Pioneer Officially Enters Bike Electronics

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Pioneer pedal monitor

Pioneer Electronics officially entered the bike gadget market Thursday, announcing shipment of its pedaling monitor/cyclo computer.

The new Pioneer pedaling monitor system is the first to achieve “on-bike, real time, dual-leg pedaling power measurements and analysis,” said Pioneer.

It graphically shows left and right power output, pedaling stroke efficiency, power loss, force vector analysis, and torque, in addition to cadence, heart rate, GPS positioning, speed, distance, elevation gain/loss, barometric pressure, ambient temperature, and more.

At the heart of the system are two monitors that meter “strain” which were specially developed by Pioneer.  They “provide the highest power recording rate (on both legs) using 12 different points…on a single 360 degree pedaling stroke,” said the company.

Information from the monitors is transmitted wirelessly to Pioneer’s cyclo computer which can mount on the handle bars to show up to 199 data points on the rider’s performance.  The computer has an LCD QVGA screen measuring approximately 3 by 3 inches.

“For the first time, riders will see a complete on-bike performance analysis of their entire pedaling stroke showing left and right leg pedaling efficiency and pedaling loss so they can instantly make changes to their riding technique in real time,” said David Bales, manager of new business for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

The Pioneer SGY-PM900H79 pedaling monitor/power meter sensors and SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer are available with suggested retail prices of $1600 and $900 respectively. The Pioneer system is now available at authorized specialty bike retailers.

For more information on the Pioneer system, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/cycle.

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