These Team Garmin guys make there living on the bike and won't accept trade-offs, so the fact that they'll be using them is a very, very good sign to me
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Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) August 09, 2013
Garmin Vector power pedals were officially launched by Garmin on August 7th says the Heart Rate Watch Company.
"We talked to Garmin this morning and availability will be limited to our brick and mortar showroom for initial distribution but there were only 600 units shipped, so it'll be a long shot getting them as some stores got one or two pairs", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "In fact, if you haven't secured a pair then the chances you'll get a pair before early September is not very likely."
"Sometimes token amounts go out but the real availability will begin late August to early September and the time to get orders in for those units is right now," says Squire.
The power pedals with pods and cleats will retail for $1,699.99. Two models of cleat are available, one with a 6 degree float and one with zero degrees float.
USED BY TEAM GARMIN
Garmin did confirm that their pro cycling Team Garmin-Sharp would be using the pedals. "These Team Garmin guys make there living on the bike and won't accept trade-offs, so the fact that they'll be using them is a very, very good sign to me," says Squire.
EASY TO OWN AND INSTALL
The Vector pedals are completely pre-calibrated so all you have to do is install the pedals and pods, pair to your ANT+ bike computer like a Garmin Edge 510, get the Garmin firmware update and go ride," says Squire. It does not involve the complexity of installation with wheel based and crank based systems and it is much easier to install and move from bike to bike.
LEFT/RIGHT POWER BALANCE
"This is a very valuable tool because it helps you adjust your pedal stroke to equalize power output between legs, meaning you can raise your power by balancing output," says Squire. He adds, "This gives cyclists a real tool for overcoming dominant and non-dominant leg with real-time information."
The left/right power balance can be displayed in real-time or it can be done on a 3 second rolling average according to Squire.
As time goes forward these pedals will be capable of receiving updates via Garmin firmware changes to even further expand their usefulness. "For now it does watts output, left/right balance, Training Stress Score, normalized power and intensity factor," says Squire.
"These pedals are right at the human and machine interface so they can even tell where in the pedal stroke the greatest power is being applied and this will have significant promise of learning even more about the pedal stroke," says Squire. He adds, "It's really exciting stuff."
"If you are interested in the Garmin Vector power pedals we would suggest calling us at 866-586-7129 as soon as you can beacuse there will be limited quantities in the beginning," says Squire, himself a former US National Team cyclist and State champion.