Power Meter Comparison Tool
Step 1. Bike – MTB
Step 2. Select Power Meter Type
There are 5 types of power meters your MTB. Review and select the best option.
1. Crank (Spider)
Crank-based power meters are located on the cranks and measure torque applied through both pedals using a strain gauge positioned inside the crank or crank spider. With a crank-based power meter, you replace your current crank with a new, power meter-equipped one. Crank-based power meters are some of the most common power meters and are the most heavily adopted system by professional athletes.
- Dependable, reliable and accurate
- You can find a crank-based power meter to fit just about any bike (road, MTB, track, cyclocross, etc.)
- You don’t have to make any compromises to your component selection. For example, you don’t have to use different pedals (as with a pedal-based power meter) or a different hub (as with a hub based power meter)
- Can cost more than some other alternatives
- In the case of SRM, you must send your power meter back to the factory when the battery needs replacing
- $1,399 – $1,899
- Crank based power meters take more time to install and are generally not transferred from bike to bike