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 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.
Easton CINCH Power Meter
The CINCH can also 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.
Stages Shimano GRX RX810 Power Meter
This Stages gravel power meter bolts onto the non-drive-side of the Shimano GRX RX810 crankset. The RX810 is specifically designed for gravel use. The 2×11-speed crank is available in a 48-31T chainring combination.
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.
SRAM RED/Force AXS 107 BCD Power Meter Spider
This power meter is designed for use with SRAM RED/Force ETAP AXS cranksets. Available chainring options for CX are 1x 36T-46T. Available chainring options for gravel are 2x 33/46, 35/48.
ROTOR INspider Power Meter
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.