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Re: Left/Right Balance on Two Sided Powermeters [Vols]
Hi Vols,
replying to: "I do have torque effectiveness as well as pedal smoothness that are split between L/R, but I don't really use those and have never looked mid ride if they're showing anything of value"

I just want to mention that those numbers may do not show anything valuable meanwhile you are pedaling, but later on, for the pedaling analysis, may help you to understand how different is the pedal "circle" when you maintain 250w on the flat compared to uphill (being pedal smoothness higher climbing while you are on the saddle); or that when climbing, the balance uses to be more even at the same time that the pedals upstrokes are more "active" (while pedaling in the flat we use to be more active mainly on pushing the pedals, but, except for injuries, the bigger differences between legs use to happen during the upstroke).
As well, they may help us to understand why cadence is normally lower or why we use to suffer more pedaling uphill...
I haven't made any research or studied those situations, but it has been a quick impression under my curiosity as an engineer who loves cycling and develops powermeters and bike components in general.


Best regards,
Pablo


Vols wrote:
Bio_McGeek wrote:
Hi Vols:

Two follow up questions. Are you getting the left right balance on an Edge head unit? If so, can you also get the "Peak Power Phase" using the P1's?
Thanks,
Jim

Vols wrote:
Powertap P1's do. I do "dead legged pedalling" (thanks Colby Pearce) during each warm up and I regularly see 90/10, 93/7, etc because the dead leg still contributes a small amount due to falling with gravity.


1. Yes, I use a edge 520 and can get immediate power balance, as well as 3, 10, 30 seconds, and full ride averages.
2. I know it's an "after the fact" option, but I don't believe I can see it in ride. You might want to check the connect IQ store and see if it's an add on option. I do have torque effectiveness as well as pedal smoothness that are split between L/R, but I don't really use those and have never looked mid ride if they're showing anything of value

EDIT: Looks like with the P1's I don't actually have peak power phase after the fact. It's a garmin option but I don't see any data for any of my rides. I'd never looked before

Last edited by: pcarrasco: Oct 1, 20 10:39

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  • Post edited by pcarrasco (Big Pines) on Oct 1, 20 10:39