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PowerTap G3 Rear Hub

PowerTap

G3 Rear Hub
2016/2017

$599.99 - $789.99
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5.0 stars
 (20 Reviews)
 

2016/2017 PowerTap G3 Rear Hub

Some equipment makes your bike faster. Some makes you faster! PowerTap’s proven, 325-gram PowerTap G3 Hub does both. Make the most of your time on the bike — nail your intervals, stay within your targeted zones for long rides, and track your Training Stress Score (TSS) and Chronic Training Load (CTL) for long-term gains and reaching your goals. The low-profile G3 hub is made of light, durable aluminum with wide flange spacing for a great wheel. The G3 is accurate to within +/-1.5%, and is ANT+ capable for use with your favorite compatible cycling computer (sold separately). Plus, all the electronics are held within a small, easily removed outer cap.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Well built  (14)
  • Stays true  (7)
  • Lightweight  (6)
  • Consistent  (2)
  • Easy to use  (2)

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Use for multiple bikes means a wheel swap. 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (18)
  • Commuting/city  (3)
  • Cyclocross  (2)
  • Racing 

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4.0

G3 Hub

By Mark

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Fitness Enthusiast

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Well Built

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I like that it's easy to switch from bike to bike. Once I built the wheel, setup was easy. It's reliable, super simple battery change, and accurate. I'm glad I went with PowerTap!

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    5.0

    It works with no fuss, what more could you want?

    By Tom

    from Greenville, South Carolina

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Reliable
    • Simple to set up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I had looked at power meters for a long time, considering all of the options and potential types of power meters. I have been more than pleased with the G3 hub. I feel like the data is reliable, gives me a realistic total power number (while providing me with cadence to boot), and once setup is something that I can simply forget about (the unit, not the numbers, that's the fun part)! I had it laced into a new hoop to match my current wheel set, so now I have a perfectly matched and integrated system. If I want power on another bike, it is so quick and easy to simply swap out a rear wheel. My only regret is that I didn't start training with power sooner!

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      5.0

      Great long term product

      By Adam

      from Lynchburg, VA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stays True
      • Well Built

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I bought my first powertap back in 2010. It has been in service, reporting accurate and smooth numbers through 2017.

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        5.0

        Very accurate and sturdy

        By Eleanor

        from Mount Horeb, WI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Well Built
        • Stays True

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I use this product mainly for training

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        5.0

        Very good quality

        By Slavko

        from Ljubljana, Slovenia

        About Me Fitness Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Well Built

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I am using Powertap Pro Hub 24h from 2012. I only have to change batteries once per year and than I just ridding the bike. This product is amazing without any trouble in 5 years.

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        5.0

        Powertap hubs; they just work

        By majorroadie

        from alexandria, VA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • versitile
        • Well Built
        • reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • racing
          • cyclocross

          Comments:

          I've been using 2 different older, wired, Powertap hubs for years. I have one laced to a Mavic Open Pro for training, and one to a Zipp 404 for racing. I'm still using the old wired harness with a Little Yellow Computer and Power Agent software. They are reliable, simple, ... and they just work! Using these products has really tranformed my training. I upgraded to Category 1 after starting to train and race with PT, and have since eased back my road racing and won several years worth of local cyclocross series. My old PT hub sometimes has dropped data issues, but it's not been serviced for over 5 years at thousands of miles per year, and I still get very good training data.

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          5.0

          Ol' Reliable

          By Al

          from Milwaukee

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Well Built

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            I have this laced to a training wheelset and is (semi) permanently mounted on my trainer. I use it with a training software. The setup is a few hundred dollars cheaper than the fancy smart-trainers. However, it is as accurate and more versatile when I want to ride outside with my PTAP wheelset.

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            5.0

            Reliable and bulletproof

            By Ballyharpat

            from Kerry, Ireland.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good Breaking Surface
            • Stays True
            • Well Built

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I've been using powertap since they had the yellow hubbcaps, I've just kept upgrading. I use the G3 on rim brakes and ride it and race it for road and cyclocross races and training. Any time I've had a problem, I've had no problem getting great customerservice from them. I've always recommended a powertap hub as a low maintenance, reliable powermeter.

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              5.0

              G3 Hub is a great solution to training with power

              By StudleyMan

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Ease of use
              • Easy battery changes

              Cons

              • Use for multiple bikes means a wheel swap.

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I use my G3 wheel for all my training, both on a trainer and on the road. Makes Zwifting easy!

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              5.0

              So Good, I own 2

              By Bill

              from Lynn MA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Well Built

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments:

                I own two G3 Hubs, one on a carbon set of rims, the other on a bomb proof set of AL, both were expertly handcrafted by the team at Saris/Powertap. Next to my Cycleops indoor trainer, these two wheelsets & hubs are some of the best investments I have ever made as a cyclist. When you find a company that combines outstanding quality, excellent customer service, product affordability and packages all of this with a made in the USA 100% satisfaction guarantee, total no brainer. The product is rock solid in all conditions and in all seasons, if you ever are in need of a recalibration, the Team in Wisconsin has your back. If this is your 1st powermeter purchase like it was for me; you are in luck, this just may be the last one you will ever need, the G3 is just that good.

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