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Item # PAP000M

One power meter for all your bikes.

Freedom to measure power data from any bike you've got stashed in the garage is a valuable thing, and until now, it wasn't an option available from PowerTap. The P1 Power Meter Pedals represent a huge step forward for the brand's versatility, measuring power entirely from one mechanism contained in the pedals. If you're looking for data on your output on the roads but decide to step up your XC training midway through the season for a fall race, just swap out the P1 pedals to whichever machine you choose in the same way you'd switch any other pair of pedals.

Another benefit of having power measured directly from the pedals is the ability to collect data from each leg. Everyone has a dominant side, and knowing which half of your body works harder during a ride can be extremely beneficial. Once you have the P1 pedals set up, they'll pair easily with your existing head unit, as PowerTap wisely made them compatible with ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, and to move them between bikes, you won't need any special tools beyond what you'd use to change out a normal set of pedals. PowerTap does deliver the setup with its own cleats and hardware, which you should stick to using exclusively with the pedals to make sure the interface works the way it should, and you can plan on the AAA battery keeping the system running for about 60 hours of pedal-mashing, berm-rallying ride time.

  • Measures left and right leg power
  • Runs on one AAA battery
  • Delivered with PowerTap 6-degree float cleats and hardware
  • ANT+/Bluetooth Smart compatibility

Tech Specs

6 deg
3-bolt road
Entry / Release:
6 - 20 Nm
Claimed Weight:
398 g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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Great product to monitor power balance.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have a 1cm leg length discrepancy with my left being the longer leg. A year ago, a pro fitter set me up with a 3mm shim on my right leg to improve my balance. I've used the Stages Power meter for the past year and just switched to these P1 pedals out of curiosity. Thanks to these pedals I now know I favor my left leg by 3-10% depending on the effort. It actually gets more unbalanced the harder I push. This means my left mounted stages meter has been reading wattages 6-20% too high all along since it doubles what's seen on the left leg.
Over the past several rides with these pedals I've tried to better maintain a 50/50 balance by pushing harder with the right leg and I've noticed I can pedal smoother at cadences higher than my usual 90-100rpm. I feel more square on the saddle. I think this tool will teach me over time how I should be pedaling. If you know you ride balanced, I think Stages is the better choice being the cheaper/lighter option but in my case I think the P1 is a no brainer.

I also want to point out that the total stack height of these pedals are nearly the same as Shimano's Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals. I measured the stack height myself with a pair of calipers. The total stack height of the P1 pedals including cleats is 14mm. That's measuring from the axle's center to the shoe's sole clipped in. I performed the same measurement with my Dura Ace PD-9000 pedals using Shimano's yellow cleats. Measuring from the axle's center to the shoe's sole clipped in I measured 14.3mm. The total stack height is essentially the same. On the web I've seen Dura Ace specs varying from 8.8mm to 14.6mm. I believe when someone says 8.8mm they're talking of the pedal alone and not including the cleat.
The clearance below the pedals is less with the P1 which may effect pedaling through a tight corner.

Easy power

    After many years using a powertap hub, I got the P1 Pedals so that I could more easily swap them between bikes. They have been great thus far.

    It was super easy to pair them to the Kickr Elemnt, with two small caveats:
    * The first time I tried, it only paired to one pedal (which I realized b/c my watt readings were roughly half what I thought they should have been). I tried again and it worked no problem
    * 2nd issue is more of a Kickr Elemnt thing -- the Elemnt didn't have an option to set the crank length for my bike. Instead, I downloaded the Powertap App and used it to change the crank length from the factory 172.5mm to my 175mm.

    Since then, they have worked flawlessly and I'm a fan.

    Pretty awesome.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have only had these pedals installed for a few rides on a Pinarello GAN RS with 172.5 Ultegra cranks. Zero issues with install, zero issues with calibration, zero issues during my rides. They seem work work quite well, and provide numbers that are fairly consistent with my power data from a gazillion miles on a Tacx trainer.

    The only drawback so far? I'm so fascinated with the right/left balance numbers displayed on the Garmin 1000, that I'm forgetting to simply enjoy the ride!

    Pretty awesome.

    LOL. I can see doing the same thing. Thanks for the pic and insights!

    Love them! Just beware, low stack height

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There's still a lot of disdain out there regarding power meter pedals, but I've become a fan after using these. Easy setup, easy battery change, PowerTap functionality and accuracy. So far I have not experienced any issues with pairing with my Garmin Edge 510.
    Being able to use them on my: Race bike, TT bike, commuter bike, other people's bikes, .... you see where I'm going with this? The pedal-meter makes perfect sense. Sure, the SRM, etc :::may::: have .01% better accuracy, but I have found the data from the P1 pedals to be right in line with my Stages, Pioneer and my previous SRM units.

