Power meters were revolutionary in that they allowed your bicycle to relay even more information back to you, the rider. When you are screaming at your bike, begging it to transport you up the next climb, your bike is able to fire back with the metrics to hopefully help you push harder. Depending on your level of fitness you may or may not want to hear what your bike has to say, but having access to your power data can help you make consistent and concrete improvements as a cyclist.
Unfortunately, power meters have setbacks. They can be difficult to install and maintain, you often have to make wheelset and drivetrain sacrifices, and trading between two bikes is sometimes a nightmare. Luckily for us, our sport is constantly evolving, and I’d like to introduce the answer that Garmin has devised for some of your power related woes.
The Garmin Vector Pedals simplify using power so that all you have to focus on is hammering them into the ground.
Why choose Vector?
- Painless to install. If you can install standard pedals with a pedal wrench, you can install the Garmin Vector system.
- Durable. Sensors are hidden within the pedal spindle and the ANT+ antennae are not in danger of contacting the ground.
- Unique data points. You can accurately measure independent left and right leg power in addition to the standard power metrics: Average power at various time intervals, Training Stress Score (TSS), Normalized Power (NP), Intensity Factor (IF), total power in watts, overall kilojoules and of course your power zones.
- Easy to transfer between bikes. It’s just a matter of swapping pedals.
- Compatible with any crank length and any wheel. You no longer have to make sacrifices on race day.
- ANT+ Compatibility. The Garmin Vector System is the first pedal-based power system with ANT+ compatibility, making them easy to update and compatible with popular head units.
If you have been waiting for a reason to train with power, stop waiting.