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Polar power measurement(2 posts)

Polar power measurementboing
Jun 6, 2003 3:15 AM
I reciently did a lactate test which used srm equipment to measure power. As a new comer to planned training the ability to see day to day improvements through increases in power seams excellant(particularly as I have plenty of room to improve!). However the cost of the srm kit is a bit steep. How robust are the polar power measurement sensers? Is fairly easy to remove&remount them for races/to put on to my winter hack bike? I am not a fan of having lots of wires hanging around are they easy to keep tidy and damage free? Is that data they produce fairly similar to the srm data?
cheers and beers,
re: Polar power measurementPMC
Jun 6, 2003 7:44 AM
Here is a review that compares the SRM, Powertap and Polar power setups head to head.

http://www.bike.com/template.asp?date=3/5/2003&page=2&lsectionnumber=6&lsectionname=Tech+Smart&lsectiondirectory=techno

Interestingly enough the Polar rates a 1 on a scale of 1 to 4 for ease of installation. On the other hand the power tap is a perfect 4 for installation.

It's a very good article that covers all bases.

Another link you may be interested in is

http://users.pandora.be/phil.stone/Training/wattage%20forum.htm

I've just set up a PT on one of my bikes this week. I've yet to do a baseline test but I'm pretty pumped to start training with it.

Good Luck