If you’re looking for the ultimate in power measurement, a dual sided power meter can’t be beaten. Single sided power meters will measure the power generated by your left leg and double it to estimate your total power output on each pedalling cycle. For many this approximation is good enough, however if you want most people will have an imbalance in the power output of their left and right legs and a dual sided power meter is essential in identifying this and helping you to focus your training effort on this specific area.
There are a few options available, and so we’ve identified what we think to be the best below, along with a link to the cheapest price currently available.
Best price for dual sided power meter pedals
Power meter pedals are really versatile because with the help of a spanner you can move them from one bike to the next and not worry about compatibility. A crank based power meter (especially a dual sided one) is much fiddlier to move between bikes, and so if you’re a true follower of the rule of n+1 we’d recommend going for a pedal based option. Here are the best deals we’ve found for dual sided pedal power meters:
|Look Exakt Dual sided||£1,280.00||Buy|
|PowerTap P1 dual sided||£549.99||Buy|
|PowerTap P2 dual sided||£599.00||Buy|
|Garmin Vector 2 dual sided||£649.99||Buy|
|Favero Assioma dual sided||£689.00||Buy|
|Garmin Vector 3 dual sided||£710.99||Buy|
Prices last updated on 22nd September 2019.
Best price for dual sided chainset power meters
If you aren’t planning to change bikes very option (or are flush enough to have a power meter installed on more than one steed!) then cranset/chainset based power meter pedals are ideal. The main benefit of these over a pedal based system is that you have free choice about what style of pedal to use with it. Most pedal based power meters force you to use Keo compatible cleats, so no good if you’re wedded to Shimano or Speedplay. We’ve rounded up the best chainset based dual sided power meter deals below:
|Stages Dura Ace R9100 Chainset||£1,199.00||Buy|
|Rotor INpower Flow MAS chainset||£588.99||Buy|
|Verve Cycling Infocrank chainset||£849.99||Buy|
|4iiii Ultegra Precision Pro R8000 chainset||£899.00||Buy|
|Stages Ultegra R8000 chainset||£949.00||Buy|
|Shimano Dura Ace R9100 Chainset||£999.95||Buy|