http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/06/bikes-and-tech/upcoming-from-cycleops-heart-rate-based-power-meters-and-superlight-carbon-wheelset_178521 I'm meeting with Steve Hawkins, local Saris/Cycleops rep, this Friday to discuss how we can get a hold of some of these products for a test ride- so to speak. What is of particular interest to me, is the NEW heart rate based power calculator. How does it work? I have no clue. Is it as accurate as a $1500 Power Meter? No, and it's not marketed as one. I'll just have to wait and see for myself. But, what I like about this new device is that it's at least a foot in the door of the Power Meter world at a fraction of the cost. I think it's a good idea for those cyclists that a) don't really understand what power meters are and b) for those cyclists who thought/think that power meters are still cost-prohibitive. Regardless, I'll be passing all this good information on as I receive it.
Stay tuned for more info to come! Power ON! Coach Rob