I was super fortunate to be approached by the people behind Team ZWATT to demo their new power meter. They knew that I’d had my fair share of power meters, broken plenty of them, and know what to look for when it comes to MTB power data.
Now you may or may not have heard of Team ZWATT before, but you have definitely heard of (and highly respect) the brands that they build for. It’s not my place to say who those are, but if you have a look at their site and their technology, a keen eye should know of at least one company they work with.
This particular power meter features the same technology, same amazing battery life, is one of the lightest on the market, and has a rechargeable battery.
The BB spindle is 30mm, and the chainring interface is SRAM. And yes–the cranks are carbon fiber.
Anyway, I have been blogging for them over the first few months, and this is what I sent over for the first entry:
I installed my new Team Zwatt ÿding MTB power meter just before leaving for a training camp in Quebec, Canada. The plan was to ride every day during my athlete’s training, and I was excited to try out some new tech!
I had never used a 30mm crank spindle in my BB92 Giant frame, but installation was pretty straightforward. Calibration was quick and easy, just as with every other power meter I’ve used. After I installed the Team Zwatt app on my phone, I signed up and did a quick check to make sure I had the latest firmware update. The app showed that the battery was fully charged, but I plugged the crank in to charge anyway using an old phone cable.
The first ride I did was on a bike path. There was a pretty good bike path network where we were staying, and I was curious how steady the power readings would be, so it was a really good place for a first test. I got out before breakfast for a nice easy cruise and tried to ride pretty steady. Here is a snippet from the early part of my ride—the power readings look good!
Those woods are looking very tasty—can’t wait to get out for some trail rides!