Scheduled to debut later this summer, Verve Cycling’s Info crank is "Informative. Intelligent. Integrated".
The InfoCrank is designed from the outset as an integrated power meter and crankset. Seamlessly set into the cranks, InfoCrank’s meter measures each leg’s power with unprecedented precision. The load path, from pedal through crank and chainrings, is optimized to transmit both data and power. Here’s more …
InfoCrank uses a magnetic sensor to measure your cadence – that is, the rate of your pedal stroke measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
InfoCrank measures the true force driving the bike forward. When you push on the pedals, it’s only the tangential forces that drive the bike forward.
Power is measured in Watts (W). It’s the product of cadence (rpm) and torque (Nm). Knowing your power input is the single most beneficial training aid any serious cyclist can have.
Designed for integration
ELEGANTLY FIT FOR PURPOSE
InfoCrank is engineered from the outset to house the high-precision KIP™ power measuring system. CNC-controlled pockets placed in the load path control local strains. Measuring devices transmit accurate, repeatable power figures. Though technically dense, InfoCrank is elegant and pleasing to the eye.
FOCUSED ON RIDER NEEDS
InfoCrank is made to meet serious riders’ needs. Nothing is compromised: everything is optimized to work perfectly, look elegant, and last at least as long as the bike itself. InfoCrank is perfectly integrated into the bike so, when your bike is an extension of you, InfoCrank is a part of you too.
Robust design for the real world
InfoCrank is built for the world’s worst weather. Anywhere you can ride your road bike, InfoCrank is there for you. It’s accurate in extreme heat and humidity, seldom needs new batteries, and is almost unbreakable.
If you ride 3 hours a day, 4 days a week, you’ll only need to replace these batteries once a year. They’re inexpensive and commonly available
Pressure hoses are a bad idea. We say that because you’ll damage your bike’s bearings and electrical bits. You won’t hurt your InfoCrank though. It’s waterproof.
Even if you crash big-time, you won’t break InfoCrank. Just possibly, there may be some data loss. Simply re-zero your InfoCrank and all function is restored as good as new.
All-weather rider? InfoCrank compensates for temperature variations, so you can depend on reliable, accurate power measurement wherever you go.
Data you can trust
Many people produce the same power output from each leg. But no human body is entirely symmetrical, and this affects pedaling. InfoCrank measures accurately even small differences between right and left leg that, over the course of a long event, can entirely change the outcome. A host of remedial measures exist to correct asymmetrical power output, but until you measure it, you can’t even start getting it right.
InfoCrank is an accurate power meter. It’s not so simple, though, as saying it’s accurate to ±1%. Accuracy can be an absolute value, as in accurate to 5 Watts, or as a relative value, as in accurate to ±2%. With relative measurements, readings should have reference to context, as in ±2% of the system’s maximum reading capability. Accuracy also depends on how cadence is measured, and on the A-D converter’s sampling rate. Too complex? We put it into context for you.
Works on modern bikes and ANT+ bike computers
COMPACT CRANK SET
Our first crankset design is in the ever-popular 110 mm bolt-circle diameter (BCD) format, with standard compact double chainrings of 50 and 34 teeth. We’re using a 30 mm spindle, with top-grade, forged Praxis chainrings.
InfoCrank uses the ANT+ wireless communication protocol to talk to any compatible bike computer. It’s best to ensure that your bike computer has options for power readings, especially left and right power balance.
INFOCRANK BIKE COMPUTER
While you can use your own bike computer, InfoCrank offers GPS-enabled bike computers for a modest additional cost. You get optimum compatibility and usability when you use our own computer unit to display and manipulate data from your InfoCrank.
Setting up InfoCrank is straightforward. It’s quick for pro shop techs and easy for capable amateur builders.
Unless you damage your crank arm in a crash, you won’t ever need to recalibrate the InfoCrank. It’s calibrated in the factory where it starts life. You never need adjust it—it’s designed to deliver perfect results without any technical fussing. But if your bike does get a knock, and you do want the additional reassurance, you can use the ‘calibrate’ function of your ANT+ enabled bike computer.
We’ve set up a network of expert Affiliates worldwide who can help you install your crankset. If your bike is already set up properly for a modern crankset, swapping in InfoCrank is a breeze. We’ll help you find a Verve Affiliate near you.
ORDER NOW, BE FIRST!
Like it already? InfoCrank is ready for preorder now. You can preorder it here.
You’ll be among the first to get and use it. Perhaps that makes you nervous? Cynics say: never buy Version 1.0 of anything. We say, forget about the cynics. We believe you, our customers of the future, are smarter than they are. When it comes to getting better on the bike, you know what counts. Training smarter: knowing your own power. InfoCrank is the future. Why wait for others to take the lead ?
You must be logged in to post a comment.