- Mar 26, 2009
Im on the market for a powermeter (probably a used SRM) and was curious to see how many in here are training with power and their experience with it (improvements/getting used to it/etc).
craig1985 said:Had a look on the Cycleops/Powertap website and you can get one for €1 899.00. Not sure what your budget is though. I would like one, but out of my price range.
mattfatcyclist said:Best piece of gear you can buy to actually make you faster. But be warned, you need to follow the numbers and hit the zones or it's a waist of money. Have had my SRM for six months and can't say enough good things. Also if you are spending the money get at least a proper Lactate Threshold test done to set your zones. Most people discover that when they are supposed to go hard they do not go hard enough, and when it's time to take it easy they don't go easy enough. Hope this helps.
redtreviso said:and you need 3000 dollars worth of PM to figure this out???
mattfatcyclist said:Yes actually!I travel between sea level and 5500ft some times 3 times a month a 5 to 6 days at a clip. Heart rate moves all over. Cracks me up- yes it was pricey, but I know lots of people who drop lots more on new whatever light carbon wonder pro product thinking it might make them faster. But spend on something that can actually help make you faster and fitter and balls get broken. Couple of my riding mates thought same thing till I started dropping them on the climbs!
redtreviso said:You sound like you are making an excuse to your wife or something..Like there is no way anyone ever found FTs without powermeters. My guess is the "should I get a powermeter" forum question are mostly from riders who don't have a clue of what intervals, minute drills, hill repeats are about much less using a 60 dollar HRM...Sure they could buy carbon rims and all sorts of other stuff that would not help but if they think they can't begin to train without PMs they are foolish. Or the PM is going to make them a GT rider and let them do it with 100k a week..