Stages Carbon for FSA 386 EVO Power MeterNovember 30, 2023
Bringing Stages power to carbon FSA 386 EVO cranks!
Stages Carbon for FSA 386 EVO Power Meter
The Stages Carbon for FSA 386 EVO Power Meter is a proprietary Stages carbon crank arm, made specifically to work with 386 EVO cranks. Like all Stages power meters, this unit features +/- 1.5% accuracy, 200 hours of battery life and is lightweight at only 15 grams of added weight. In addition, the power meter is compatible with both ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART devices. This means you can use a bicycle computer with ANT+ or your smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth SMART.
The new Stages Generation 3 power meter features radio antennas that are 6x more powerful than the previous version. This means better compatibility with both bike computers and watches. The new versions also feature improved accuracy and have an LED indicator light on the housing for improved ease of use.
Key Product Details
This power meter is compatible with FSA 386 EVO cranksets. It will not fit SRAM GXP cranks. See Compatibility tab for more information.
This Stages power meter measures left leg power and doubles the value to account for both legs (assumes both legs are generating the same force).
Affordable, accurate to within +/- 1.5%, lightweight at only 15 grams of added weight, 200+ hours of battery life, CR2032 user-replaceable battery, ANT+ and Bluetooth compatible, easy to install. See Specs tab for more information.
Advice From Our Staff:
Stages left side crank arms are some of our best-selling units. They are affordable and easy to install. The one consideration is they only measure left leg power compared to some other power meters that measure power from both legs (those versions usually cost more however).
Options For This Power Meter
Crank arm lengths: This power meter is available in the following crank arm lengths:
- 165 mm | 170 mm | 172.5 mm | 175 mm
Crankset: The carbon fiber Stages power meter is directly compatible with FSA 386 EVO cranks.
This power meter will not fit SRAM's GXP bottom bracket interface.
Check Frame Clearance: Crank-arm based power meters like this one attach a sensor on the inside of the left crank arm. On some bikes, there is not enough room between the left crank arm and the chainstay for the sensor to clear the frame. Therefore, you should make sure you have at least 10 mm of clearance between the left crank arm and the chainstay - and that you don't have a bottom bracket mounted rear brake (used on some aero and TT bikes). The important area to measure is right in the middle of the crank arm. Please refer to the image below.
If you find that you have around 7-9 mm of clearance, what many people will do is simply install a 1 or 2 mm bottom bracket spacer (between the left crank arm and the frame), which will give them the clearance they need.
Stages Carbon for FSA 386 EVO Specs
Name Stages Carbon for FSA 386 EVO Bike Type Road Location of Power Measurement Crank Arm Left or Both Legs Measured Left only Independent Left/Right Measurement No Installation Easier Crank Arm Material Carbon Communication Protocol ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART Claimed Accuracy +/- 1.5% Automatic Temp. Compensation Yes Weight 15 grams (added weight) Battery Type CR2032 coin cell Battery Life 200+ hours Method of Cadence Measurement Accelerometer Warranty 1 year
In the Box
- Stages power meter
- 2032 coin cell battery
- Quick Start guide
Tools Needed for Installation
You will need the following tools for installation of this product. You can purchase many of these commonly used tools in our store.
- 10 mm Allen key
Common Questions and Answers
Question: How do I determine what length my current cranks are so I can make sure I get the same size?
- Your crank arm length should be printed or stamped on the inside of the left crank arm, usually near the pedal end.