PowerTap P1 Pedals

  • Most advanced cycling power meter ever developed.
  • Easily swap between bikes for a vast range of compatibility.
  • Measures left power, right power and more.

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$1,199.99

SKU: 30500


Bluetooth Smart
ANT+


IT'S LIKE CLIPPING YOUR FEET INTO TWO LITTLE LIE DETECTORS.

These aren't ordinary pedals. The P1 pedal is a simple, intelligent and uncompromising design that provides the same proven PowerTap accuracy and reliability. The simple one-piece design easily mounts to any crank and does not require calibration nor installation angle setting, providing a true “plug-and-play” experience. The P1 also features dual band ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART for compatibility with a multitude of head units and smart devices. Plus, the independent measurement opens the possibility for a new set of pedaling metrics previously unavailable to help give you the ultimate competitive edge.

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  • Weight: 398 grams
  • Thread Type: 9/16"
  • Cleat Interface: 3 bolt
  • Cleat: Red, 6 degree floating
  • Spring Type: Adjustable Elastomer
  • Proven PowerTap accuracy
  • Release Tension: 6-20 Nm
  • Stack Height: 14mm
  • Center of Pedal: 53mm (measured from crank to pedal)
  • Lean Angle: 25.5 degrees (based on 175mm crank length, 75mm BB drop and 147mm Q-Factor crank)
  • Firmware Updates: Over the air
  • Connectivity: ANT+ and Bluetooth SMART
  • Battery: AAA Lithium (alkaline and/or rechargeable alkaline batteries not recommended for extended use)
  • Battery Life: 60 hours
  • No weight limit

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  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Hi there
    I recently purchased these pedals,when i turn on my Garmin 520 it keeps telling me the right sensor is missing and when i unclip the left pedal to do one leg efforts the right pedal doesn't give any data is this common? can someone please help
    Asked on 12/18/2016 by Tom from Kerry ireland

    3 answers

    • A:

      The right pedal is a slave to the left. Its power only transmits to the left. This is why the Garmin does not see it. Also the right left balance seems off to me. I am not sure whether it is a Garmin issue or a Powertap issue. No matter. Still a great product!??
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/23/2016 by jhayward53 from undisclosed
    • A:

      This is a common occurrence. I set up my second data screen to display the left/right power balance. Simply turn the right/slave pedal around to wake it up before you even turn your crank or spin the left/master pedal. The right will always serve as the slave so I have found that waking it up before the master I get the warning less. Calibrate by setting the left pedal to 6am to complete the zero offset in your Garmin. Hop on, start your ride and you can review the left/right balance to confirm your Garmin is capturing data from both pedals. Isolated Leg Drills (unclipping) from the left pedal will drop your power to zero because it is the master and all information from both the master and slave passes through it so it calculates no effort and drops to zero because you have unclipped from the master. I hope that this helps.

      Answered on 12/18/2016 by davehartman from undisclosed
    • A:

      I'm having same issue so pass along anything that resolves it!
      Nathan

      Answered on 12/18/2016 by nathan.mery from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Virtual Training doesn't show P1L and P1R. Only 1 Power Meter signal. Trying to set crank arm length (mine are 165mm). I have a Samsung smart phone, and Suunto Ambit 2 Sports watch.
    Asked on 12/10/2016 by CoffeeKing

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The latest update has added support for this.

      Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Are these pedals sold as a pair for 1200 dollars or is that price per pedal?
    Asked on 12/10/2016 by Vinny from Massachusetts

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      That's for the pair.

      Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Will these pedals work with s works carbon cranks?
    Asked on 12/3/2016 by simon from sydney

    11 answers

    • A:

      These pedals will work with any crank.

      Answered on 12/5/2016 by scott from undisclosed
    • A:

      Of course. That is the beauty of a pedal based power meter. The power is being measured at the pedal. Carbon, non-carbon, drive train doesn't really matter. I have one set of P1 on a SRAM Red crank and another set on some Fulcrum R cranks. They both work like a charm. Love my P1s. 

      Answered on 12/4/2016 by 777cbr from undisclosed
    • A:

      Absolutely.  Make sure to use the supplied washers on carbon cranks.
       
      Tony Cline
       
       

      Answered on 12/4/2016 by tony from undisclosed
    • A:

      Definitely will work.

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by trinrun from undisclosed
    • A:

      There is a spacer, which comes with the pedals, that is used with carbon cranks. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by michaelwithabicycle from undisclosed
    • A:

      It's my understanding the pedals will work with any crank set. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by michaelwithabicycle from undisclosed
    • A:

      Yes.  They will work with any cranks as they thread on just like any other pedal. 
      -Sent from my iPhone 

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by jeremy.behler from undisclosed
    • A:

      yes they will work with your s-works cranks, make sure you use the provided washers.
       

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by kurtkovacks from undisclosed
    • A:

      Yes.  They work with any crank
      Paul Linck
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      Answered on 12/3/2016 by paul.linck from undisclosed
    • A:

      Yes.  They will work with the S-Works Carbon Crank

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by mcdade_kevin from undisclosed
    • A:

      Absolutely. A friend of mine had a set installed on a pair of S-Works cranks. 
      These pedals will work with any crankset. That and their portability are what make them so great. 

      Answered on 12/3/2016 by sam.hutchens from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Is this pedals able to measure torque or only downward pressure? In other words, is it able to take into account the upward pulling upon the upward pedal?
    Asked on 11/27/2016 by Brian from Las Vegas, NV

    5 answers

    • A:

      On the P1 pedals, both pedals are capable of doing that. They measure your output on every point on the rotation of the crank. There are actually computer head units that show how much output u apply throughout your pedal stroke. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/4/2016 by nkw26.2 from undisclosed
    • A:

      Brian,
      Yes the pedals measure force in both of those directions and demonstrate the same consistency and accuracy compared to other powertap products. 

