Interbike Tech: Stages launches three new power meters

Colorado-based power meter brand expands line with three new offerings

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Stages announced the addition of three new models to its Stages Power line on Monday, nearly a year to the day after the company’s formal debut at Interbike in 2012.

The company will complement its line of Shimano crankarms with the addition of an Ultegra 6800 model, joining the Dura-Ace 7900 and 105 arms currently available. Two new FSA models, covering both the MegaExo and BB30 bottom bracket standards, will also be available.

The Stages meter is permanently attached to a left-side crank arm, calculating power based on the flex of that arm. The technology only works with aluminum cranks, and only measures power generated by the left leg, but the Stages meters are also among the least expensive on the market. It features a temperature compensation system that keeps power readings consistent as temperature fluctuates, and adds less than 20 grams to total crankset weight.

The Ultegra 6800 model will be available in November, and will be followed by the FSA options around the beginning of 2014.

Pricing is set at $799 for the Ultegra power meter (left arm only), and $1,099 for the crankset with power meter. The FSA crank will retail for $699 for the power meter and $899 for the crank with meter.

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