Stages Cycling power meters come to Australia and NZ
Stages Cycling power meters are now available to buy in Australia and New Zealand for the first time, with the Colorado company striking a deal with distributors FE Sports. Full pricing is below, but customers can expect to pay between $999 for a Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 unit and $799 for a SRAM Rival-GXP model. The crank-based power meters are currently shipping to retailers.
Doug Crawford, vice president of Stages Cycling, said: “Australia is a massive power meter market and they’ve been hounding us for access to our product,”
“As with each venture into a new market, we have taken our time to find and vet a distribution partner that matches with our brand ethos and will add value to each rider’s experience with our Stages Cycling product; FE Sports has earned our respect and our partnership.”
Stages released their lightweight, strain gauge-based system at Interbike in 2012. The units work by measuring beam deflection in the crank and transferring data to head units via ANT+ or Bluetooth 4.0. The units are compatible with a range of aluminium cranks in on and off-road groupsets.
For further details, read our initial introduction to Stages Power Meters and keep a look out for an upcoming group test of power meters, including Stages.