Stages Power Meter review

Stages has improved on its first generation of power meters but has it improved enough. I've been testing for a while now and think it still has some work to do.

Stages Power Meter, Shimano, Dura Ace 9000
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Stages has such a great package here, it offers pretty much every crank option from Shimano to SRAM and Campag. It's so compact and lightweight and relatively wallet friendly compared to others. Though it has had some issue over time, not only with our test model but others around us too. Stages has been great to get these retified mind and are very quick to get replacements sorted.

Reasons to buy
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    Reliable reading

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    Simple to use and set up

Reasons to avoid
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    Battery can drain quickly

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    Power reads higher than most

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    Single sided measurement can be inaccurate

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I’ve had a long time with the Stages power meter and know many riding buddies that use it. When it works it is great, readings are stable, it is subtle and hidden out of the way and it weighs next to nothing.

Over the years we’ve not had too many issues with our test models but this one in particular has been a little faulty and we are not alone.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.