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

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Postby Ridgeway Swiss » Sat Feb 16, 2019 21:35 pm

Odd think i noticed as well is that the pre-orders are now the same price as the Kickstarter bids which are higher risk (pre-orders return the money if not shipped within 1yr).

Hence i'm glad a waited for the pre-order pricing.

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Postby Daniel B » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:55 am

Just confirmed my delivery address, for umm delivery.
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Postby Barry Badrinath » Fri Feb 22, 2019 18:18 pm

Hmmm so they might make February yet!? No word from Lama or DCR though eh.

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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 Mar 08, 2019 16:01 pm


Hi everyone!

In our last update two weeks ago, we showed you the first finished power meters and were looking forward to do some in-depth testing before shipping it over our first crowdfunding backers and professionals like DC Rainmaker, GCN and GP Lama.

In the meantime, we have indeed been extensively testing these first units. In this phase, we encountered some hiccups that we are now trying to solve. It seems that one of the power meter components influences the power readings in a way that is challenging to fix with software.

As a startup, the quality of the product that we want to deliver is our number one priority. Therefore, we’ll be testing and trying out different solutions all throughout the weekend and will get back to you with another update in the course of next week. There are always a number of solutions to a problem, but they all come with different timelines. Obviously, we’re looking for a way to adapt the current units within a manageable time frame.

Feel free to keep reaching out through customer support and thanks for staying in touch.

Kind regards and have a good weekend,

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Postby Barry Badrinath » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 am

My bet is another couple of months then, seems like a pretty serious issue.

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Postby darkhairedlord » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:22 am

they'll be spending the last of the cash pile with a "consultant" then...

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Postby cattytown » Mon Mar 11, 2019 21:00 pm

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.


Have you seen Speedplay spindles at a sensible price? Last time I looked when I could find them they were a similar price to pedals. I think Sigma list the custom width pedals at £300 for stainless or £130 for standard stainless. You may find non oem spindles at more sensible prices.

That's going to push the total cost towards the cost of a dzero - I picked on up for a smidge over £600 recently.

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Postby TwoToeBenny » Mon Mar 11, 2019 21:46 pm

cattytown wrote:
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.


Have you seen Speedplay spindles at a sensible price? Last time I looked when I could find them they were a similar price to pedals. I think Sigma list the custom width pedals at £300 for stainless or £130 for standard stainless. You may find non oem spindles at more sensible prices.

That's going to push the total cost towards the cost of a dzero - I picked on up for a smidge over £600 recently.

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Postby Matt_N » Wed Mar 13, 2019 20:52 pm

cattytown wrote:
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.


Have you seen Speedplay spindles at a sensible price? Last time I looked when I could find them they were a similar price to pedals. I think Sigma list the custom width pedals at £300 for stainless or £130 for standard stainless. You may find non oem spindles at more sensible prices.

That's going to push the total cost towards the cost of a dzero - I picked on up for a smidge over £600 recently.

Paul.


I’m not fussed now anyway, picked up a 4iiii in the recent deals and re-laced my Powertap hub.
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Postby itboffin » Wed Mar 13, 2019 20:59 pm

I hope they succeed, like all technology price trail blazers it levels the market and that can only be good for us the consumer.
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Postby barongreenback » Thu Mar 14, 2019 17:25 pm

itboffin wrote:I hope they succeed, like all technology price trail blazers it levels the market and that can only be good for us the consumer.


Interesting point of view but I’m struggling to think of an example of a tech AND price trailblazer establishing as an independent. Some great tech examples but new tech doesn’t come cheap. It’s mass market adoption that usually drives down price (or if you’re canny enough, drives up margins).

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Postby Daniel B » Fri May 03, 2019 11:17 am

Twould appear there is some kind of update due today.
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Postby Ridgeway Swiss » Fri May 03, 2019 19:40 pm

Yes got a very comprehensive email today about this, it's good news. Assuming it all works out those that pre-ordered or committed via Kickstarter will get a pedal based solution for no extra cost.

And August isn't too far away.

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Postby Daniel B » Sat May 04, 2019 08:11 am

Lots of backers seem unhappy on the facebook page.

Not sure where I stand on it right now, as I have two pedal power meters already, though fortuitously I am an existing Look pedal user.
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Postby PhilipPirrip » Sat May 04, 2019 08:20 am

Interesting response from DCRainmaker, in particular the comment about don't hold them to delivering in August as all the evidence suggests the likelihood of further missed deadlines.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/05/iq2 ... edals.html

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Postby Chris Bass » Sat May 04, 2019 08:47 am

I think the major problem they will face is that if people bough this to fit with their current pedals and if they aren't look keo style cleats then this update will make them no good for them.

I think their intentions are genuine but all the delays and changes don't really fill me with confidence
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Postby TimothyW » Sat May 04, 2019 09:06 am

They've actually gained a lot of respect from me with this decision - I think the moaners need to get a bit of perspective on whether they'd rather have an axle power meter that doesn't work, or a pedal one that does...

I use MTB SPD cleats, if this works and the price is right they might have gained a customer.

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Postby Chris Bass » Sat May 04, 2019 09:14 am

TimothyW wrote:They've actually gained a lot of respect from me with this decision - I think the moaners need to get a bit of perspective on whether they'd rather have an axle power meter that doesn't work, or a pedal one that does...

I use MTB SPD cleats, if this works and the price is right they might have gained a customer.


Sure that works for you but if you bought this because you wanted to use it with spd-sl pedals or you have bikes with different pedal systems, a road bike and a mtb for example, I don't think it is moaning to get a completely different product from the one you ordered.
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Postby PhilipPirrip » Sat May 04, 2019 09:35 am

Chris Bass wrote:
TimothyW wrote:They've actually gained a lot of respect from me with this decision - I think the moaners need to get a bit of perspective on whether they'd rather have an axle power meter that doesn't work, or a pedal one that does...

I use MTB SPD cleats, if this works and the price is right they might have gained a customer.


Sure that works for you but if you bought this because you wanted to use it with spd-sl pedals or you have bikes with different pedal systems, a road bike and a mtb for example, I don't think it is moaning to get a completely different product from the one you ordered.

Except people weren't ordering a finished product, they were supporting the development of a new product.

I've supported a few cycling related Kickstarter/Indiegogo projects and rarely do they deliver on their original design within original timelines, but you accept that that is the nature of supporting such new projects for what might be a big saving on a final product.


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