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A heart-rate-based power calculator, a 1,250-gram wheelset with a power meter and a power-comparison website are among the upcoming offerings from Saris, the company behind the popular PowerTap and CycleOps brands.
Written by: Ben Delaney
Coming in August, the PowerTap G3 is a 325-gram power-meter hub that has wider flanges but a smaller overall profile than previous PowerTap models. Selling for $1,299, the G3 houses the majority of its electronics, plus the battery and the antenna, in the replaceable end cap. The strain measurement components are still in the hub. When PowerTaps fail, typically it’s the electronics that go. This new design allows a quick fix, as the company can mail out a new cap to customers.
Perhaps more impressive than the new hub are the new wheelset options into which the G3 hub can be built. Using ENVE 45mm and 65mm carbon tubular and clincher rims, CycleOps will be selling G3 carbon-rim wheelsets for $2,999 and alloy-rim wheelsets for $1,399.