Welcome to Power Pedals
Power Pedals Pty Ltd was established in 2010 in Western Australia. Power Pedals is a research and development focused organisation committed to the commercialisation of an accurate, reliable and affordable pedal based force and power meter utilising proprietary technology (patent pending).
A Power Pedals compatible spindle can be designed to fit most pedal systems.
During development Power Pedals has been designed to retrofit to the Shimano SPD-SL system. We are interested in developing Power Pedals models for other pedal systems and look forward to working with pedal manufacturers to achieve this goal. Contact Us!
We are also interested in hearing from you the customer. Which pedal system do you currently ride? Would you be willing to swap pedals in order to own Power Pedals? Contact Us!
- Product Overview
Pedal Stroke Force Profile
Power pedals measures the force vector you apply to the pedals over 120 times per second.
This short video displays a cyclist's pedal stroke in real time. The position of the bar corresponds to the position of the crank, the length of the bar indicates the amount of force applied, and the colour of the bar indicates how 'effective' that force is in propelling the cyclist forward. Solid green indicates the force is applied directly perpendicular to the crank in the direction of pedalling, solid red indicates that the force is applied directly perpendicular to the crank against the direction of pedalling (i.e. the cyclist is not pulling up on the pedal). The exact angle of the applied force therefore results in a shade of colour somewhere between green and red.
Only force applied perpendicular to the crank in the direction of pedalling generates torque and is captured as power by other power meters. All other force applied by the cyclist is ineffective at generating torque and powering the bicycle forward, this effort is not quantified by other power meters.
Power Pedals is a product that finally allows the cyclist to see the amount of ineffective force present in their pedal stroke. This amazing new tool will allow sports physiologists and cycling coaches to quantify pedalling 'technique' under real training and race conditions. Learn to pedal like the pro's!
Accurate & Reliable Power Measurement
Power Pedals measures power directly at the pedal and have a demonstrated repeatable accuracy of +/- 2% when compared to a bicycle dynamometer.
This location and accuracy gives a true representation of the power you are putting into your bike. Allowing you the best opportunity to evaluate your riding equipment, and style, in order to optimize your performance.
Separate Left & Right Power Measurement and Distribution
Most people are symmetrical... But Power Pedals are for everybody!
Power Pedals measures your cadence without the need for any additional magnets or sensors.
Power Pedals are installed just like a pair of normal pedals. No need for specific alignment tools, just a 15mm pedal wrench.
A small electronics unit is attached to each crank and connected to the pedal spindle. Once more no specific procedure or tools are necessary to ensure alignment, and therefore there is no opportunity to significantly decrease the accuracy of the system.
Total additional weight less than 50g!
Power Pedals are self calibrating. Install, get on the bike, and ride at a steady cadence for a few minutes. Once the calibration procedure is complete power measurement will commence.
This calibration only needs to be completed when installing the pedals to a bike, once installed the pedals will remain calibrated until removed.
Power Pedals utilizes the ANT+ wireless protocol. This allows compatibility with several head units already on the market.
Smart phone apps coming soon!
- News and Media
News and MediaSun Shines Upon Ausbike 2012
24 October 2012
It's rare to see a technical innovation that's a true world first at a smaller national bike show such as Ausbike. Most significant public launches are reserved for global shows such as Eurobike, Interbike or Taipei.
an impressively sophisticated prototype of their PowerPedals system. So far they’ve only converted a few standard Shimano pedals, by replacing the axle with their...Power Pedals Developing Power Meter Spindles for Any Pedal Brand!
17 October 2012
Pedal based power meters are, for many, the holy grail of power measurement devices. They're easily portable between bikes, offer true left/right measurement and add minimal weight to your bike compared to crank or hub based systems.
Power Pedals takes it to the next level of Do It Now by building a system that can potentially...
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