Stages Cycling to launch new StageONE power meter16-Sep-2012 The StageONE power meter lowers the opening price of training with crank-based power to just $699
17 September, Las Vegas, NV — Stages Cycling will launch a new, patent-‐pending, power meter called StageONE on Wednesday 19 September, theopening day of the 2012 Interbike tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV.The StageONE power meter will be on display for the first time at Interbike at booth 23151 in theshow’s main hall on Wednesday, 19 September. StageONE will be available for retail sale January2013.The new crank-‐based StageONE power meter aims to bring power basedtraining to all riders by way of better compatibility with existing cranks, andan impressively low price.The new StageONE power meter is sold factory assembled — by StagesCycling, in Boulder, CO — to 14 different aluminum crank models fromCannondale, Shimano, and SRAM. The new StageONE power meter starts atjust $699, which adds a paltry 20g to the base model crank arm. All ofStages Cycling’s power meter models cost less than US$950.“Power is no longer just for serious racers on road bikes,” said Pat Warner,Senior vice president at Stages Cycling. “Power training is now a possibility for all levels ofcyclists and all styles of bikes at a price that everyone can afford.“I believe that the StageONE power meter’s features and price will changethe power category, and I’m looking forward to all of these riders achievingmassive performance improvements because of our power meter.”
Along with the low cost and weight of Stages Cycling’s StageONE powermeter, it comes ready for use on road, triathlon, cyclo-‐cross, mountainbike, downhill and BMX bikes by way of the base crank offerings fromCannondale, Shimano, and SRAM.Stages Cycling takes this simple concept and infuses it with patent-‐pendingtechnology. The StageONE power meter comes ready to transmit to anyANT+ enabled device, and also uses a Bluetooth Smart radio, which furtherincreases its compatibility to mobile devices equipped with Bluetooth 4.0— including iPhone 4S and select android devices. Bluetooth also serves to‘future proof’ StageONE by allowing over-‐the-‐air firmware updates to thedevice’s hardware.In addition to the advanced transmission protocols, the StageONE powermeter uses multiple sensors, including an accelerometer to derive a rider’scadence, thus collecting the data without need for a frame-‐mountedmagnet or any additional outside brackets or sensors.Installing a new StageONE power meter is as simple as replacing your bike’sleft crank arm. Furthermore, the only maintenance pertains to replacingthe unit’s battery — rated at 200+hrs of usage — which is a simple tool freeprocess and takes all of five seconds. StageONE runs off a standard CR2032watch battery, which can be found at any number of convenience stores,including grocery stores and even gas stations.Stages Cycling’s StageONE power meter truly brings power training to thepeople, by offering riders a consistent measure of power output that riderscan then base training and gauge improvement from. The StageONE power meter does all of this for areasonable cost, with simple installation, upkeep, and without compromising the manufacturersintended performance of your bike’s drivetrain.
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