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Powertap Questions(2 posts)

Powertap Questionsmdehner
Aug 29, 2003 9:35 AM
for those of you in the know, how do you like the Powertap system:

1. as a training tool/system? and

2. as a quality hub?

Thanks much.
re: Powertap QuestionsPMC
Aug 29, 2003 10:20 AM
Try posting the same question here

http://www.topica.com/lists/wattage/

You should end up with some very informed (if not somewhat slanted) responses.

My answers are

1 - I like it but it takes lots of discipline to base your training around wattage. Wattage based training means doing most of my hard miles solo, which isn't a lot of fun for me.

2 - It's ok. Mine is the latest model with good seals but the older ones had issues when used in the rain. The cup/cone type bearings may loosen up but that's an easy fix. The freehub portion is Shimano 105. They could have used something nicer on a hub that costs so much.