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2013-06-06 8:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Power Meter or Racing Wheels???
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Originally posted by axteraa

My Power Meter (once I learned how to properly train with it) has made me faster than my race wheels ever would have.  You could probably get a used PT, put a disc cover on the wheel and then a front FLO 60 for about the price of a Quarq?


Makes sense for triathletes...but if the OP is going into road racing, the only time he'll be able to use a disc cover is during TTs. Of course the OP could just do as you said and get the rear FLO 60 for another $450. That way he'd have power for training, FLO 60/cover with power for TTs, and FLO 60 front/back for road racing where power doesn't really matter (as I mentioned above).


Good idea with the FLO option. I'll keep looking into that.


2013-06-06 9:09 AM
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Subject: RE: Power Meter or Racing Wheels???
Originally posted by Dlaxman31

Originally posted by tri808

Originally posted by axteraa

My Power Meter (once I learned how to properly train with it) has made me faster than my race wheels ever would have.  You could probably get a used PT, put a disc cover on the wheel and then a front FLO 60 for about the price of a Quarq?


Makes sense for triathletes...but if the OP is going into road racing, the only time he'll be able to use a disc cover is during TTs. Of course the OP could just do as you said and get the rear FLO 60 for another $450. That way he'd have power for training, FLO 60/cover with power for TTs, and FLO 60 front/back for road racing where power doesn't really matter (as I mentioned above).


Good idea with the FLO option. I'll keep looking into that.


You could actually get a NEW wireless powertap G3 laced into a wheel from wheelbuilder, and then buy a front FLO60 for less than the typical price of a Quarq.
2013-06-06 1:52 PM
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Subject: RE: Power Meter or Racing Wheels???
Originally posted by Dlaxman31

The difference between the quarq and stages is about 600-800 dollars.

I've read the review on the stages PM. Anyone here try it out yet?


Or he could split the difference and go with a Power2Max crank system. DC Rainmaker seemed to like it much better than the Stages meter.
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