Ready to start training with power on the mountain bike? If so, Race Face just dropped a very enticing option. Initially launched back in April along with the Next R component group, the new Cinch Power Meter is finally available.
Compared to other power meters, the Cinch version has a few key advantages. For starters, since it’s completely enclosed in the spindle itself, the design is high versatile and works with almost all of the Race Face Cinch crank arms. As long as your bikes have the same spindle length, that means you could swap the power meter from one bike to another – one day using a 1x drive train, and the next a 2x. In this case you could either swap the crank from one bike to another with an 8mm allen wrench, or swap the spindle from one crankset to another using the included crank arm puller (since the power meter occupies the space normally reserved for the extracting bolt).
It also should prove to be pretty durable since there aren’t any bits to dangle from the crank, in the chainring, or on the pedals.
- Power Accuracy +/- 2%.
- Cadence & pedal efficiency data.
- Dual Bluetooth low energy technology / ANT+ for head unit compatibility.
- Battery life over 400h & USB rechargeable.
- Utilizing CINCH for 1x or 2x configurations.
- Cinch Power Meter App for iPhone or Android.
- 134mm Spindle swaps onto 30mm Race Face Cinch capable Next SL G4, Next G3, Next R, Turbine.
- Cinch Power Meter Spindle MSRP: $599.99 USD
- Next SL G4 Crankarms MSRP: $479.99 USD
- Next R Crankarms MSRP: $479.99 USD
The versatility is key if you happen to be an all around shredder and fast guy like Evan Guthrie who needs power metrics on both his Pivot Les and his big bike.