Power Meter, your view!

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pcandyhk
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Power Meter, your view!

Postby pcandyhk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 20:41 pm

Hi all,

I am doing a Design Making and Testing project (Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College) on a Power Meter for bikes. Here is a short survey for the initial design stage. Can you please fill the survey at the link below?
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YWQ6LLR

Your input is very important and would be much appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Andy

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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Thu Oct 18, 2012 20:56 pm

You might need a little redesign there.

Q3 needs a road recreation option.
Q5 needs a cycling GPS option.

Q8 is also a bit of an odd one to answer as the answers for a power meter versus, say, a GPS are very different. I wouldn't, for example, expect a power meter to be easy to transfer between my bikes, but it's a 100% must-have for a GPS.
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby pcandyhk » Fri Oct 19, 2012 00:39 am

AchillesLeftKnee wrote:You might need a little redesign there.

Q3 needs a road recreation option.
Q5 needs a cycling GPS option.

Q8 is also a bit of an odd one to answer as the answers for a power meter versus, say, a GPS are very different. I wouldn't, for example, expect a power meter to be easy to transfer between my bikes, but it's a 100% must-have for a GPS.


Thanks for your input.
Exercise option was meant to be road recreation, not very well represented, I will amend it.
GPS option is added.
Very true for Q8, we will put this in consideration when we do our analysis.

Your input and helpful comments are much appreciated.

bahzob
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby bahzob » Fri Oct 19, 2012 09:23 am

Done, gl with the project

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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby pcandyhk » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:49 pm

bahzob wrote:Done, gl with the project


Cheers! Much appreciated. :wink:

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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Fri Oct 19, 2012 13:19 pm

Any reason the age ranges are so different? 19-25 is 6 years wide, 26-40 is 14, and 41+ could be anything up to 40 years or more.

Also, I didn't understand what you meant by a *service* measuring cycling performance. Did you mean a device? Or a website with a device (eg SmartPhone/Strava). And 'how much would you be prepared to spend' is a tricky question, since it often depends very much on what you get for the money.

Anyway, I've filled it in, good luck.
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby pcandyhk » Fri Oct 19, 2012 16:15 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:Any reason the age ranges are so different? 19-25 is 6 years wide, 26-40 is 14, and 41+ could be anything up to 40 years or more.

Also, I didn't understand what you meant by a *service* measuring cycling performance. Did you mean a device? Or a website with a device (eg SmartPhone/Strava). And 'how much would you be prepared to spend' is a tricky question, since it often depends very much on what you get for the money.

Anyway, I've filled it in, good luck.


The age range will not really be used in the analysis, simply an information showing us, the project team, who did the survey, i.e. high school students, Students in Imperial College - likely to be 19-25, and other cyclists.

We haven't yet decided our exact product, can be an app or not... obviously need a torque measuring 'device'/component in order to get the power output.

It is very true that there are many factors that can affect the 'demand'... in economic terms, other than the price. It is difficult to put everything in a short survey and we didn't want to make it too lengthly.

Thank you for your participation.

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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby Herbsman » Fri Oct 19, 2012 18:07 pm

Make an ANT+ crank based power meter that's reliable and costs £350 or less, and I'll buy it.
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby amaferanga » Fri Oct 19, 2012 19:53 pm

AchillesLeftKnee wrote:You might need a little redesign there.

Q3 needs a road recreation option.
Q5 needs a cycling GPS option.

Q8 is also a bit of an odd one to answer as the answers for a power meter versus, say, a GPS are very different. I wouldn't, for example, expect a power meter to be easy to transfer between my bikes, but it's a 100% must-have for a GPS.


Why not? I'd say that is important. If you have a training bike and a race bike you'd rather be able to transfer the power meter than have to buy two wouldn't you? I've had a PowerTap and now have a crank-based system. Both are easy to transfer between bikes (the crank only takes 2 minutes to transfer).
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby AchillesLeftKnee » Fri Oct 19, 2012 20:15 pm

amaferanga wrote:Why not? I'd say that is important. If you have a training bike and a race bike you'd rather be able to transfer the power meter than have to buy two wouldn't you? I've had a PowerTap and now have a crank-based system. Both are easy to transfer between bikes (the crank only takes 2 minutes to transfer).

My bad. Should probably have been a bit clearer because transfering between bikes would, for me, involve transfering between a road bike and a mountain bike, so anything in the crank or hub is out. I take the point totally about transfering between mechanically similar bikes though.
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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby lawrences » Fri Oct 19, 2012 20:39 pm

Good luck with this. Power meters seem like one of those things that are going to get much more popular.

Do I get a discount because my brother goes to imperial and does civil?

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Re: Power Meter, your view!

Postby pcandyhk » Sat Oct 20, 2012 16:07 pm

lawrences wrote:Good luck with this. Power meters seem like one of those things that are going to get much more popular.

Do I get a discount because my brother goes to imperial and does civil?


Yup thats the point of our project.
LOL. Well even if we really come out with something amazing, it would be patent by imperial college, so you need to need to ask the university... All we got is the 750 pounds budget for this project. :x


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