Don’t just take our word for the quality of our power meters, see what others have to say about them. We have collated reviews from around the web and magazines for you:
Bikeradar tested our entry-level FSA Gossamer Classic. It went up against a large range of competitor products and scored very well in the key areas: precision, consistency, ease of use, and reliability. The point of criticism was it’s weight, which is not surprising, as the FSA Gossamer is our entry level model.
Verdict: Handles the essentials of power measurement well at a good price
Highs: Consistent; good quality data
Link: Bikeradar page
Ray Maker is the authority on all electronic fitness related products and tests all the important products out there. His tests are known for their thoroughness, high quality, and unbiased assessment. Ray has reviewed the power2max Classic in depth and also regularly reports on news, such as our Eurobike 2014 and 2013 news. His power meter buyer’s guide is also an excellent source of information.
Model tested: power2max Classic Rotor 3D
- ‘It just works’ factor
- Accurate power measurement
- Temperature Compensation in second generation units
- Relatively straight forward installation
- Cadence without a cadence magnet
- Contains have left/right estimated power (though value is questionable)
- Do not have to send back in if changing chainrings
- No method to turn off Auto
- Tiny delay in cadence readings
Model tested: power2max Classic Rotor 3D+
Verdict: Affordable and effective crank-based power meter
Conclusion: Its performance over five months of testing has been flawless, delivering rock solid consistent readings, syncing instantly and never once dropping signal. A big stumbling block to investing in a crank-based power meter had been the bike-to-bike swapability, but with the Rotor crankset, even for a self-confessed mechanical idiot, it’s a simple two-minute job.
Link: 220 Triathlon
Tour Magazin (Germany) (April 2014)
Model tested: Type S FSA Gossamer
One line summary: Precise and reliable spider-based power meter at a very fair price
Advantages: temperature-stable, no cadence magnet needed, status LED, affordable price
Drawbacks: fiddly battery change
Link: Tour Magazin download page (PDF, paid)
Bikeboard.at (Austria) (several dates)
The online magazine bikeboard.at has tested power2max power meters several times. Among the units tested are two Type S models (Rotor 3D+ and FSA K-Force Light BB386EVO) and the power2max Classic Rotor 3D+.
Verdict: precise and reliable high-end power meter at a nice price
power2max Type S test (German)
power2max Classic long term test (German)
power2max Classic first test (German)