Team Zwatt is back, this time with a potential power meter for your mountain bike. Technically, this MTB Power Meter is still a prototype, but Team Zwatt is finally teasing out the details and hoping to launch it soon.
The new power meter will be built into a Samox carbon crankset which contributes to the low weight. Team Zwatt says that this is the lightest power meter crankset they’ve ever built – just 450g without chainrings. But more importantly, they claim to have spent the last four years developing it so that the constant bumps and vibrations of mountain biking won’t contribute to power spikes in your read out.
With a claimed accuracy of +/-1.5%, the device will measure power, cadence, torque effectiveness, and pedaling smoothness. The unit is waterproof with an IP67 rating, and USB rechargeable with a 250+ hour ride time. Both bluetooth and ANT+ compatibility makes it compatible with almost any head unit, and SRAM Direct Mount chainrings make it easy to swap rings.
As of right now there is no official launch date, but Team Zwatt is encouraging potential buys to sign up for their email list to be notified when they’re first available along with special pricing.