Pioneer Delivers Power to the Masses with a New Single Leg Power Meter for Road and Cyclocross Bikes

Now a Power Meter for Any Level Rider Wanting to Improve On-Bike
Performance

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INTERBIKE – Booth #14191 – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Cycle
Sports Division today expands its line of power meters with the
introduction of a new Single
Leg Power Meter
designed for road and cyclocross bikes. Available
with Shimano® Dura-Ace™ 9000 and Ultegra™ 6800 cranks, the new Single
Leg Power Meter is the most affordable step into power meters offered by
the company. Power meters are quickly becoming the most accurate
measurement device a rider can use to evaluate effort and monitor
cycling improvement, including professional cyclists. For more than
three seasons, UCI WorldTour Pro Teams have been riding with Pioneer’s
Dual Leg Power Meter system. The new Single Leg Power Meter offers the
durability and performance required by pro riders competing at the
highest levels, but is designed for cyclists and multisport athletes new
to power and the idea of integrating power metrics to evaluate and
improve cycling performance.


“Weekend warriors and non-professional level riders typically use a
heart rate monitor to judge effort, but they’re now demanding a more
accurate way to monitor and improve on-bike performance for a better
ride,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and
corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Power isn’t
exclusive to professional cyclists and triathletes. We want riders of
any level to utilize power metrics to define their own victories. Our
new Single Leg Power Meter is a great starting point for any rider
interested in incorporating power and power metrics to develop and ride
their personal best. What makes Pioneer unique in the industry is the
ability for the rider to grow with the system and eventually upgrade to
our advanced Dual Leg Power Meter when they want more power metrics.”

As a leading manufacturer of advanced consumer electronic products,
Pioneer continues to integrate the latest and most advanced technology
to create industry-leading power meter systems. The Single Leg Power
Meter utilizes strain gauges located on the crank arm to measure
deflection caused by pedaling force on the arm. Power data is measured
every 30 degrees, 12 times per crank rotation. Using a crank-based power
meter measures closest to the source of the force to provide better
power measurement accuracy. Additionally, two accelerometers provide
precision, cadence and advanced error correction for the most accurate
cadence and power analysis. The ANT+ Single Leg Power Meter is
compatible with ANT+ devices, including ANT+ sport watches. Riders with
ANT+ computers will be able to see all ANT+ power metrics supported by
that computer.

HDPower Metrics

Access to Pioneer’s exclusive HDPower Metrics for enhanced power data
and analysis is available by combining the SGX-CA900 or SGX-CA500 Cycle
Computer with the Single Leg Power Meter. Adding Pioneer’s Cycle
Computer to the Single Leg Power Meter enables the rider to see
comprehensive performance analysis and highly detailed data, gathered
from 12 points of measurement, displayed graphically in real-time on the
display of the Cycle Computer, including Force Vectors and Torque
Vectors graphics and Pedaling Efficiency.

“We’re excited to be working with the recently debuted Maxxis-Shimano
Professional Cyclocross Team as a technological partner for our new
product,” said Johnston. “The talented Maxxis-Shimano team will be
riding our Single Leg Power Meter system in the upcoming cyclocross
season that kicks off at the CrossVegas World Cup on September 16.”

Post-ride analysis is available on Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free online
cloud service, offering the most comprehensive and detailed breakdown of
the ride event. With Cyclo-Sphere, more than 200 performance metrics are
collected by the system and illustrated in detail utilizing a variety of
graphs, charts and maps. The SGX-CA500 Cycle Computer’s built-in Wi-Fi
allows for automatic uploads of collected ride data into Cyclo-Sphere,
STRAVA®, and TrainingPeaks®.

Upgrade Path

The new Single Leg Power Meter is adaptable and grows with the user. As
riders’ power needs develop, Pioneer offers an upgrade path to the Dual
Leg Power Meter system used by professionals. Transitioning from 12
points of measurement to 24 points of measurement, the Dual Leg Power
Meter system offers the most accurate total power measurement and
pedaling balance metrics critical to analyze ride performance and reveal
opportunities for ride improvement. The Single Leg Power Meter is an
affordable starting point for cyclists and multisport athletes to
experience power training and provides a path for them to grow into
higher level analysis. Riders can upgrade to a Dual Leg Power Meter
system by purchasing Pioneer’s right side kit that adds a right side
power meter to their existing drive side crank.

The Single Leg Power Meter and upgrade kit will be available at the end
of September. For more information, visit www.powerisking.com.

Single Leg Power Meter

     
Arm Length in Millimeters     Selling Price
Dura-Ace 9000 – 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5, 180     $899.99

Ultegra 6800 – 165, 170, 172.5, 175

    $799.99
Upgrade Kit Right Side Power     $749.99
   

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is
a preeminent manufacturer of leading edge technology solutions for the
mobile electronics aftermarket. Pioneer is focused on creating the
ultimate in-car entertainment experience with high performance audio and
video components, as well as connectivity with today’s smart devices.
Building off of more than 75 years of electronics experience, Pioneer
has expanded into the cycle sports industry, designing world-class power
meters and cycle computers for professional athletes and cycling
enthusiasts. Pioneer’s U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com
and its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leading global
manufacturer of electronic products for the consumer and professional
markets.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
ANT+
is a trademark of ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc.

Shimano
is a registered trademark and, Dura-Ace and Ultegra are trademarks of
Shimano Inc.

Strava is a registered trademark of Strava, Inc.
TrainingPeaks
is a registered trademark of Peaksware Inc.

Contacts

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Katherine Harbeston, 310.952.2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Francisco
Aguirre, 310.496.4451
Francisco@allisonpr.com