Power Meter Pedals for MTB Overview
This page contains our Power Meter Pedals for MTB. Power meter pedals are one of our most popular power meter types. Pedals are easy to install, can be moved between bikes and fit any bike. You also have your choice of single- or dual-sided versions. Single-sided pedals have a sensor in one pedal (usually the left) and measure power from one leg. Dual-sided pedals have a sensor in both the left and right pedal and measure a rider’s total power. The dual-sided versions cost a bit more, but are usually more accurate due to the fact they measure both legs.
Two companies currently make an MTB power meter pedal: Garmin and SRM. The Garmin Rally XC was introduced in early 2021 and is very popular. It has proven to be very reliable and can also transition into a road pedal (with the purchase of a conversion kit), which is a nice bonus.
The SRM X-Power is also popular (although slightly more expensive) and is available in both a standard SPD version, as well as a flat pedal version.
As mentioned above, you have the choice of a single-sided pedal that measures power from one leg, or a dual-sided pedal that measures power from both legs. Dual-sided pedals are usually more accurate. In addition, they are also able to measure independent left/right leg power.
Quick Product Comparison:
The Garmin Rally XC is the most affordable MTB power meter pedal. You can buy the XC100 (single-sided) for $699. The SRM X-Power starts at $899 (single-sided version). The dual-sided versions of the Garmin and SRM X-Power are $1,199. The SRM Flat pedal is slightly more expensive at $1,299 for the dual version.
Both of these pedals can be installed like a normal pedal. The installation process is very simple and only takes a minute. This also means you can move them from bike to bike easily.
The single-sided version of these MTB power meter pedals measures power from one leg. The dual-sided versions measure both legs. The dual-sided versions are also able to measure independent left/right power.
All of these power meter MTB pedals are dual ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART compatible. Therefore, you can use them with any bike computer, smartphone or indoor training app such as Zwift.
The Garmin Rally XC uses LR44/SR44 or CR1/3N batteries. The SRM X-Power uses a rechargeable battery.
The SRM X-Power (non-flat pedal) is the lightest MTB power meter pedal at 172 grams per pedal. The X-Power Flat pedal is next at 205 grams per pedal. This is followed by the Garmin Rally XC which weighs 222 grams per pedal. Please note, Garmin intentionally its pedal robust as they want it to be able to withstand the harshest conditions, including pedal strikes.