    The P1's do add a bit of weight, but frankly I haven't noticed a huge gain there. The only thing to watch out for its the stack height of the pedals is a little higher than others (Dura Ace for instance) and I have struck the pedal once or twice in corners where I might not have with other pedals. Given, said corners were in

    Love them! Just beware, low stack height
    Avg. ride time: 15m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Does the spindle on these pedals widen my stance (i.e. q-factor)? And if not, are they compatible with a washer or two for those of us who need a wider stance?

    Read the review by DCRainMaker. He goes in to detail on the Q-Factor. My understanding is that it's NOT increased.

    I would buy these in a heartbeat if the Q-factor was adjustable like my CX6 Look pedals. I have a funky right foot that needs the heel cantered inward and without an adjustment allowance I hit my rear stay and I get knee issues after 25 miles.

    Great powermeter pedal system

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Of the pedal based power meter systems out there, these are surely the most accurate and reliable. As with any power meter, they do add some weight, so keep this in mind.

    Also, you must use the proprietary cleat design from Powertap with these pedals; no other cleat will work properly. The cleats are compatible with any road cycling shoe with a 3-hole cleat mounting pattern. The pedals are not compatible with any other cleats; only the Powertap version.


    Bradley Gehrig
    Customer Account Manager
    801-746-7580 ext 4823

    So how do you rank vs Garmin Vectors?

    Gregory, DC Rainmake did an in depth review of the two and much prefers the Powertap. He goes in to great detail as to why.

    Avg. ride time: 14m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Anyone know if these are available in speedplay?

    No, they are not available in Speedplay. You must use the included cleats. Word on the street is that you can use Look Keo cleats, but they are not considered 100% compatible.

    Best Answer

    I would not recommend using any cleat other than the version designed for these pedals; doing so will more than likely result in poor engagement and potentially damage the engagement mechanism.

    Bradley Gehrig

    Customer Account Manager

    801-746-7580 ext 4823


    The cleat is a big issue for me too as I imagine it would be for many cyclists. Having several bikes and pairs of shoes, I would have to dedicate a certain pair to wear with the powertap pedals making them unavailable for use elsewhere. Switching pedals around suddently doesn't seem as easy as originally perceived.

    George, that definitely does throw a wrench into things! So far the pedal power meter systems have not matured to elicit all of the advantages we imagined from the get-go, but they are getting there!

    A crank-based system is still very easy to swap between bikes as long as you obtain the same bottom bracket stand across all of your bikes. I find Sram GXP versions, such as a Quarq Elsa or Riken to be very easy to swap between bikes, and removal and installation only requires one bolt.

    If you would like to discuss options and easy of swapping, feel free to give me a shout!

    Bradley Gehrig

    Customer Account Manager

    801-746-7580 ext 4823


    Powertap Pedals

      I've got one ride on these. Except for a couple of glitches, they work as advertised. Installation of batteries and pedals was easy-peasy. Synched right up to Garmin 500 no problem. Took me a while to find the setting on the head unit for crank length but I found it eventually. Needed to change it from 172.5 (default setting) to 175.

      1. The screws supplied for cleat installation were too long for my shoes. I had to use the ones for the old cleat. The holes were a little rounded out so this was a bit of an adventure to get them sufficiently tight.

      2. According to the instructions, you must use the supplied proprietary powertap cleats (Keos are a no-no). If I had known this, I would have ordered extra cleats (I have lots of cycling shoes and use all of them).

      3. Not really a glitch, more of a trade-off, but the pedals are no lightweights. You can feel the extra ounces in your hands, but not on the bike. The trade-off is probably worth it for the convenience of the battery installation and the no-pod design.

      Aside from the above, they work fine (which is more than I can say for the competitor's pedal option).

      Just wish I had new shorter screws and more cleats for my other shoes.


      Any issue regarding using these with a Garmin Edge 500? I may have read somewhere that the Garmin may not allow for adjustment for pedal arm length. Thanks.

      According to DC Rainmaker, it's a firmware problem with Edge 520, Edge 1000, and Forerunner 920XT. Default setting is 172.5. See http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/08/powertap-p1-pedals-review.html

      I've used it for a couple rides. On my garmin edge 500, I can set the crank length. However, the option is only available when I paired up the pedals with garmin edge 500 the first time.