Today’s QT comes from Coach Rick Schultz. Here’s what he writes:
I have seen a lot more ROTOR Power Meters lately. From my experience, the new INPOWER and 2INPOWER work flawlessly. But I have heard from many cyclists that they can’t get them paired to their head unit.
Why is it so hard to get the ROTOR power meter paired to a computer? It’s actually very simple – if you know the trick.
With most crank-based power meters, e.g. Stages, Pioneer, 4iiii (which are the ones I like best), all you do is spin the cranks (backwards, by hand, like when you’re cleaning a chain) to “wake-up” the power meter(s). Once “awake,” the head unit quickly finds the power meter and pairs.
The ROTOR works a little differently.
You need to apply an actual force on the crank arm to wake-up the power meter(s). In other words, you have to pedal to wake it up.
So, the best way to pair the ROTOR to your head unit is to start riding your bicycle. After 10 seconds of applying a pedaling force, click pair on your head unit. Note: It’s easiest if you already have your head unit set up and ready to pair. That way, you aren’t taking your eyes off the road for an extended amount of time to fiddle with it and get to the right screen, etc.
Just click pair, and within a couple of seconds – success.
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—John Marsh & The RBR Team