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Stages introduces its first left-right power meter

Published August 28, 2017

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN) — At Eurobike, Stages Cycling has introduced its first power meter that directly measures power from each crank arm. The company's previous meters were left-arm only. 

The Stages Power LR has been ridden by Team Sky and Chris Froome to his last two Tour de France victories.

"Building on the success of the Stages Power meter left-only solution, which brought unrivaled accuracy and accessibility to riders around the globe, Stages Power LR provides an option for riders who desire bilateral measurement," the company said.

The Stages Power LR for Shimano 9100 will begin shipping this fall for $1,299.99, with Shimano Ultegra R8000 following soon after for $999.99.

"Stages Power meters revolutionized the power measurement category when we launched five years ago," said Matt Pacocha, Stages Cycling's marketing director. "We made what once was the realm of sponsored professionals and those with deep pockets accessible to any dedicated cyclist. Stages Power LR expands our line and keeps us on the path of our original goal of providing power for every rider. While we don't think every rider needs this meter, those recovering from injury and those looking for independent left-right accuracy will not find a better tool. We're also very proud of how proven this product is already — Team Sky has already won two Tours on Stages Power LR."

The Stages Power LR meter works with the Stages Dash head unit or any other third party ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart compatible cycling computer to measure power within +/-2 percent accuracy. The power meter adds 35 grams to the crank weight. Internal sensors measure cadence, omitting need for a magnet, and as with the original Stages Power meter, LR features wireless firmware update capability via the Stages Link mobile app.

 

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