Stages Power Meters on Ultegra 12-speed – FINALLY available with Gen 3.
Stages add its 3rd Generation power meters to standard Shimano cranks and cranksets. However, stock restriction meant that things have taken a little while to get up to speed with Shimano’s move to 12-speed cranksets on both its Ultegra and top-end Dura-Ace cranksets.
Stocks now seem to be generally good, and single-sided and dual-sided options of both Ultegra R8200 and Dura-Ace R9200 are now available, as is the option for Stages to install on cranks you already own.
Q: Are 12-speed cranks compatible with 11-speed?
A: Yes. Probably. And it’s not as crazy a question as you might imagine. I was chatting with BetterShiftingTerry who pointed out that the chain line from 12-speed cranks is 1mm different to that on 11-speed. Thus it might be theoretically possible that your front derailleur is stopped by the limits of its limit screw from giving you a clean chain line. The chain line is 1mm further outboard
Note: There are reported issues with accuracy on Shimano’s own power meter, the R9200P, but this is entirely different to Stages’ Power Meter implementation.
USA: Power Meter City – Dura-Ace $1225, Ultegra $865 (use code the5krunner for 10% off all stages),
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