Too good to be true? IQ2 Power meter on Kickstarter - going to sell for as little as £130

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Postby Daniel B » Thu Sep 13, 2018 17:34 pm

Fenix wrote:Looks interesting.

I like Kickstarter - I've backed a few projects on it. You do have to have patience and be prepared for the whole thing to fail - but so far I've had good results. Some nice little products have been created.


Totally agree, as long as you accept it is a gamble/punt, I think it's a good opportunity.
I'm also waiting for the orb water bottle light things.


Matt_N wrote:Cheers Dan, that's really good to see.

Hmm I'm really tempted now, just bought a TT bike and really want power on it. Not sure about the Q factor change though. There was talk of custom pedal axles to bring it back to normal. I use Speedplay too which has shorter axle options but not enough to close 16mm extra each side.


They did say they were offering modified Shimano pedals, but Shimano got wind and put a stop to that.
I'm a Look user anyway tbh, but will be interested to see how these come out, and whether the q factor does cause an issue.
I have a TT bike I still have to build, so they may end up on that.
Could be good tech to travel with too, ie for hire bikes etc.
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Postby mamil314 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 19:21 pm

That shop seems to be purely engineers with amateurish marketing and no PR nous, what with advertising unreadable low res charts and selling modified Shimano parts without permission.

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Postby cougie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 21:21 pm

Q factor is a red herring. Nobody notices when you swap from road to MTB or vice versa.

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Postby Daniel B » Thu Sep 13, 2018 21:48 pm

quote="mamil314"]That shop seems to be purely engineers with amateurish marketing and no PR nous, what with advertising unreadable low res charts and selling modified Shimano parts without permission.[/quote]

I'd rather it was that way around than the reverse :D


cougie wrote:Q factor is a red herring. Nobody notices when you swap from road to MTB or vice versa.


I'm hoping that is indeed the case.

People disagree on it a lot though.

Fair to say, depending on the combination of bike and individual, it may, or may not, be an issue.
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Re: Too good to be true? IQ2 Power meter on Kickstarter - going to sell for as little as £130

Postby Diverbuzz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:44 pm

Latest update is that they start shipping on the 29th of November.

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Postby Chris Bass » Wed Oct 10, 2018 15:32 pm

i'm quite tempted to give these a go, but 16mm added either side isn't insignificant, that's the only thing holding me back at the moment.

I get Q factor may not be a big issue but 30mm extra overall is quite a lot
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Postby cougie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 18:59 pm

Do you get on a mountain bike and notice it though ?

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Postby Chris Bass » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:32 pm

cougie wrote:Do you get on a mountain bike and notice it though ?


the first question you should have asked was do I get on a mountain bike!!

If I moved my cleats by 16mm on each shoe i'm sure i'd notice it and my knees would fall apart (probably!)
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Postby Ridgeway Swiss » Sat Nov 24, 2018 20:11 pm

Seems they have delayed 1st shipments to Jan now (was 29th Nov) not a big surprise in any Kickstarter product. Overall still looking like an interesting product and now that the other entry level Power meter from Watteam is no more then i guess they'll have an open field at that price range.

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Postby backo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 22:03 pm

Has anyone received their power meter yet? I’m in the market for one and have been waiting for these to launch

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Postby Chris Bass » Thu Jan 17, 2019 13:05 pm

backo wrote:Has anyone received their power meter yet? I’m in the market for one and have been waiting for these to launch


I wouldn't hold your breath, although I did find this:

https://forum.trainerroad.com/t/iq2-power-meter/4222/34

which says:

Someone from the Internets wrote:I wrote to them to inquire whether they were able to project delivery time for folks and go this back:

"Hi Hugh,

Thank you for the support and interest. As of the moment, we have already concluded our crowdfunding campaign and have entered the late stages of production. All of the power meters ordered through our webshop are expected to be delivered as early as March of 2019 onward. Those who backed us at Kickstarter and Indiegogo will have theirs delivered as early as February 2019.

At this moment though we do not have a list of the batches of power meters to be delivered in order.

Thank you,

Kenneth Perry
Customer Care Specialist"
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Postby cooldad » Thu Jan 17, 2019 13:24 pm

Still happily taking 'pre orders' on their website.

Looks like **** to me. Cash taken when you order, and they might refund you in a year, if they are still in business...

"2. PAYMENT
You will be charged the full Price of the Products at the time of placing the Pre-Order. If iQsquare is unable to commence shipping the Products on or before the one-year anniversary of your placing the Pre-Order, iQsquare shall process a full refund to you. Your placing of a preorder constitutes your express agreement to iQsquare of charging the full Price of the Products at such time."
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Postby backo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 14:14 pm

Thanks for coming back to me...will keep waiting I suppose.

