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Stages offers new XTR and carbon-alloy hybrid FSA power meter options

Published September 8, 2014
Power meter maker also has new Shimano 105 models.

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — At Interbike, Stages Cycling will be showing three new power meter crank models, including a hybrid carbon-alloy crankset option from FSA.

The FSA 386EVO hybrid crank pairs an aluminum left arm, fitted with Stages' power sensing unit, paired with a carbon drive-side arm and spider. The right arm is equivalent to FSA's SL-K Light model. The left crank is available separately for $700, or the complete set will retail for $1,000.

Because Stages' left-arm based power meter is not available to work on carbon cranks, some customers who prefer carbon have not been interested. This is the first time Stages has offered a complete hybrid crankset, although customers have often made similar pairings themselves.

Other new offerings fit Shimano's XTR M9000 Race amd M9020 Trail mountain cranks, as well as Shimano's 5800 105 road crank. The XTR crank retails for $900; the 105 crank will be $700.

"We're super excited to offer these new models," said Matt Pacocha, Stages Cycling marketing manager. "The new XTR M9000 models have been eagerly anticipated by our Shimano-sponsored athletes, and the FSA BB386EVO meter and hybrid-carbon crank set represent a creative solution to our current alloy-only meter design. We're most excited about the fact that they fit almost any bottom bracket scenario that you will find on a contemporary road bike."

Besides its new products, Stages will be showing off a new booth display at Interbike. The booth is made from a repurposed 20-foot shipping container. With a push of a button, the top comes up and the sides fold down. It can be shipped to trade shows fully assembled and pre-wired.

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