Favero ASSIOMA Review – Longterm Report

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Favero ASSIOMA Review – Longterm Report

Favero Assioma Review Duo Uno Power Meter Pedal WAHOO ELEMNTMy original Favero Assioma Review was from August 2017. Over 3 years on they are still going strong. They are like any other standard sensor, in the sense that you just forget about them when you are using them. They always work and your only concern is that you wish the power numbers shown your Wahoo ELEMNT/Garmin EDGE were higher.

There’s lots of positive points and a few negative points included below, and I really had to think hard to find some negatives. The VERY detailed review is linked to, below, if you have half an hour to spare for a good read about every last detail.

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. Why would you want to buy some marginally prettier Garmin Vector 3 units? Garmin has probably just about sorted out all the early teething troubles now with the Vector 3, haven’t they? Maybe. Perhaps @ $1000 hey ought to have done but…

My Favero ASSIOMAs were probably the first pair ever in the UK. #NoTeethingTroubles. Go figure. Great Design. Great Build. Many thousands of miles.

Check Current Pricing at several local retailers: link

Full and Detailed LONG Review: link

Favero discourages discounting. In Europe, the link above will take you through to the best current prices at Wiggle (UK), Power Meter City (USA) and a choice of other options as I find them.

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Paul Slater

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.

gtom

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.

Ryo Misaki

The test seems to have been done when the pedals were not compatible with oval chain rings.
On 2017 there was no update for IAV power.

Boris

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

Boris

E1K, FR935, F3, F3HR

Boris

Sure, I even did put devices in the bottle cage, just to double check if it makes any difference. I tried Laptops (Windows and MacOS with different Applications), with passive and active USB cables and even the Tacx Antenna. I tried two different Android devices with built-in ANT+. Our other power meters (P2M, Vector2) do NOT fail that much. Vector2 have the strongest signal (and never fail), PM2 is in the midrange (and fails sometimes too) Tacx NEO 1 (T2800) is strong, but fails sometimes too (but that has another reason; I think). ANT+ dropouts can be (read: are) a bit tricky as the summary of many little things… well you know it. The New Grrmin sensor hub makes no difference. There are some ANT+ tools for Android. They can show the signal strength… Assiomas (at least the pair I have) show always the lowest signal – especially compared to my other devices. During workouts I‘ve seen that the signal constantly build up and then they suddenly they drop to one or near zero. That‘s an ongoing thing, but happens only with the Assiomas. (My) Assiomas have very low transmission power. Maybe FW update could fix (boost) that, but for… Read more »

Boris

Favero (and my dealer) gave me no opportunity for a replacement unit to check against it. And no, I‘m not going to buy a second pair just to see if it‘s only a one-off.

Boris

Dropouts due to „weak signal“ (can be hardware or firmware) is something difficult/subtile… I know this game (company and/or dealer is playing 🙈🙉) well enough.

Boris

😂

Justin

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

Justin

Work+where I live= Hope things correlate.