Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that British Cycling would be using Verve’s Infocrank power meter, One Pro Cycling has also announced a partnership with the Australian brand.
In a two year deal, the One Pro Cycling team, founded by former England cricketer Matt Prior, will use the Infocrank on all its race and training bikes.
Infocrank will also be used by British Cycling
British Cycling also recently announced that its riders will use Verve Cycling’s Infocrank power meter for the next five years. The Infocrank will be used across all Olympic disciplines to improve power data measurement for its athletes.
As part of the relationship, Verve Cycling will also develop the product to provide power data for disciplines where power measurement is not currently the norm.
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Infocrank provides accurate left and right leg power measurement
Verve Cycling is based in Australia and has concentrated on producing a power meter which is aimed at Olympic and World Championship level. It then aims to trickle those products down to lower levels in the sport by providing them at an affordable price.
The Infocrank measures power independently for the left and right leg, so pedalling asymmetries can be identified. It also identifies smoothness of pedalling action, effectiveness of torque delivery and pedal cadence.
Verve Cycling also says that the Infocrank provides accurate power measurement, with its claim externally certified, and that it does not need to be recalibrated between rides. The company also says that it provides stable, drift-free measurement which is temperature-independent. In addition, it is weatherproof and durable, as all its electronics are housed within the crankset.
The Infocrank fits Praxis Works chainrings and is ANT+ compatible, so it works with the majority of bike computers. It runs on user-replaceable coin cell batteries too.
It can be specified with compact, semi-compact and standard chainrings, comes in 170, 172.5 and 175mm crank lengths and is available for BSA, BB30, PF30 and OSBB bottom bracket standards, as well as BB86, although this needs to be professionally installed.
With its retail price now £1150 following a recent price cut, the Infocrank is not cheap, but as part of its partnership with British Cycling general members of British Cycling will also be given exclusive offers by Verve Cycling.