Factory Install Power Meter Options Overview
4iiii and Stages Cycling offer factory install power meter options. Unlike most power meters that come ready to ride on a new crank arm or complete crankset, with the factory install, the power sensor is installed onto your existing crank arm or crankset.
While this adds an additional step as you have to send your current crank in to have the power sensor fitted, it’s a more affordable option vs. buying a ride-ready unit. For example, prices start at about $299 for a left crank arm factory install. In addition, the factory install options cover a much wider range of crank brands then do the ride-ready power meters.
How it works
With these factory install power meter options, we ship you a pre-paid shipping label. You simply package up your crank and ship it off to the factory. Your power meter is built up using the same process the manufacturers use for their ride-ready units. When completed, it is shipped straight back to you. For Stages, the entire process usually takes about 7-14 days. Since 4iiii is located in Canada, the process usually takes a few days longer.
4iiii offers their factory install kits for both their PRECISION and Podium models. They can install their sensor on both road and MTB cranks. They offer factory install options for Shimano, SRAM, Campy, Cannondale, Praxis and FSA.
Stages offers their factory install kits for their new Gen. 3 power meter sensor. They can install their sensor on both road and MTB cranks. They offer factory install options for Shimano, SRAM, Campy, Cannondale and Cane Creek.