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First look: Tour de France winning Stages power meters now available to buy

Stages releases its dual-sided power meters to the public with new individual units coming soon

Joe Robinson
12 Jan 2018

The double-sided power meter used by Chris Froome for his past three Grand Tour victories has finally been brought to market. The Stages LR is the first dual-sided power meter to have been developed by the brand and was first used on Froome's Tour de France winning bike in 2016.

After further refinement, it was officially launched last year with it, again, being used by Froome in his fourth Tour victory and now it will be available to buy by the general public.

Costing £1,199 for the Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 compatible LR, Stages promises an improvement of accuracy to +/- 1.5% down from +/- 2% while only adding 35g to the weight of the crankset.

Stages also says that its power meters are six times as powerful as when they launched in 2012, gathering data more efficiently than ever before.

Beyond the LR, Stages has also updated its single-sided power meters with the Power L and Power R, which will also be available to the purchasing public soon.

Thanks to a redesign, the drive-side Power R will be able to be paired with existing Power Gen2 left-only meters to form a dual-sided meter for more accurate power measurements.

It will also, like the Power L, function independently as a single-sided unit like its original Gen2 crank arms which will also now be compatible with new Stages products.

Stages LR pricing:

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 – £1,199
Shimano Ultegra 8000 – £949

Stages R pricing:

Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 – £749
Shimano Ultegra 8000 – £649

Stages L pricing:
Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 – £649
Shimano Ultegra 8000 – £549
Shimano 105 5800 – £449

Stages Gen 2 pricing:
Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 – £574
Shimano 105 5800 – £399

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