Quarq lowers power meter prices

Power meters will now be sold as a chassis only, including crank arms, power meter spider and chainring bolts – but no chainrings

Quarq Riken power meter

SRAM has opted to make its Quarq power meters available as a chassis only (without chainrings), enabling it to cut prices and offer more configuration options.

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The chassis includes carbon fibre crank arms, power meter spider and chainring bolts, and is compatible with a range of 10-speed, 11-speed or 1X chainrings:

SRAM RED 22 Quarq chassis – GXP: £1,199
SRAM RED 22 Quarq chassis – BB30: £1,249
Quarq ELSA R chassis – GXP: £1,199
Quarq ELSA R chassis – BB30: £1,249
Quarq RIKEN R chassis – GXP: £899
Quarq RIKEN R chassis – BB30: £949

The price of a complete crankset now seems to have been reduced: as an example, the complete SRAM RED 22 GXP Quarq crankset previously cost £1,599, but now costs £1,199 as a chassis only, or £1,224 with SRAM RED 22 chainrings.

These new prices place it on more of a par with German brand Power2Max (review here) than the likes of SRM and Garmin (though admittedly the latter uses a completely different pedal-mounted system to the others – review here).

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For our recent review of the Quarq Riken power meter, click here