Somewhat quietly released on the first day of NAHBS, PowerTap just introduced a new video that likely teases some upcoming products. Highlighting their 17 years of innovation and product development in regards to power measuring devices, PowerTap chronicles their history starting with the Tune PowerTap up to the most recent PowerTap GS.
Now, the company is giving a little taste as to what’s to come – which by the looks of things includes a crank based and pedal based power meter…
Sporting a pod similar to other crank based power meters like Pioneer and Quarq, the crankset also shows FSA logos on the chainrings which seems to indicate a collaboration between the two. The crank itself reminds us of the lines of Shimano 5 bolt crank arms like the FC-CX70 so it’s possible it could be just a chainring set compatible with other crank arms.
If the crank based powermeter doesn’t get your attention, maybe this pedal will. Clearly labeled as a PowerTap part, the pedal looks to have a battery compartment that would suggest a pedal based power meter is also in the works.
This head unit looks like it could be their current Joule, but the fact that they focused on it during the video below while mountain biking makes us think there could be something new here as well.
See anything we missed?
Thanks to Adam for the tip!