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PowerTap P1 Pedals

josh August 28, 2018
5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Easy to use, accurate, reliable and loaded with technology


About the PowerTap P1 Pedals

The PowerTap P1 Pedals have become one of the most popular power meters available. Featuring 8 strain gauges per pedal, the P1s provide true left/right power measurement with a power sensor located in each pedal. The P1s feature a forged aluminum pedal body and use proprietary, 3-bolt Keo-style cleats. The P1 Pedals weigh 199 grams each, run off of AAA batteries and provide approximately 60 hours of run time.

Since the P1 Pedals transmit data via ANT+ as well as Bluetooth SMART, you have the choice of using a traditional head unit or a smartphone. In addition, this PowerTap power meter is one of a select few power meters that is compatible with oval chainrings.

The P1 Pedals are one of the most popular power meters on the market today. They are accurate, durable, easy to install and are backed by a company that has been producing power meters for close to 20 years.


PowerTap P1 Pedal Highlights

True Left/Right Power Data

The P1 Pedals have a power sensor in each pedal, allowing it to measure true left and right power. This opens the possibility for a new set of pedaling metrics previously unavailable.

Easy Installation

Installing the P1s is as easy as installing a normal set of pedals. Grab a hex wrench and bolt them on! This also makes it easy to move this PowerTap power meter from bike to bike.

ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART

The P1s transmit data via ANT+ as well as Bluetooth SMART, which means you have the choice of using a traditional head unit or a smartphone.

Integrated Design

The P1s hold all of the electronics and batteries inside the pedal unit itself which makes for a clean look.

Super Durable

PowerTap went to great lengths to make sure the P1s are durable, and their efforts paid off. The P1s are engineered to take everything you can throw at them!

Accurate, Reliable, Consistent

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the P1s is that it just works. Accurate, reliable and consistent data – every day, every ride.


PowerTap Power Meter Cleat Compatibility

The P1 comes supplied with red, 6° degree float cleats. You also have the option to purchase black, 0° degree (fixed) float cleats. LOOK Keo cleats will work, but the engagement with the pedal isn’t perfect. For best results, we recommend using use the cleats that come with your PowerTap P1 Pedals.


In the Box

  • PowerTap P1 Pedals
  • A set of cleats (red, 6 degree float) and hardware
  • Two AAA lithium batteries
  • Quick Start Guide


NamePowerTap P1 Pedals
Bike TypeRoad
Location of Power MeasurementPedal
Left or Both Legs MeasuredBoth
Independent Left/Right MeasurementYes
Communication ProtocolANT+ and Bluetooth SMART
Claimed Accuracy+/- 1.5%
Weight199 grams (each pedal)
Battery TypeAAA lithium
Battery Life60 hours
Method of Cadence MeasurementAccelerometer
Rider Weight LimitNone
Stack Height14.0 mm
Warranty2 years
Spindle Length53 mm

5 reviews for PowerTap P1 Pedals

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Simply the best! This is my 3rd power meter and by far my favorite. Let’s see, dual power, super reliable, accurate and the easiest power meter to install. I have over 1,000 miles on them and no issues.

    As I mentioned, installation was very easy. They just screw on to your crank arms like a normal set up pedals. Also, Power Meter City was great to deal with. Very professional and saw that I was taken care of.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Brian, sounds like you like them 🙂 We do too. We are here if you need any support. Enjoy

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony T.

    I have been using a PowerTap hub for a long time. It has been great but I decided to step up my game. I wanted to stay with PowerTap because I really like the brand so I went for the P1s. More expensive than my hub, but they are great. Worth every penny IMO.

    They installed very quickly and synced up the my Garmin head unit with no issues. Compared to my hub, they measure left and right power independently and are Bluetooth compatible. Also, I like the fact that I can take them from bike to bike if I ever decide to do so.

    Power Meter City shipped fast and for free. You will be happy buying from them.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Tony, thank you for the kind words and we’re glad you are enjoying your new PowerTap P1. Let us know if you have any questions on them.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Russ Shemberger

    I love my PowerTap pedals. I’m new to riding with power and it has already made me a better cyclist. I have my friends wanting these pedals. I would recommend them because they are hassle free and nothing more than changing a battery .I LOVE IT! This was also a great company to order from!

    Thank you,
    Russ Shemberger

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Russ, thank you for your review…it made our day! Have your friends mention your name when ordering…will make sure you get a kickback 🙂 Thank you for the support.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    I joke with myself and others that a power meter for my cycling is more accurately termed a “lack of power” meter, but to my surprise this is nowhere near the case. It has become such a useful tool for me in so many ways its difficult to quantify. From smoothness of cadence to left/right balance to torque effectiveness and VO max readings, my cycling has improved even just commuting back and forth to work. I am a numbers and data geek, but the power measurements give me a much greater understanding of how I ride and where I can improve and also where I’m actually doing things right. I’ve only ever used this one set of power meters so I can’t speak to other models. But riding/training with a power meter for the serious enthusiast will be a rewarding experience. I highly recommend. And these guys at Power Meter City sent my pedals in very short order. Easy to install. The only caveat for me thus far — stock up on your Triple A batteries or at least buy top of the line Duracells. I’m chewing through my Amazon batteries pretty quick. But I love my P1s.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi Kevin, Thanks for the review. Sounds like you’re putting your P1 to great use and we echo many of your comments about training with power! Let us know if you need anything else. Thanks

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    david weiner (verified owner)

    I chose these because I train on a few different bikes. In the 100+ hours I’ve put on them so far they’ve worked reliably in a variety of environments. I’ve gotten great support from PowerTap when I had configuration questions too.

    • Power Meter City

      Power Meter City

      Hi David. Glad you like the P1 pedals. We have them on a few bikes here and really appreciate how reliable and easy they are to use. We’re here if you need anything else!

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