Get a look at the power meters and computers featured in the 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide. More from the Buyer’s Guide.
Quarq Sram Red
The draw: Cheapest full- function crank power meter
Training with power doesn’t get much easier. Mount the crank and perform a quick zero-reset before each ride and it’s ready. This model is only officially compatible with Red’s Yaw-based shifters and derailleurs from 2012 or 2013, but we have seen non-Red users who are riding the crank. An easy-to-change external battery and ANT+ compatibility means that all of Quarq’s power meters work with most computer heads from Garmin, Cycleops and others. For those at the cutting edge of aero bike fit, Quarq offers crankarms as short as 162.5mm.