PowerTap Quarq P2 power meter pedals review

We put the PowerTap Quarq P2 pedals through their paces in the search for the ideal power meter companion

Cycling Weekly Verdict

After one month of almost daily use, these power meter pedals have proved to be reliable - a six month revisit will see if they pass the test of time and more importantly the effect of accumulated weather. They're not the lightest, nor are they the prettiest power meter pedal on the market, and SRAM's AXS app could be improved to make these feel a little more part of the family. However, these pedals do what they say on the tin - proving to be a reliable training partner, which is what most of us really want from a watt box.

Reasons to buy
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I've been a part of more impassioned conversations about power meter pedals than almost any other component group within cycling - save perhaps wheels and saddles.

A power meter you can swap between bikes is the dream for a lot of riders, but because pedals are exposed to so much muck, it's not uncommon for inaccuracies to occur - and an inaccurate power meter is basically a very expensive paper weight.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.