Power Meter Pedals
for MTB

Power meter Pedals

CYCORE F-3

CLEAT SYSTEM

COMPATIBLE WITH SHIMANO SPD CLEATS

POWER METER

DUAL SIDED OR SINGLE SIDED OPTION

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Description

Cycore’s MTB power meter pedals are not the first in the market. But given our deep experience and expertise in sporting-related electronic circuitry, you will find no finer product on the market today. While installing power meter pedals on road (racing) bikes is becoming mainstream for cyclists wishing to fine-tune their training for competitive events, what about mountain bikes? Well, measuring power output during training is the most accurate means to keep your training laser-focused on your desired outcomes. You being here looking at MTB power meter pedals shows you appreciate this.

It’s true that for shorter courses, perceived effort is an effective, although blunt, yard-stick. For longer courses demanding sustained effort over time, power meter pedals are the best way to fast-track your goals. Nevertheless, using power meter pedals hugely increases the accuracy of your energy expenditure measurements (compared to perceived effort); you will significantly reduce the time to achieve your short course training goals. And if you are looking for Shimano SPD-compatible power pedals, then you’ll find them right here.

There are crucial differences between mountain biking and road bike cycling that impact how you should interpret and make use of the data generated from your pedal(s). Road bike cadence is smooth and regular; mountain biking is irregular. Bursts of speed accompanied by extreme torque alternate with periods of no pedalling. Although the forces applied to the pedals are more varied and for shorter periods, using a baseline of 100% power output, you can train at your optimum level, calculate your output, then apply those benchmarks to race day, or monitor your improvement over time relative to those benchmarks.  

Could you simply use your road bike power meter pedals as an alternative to getting a pair of MTB-specific pedals? Seasoned riders would tell you “No way…you’ll damage them beyond repair at the first impact out on the trail. Don’t. Do. It.” When you are training, however, catastrophic impacts are less likely, so you will probably avoid having to replace one, or both, pedals early. “Less likely” still means there’s a good chance you’ll destroy one sooner than later though—investing in an MTB-specific pedal will serve you well.

Should you get one or two pedals? You have the option to choose just one. Many cyclists economize by installing a power meter pedal on the non-drive side only. You still get a useful measure of your power output, although the reading is not as accurate as the combined reading from two power meter pedals working in concert. Based on the data from the one pedal, you extrapolate to two which entails error. But, again, the data generated gives you the ability to set training benchmarks which will improve training outcomes enormously.

The key building block for the Cycore F-3 is a body forged from 6061 aluminum alloy. AL 6061 is aerospace-grade alloy, strong enough to withstand severe impacts, yet malleable enough for CNC machining. Robust, sleek designs are our speciality. We’ve integrated the cleat bracket intimately into a pedal body which extends forward and aft enough to support the bracket without adding unnecessary weight. The advanced electronics housed around the axle within the unit are bulletproof—and shockproof—inside this sturdiest of cocoons.

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