ASSIOMA Review – Longterm Report

Favero Assioma Review Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal WAHOO ELEMNTMy original Favero Assioma Review was from August 2017. Almost 2 years on they are still going strong. They are mostly like a HRM that you just put on and forget about. They are just another sensor that always works and your only concern is the numbers on your Wahoo ELEMNT/Garmin EDGE – you know the numbers are correct but that you wished were a bit higher 😉

There’s lots of positive points and a few negative points included below, and I really had to think hard to think of some negatives. The VERY detailed review is linked to, below, if you have half an hour to spare. You could probably save £100 by buying something else but I just can’t understand why many people would need a fixed, crank-based solution when you can have versatile and accurate power meter pedals like these. Go on, you know you want to buy some marginally prettier Garmin Vector 3 units, they’ve probably just about sorted out all the early teething troubles now. Maybe. Perhaps @ $1000.

My ASSIOMAs were probably the first pair ever in the UK. #NoTeethingTroubles. Go figure.

Current Pricing: link

Favero discourage discounting. In Europe the link above will take you through to the PowerMeter24 options – depending on exchange rates they usually have the best price (check club deals)

Long Term Review - Feedback
  • Price - 95%
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  • Apparent Accuracy - 95%
    95%
  • Build Quality & Design - 95%
    95%
  • Features, Including App - 95%
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  • Openness & Compatability - 95%
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Summary

Favero Assioma Review Favero Assioma Duo Uno Power Meter PedalI’ve used my Favero ASSIOMA Dual pedals as my main power meter over many thousands of miles. I’ve done an Ironman, several Halfs, the Alps (well some of it), the Pyrenees (well some of it), TTs and faffed around my local park many, many times. I’ve used them for trail rides, I’ve used them in the rain. I’ve used them a lot, they’ve not once let me down.

I’ve changed them from bike-to-bike, when needed, in less than 5 minutes each time and I’ve never run out of juice. I’ve never had problems pairing them to anything. They look nice enough.

Favero has added some sweet little firmware upgrades over the last couple of years with one more to come soon. The last accuracy update matched the best-claimed accuracy from all other pedal power meter solutions.

They’re not perfect but they are one of the most reliable bits of kit I’ve got, which is unexpected when you think of the knocks and suchlike that a pedal can get.

Are they the most expensive power meter pedals…nope. they’re one of the cheapest and CERTAINLY (IMHO) the best value-for-money.

Other than making them a bit smaller around the hub and supporting Shimano cleats I can’t really see how any improvement would materially change how much I like them.

This is definitely one you will end up recommending to all your mates.

 

 

Pros

  • Nice looking
  • Cost-effective
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to change between bikes…literally like changing a pedal 😉
  • Dual-channel BLE and ANT+ works with anything
  • Simple to calibrate before each ride..takes 10 seconds and ALWAYS zero offsets correctly

Cons

  • They only take the Look/KEO cleats..not Shimano. Grrr. This is THE most annoying thing.
  • Can be hard to unclip (although reports suggest this was changed on newer units by Favero)
  • Advanced cycling dynamics not implemented (imminent)
  • Needs a shim when I use my Pyro platforms which is annoying as I haven’t got a shim (inexpensive)
  • I am not convinced that the results with elliptical chainrings are correct, despite 3rd party studies. Power readings seem higher with ellipticals on my TT bike.
  • I’d prefer the ‘hub’ to be smaller.

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I couldn’t agree more, I’veI messed with Garmin vectors for years from the 1s and 2s and so was reluctant when I bought these, I only bought the single sided version for fear that they wouldn’t be that reliable…. I’m looking to upgrade because they have been excellent.

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Hi the5krunner, completely agree with Assioma being reliable and have been working well on my bikes for over a year. I went from Powertap P1 to Assioma and never looked back.

Just wondering what power difference you’ve found with oval chainrings. I compared round and non-round chainrings on the same bike using Assioma and Neo (as control) last winter. Assioma were reading around 5% higher on non-round chainrings compared to round ones.

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My only complain about the Assiomas (DUO) I have is: Weak ANT+ signal.

I have many dropouts. I’ve contacted Favero, but they didn’t want to follow my testing results.

https://analyze.dcrainmaker.com/#/public/00b5195f-951e-4065-6d87-4427bcc3a9ca

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I broke down and bought the Duo. Setup was relatively easy, just waiting for a good day to take out the bike.