Power Meter Pedals for Road Overview
This page contains our power meter pedals for road bikes. Power meter pedals are one of our most popular power meters. They are accurate, easy to install and move between bikes and can be used on any bike. You have your choice of single- or dual-sided versions. Single-sided pedals have a sensor in the left pedal and measure left leg power. Dual-sided pedals have a sensor in both the left and right pedal and measure a rider’s total power.
We carry power meter pedals from Favero Electronics, Garmin, PowerTap and SRM/LOOK. All of these companies have been making power meter pedals for a number of years and typically release new versions every 2 to 3 years.
As mentioned above, you have the choice of a single-sided pedal that measures left leg power, or a dual-sided pedal that measures power from both legs. Dual-sided pedals are also able to measure independent left/right leg power. Please note, PowerTap only offers a dual-sided pedal.
These pedal-based power meters all come with proprietary, LOOK Keo style cleats that must be used with the pedal. Original LOOK Keo cleats can also be used. The exception here is the PowerTap, which requires the use of their own cleats only. Please also note, none of these pedals are compatible with Speedplay cleats.
Quick Product Comparison:
The Favero Assioma is the most affordable pedal, followed by the PowerTap 2, Garmin Vector 3 and then SRM/LOOK EXAKT.
The Favero Assioma, PowerTap 2 and Garmin Vector 3 all install just like a normal pedal. The installation process is very simple and only takes a minute. The SRM/LOOK EXAKT is a bit more work to get installed and configured correctly. It requires that you use a special tool (supplied) and the app to manually set the installation angles.
All of these road power meter pedals measure power from both legs assuming you buy the dual-sided version. They are all also able to measure independent left/right power.
All of these power meter road pedals are dual ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART compatible. Therefore, you can used them with any bike computer, smart phone or indoor training app.
The Favero Assioma and SRM/LOOK EXAKT use a rechargeable battery. The PowerTap P2 uses a AAA battery. The Garmin Vector 3 uses a coin cell LR44/SR44 battery.
The Assioma is the lightest power meter pedal at 149.5 grams per pedal. The SRM/LOOK EXAKT is 155 grams, the Garmin Vector 3 is 158 grams and the PowerTap P2 is 199 grams.