This page contains our handlebar power meters for MTB bikes. These power meters attach to your handlebars and calculate power using accelerometers, dynamic wind pressure sensors, elevation sensors and speed sensors. This is called opposing force power measurement.
Additional Handlebar Power Meters for MTB Info:
We carry Velocomp handlebar power meters, as they are the only company that makes them.
The PowerPod now has a feature specific for offroad use called Dynamic Coefficient of Rolling Resistance (DCRR). DCRR measures surface vibration 800 times per second and converts these measurements into rolling resistance corrections. This helps keep the power meter accurate on uneven road and trail conditions which are often encountered in offroad use.
Quick Product Comparison:
The PowerPod Lite sells for $249. This is followed by the PowerPod v5 for $299, then the AeroPod for $399 or $499.
Installation is very quick and easy with handlebar mounted power meters. They are compatible with all bikes and simply attach to the handlebars using an included mount. However once installed, they require a one-time calibration ride. In addition, you should expect to spend some time fine-tuning the settings. This will help ensure the device is reading accurately.
The PowerPod and AeroPod measure power from both legs. They do not however provide real-time independent left/right leg power.
All handlebar power meters use both ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART.
These power meters use rechargeable batteries.
The Velocomp power meters weigh about 65 grams. This includes the standard mount.