I can no longer imagine training sessions without watt controlling using professional performance measuring devices in the pedals as well as a synchronized bicycle computer. The data and analyses generated from these devices are key parameters of my training control and increase training effectiveness. Additionally I have more power in the races as I have always transparency on my performance. In connection with a professional bike fitting additional parameters as a flatter sitting position, aerodynamic clincher wheels or a streamlined bike frame can have a positive impact on the watt values.
In the end it is about millimeters – A different sitting position leads due to a straighter power transmission to additional kilometers on the bike. Besides traditional settings as saddle height, handlebar height and saddle length the focus of a professional bike fitting is to improve the orthopedic position on the bike. Pelvic position, even pressure on the pedals and the right position of the sacroiliac joint on the saddle are some of the key factors. Flexibility of joints, the way of pedaling and potential leg lengths differences or muscle shortening are potential adjusting screws for the perfect sitting position.
The "P1" from PowerTap is uncompromisingly simple in terms of assembly and handling: Neither must you strictly observe certain tightening torques for the pedal axle or check their position. After one minute, the pedal is automatically adjusted and sends correct data. That's how easy it is! The PowerTap-P1 Powermeter, besides the ANT + standard, also supports Bluetooth Smart and can communicate with a variety of wheel computers and smartphones. For this purpose, it can analyze your cadence to find out where deficits are prevailing and to improve your kicking efficiency. The performance comes from an innovative "Mulitpole Ring" sensor, which measures the force effect of each step. In addition, the power for the legs is measured separately on the right and left pedal, whereby a right-left balance can be output.