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Wahoo Element and Crank Length
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Setting up crank length for my P1 pedals and see that the Element only goes to 165mm. I have 155mm cranks. Anyone else have this issue or am I missing something? Yet to hear back from Wahoo
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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Am I the only one using a Wahoo Element with 155mm cranks?
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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Mniels wrote:
Am I the only one using a Wahoo Element with 155mm cranks?

Ping Wahoo Support. I'm still only seeing 165mm as the smallest setting in the Elemnt Companion app too.

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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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FYI
They passed it on to the developers to look at adding it back into the app.
For now they told me to set the length in the Power Tap app and have the Element app as low as it will go.
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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So here is the latest from Wahoo regarding this issue. Hopefully there are some more users that have this issue and will raise a flag. As it stands they don't know when or even if this will ever be addressed.
I like the Element except for this function issue, and don't really want to change. Although I think for the price of the unit you should not have to compute your FTP manually.
With that being said does anyone have comparisons to the Garmin Edge 530?
Thanks

This from Wahoo support

As previously mentioned this issue has been raised with our developers. The developer is still open at this time. However it would useful to understand how our developer feature development is weighed. There is a finite limit to developer resources available at any given time within Wahoo. So for user requested features, those features with the highest amount of user demand will get precedence in the developer workflow.
At the moment it looks like there are only a handful of requests for this option to put in smaller crank lengths. I have added your new customer support request to the developer ticket to help increase the visibility, but I do not know if or when the developers will include this feature in their primary workflow.


Enjoy the ride,
Chris
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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Garmin 130? has 155 as an option. I was looking at upgrading and thinking about a wahoo. Now I’m not.
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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Your frustration is understandable but so is Wahoo not prioritizing an edge case into their development cycle. There doesn't seem to be much of a demand for it otherwise it would move up the list of priorities.
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [logella] [ In reply to ]
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Whats an edge case?
I guess, but anyone using the Element with cranks shorter than 165mm are getting inaccurate power readings.
Im not really too upset, I liked the Element ,its a good solid unit and will probably be able to sell it fairly easy.
And if they told me a fix was in the works I would keep it.
Fortunately there are other options out there.
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Re: Wahoo Element and Crank Length [Mniels] [ In reply to ]
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Mniels wrote:
Whats an edge case?
Neither of two major component makers (Shimano & SRAM) offers a crank shorter than 165mm on their road bike lines. So, the edge case is two-dimensional... 1) that few manufactures offer that option; and 2) that few humans ride them.

That said, the 165mm minimum is stupid. The Garmin Edges go down to 110 mm, the lower end for crank length in the Ant+ spec. Wahoo should have coded to the Ant+ spec, no some arbitrary constraint they made up.
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