Stages Shimano XT M8100/8120 Power MeterPower Meter City January 25, 2022
Add Stages power to your Shimano XT M8100/8120/8130 crankset!
Stages Shimano XT M8100/8120 Power Meter
The Stages Shimano XT M8100/8120 Power Meter brings Stages power to your MTB bike! Compatible with the XT M8100/8120/8130 cranksets, the Stages power meter is accurate, durable and ready to handle the toughest terrain. Simply remove your current left-side crank arm and replace it with the Stages power meter and you’re done!
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 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 (+/- 1.5%) and have an LED indicator light on the housing for improved ease of use.
Crank arm lengths: 165 mm | 170 mm | 175 mm
Tools Needed for Installation
The following tools are typically required 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
Crankset: The Stages power meter is compatible with XT M8100/8120/8130 cranksets. It is also compatible with all other Shimano x100/x120/x130 series MTB cranksets such as the XTR M9100/M9120/M9130 or the SLX M7100/7120/7130.
It is not compatible with x000 series cranks such as the XTR M9000, XT M8000 or SLX M7000.
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 Shimano XT M8100/8120 Specs
|Name||Stages Shimano XT M8100|
|Location of Power Measurement||Crank Arm|
|Left or Both Legs Measured||Left only|
|Independent Left/Right Measurement||No|
|Crank Arm Material||Aluminum|
|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|
In the Box
- Stages Power Meter
- 2032 coin cell battery
- Quick Start guide