Sub-600g SRM Origin power meter edges closer

French brand Look to provide the carbon cranks

Germany’s SRM is to collaborate with French carbon specialist Look Cycle on a range of products, starting with carbon crank arms for SRM’s Origin power meter.

The steel spindle can be swapped out for compatibility across road, MTB and track frames
The steel spindle can be swapped out for compatibility across road, MTB and track frames

SRM unveiled its spindle-mounted Origin power meter late last year, designed entirely by SRM and featuring exchangeable spindles to accommodate road, mountain and track frames.

When we saw the system last October, SRM claimed that the carbon cranks we saw weighed an incredible 99g per crank arm. The whole system weighs 599g and comes in three chainring configurations: 53/39, 52/36, 50/34.

The new carbon cranks come with Look's Trilobe Technology, which allows one crank arm to function in three lengths
The new carbon cranks come with Look's Trilobe Technology, which allows one crank arm to function in three lengths

The cranks will also come with Look’s Trilobe Technology, which allows one crank arm to function in three lengths (170mm / 172.5mm / 175mm), simply by rotating the asymmetrical pedal insert.

The SRM Origin power meter has a claimed battery life of 1,900 hours, with accuracy of +/-1%.

Team Bahrain-Merida ordered a gold-anodised version of SRM's PC8 head unit for the 2017 season
Team Bahrain-Merida ordered a gold-anodised version of SRM's PC8 head unit for the 2017 season

The new SRM Origin system will be ridden during the 2017 season by WorldTour teams Bahrain-Merida and AG2R La Mondiale, with the latter to also use Look pedals on its new fleet of Factor Bikes.

No word yet on pricing, but SRM’s Doug Ryden previously suggested that the carbon power meter (without PC8 head unit) will cost around $2,499 and with a PC8 head unit, $2,999. The new SRM/Look system is available for pre-order now from the SRM.de website.

Jamie Beach

Deputy Editor, UK
Jamie's been addicted to bikes from the moment his stabilisers came off. Earliest cycling memory is the chipboard-ramp-on-bricks, but happiest one is bombing down a Mallorcan mountain pass that seemed it might never end. Always on the hunt for the perfect rain jacket, a keen collector of hats.
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