      Answered on 11/28/2016 by drzev from undisclosed
    • A:

      Don't know. Just got mine. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/27/2016 by benreiter from undisclosed
    • A:

      Yes it measures the entire revolution of the pedals. I can see my pulling power as well as pushing. 
      Greg Cantori

      Answered on 11/27/2016 by gcantori from undisclosed
    • A:

      Yes it will measure torque all the way around the pedal stroke and integrate to produce power measurements

      Answered on 11/27/2016 by armckeag from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    I have tried the instructions on the below link to update my pedals, but I keep getting a message along the lines of failed to communicate with firmware web updater.

    https://www.powertap.com/post/blog-16-over-the-air-updates-with-virtualtraining
    Asked on 11/21/2016 by tyme from Clarksburg, WV

    1 answer

    • A:

      I have found most luck utilizing the iPhone app for updating the units and pairing them as well.

      Answered on 11/21/2016 by nathan.mery from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    I use 20mm knee savers/spacers on my pedals. Would this affect the P1 pedals accuracy? Would they work with the spacers?
    Asked on 11/19/2016 by Danny7060 from Surrey

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, the P1 pedals will work.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/19/2016 by michael.metzger1 from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    I have been trying for the past 2 weeks off and on to check and update the firmware on my pedals through the Virtual Training App. I am using the dongle that is suggested. When I click the check Firmware button I get an error that states it had a failure connecting to the web updater service.
    Asked on 11/17/2016 by tyme from WV

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Please contact our support for assistance in resolving this, support@powertap.com

      Answered on 1/11/2017 by Eric from SCG
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    Hello,

    Is it possible to use normal sports shoes (e.g., running shoes) for these pedals? Is there anything that I can put on the pedals to make them compatible with normal sports shoes?

    Thanks.
    Asked on 11/13/2016 by Amir-Homayoun from Canterbury, UK

    8 answers

    • A:

      I believe it would be very uncomfortable to wear running shoes with these pedals.  Best best would be to wear bike/tri shoes with the P1s.  Not aware of any attachments that can be used with regular running shoes either.
      Bruce Mayhew
      Breakout Technologies
      Sent:
      Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:13:46 AM

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by breakouttech from undisclosed
    • A:

      No, you must use proper, stiff-soled cycling shoes with the PowerTap cleats.
      Regular "running shoes" or sports shoes are not effective for cycling because the flexible soles of running shoes allows the foot to flex too much & does not transfer power efficiently to the pedals. At the very least, you are losing power with every pedal stroke, and worst case scenario, you can develop knee problems or Achilles tendinitis from using soft-soles shoes while cycling.
      Since the whole point of using a power meter is to measure the power you are applying to the pedals, you need stuff-soled shoes that are affixed to the pedals to measure the force applied to the pedals around the entire pedal stroke. 
      Anyone who is serious about cycling should be using proper cycling shoes with cleats for safety and for improved performance. 
      If you are serious enough to be thinking about a power meter, you should be proficient enough to use "real" cyclist no shoes with cleats. 
      Contact a USA Cycling Licensed Coach for help with cycling skills and bike handling, as well as for advice on a well-planned progressive training program for power training to improve your cycling.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by ammhotwheels from undisclosed
    • A:

      Hello,
      Power meters are precision instruments which tells you exactly how much power you are putting in your pedal stroke, so you can use those numbers to adjust your training and eventually utilize in competition. It measures the downward and upward movement of each revolution. By not using a cycling shoe, you lose the upward movement (pull stroke) of each revolution, so you wouldn't have an accurate measure of your total power. I honestly would not bother using a power meter to not take full advantage of its benefits.
      You should ask yourself a more fundamental question: what do you want a power meter for?
      Thanks

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by alanmaruchi from undisclosed
    • A:

      No. absolutely not. Must use cleats supplied by power tap along with cycling shoes. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by tony from undisclosed
    • A:

      I am not aware of anything. To get proper power readings, the shoe needs to be attached the pedal with cleats, and the cleats need inserts in the shoes to attach properly. The pedals are broad enough for you to pedal with them with normal shoes, but I have no idea if the sensors will work properly.
      A hub or crank based power meter should work with your constraints.
      Adrian
       

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by adrian from undisclosed
    • A:

      No
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by michaelwithabicycle from undisclosed
    • A:

      No,  you must wear cycling shoes with the proper cleats to fit the powertap pedal.
      Hope this helps, please let me know how I can help you further.
      Coach
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by latitudepurefitness from undisclosed
    • A:

      Sorry but you do need to use the cleat system with the pedals. I have ridden in the parking lot in just shoes and it is possible but would not recommend it nor do it because you don't have good platform for your feet. The cleat system is very easy to use
      and learn if you are worried and will help with your pedal technique. 
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/13/2016 by ryan.linden from undisclosed
  • PowerTap P1 Pedals

    Q:

    My powertap p1 left pedal can be connected but right pedal can not , change new battery already n still cant solve this problem . I had to update my pedal to new version already(use ipad app)
    and my ipad app just show (left pedal's data n synchronize on right side deta window『right side window not show right padel's correct power n vector cycle』)

    thanks for help
    Asked on 11/7/2016 by caven

    1 answer

    • A:

      Had similar problem but worse, the left pedal would push impossible data.  Had to send them to Powertap for service, excellent service after that.  You have to contact manufacturer.  Send email and they'll answer (with some delay), or just call.

      Answered on 11/7/2016 by jparseno from undisclosed
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