In early September 2019 Wahoo shocked us all by saying that that they had acquired the SPEEDPLAY pedal model. A biking electronics model shopping for a pedal model? Surely that they had a power meter pedal in thoughts? Sure sufficient, Wahoo teased a photograph upon the relaunch of the SPEEDPLAY ZERO line, letting customers know to start out saving—it could solely be a matter of time till the long-awaited SPEEDPLAY/Wahoo power meter pedal powered up.
Now we are able to lastly see the complete Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO pedal-based power meter, and all of the options it’s packing.
What is the Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO?
The POWRLINK ZERO is Wahoo’s first power meter pedal system, based mostly on the long-lasting dual-entry SPEEDPLAY street pedal system. Wahoo saved many of the options from the preliminary Wahoo Speedplay Zero line; dual-sided entry, and pedal float that’s adjustable to between 0-15 levels, and added some very cool tech options.
“Wahoo has always been at the forefront of providing athletes with accurate, reliable power data with our KICKR series of indoor smart trainers,” stated POWRLINK ZERO product supervisor Katie DuPree. “Now we’ve leveraged that expertise to create a pedal-based power meter that lets athletes get the same robust performance data when they ride or race outdoors, with the added benefit of dual-sided entry and great aerodynamics.”
The new POWRLINK ZERO processes power by way of pressure gauges related to the stainless-steel spindle. The unit differs barely from these in the marketplace, coming with a decent 75+ hours of battery life from a single cost. Yes, cost. The new pedals use a rechargeable battery that connects by way of a proprietary horseshoe-style charging cable.
The power studying accuracy is inside the similar +/-1% because the KICKR collection trainers. Wahoos’ new POWRLINK ZERO pedals play nicely with third-party apps and gadgets, by way of ANT+ and Bluetooth, and are backward appropriate with legacy SPEEDPLAY ZERO cleats.
The POWRLINK ZERO will are available in two choices; a single-sided power possibility (left power measurement solely) and a dual-sided power possibility (each variations use dual-sided pedals by way of the clipless perform).
Is the Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO the identical dimension because the SPEEDPLAY ZERO?
Not precisely, these seeking to recreate their match to the millimeter must do some slight math to get the whole lot dialed with the brand new POWRLINK ZERO pedals.
First off the spindle is barely longer to accommodate the “power pod” rising to 55mm from the 53mm commonplace. The stack peak additionally grew barely, from 11.5mm to 13mm. Wahoo stated this was to accommodate unclipping and the dimensions of the power pod on the spindle.
Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO Key Features
- 75+ hours of battery life
- Rechargeable battery
- Backward appropriate with SPEEDPLAY cleats
- Weight: 250 gram (single-sided) 276 grams (dual-sided)
- Price: Single-sided power $649.99 and Dual-sided power $999.99
For extra info on the Wahoo POWRLINK ZERO pedals try Wahoofitness.com