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Garmin has released three new power meters under their new “Garmin Rally” brand. This new branding supersedes the previous Garmin Vector power meter lineup. The new Rally series includes three pedal bodies including the Shimano SPD-SL (road), the Shimano SPD (typically off-road/MTB), and the Look KEO. These new Garmin Rally Power Meters are available now at Performance Bike!
GARMIN RALLY ROAD PEDALS
Garmin’s new Rally™ power meters are tested to the extreme. So you can ride there too. The dual-sensing RS200 measures total power, cadence, left/right balance and where in the pedal stroke you’re applying power to help you ride more efficiently, or single-sensing total power and cadence, check out Rally RS100. Compatible with SHIMANO SPD-SL (RS100/200) or Look KEO (RK100/200) cleats, the pedals install like any others and are easy to transfer between bikes.
GARMIN RALLY XC MOUNTAIN BIKE PEDALS
Designed especially for off-road riders, the dual-sensing Garmin’s new Rally XC200 features SHIMANO SPD cleat compatibility and measures total power, cadence and left/right balance. Even monitor how you apply power throughout the pedal stroke. For single-sensing total power and cadence, check out Rally XC100. These durable pedals install like any other pedals and are easy to transfer between bikes.
I’ve been training with a power meter for about 15 years. When I was an amateur competitive cyclist in northern Virginia and later Seattle, I trained with one of the coaches at Peaks Coaching Group. This is the coaching service owned by Hunter Allen, the legendary cycling coach, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter and Cutting-Edge Cycling, co-developer of TrainingPeaks, WKO+ software, and founder of Peaks Coaching Group. By working with the cycling coach, reading Hunter’s book and attending several of their training camps, I really learned the value of using a power meter. A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training tool–but only if you understand the data.
The one thing that stands out to me about these new Garmin Rally power meters is that they have a pedal that is specifically designed for mountain bikers. I will definitely be purchasing Garmin’s new Rally XC200. I already own a couple of pairs of the road pedals. The Garmin power meter pedals work great with my Garmin Edge Plus GPS 1030 cycling computer.
If you’re still looking for a detailed review of the new Garmin Rally Series, my go to resource for technology is DC Rainmaker’s blog. See DC Rainmaker’s entire Garmin Rally In-Depth Review in video form with lots of sweet cycling shots by hitting the play button below: