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. 4 years on they are still going strong. They are like any other standard sports sensor, in the sense that you just forget about them when you are using them. They always work.

There are 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, below, if you have half an hour to spare for a good read about every last detail.

You could probably save £100 by buying a crank-based alternative but I just can’t understand why many people would need such a 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 they ought to have done but…

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

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. Priecs will be very similar everywhere.

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19 thoughts on “Favero ASSIOMA Review – Longterm Report

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. IAV released here: https://the5krunner.com/2018/04/24/assioma-new-v2-firmware-for-super-accuracy/
          I had beta before that
          you might be referring to this https://the5krunner.com/2017/08/31/power-with-ovalelliptical-chain-rings-an-anecdotal-40-minutes-with-3-pms/ which WAS produced before IAV
          I have done other tests that I have not published, hence my assertion. you have to weigh up my assertion based on unpublished experiences versus Favero’s published scientific paper.
          I would be intrigued to learn of others’ experiences with ovals and IAV (mine are ROTOR and set to quite an extreme position)

        1. did you try putting the receiver close to the PM? to see if it is a factor of weak signal due to distance
          are the results the same with the newer Garmin sensor hub.

          1. 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 that Favero would need to acknowledge – support was chatty and responsive, but not into a solution.

          2. and you have a replacement pair to show it’s not just a one-off?
            if so, i can’t see how it’s ok on other bikes…I assume your bike is the same size!!

          3. 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.

          4. if the ‘fault’ developed within a year then surely you can return it to be fixed?
            it has to be up to the job.
            at least that’s how it is in the uk
            2 years in the EU?

          5. 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.

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

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