CX/Gravel Power Meters Overview
This page contains our favorite power meters for cyclocross and gravel riding. Cyclocross and gravel power meters fall somewhere in between their road and MTB counterparts. Unlike a road power meter, it must be able to withstand the abuse of off-road riding. We’re talking dirt, mud and rocks. However, unlike a MTB power meter, it needs to work on a drivetrain with larger gearing. For example, a CX power meter might feature a 1x 38-42T chainring, whereas a gravel power meter might feature a 2x 48/35 or 50/34 chainring.
SRM X-Power MTB Power Meter Pedal
The SRM X-Power is the first and only power meter pedal designed for off-road use. Using a standard Shimano SPD cleat, this pedal can be used for cyclocross or gravel. It is compatible with any bike and can easily be moved between bikes.
4iiii and Stages Left Crank Arm GRX RX810 Power Meters
These 4iiii and Stages gravel power meters are compatible with all Shimano GRX cranksets including GRX RX600. They replace your left side crank arm and measure left leg power. They are affordable and easy to install.
4iiii and Stages Shimano R8000 Crankset
These power meter cranksets use a 24 mm Shimano road spindle and when used with a standard 50/34 chainring, work nicely on a gravel bike. Or, you can bolt on a Wolf Tooth 110 BCD 4-Bolt Chainring (sold by us) which gives you a pretty awesome dual-sided 1x gravel set-up.
Easton CINCH Power Meter Spindle and Crankset
The CINCH can be used for either CX or gravel. It allows for both direct mount 1x rings as well as direct mount 2x spiders and Easton offers several different chainring combinations to choose from. You can purchase an entire crankset with power meter, or if you already have the crankset, can just buy the power meter spindle.
SRAM RED/Force AXS 107 BCD Power Meter Spider
This power meter is designed for use with SRAM RED/Force ETAP AXS cranksets. It is a spider-based power meter that measures power from both legs. Available chainring options for CX are 1x 36T-46T. Available chainring options for gravel are 2x 33/46, 35/48.
ROTOR INspider Power Meter and Crankset
Compatible with any of ROTOR’s newer direct mount cranksets, the INspider can be used on either CX or gravel bikes. You can set this power meter up in a 1x or 2x chainring configuration and ROTOR offers a range of 110 BCD chainring sizes to fit your needs. You can purchase just the power meter spider, or the entire crankset with power meter.
power2max NGeco ROTOR ALDHU Gravel Power Meter Crankset
We saved one of our favorites for last! The power2max ROTOR ALDHU Gravel unit is a spider-based power meter with crank arms. Using GRX spacing with a narrow road Q factor, the power2max Gravel power meter allows you to run a 1x or 2x chainring. Also, if you currently have a GRX crankset on your bike, the 24MM version uses the same spindle as your GRX, so it’s very easy to change your current crankset out for this new one.