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One power meter for all your bikes.

PowerTap was one of the first to join the portable power measurement game with its now legendary hub-based system. While the hubs were impeccable in their data-gathering ability, many riders — spoiled by the convenience of swapping the meter to different bikes by swapping wheels — found it off-putting to be limited to just one wheelset to attain data. We include ourselves in this group and freely admit to wanting metrics from our box clincher training wheels and our deep carbon racers. Given these limitations, we're happy to note that PowerTap is expanding its offerings with the launch of the P1 Power Meter Pedals, which boast PowerTap's precise data collection in an easy-to-install package that moves from bike to bike without limiting wheel choice.

In contrast to other pedal-based power meters on the market that gather data with pods dangling from the crank arms, the P1 pedals contain the entire mechanism for gathering information within the pedal body itself. Power data is determined with the use of 40 individual measurements of angular velocity per pedal rotation for precise measurements of both round and oval/non-round chainring setups. Discrete data from each pedal allows riders to analyze left/right numbers separately to identify and address pedal stroke imbalances for a potentially smoother, more powerful ride down the road. These pedals feature ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart connectivity to seamlessly pair with your head unit or other compatible device for data viewing and file tracking.

As noted above, the big difference between the P1 Power Meter Pedals and other power meters is in the system's ease of transition between bicycles. Because the system is self-contained within the pedals, swapping out to another bike is exactly as easy as swapping out a regular set of pedals — all you need is a pedal wrench and a little bit of grease. The whole system runs on a standard AAA battery for 60 hours of ride time per battery, leaving options for rechargeable battery use or quick replacement with a walk to the grocery store.

The pedals feature a 14mm stack height and come packaged with a set of PowerTap 6 degree float cleats and hardware. Please note that the P1 Pedals are only compatible with the included PowerTap cleats. When it comes to the cleat/pedal interface, we don't like to risk the obvious safety hazards of unpredictable disengagement or sloppy engagement, so we don't recommend trying to force cleats into pedals that they aren't built for. In all cases, we strongly suggest sticking with the manufacturer's recommendation.

  • 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 SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
3-bolt road
Entry / Release
6 - 20 Nm
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Actual Weight

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Black, One Size

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398 g

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the price of these power tap, is for a single pedal or is it for two pedals ?.
Do you measure the power of both legs?

Two pedals, independent measurements of each side.

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Avg. ride time: 3h 7m per week
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will these work with a garmin fenix 5x watch? If not, will they work with iphone using strava?

Avg. ride time: 24m per week
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Foolproof, convenient power

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using these for over a year now and they really are excellent.
What'™s to love:
1)The Powertap iPhone app makes zero offset a snap.
2) They integrate perfectly with my (now outdated) Garmin 510.
3) Power tracks within just a few watts of my Elite Direto smart trainer. Reliable.
3) The pedals take no more than a couple minutes to swap between bikes.
4) AAA batteries are easy to come by
1) They are pretty heavy, at least how pedals go. Probably not heavy as powermeters go. I'm sure the next generation will be more streamlined.
2) they really could have forgone the proprietary cleats. Just make them look keo compatible for crying out loud. While it'™s easy to swap the pedals from bike to bike (no torque wrench required), it would be nice to not have to and use whatever shoes I want. As it stands, I have 2 pair of shoes that are P1 compatible and a third pair dedicated to another set of pedals.

Foolproof, convenient power

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.

Avg. ride time: 2h 11m per week
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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: 0m per week
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    2//4/16 Does not work with Garmin

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I just called Garmin to confirm, their latest firmware on 920xt and Fenix 3 have wiped out the ability to change your crank length, which means unless you have 172.5 cranks, the power reading will not be accurate. As many riders use Garmin head units, this makes the pedal based system a no go. Hopefully Garmin will release an update to give the ability back, but on the phone they gave no indication of it.

    Your title is a little misleading. They're a cycling product, and they work with all the cycling computers (Edge 520, Edge 810, Edge 1000). It's a bummer they don't work with the watches, but they work great with the cycling computers.

    Avg. ride time: 3h 10m per week
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    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: 1m per week
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    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

      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.