Its all about POWER!!!

25 05 2009

Well apologies for not being on last week but from now on my focus will be on my findings of training and using power. Its a learning curve but lets see how it goes!

So i got my PowerTap SL 2.4 from Dooleys cycles in Glasgow which i found at http://www.dooleys-cycles.co.uk/ProductInfo.asp?ProductID=916

I got the whole wheel built into a DTswiss 1.1 rim and spokes and delivered for €1200. expensive i know but my other option was a SRM second hand and my Trek only fits the new SRMs due to the new BB. 

Its really the easiest thing in the world to set up just…

1 take out of box

2 put on cassette

3 cable tie on cpu

4 put back wheel on

5 ride your bike

The software isnt great so i got WKO+ which came highly reccomended. Thats all you need to have power.

I ended up getting the last version of the PowerTap.

For those of you not in the know (ie non bike geeks) the new PowerTaps are called

PowerTap Elite+ is the base model

PowerTap Pro +

PowerTap SL+ is the lighter carbon version

PowerTap SLC+  is the same as SL with ceramic bearings

All of them are now wireless and compatible with ANT+ garmins/polars etc whichi would be nice if i had one!

 

Now i went for the older models to save on price (about 300euro cheaper). the older models are…

PowerTap Pro 

PowerTap SL

PowerTap SL 2.4 (MY NEW ONE) which has the advantage of being wireless which is hand for saving weight and mess!

Here is is on my bike my powertap sl 2.4

 

and here is all the stuff you get with it

I used it on Wednesday for first time and il post the power details soon. I also used it in the race on Sunday which was pretty stupid as it weighs a tonne but a friend needed a wheel so i gave him my Ksyrium SLs. 

One good video to start looking at about training with power is… (more to come soon!)

http://www.trainingbible.com/Video_TrainingWithPower1.aspx

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4 responses

1 06 2009
Seth_M

No finish cutting the cable ties off the CPU…

2 06 2009
lovecycling

the fork needs to be cut too! il get round to it soon… hopefully

26 05 2009
Seth_M

Welcome to the world of power. did you get #3 done yet? last I saw this was only half done.

26 05 2009
lovecycling

Do you mean interval number 3 today? that was bummer!!! Power is nasty and i will know hownasty it is later when i see my numbers!

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