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    Campy power compatability

    I will be adding a power meter to my rig and am looking at all options. The Stages system is interesting but obviously doesn't have a Campy option. Question I have is which, if any, of their crankset options would be most compatible with a Campy drivetrain? My setup is a 2010 Kuota frame with 2009 Campy Chorus (ultratorque bb).

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    How deep are your pockets?
    The easiest compatible option is SRM.
    SRM PowerMeter Campagnolo ROAD
    The next easiest (and cheaper option) would most likely be a hub.
    PowerTap® | Tested. Trusted. True.

    You might be able to mix a Quarg SRAM crank in with Campy if you really know what you are doing.
    Last edited by mikerp; 07-07-2013 at 08:02 AM.

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    Not deep enough, apparently. Shiiiiit.

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    I've succesfully been using a Quarq Riken PM with my Chorus11, for the past few months. It has subtle Quarq graphics & branding, but it is SRAM S900 series crank.

    Things I've noticed on the Quarq:

    - the chainrings were a few mm further outboard than the Chorus, so front derailleur needed a complete re-setup.

    - the SRAM GXP (threaded) bottom bracket has been fine. Easy to install, and quiet.

    - SRAM "powerglide" chainrings are not nearly as fast shifting as Campy. Unless you road race or ride agressively, you probably won't notice it.
    But when the SRAM chainrings wear out, I'll probably go with Stronglight's 10/11sp rings. I replaced a previous set of worn out Chorus rings with Stronglight 11sp, and IMO Stronglight was just as good shifting as Campy.

    When I bought the Riken PM, Backcountry.com was running a 20% off sale, saved a bundle :-D

    All in all, I've been very happy w/ the Quarq/Campy combination.

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    Also, measured weights for my compact (50/34), 172.5mm cranks:

    - Quarq Riken PM + GXP threaded BB = 776g + 109g = 885 g.

    - 2009 Chorus + BB cups = 681g + 54g = 735g.

    Quarq Riken PM is 150g / 5.3 oz heavier.

    The Quarq Elsa PM is 88g (3.1 oz) lighter than the Riken, but was no way worth paying nearly extra $320 (net after 20% discount).

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    To keep things together on this.
    The one I'm watching at this time is Rotor, the powermeters are starting to come out and they are not tied to any specific brand (IE Quarq is SRAM at this point), if you buy SRM cover the other bases but has limited options (also the whole battery issue - not a big issue for me). Rotor on the other hand is delivering their own cranks and powermeter (actually 2 powermeters left and right), add in that they sell rings for everyone and you have a great package.
    ROTOR Power Meter Crank - PMR130-170

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