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Postby Daniel B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 14:52 pm

9th Jan

Hi everyone,

First of all, we’d like to wish everyone an awesome and athletic 2019. Secondly, we apologize for the late update. We’re all well, so no worries… but we took some time off to spend with family and recharge.

Ok, here’s the latest delivery news --> we’re shipping the first batch in February.

As you know from a previous update, there was a delay because of the alternative component placement on the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). Somehow, the company producing the PCBs (after successful adaptations) didn’t deliver to our assembly partner in The Netherlands on time. iQsquare therefore missed the December production slot at our partner’s assembly factory. Not cool and very frustrating for all parties involved.

We were told over Christmas by our assembly partner to wait until their new production schedule comes out, which took place yesterday in the afternoon. They told us that our components are being soldered this week (today in fact), but that the testing and visual checks are scheduled for the end of January, after which we will start assembly and shipping. We are at the mercy of their time slots, which are usually filled up 6 to 8 weeks in advance. Regrettably, we cannot force ourselves into our partner’s schedule; their timelines are rigid.

We’d like to have brought you better news and are equally bummed out by this development as you are. It’s now a waiting game in which we realize that patience is as much part of an ambitious startup as is production; we hope you agree with this line of thought.

If you want to know more details or have any questions about your order, feel free to reach out through Customer Support!

Kind regards,

Team iQsquare


17th Jan

Hi all,

Just a quick update to let you all know we've been accepted to publish our app in the Apple store. As some backers rightfully noted, these things take a while. We also just received confirmation that our Android version should be accepted next week. We'll let you know when we go live!
We can now choose when we'll publish it in the app store, great!

Have a good day, we're still on track for first delivery in February.

Kind regards,

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Re: Too good to be true? IQ2 Power meter on Kickstarter - going to sell for as little as £130

Postby Barry Badrinath » Wed Jan 23, 2019 15:36 pm

Looks like it is still a goer then. Really just need to see what DCR and Lama say.

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Postby super_davo » Wed Jan 23, 2019 20:48 pm

All great but when you can get a 4iiii for £200 less whatever voucher code you can get from PBK and delivered immediately...

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Postby Barry Badrinath » Sat Feb 09, 2019 13:21 pm

Have they started shipping yet?

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Postby barongreenback » Sat Feb 09, 2019 15:35 pm

Well they claim their February deliveries are on track but they can’t give a date. But if they’re on track, then surely they are working to a date? I desperately want them to succeed but there have been so many delays that they are starting to look amateurish. Better to under promise and over deliver (something that Shimano would do well to remember). No demo units to the likes of DC Rainmaker is suspicious as well. Makes me wonder whether they have accuracy issues that have not yet been fully resolved.

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Re: Too good to be true? IQ2 Power meter on Kickstarter - going to sell for as little as £130

Postby Daniel B » Fri Feb 15, 2019 23:03 pm

Feb 11th
Hi all,


Wow, it’s been two weeks since our last update already. Time flies. As explained previously, we’re announcing less because it’s all hands on deck for production. And… with good results! We’re still on schedule for February shipping and can’t wait to hear from you – and independent reviewers like DC Rainmaker, GP Lama and GCN – while riding with the iQsquare power meter.


There isn’t too much exciting news to share right now; we’re mostly handling details between all manufacturers and tying up some usual loose ends here and there. Concerning some repeat questions we received: the app is not live yet, but will be as soon as we ship the first batch to our Earlybirds and Early’ish birds. We’ll notify you on all our channels of course.


For now, we’d like to tell you that we verified the IP67 specs for dust and water :) The first number represents dust, with no. 6 symbolizing ‘dust tightness’, meaning NO dust can and will enter the power meter at any point. The second number stands for waterproofness, with no. 7 indicating ‘immersion up to 1m depth’. Basically, this means that you can leave your power meter in a puddle of water unattended for 30 minutes and it won’t break. Though we don’t suggest you do that ;) But it could definitely come in handy for those of us who like to rough it out on a bike. The battery compartment is also waterproof, even though that part isn’t low-pressure molded, but sealed off completely with a rubber seal.


We’re getting closer and closer now and thank you so much for your patience. You’ve been with us since the beginning and we know the project sometimes asks quite a bit of everyone, including ourselves. We’re very grateful to have your support.


As always, keep you posted!


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Re: Too good to be true? IQ2 Power meter on Kickstarter - going to sell for as little as £130

Postby barongreenback » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:45 pm

I’m baffled why they are still promising February as they cannot ship that many on schedule. Better to say end of March and then surprise a few happy early adopters. And still, they’re not publishing data.


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