• Powerforce Pedalforce measurement system

  • Powerforce Left & right pedalforce sensors with wireless radio unit

  • Powerforce Pedalforce sensor mounted at normal crank.

  • Powerforce Pedalforce sensors compatible with any pedal system

Smartfit Powerforce

Pedal force measurement for the scientific study of cycling biomechanics. Delivers real pedal forces in two dimensions, right and left, and with every pedal system.

You can use Smartfit Powerforce to conduct scientific studies, to take a holistic approach to the analysis of mobility problems and to improve pedalling technique by giving feedback during training. With Powerforce the all-round pedal stroke is no longer a myth.

For scientists, sport biomechanicians and professional bike fitters.

Cycling Biomechanics with Smartfit Powerforce

Pedal force measurement
Pedal force measurement

Pedal force measurement

The 2D force sensors record the tangential (Fe) and radial (Fu) pedal force on the right and left side. This enables you to distinguish between propelling force and unused force, to identify pressure, drag and thrust in the pedal pattern and to illustrate side differences. The resulting force vector shows how the rider treads the pedals.

Real-time feedback
Real-time feedback

Real-time feedback

The pedal forces are shown live in real time. The rider looks at the monitor whilst he pedals and sees two circles in front of him. These are his pedal forces, depicted in circular form – his pedal stroke, in other words. Any changes in the stroke are displayed immediately. This is the perfect basis for feedback training. The all-round pedal stroke is no longer a myth.

Assembly
Assembly

Assembly

The Smartfit Powerforce is simply mounted between crank and pedal: unscrew pedal, screw sensor into crank and adjust, screw pedal into sensor. Every athlete can ride on his own crank system and pedals. The pedalforce system may be used both on a normal bike and on an ergometer.

Analysis and report
Analysis and report

Analysis and report

The data are analysed automatically while the measuring process is still going on. The average value over several crankshaft revolutions is calculated for all force components and displayed along with the crank angle. You can compare various situations and different riders or do pre-post comparisons. The printed plot is available five seconds after the measurement.

Smartfit Powerforce consists of

Hardware

Force sensors and wireless data transmission

  • Right and left sensor for radial and tangential force components
  • Wireless data transfer with 500Hz per channel
  • Crank angle + positions trigger
  • Transport case + mounting tool

Software

Scientific measurement and analysis software

  • Record + automatic analysis
  • Online feedback module
  • Plotting chart
  • Protection with hardware dongle
  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung Montiert zwischen Kurbel und Pedal

  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung Messsoftware mit Echtzeit-Feedback

  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung Montiert zwischen Kurbel und Pedal

  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung für Rad-Biomechaniker

  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung Kraftsensoren für 2D-Pedalkräfte

  • Powerforce Pedalkraftmessung 2D-Pedalkräfte (radial, tangential)

For all types of bikes

Rennrad

Roadbike

Mountainbike

Mountainbike

Triathlon

Triathlon

Citybike

Citybike

E-Bike

E-Bike

Our recommendation

The Powerforce system is used by leading laboratories conducting research into the science of cycling biomechanics worldwide. The pedal force measurement system is an absolute must for scientists with an interest in the role of biomechanics in cycling. We also recommend it for all service providers, trainers, bike fitters and health professionals who wish to hone the techniques of cyclists and probe the causes of any mobility problems. For scientific research and a biomechanical service of the highest quality.


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  • Mario Müller, projekt:bike Nettersheim

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    Mario Müller, projekt:bike Nettersheim
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    „With Smartfit we can add certainty on both sides: for us the confidence of giving the correct sales advice and for the customer peace of mind with his/her bike choice. Discounts are no longer a big issue, this allowed us to increase our gross profit within a year about 3%. Our frequent customers recommend our shop just because we are using the Smartfit Q4.“

    Thomas Fuhr, Zweirad Fuhr Sinzheim
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    „Smartfit has many benefits for us. It allows us to differentiate ourselves from competitors by first scanning the customer before starting to discuss the bicycles. No other shop does this in our region and it generates an unrivaled first impression.“

    Wolfgang Hohmann, Wolfi’s Bike Shop Dubai
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    „We use the Smartif Q5 throughout the whole consultation process. The system creates a synergy between advice and sales. Smartfit allows us to offer every customer the perfect ergonomic solution. In addition we can offer optional bikefittings as extra-service.“

    Carsten Schlieter, die Edelhelfer Dortmund

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