My Powertap P1 pedals went back to Chain Reaction for a warranty repair (battery issue, possibly my fault...) and I've now been issued a voucher to buy a replacement set. Which causes a bit of a dilemma...
Favero Assiomas would be my first choice, but they're out of stock at CRC. I have 3 months to use the voucher, so I could wait but CRC told me they don't know if/when they'll get them back in stock.
So that leaves either the Garmin Vector 3 or Powertap P2. The voucher I have is for £490, so I'll have to put some extra money in and currently, the Garmins are £599 in the sale vs £689 for Powertap.
The Powertaps are ugly and heavy (why did they make the P2 silver? It looks even worse...), but I've heard so many horror stories about the reliability of Garmins, it puts me off them. And at least the Powertaps are a known quantity (I think the upgrades from P1 to P2 are pretty minor).
So, do I:
I recently bought Garmins because the Faveros weren't in stock. Price is the same give or take a few quid. Used the Garmin for a month or so inside and out pretty much every day - not a single problem with them. Readings are nigh on the same as the Quarq also. The only issue that I read about concerning the Garmin were the drop off in signal and battery due to the battery doors- they seem to have solved this and credit where it's due, Garmin warranty has always been great with any issues I've had with head units.
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