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Stages Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power Meter

Josh Matthew May 25, 2022
4.97 out of 5 based on 35 customer ratings
(35 customer reviews)

$374.99

Stages Cycling performance on Shimano’s best-selling R8000 crank arm

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Stages Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power Meter

The Stages Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power Meter combines Shimano’s award-winning Ultegra groupset with Stages Cycling’s proven performance and dependability. The result is an accurate, lightweight, durable power that comes ready to ride on a Shimano R8000 crank arm. Compatible with all Shimano Hollowtech II road cranks, the Stages Ultegra R8000 runs off of a CR2032 battery and features 200 hours of battery life.

In addition, the power meter is extremely lightweight – adding only 15 grams to the weight of the crank arm. All Stages power meters are compatible with both ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART devices, which means you can use your favorite bicycle computer as well as a smartphone or tablet.

The Stages R8000 power meter (Generation 3) 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 (+/- 1.5%) and have an LED indicator light on the housing for improved ease of use.

 

Highlights

Proven Performance

Since 2012, Stages has been making some of the most popular power meters. Accurate to within +/- 1.5%, Stages power meters are used by amateurs, pros, and everyone in between

Easy to Use

You can install a Stages power meter and be up and running in minutes. Simply remove your current left-side crank arm and bolt on your Stages power meter. No special technical skills required!

Long Battery Life

On just one CR2032 battery, the Stages provides 200 hours of battery life. In addition, the power meter offers tool free battery replacement. You can have the battery changed in about 60 seconds!

ANT+/Bluetooth SMART

With both ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART capabilities, you can use the Stages power meter with your favorite bicycle computer, smart phone, or tablet.

Lightweight

The Stages power meter adds a mere 15 grams to your bike. This makes it one of the lightest power meters you can buy.

Options

Crank arm lengths: 165 mm | 170 mm | 172.5 mm | 175 mm

 

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.

  • Shimano Crank Arm Cap Tool (sold by us separately)
  • 5 mm Allen key

Compatibility

Crankset: The Stages Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power Meter is compatible with Shimano R8000 cranksets.

Please note, the power meter can also be installed other Shimano road cranksets, as long as they use Shimano's Hollowtech II interface. These cranksets can easily be identified by the two opposing pinch bolts that are used to secure the left side crank arm. Please see the image below and contact us if you have any questions on compatibility.Shimano Hollowtech II Left Crank Arm

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.

The clearance between the frame and left side power meter crank arm

Stages Ultegra R8000 Power Meter Specs

NameStages Shimano Ultegra R8000
Bike TypeRoad
Location of Power MeasurementCrank Arm
Left or Both Legs MeasuredLeft only
Independent Left/Right MeasurementNo
InstallationEasier
Crank Arm MaterialAluminum
Communication ProtocolANT+ and Bluetooth SMART
Claimed Accuracy+/- 1.5%
Automatic Temp. CompensationYes
Weight15 grams (added weight)
Battery TypeCR2032 coin cell
Battery Life200+ hours
Method of Cadence MeasurementAccelerometer
Warranty1 year

In the Box

  • Stages Power Meter
  • 2032 coin cell battery
  • Quick Start guide
35 reviews for Stages Shimano Ultegra R8000 Power Meter
  1. Todd F (verified owner)

    New to cycling the last 4 mos. My first power meter is the ULTEGRA R8000. Ordered one of the last units in stock on Saturday. Arrived at my home on the east coast on Monday (2 DAYS!). Customer service was awesome helping me figure out what I needed and helped make sure the crank arm would clear my 2020 Trek Emonda chainstay (no problem!). Great product, great service. Thanks PMC!

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Todd. Thanks for this! We are glad it arrived on time as expected. Good choice for your first power meter! We are here if there is anything else we can do!

