SRM Unveils 2×10 Power Meter for SRAM Mountain Bike Cranksets

SRM 2x10 SRAM mountain bike power meter crankset

SRM has just announced their new SRAM 2×10 mountain bike powermeter crankset option.

The powermeter transmits power and cadence data via ANT+ to their SRM PowerControl 7 head unit or any other ANT+ compatible device. The device is made to withstand the mud, water and abuse of mountain biking with a 700 hour battery life and accuracy of +/- 1.5%. It’s available July 1 for $2,399 for the powermeter only or $3,299 for the complete system.

Details and full PR after the break…

PRESS RELEASE:

SRM Training Systems is proud to announce the retail release of the long awaited SRAM 2×10 SRM MTB PowerMeter. Heeding the demands of top amateur and professional racers, SRM has developed a power meter to function with the widely used SRAM 2×10 drive train systems. An innovative result of collaboration between SRM and SRAM, the 2×10 PowerMeter will allow for a more detailed analysis of racing and training, providing objective metrics to analyze and train for the demands of race courses of XC, Short Track XC, Super-D, and endurance events.

With many XC and enduro courses remaining the same from year to year, having a power meter equipped bike allows the racer to record the specific demands needed to race a particular event. This allows the racer to tailor their training more specifically at critical time periods throughout the training season leading to goal events from which data was recorded a season prior. Knowing how many accelerations, length and duration of climbs as well as average power for a certain event can completely reshape the parameters of the typical training program. The SRAM 2×10 SRM MTB PowerMeter was designed for the racer wanting to take their performance to new heights!

The SRAM 2×10 SRM MTB PowerMeter has been rigorously tested across the globe to ensure maximum weatherproofing and durability both on the trail and race course. Power and cadence data is transmitted via ANT+Sport™ protocol and received with either SRM PowerControl 7 head unit or other ANT+Sport™ compatible devices. The SRAM 2×10 SRM MTB PowerMeter has 700 hours of battery life and has an accuracy rating of +/- 1.5%*.

Price: MSRP $2,399 Power Meter Only, $3,299 SRM Training System Complete

The complete SRM Training System purchase includes the PowerControl 7 Handlebar Computer (PC7) and all wireless accessories (heart rate monitor, speed sensor, multi-charger, download cable, handlebar mount, cadence magnet, and SRM software). The PowerMeter Only option allows customers to purchase the SRM PowerMeter separately to be used with ANT or ANT+Sport™ compatible devices, or for a second bike with a shared wireless PowerControl or ANT head unit.

Availability: Shipping July 1st, 2011 *Accepting orders now with a July 1st shipping date.

Technical Specifications:
Crankset: SRAM GXP X.O Carbon (Non-BB30 Compatible)
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP (not included)
Chainrings: Truvativ 2×10 39/26t or 42/28t 120/80 BCD.
Weight: 703 Grams (PowerMeter, 39/26 Chainrings, Chainring bolts, Crankarms)
Accuracy: +/- 1.5% *Displayed power reading
Battery Life: 700 Ride Hours

Comments

Nathan - 06/15/11 - 2:29pm

Cool and all, but why is SRAM getting in bed with SRM when they just bought Quarq? Or is a mtn bike capable version of the quarq that far off?

Sevo - 06/15/11 - 6:03pm

Nathan-Probably because SRM is still a far superior unit than a Quark. It’s the first, the best, and most trusted power meter out there. But it’s also probably the most expensive option. Get what you pay for. Some only can do a Powertap, some a Quark, and others go full out for an SRM. Kinda like comparing a pimped out Honda, Corvette, and a Porsche.

In the end, it’s not like SRM and SRAM are on bad terms. SRM still buys a ton of cranks for road/mountain and outfits many top teams. So it’s more option/politics than anyting.

Brandon - 06/15/11 - 6:34pm

They aren’t necessarily in bed together, it’s just that those arms are popular AND have an easily-removed spider, so it’s much easier for SRM to install their spider/power meter. Quarq is working on one that will be out in the next couple of months (possibly) using the same crankset.

alloycowboy - 06/15/11 - 9:46pm

This good news, hopefully we will now start seeing instrumented bike tests instead the subjective bicycle tests editor have been doing for the past 25 years.

Adam St. Germain - 06/16/11 - 8:24am

I think this is exciting to see this market finally come to market.
Saris tried to beat everyone to the punch, but the Powertap disc hub just didn’t really make a lot of sense.
I know that Quarq has been working on the mountain version for a little while, and I’m sure we’ll see it soon enough.
I’m more curious to see if Vector (Garmin) will make a mtb compatible version of their pedal based system. to me, that still has the potential of being the superior system.

There is no doubt that a crank based measurement is superior to the rear hub, but SRM is still huge money compared to the Quarq.

ChrisX - 06/16/11 - 5:07pm

The SRM’s aren’t going to be huge money compared to the Quarq! 2399 for a power meter is right at the same level as the Qaurq road power meter with SRAM cranks. This is right on par with that price point!

Also the Vector pedal system being integrated on a mountain bike seems to be a little foolish to even consider. Everyone go look at the ends of your mtb crank arms (notice all the scratches and scrapes from rocks)…this is right where the battery and transmitter will be for the Vector system. No dice! Hit a rock, broken…and you might be lucky to walk backwards on the trail to find the piece of your power meter that you just broke off!

Im gald to see the SRM cranks using the 2×10 system, this will likely be the most durable and well tested option for the MTB market… and you get what you pay for!

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