The good news is you have several options for your Tiagra crankset!
Left Crank Arm Power Meter
For this option, you need to make sure your Tiagra cranket uses Shimano’s Hollowtech II interface. These cranksets can easily be identified by the two opposing pinch bolts that are used to secure the left side crank arm.
Assuming your Tiagra uses this interface, you can install either a 4iiii or Stages R7000 power meter.
Please note, the color of the power meter crank arm won’t be an exact match with your Tiagra crankset (a cosmetic issue only), but most customers are ok with this.
Please note, these power meters attach a sensor to the inside of the left crank arm. On some bikes, there is not enough room between the left crank arm and the chainstay for the sensor to clear the frame. Therefore, you should make sure you have at least 10 mm of clearance for Stages and 4iiii PRECISION 2 power meters and 8 mm of clearance for 4iiii PRECISION 3 power meters. Also, please make sure that you don’t have a bottom bracket mounted rear brake (used on some aero and TT bikes). Please refer to the image below.
Pros: Affordable, easy to install, don’t have to change crankset
Cons: Measures left leg power only
Crankset Power Meter (Spider Based)
This is a new crankset (power meter spider, crank arms and spindle), excluding chainrings. power2max makes wonderful power meters. They measure both left and right leg power, are reasonably priced and are as good as it gets in terms of reliability. If you select the 24MM spindle option, it will fit your current bottom bracket exactly like your Shimano crankset (no need to change bottom brackets). In addition, if you select the Shimano 4-Bolt spider, you can even use your Shimano rings on it.
Pros: Moderately priced, VERY reliable, measures both legs
Cons: Have to change your crankset
Crankset Power Meter (Crank Arm Based)
In addition to making left side crank arms for Shimano, 4iiii and Stages also make complete dual-sided cranksets. With these power meters, you get a new Shimano crankset with a power sensor attached to the inside of the left and right crank arm. Therefore, they are able to measure power from both legs as well as tell you how much power each leg is producing individually.
Please note, these cranksets are designed for 2×11 drivetrains and are not recommend if you currently have a 2×10 drivetrain.
Please also note, as with the left side power meters above, you need to confirm you have 10mm of clearance between the left crank arm and the chainstay in order for the sensor to clear.
Pros: Measures both legs, provides independent left/right power
Cons: More expensive, have to change out your crankset
Power Meter Pedals
Power meter pedals can be installed on any crankset. We have several models to choose from.
Pros: Easy to install, works on any bike, can move from bike to bike, don’t have to change crankset