Look and Polar to Release First Pedal-Based Power and Cadence Measuring System

first_imgThe axle’s internal system utilizes eight strain gauges coupled with a lightweight transmitter that attaches to the back of the axle once the pedal is attached to the crankarm. Keo Power will offer continuous power output accurate to +/- 2%.In addition to all of the installation and swapping benefits a pedal based power system offers, it also may serve as a training tool to correct bio-mechanical pedaling issues. According to Polar, the system is able to analyze left – right deficiencies and imbalances allowing for riders and coached to better hone in on the perfect pedaling stroke.That’s all the information we have for now, but you can count on us checking the new system out next week at Interbike! Look Power’s internal electronicsLast year at Interbike, all the road guys obsessed with watts couldn’t stop talking about MetriGear’s Vector Power Meter, and for good reason. With a power meter that fit’s into a set of pedals, Riders are no longer forced into one wheel, or one crank so that they can measure power on their bike. With a pedal based system, if a rider can swap pedals, he or she can easily measure output on any of their bikes.Unfortunately for MetriGear and its fans, the Vector hasn’t materialized since it was debuted last year. However, Look and Polar have no issue stepping up to take their place. If their prediction of a spring 2011 release to market comes true, Look Power will be the first pedal based power meter available to consumers.Check out the specifics after the break.last_img read more

Tsiamalili Jnr: We will meet FIFA World Cup deadline

first_imgTsiamalili made this statement during a visit to the two venues this week.The visit was with members of the Infrastructure Project Steering Committee (IPSC) as part of its weekly meet, and which Tsiamalili chairs.The IPSC comprises of key technical officials that include the Department of Treasury, Department of Finance, Department of National Planning, Central Supply Tenders Board (CSTB), and the FIFA Local Organising Committee.This weekly meet is to ensure that the required support committed by the respective government agencies and contractors in areas of construction and refurbishment of the stadiums as well as upgrading of fields at all training venues are implemented.“The Departments of Finance, Treasury and Planning have been tremendous in their hands-on support for this world event so far.“At this stage, the need for the full draw down of funds from the National Government is crucial. This will ensure that we meet our deadline in 30 days and get our games over the line,” said Tsiamalili.last_img read more