  2. Andrew (verified owner)

    Only a few rides on which to base my opinion, but very happy with the performance. I do not have a way to check accuracy, but the data appears consistent and no drop outs have occurred so far. Overall I am pleased with the purchase.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Andrew. Thank you for leaving us a great review on your Stages R8000 Power Meter! We hope you continue to enjoy them. Good luck on your future rides and please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!

  3. Joel (verified owner)

    I am very happy with the Stages power meter. I was using a PowerTap hub for 7 years or so. The Stages allowed a super-easy transition with my Wahoo Bolt GPS unit. I highly recommend the Stages product. I carefully measured the clearance between the Crank arm and the bike frame to make sure there was room. It appears the Stages restrictions are conservative as there is plenty of room. A truly excellent product.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Joel. Good job and good choice! To be sure we always tell our customers to check the frame clearance and we are glad it has room on yours! We hope you continue to enjoy your new Stages. We are here if there is anything else we can help you with!

  4. Graham (verified owner)

    Excellent product, been using it about about two weeks now and it’s doing what it should, so happy. Customer service was excellent, and I’ll be buying again from Power Meter City when the time comes. Two thumbs up for sure.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Graham. Thanks for this kind review, we really appreciate it! We hope you will continue to enjoy your new stages and good luck on your future rides! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

  5. Mark Morris (verified owner)

    Had some issues with my new R8000 but customer support at Stages was fantastic. After a phone call and an email exchange, Stages decided to send me a new R8000 and have me return the problematic one (don’t ask me what the problem was but it was identified in data I had sent to them). Within two days, I had my new unit and the instructions to return the bad one. Happy counting my watts now thanks to a great company who truly stand behind their products. Now I have to figure out what to make of all this new information!

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Mark. We are glad you had your problem solved – we hope your new Stages R8000 are working fine now. We want to thank you too for being a great customer. We are here if there is anything else we can help you with!

  6. Alhambro J. Gordon (verified owner)

    I’ve only been using my power meter for a few weeks but so far it’s been great. Having the watts display on my Garmin 839 has really been motivating, seeing where I’m spinning too fast or grinding too hard and wasting effort has already resulted in better average speeds (wind permitting). It has changed my entire training plan. My legs are no longer spent after my rides because I focus on being in the right power zone during my workout. I’ve been telling all my friends about my new power meter and encouraging them to get one as well.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Alhambro. Good job! We are glad you are enjoying your Stages R8000! We hope you continue to enjoy them and please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

  7. David D Brazzeal (verified owner)

    Power Meter City provided quick turn around, prompt delivery and the box had exactly what was promised. They under promised and over delivered. I’ll continue to use them in the future for any of my power meter needs.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi David. We really appreciate this! We also want to thank you for being a great customer. We hope you continue to enjoy your Stages and good luck on your future rides! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

  8. Stephan Ehrhardt (verified owner)

    This was my first purchase with PMC. Fast service, no problems at all. The Stages Power Meter was easy to install (I am not a pro and it took me 15-20 minutes to install; plenty videos on YouTube) and worked right away. Little software update, pair with head unit, calibrate, done. I am using the power meter to guide my training. I am very happy with it! Would recommend and buy again.

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Stephan, we are glad you are enjoying your first power meter – good choice! Good luck on your future rides and please let us know if there is anything else we can do!

  9. Kevin (verified owner)

    Great product that works as advertised. But the best part of the experience was working with the folks at PMC. Good prices, fast shipping and quick feedback if any issues are encountered. This business really understands the concept of “customer service” and they clearly use it in practice! 5 stars for PMC!

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Kevin. Thanks for this kind review on your Stages R8000. Thank you for being a great customer too! It was a pleasure doing business with you. We are here if there is anything else we can help you with!

  10. Charlie (verified owner)

    This is my second Power Meter purchase from PMC. They are extremely knowledgeable about the products they sell and ship amazingly fast. The Stages Gen 3 is working flawlessly and is a very affordable solution to training with power

    • Power Meter City

      Hi Charlie. Glad that it worked perfectly as expected! Thank you for being a great customer too! We are here if there is anything else we can do!

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