Quarq Creates Specialized, Cannondale Crankset Power Meters
Following their introduction of the fully integrated crankset power meter for the new SRAM Red, Quarq has added specific models to work with Specialized and Cannondale cranksets. They’ll be available in both 130 and 110 BCDs for standard and compact chainrings.
Full PR and more pics after the break…
PRESS RELEASE: The 2012 Specialized Quarq and Cannondale Quarq power meters deliver Power Balance™, OmniCal™, lightweight and improved clearance, and compatibility with a wide range of chainrings. The entirely new design, using aluminum-armored, integrated electronics, lifts accuracy to +/- 1.5%. Ease of use takes center stage with the prominent ANT+ ID, LED and Quarq’s tool-less, user replaceable battery.
Jim Meyer, Quarq Technical Director: “The SRAM RED Quarq power meter hinted at our technology direction. Following its successful launch we began work on Specialized and Cannondale compatible versions. This puts the latest and greatest in the hands of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team, our pro triathletes and even more consumers.”
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team are campaigning the Specialized Quarq Power Meter in this
week’s Amgen Tour of California. Superstar triathletes Nikki Butterfield, Rasmus Henning and Jordan Rapp will also be equipped.
Weight: 138g (130BCD, spider only)
MSRP: USD$1795 (spider only)
Available: June 15 (130BCD), July 1 (110BCD)
Power Balance: Displays the ratio of power generated in the right drive stroke (first half) versus the left drive stroke (second half). Lets you work on an equal pedal stroke over 360 degrees of rotation.
OmniCal: Power measurement is independent from chainring selection. Switch from road to TT chainrings without impacting accuracy. No recalibration necessary.