Quarq debuted some prototype crank-mounted power meter systems for mountain bikes, plus a new diagnostic iPhone app to help you make sure your getting the right readings from your meter.
The MTB version of their power meter will be available in early 2011 for $1,495 plus the cost of the cranks. They’ll have versions for Cannondale’s Hollowgram cranks, SRAM X0 and X9 cranks, Rotor 3D and Specialized carbon cranks. Like their road systems, it works on ANT+ so it’ll send the data to any compatible cycling computer.
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The backside, carefully fuzzed out by Mr. Blurrycam.
The iPhone/iPad app will calibrate and do diagnostics on your cranks to make sure the cadence and torque strain gauges are working properly. It’ll be a free download, but you’ll need a third party ANT+ dongle that runs about $80. Available Spring 2011 to work with any of their existing and future systems.