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The new Gen 3 single-sided Stages Power L meter is built on to a non-drive-side. Tour Proven. Stages Power has carried riders to three consecutive Tour de France victories, plus many more world and national championships 

GEN 3 STAGES POWER L FSA SL-K 

The Stages power meter has been one of my essential tools for cycling over the last eight years. As I have been able to experience Gen 1, Gen 2 (Energy) and now Generation 3. Stages developed the technology for left claim crank power meters and has thus changed the Power meters. From my previous experience of Generation 1 to Gen 3, the impressive features and upgrades that make this power meter one of my best for 2018. So, what’s the difference between Generation 2 and 3? Well from ± 2.0%accuracy to 1.5 in all conditions, no matter what the environment throws at you rain snow or extreme temperatures. The active temperature compensation always gives you consistent and accurate readings  without fluctuations, no matter where in the world you are. The updated Accelerometer and gyroscope give improved cadence resolution for consistent and accurate cycling dynamics. The added LED indicator displays the battery level at start up so there’s no need to use the app. The coin cell CR 2032 gives you over 200 plus hours of power. The most impressive feature I would say with the Generation 3 is the upgraded Bluetooth and Ant+ radio frequency transmission.  The newest addition gives you six times improvement in the stability, accuracy and consistency of the signal. The left crank is feather weight and only adds about 15 grams to the base crank arm. Gen 3 has a 28% lower profile as compared to the Generation 2. The power meter cost approximately $629 and is reasonable priced based upon the additional features and upgrade improvements of the meter. This Gen 3 has been proven with multiple stage Tour winners over the years and continues to prove itself over and over again no matter what race, condition or surface. The Gen 3 is wirelessly upgraded for continuous firmware updates and improvements as they may come out. The Stages Generation 3 power meter is the most advanced, accurate and dependable power meter with improvements in wireless connections, environmental readings and increased accuracy for a very reasonable price. 

THE FEATURES

  • ± 1.5 % accuracy in all conditions
  • Active temperature compensation
  • Accelerometer based cadence measurement
  • Wirelessly upgradable firmware
  • LED indicator displays battery level at start up (with no need for connect to an app) and confirms successful zero reset
  • Updated accelerometer and addition of gyroscope for improved cadence resolution
  • Upgraded BLE and ANT+ radios offer a 6X improvement of data transmission strength
  • Low profile design, with robust door interface
  • Battery Life: 200+ hours battery life (coin cell: CR2032)
  • Lifetime access to Stages Link for power meter management and firmware upgrades
  • 2 months free access to Stages Link premium training and coaching features 

PROS  

  • Reasonable priced at $629
  • Simple to install, setup and update via BLE or Ant+
  • Superior ± 1.5 % accuracy and consistent cycling dynamics
  • Durable and dependable not matter the weather condition
  • Improved stability and wireless connections
  • Battery life LED indicator reading 

THE CONS

  • None 

THE BOTTOM LINE 

The Stages Generation 3 power meter is the most advanced, accurate and dependable power meter with improvements in wireless connections, environmental readings and increased accuracy for a very reasonable price. 

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