How Do Powermeters Work?

Published on August 8th 2016


If you want to ride faster, powermeters are one of the most useful bike components. But, how do they actually work? Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN store! Sign up to the GCN newsletter: Powermeters made by brands like Rotor, power2max and Powertap are now considered essential but most – if not all – in the pro peloton and many of us who aren't professional. They allow riders of all abilities to quantifiably and reliably measure their training and performance over time. That must take a complicated bit of kit, right? Maybe... Simon explains exactly how they work in this video. Let us know your thoughts down in the comments and don't forget to SHARE this video! Watch more on GCN... How to get started with a powermeter ▶︎ Top powermeter tips ▶︎ Buy NEW GCN cycling kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /