Thursday, December 3, 2015
So, if you want to know how strong you are on a bike..and how you compare to others..the only true way of knowing is to measure your strength with a Power Meter. There are all kinds of Power Meters on the market right now..some built into the wheel hubs, some built into the crank arm, etc. The important thing is to buy one that is accurate. Yes, the more accurate they are the more expensive they are. But, that doesn't mean you have to buy the top of the line SRM Power Meter for $4000. There are less expensive models such as Power Tap Hubs that are just as good- in my opinion. That's what I use.
I'm guessing the reason why most don't buy/use Power Meters (other than the cost) is that they truly don't want to know what their FTP is. Kind of analagous to why most people don't jump on a bathroom scale..they just don't want to know.
Power ON! Coach Rob
Posted by Rob Muller at 12:20 PM