If you’re the owner of an older Quarq power meter and have been eying an upgrade to the latest technology, now’s your chance to get it done at a reduced price. Thanks to Quarq’s upgrade program, owners of Quarq CinQo Saturn and SRAM S975 power meters can trade in their current cranks for the new Quarq Elsa 10R, SRAM Red, Red 22, or Riken 10R power meters and pay only $899.99 for the upgrade ($699.99 for the Riken 10R). What’s the fine print? There really isn’t much, just that you have to trade in your current crank and pay the upgrade cost plus shipping. Cranks must first be sent into Quarq’s Spearfish, SD customer service center after you visit your local SRAM or Quarq dealer and arrange an RMA. The fact that you can request a different bottom bracket standard or chainring set up is a nice touch, meaning the upgrade opportunity is for more than just the electronics.
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