Quarq announces two new power meters: The Elsa and Riken
Hoping to continue their success in the ever changing world of power meters, Quarq introduced two new models today, the ELSA and the RIKEN. Both models feature enhanced electronics, and the ELSA will be offered in a wide range of sizes from 162.5 to 177.5mm.
The big news for the two cranksets is the use of OmniCal, which will allow for users to change out the chainrings without having to recalibrate the system. The ELSA 10R and Riken 10R maintain accuracy to +/- 1.5%, regardless of what chainrings are used. Both cranksets will also utilize a CR2032 battery which will provide a claimed runtime of 300 hours.
More details after the break!
Like other Quarqs before them (and no doubt due to their ownership by SRAM), the two cranks use SRAM carbon crank arms with the ELSA 10R built on Exogram Holow Carbon arms, and the RIKEN getting carbon arms as well, but not the Exogram Hollow models. Each crank relies on a CNC machined Aluminum spider in either 53/39 or 50/34 chainring ratios.
Power Balance is another feature that is only available on the ELSA and will allow users to test for asymmetry in their pedaling stroke. Power Balance works by using crankset torque to compare the power generated on each half of the stroke.
The ELSA 10R is available now for $1995, with the RIKEN 10R available for sale at $1595 starting on February 22.