of the time, stretching to 10 watts sometimes but no more than that. This is what I expect. But 30 watts is such a huge difference that it messes up my power zones when riding specific workouts in TrainingPeaks and Strava. I have to constantly edit my FTP in those apps in order to hit my watt targets during the workout if I'm using this meter, and to get an accurate account of whether I met my workout goals. It's quite annoying for such an expensive meter. Bottom line: I do not recommend buying this meter.
May 25, 2020
Inconsistent and unrelaible
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
The power meter numbers unfortunately jump all over the place, even after you do a zero-reset before each ride. I ended up comparing this product to the Assioma Duo's and a Wahoo Kickr Core unit. The power is comparable at times but drops 25-30% at other times. It seems to have more issues outside for some reason. I did a ride with my friend last weekend and he averaged 40 watts more than me despite two things; I weigh 10mlbs more than him and we were going the exact same speed. Installation is a breeze if you have an ultegra BB or, in my case, a MegaExo. It's a shame it didn't work.
October 17, 2020
Is there anything special about the chainrings, or are they plain old R8000 chainrings? Is there a need to use the specific chainrings that were used for factory calibration or something? Can I buy the right side crank with whatever chainrings it's available bundled with, and move over the existing chainrings from my bike, permanently storing the bundled ones in a bin in the garage? Or even ebay them? Why else would Stages bundle chainrings?
April 18, 2020
Does this sync with an existing left sided Stages power meter to create a dual-sided one?
May 23, 2020
Yes, use the stages app to link them.
February 4, 2020
I have a stages ultegra left side power meter, can I set this up on my element bolt to get dual sided readings?
April 18, 2019
Does this work with Rotor chainrings, or is the power meter attached to the stages chainrings?
January 25, 2019
Does this come with a left are crank or just the right side?
January 15, 2020
just the right side, no left side arm
October 17, 2018
Is there a non-power meter R8000 crank arm to go with this? My frame does not have enough clearance for the the NDS power meters from Stages, Pioneer, etc...
November 11, 2019
September 6, 2018
Can this crank replace a 10 speed Ultegra 6700?
October 10, 2018
December 1, 2018
The Ultegra R8000 Series is an 11 speed group set. It can not work within a 10 group set. You would need to replace your entire drivetrain and shifters to 11 speed to use this crank.