Stages Power LR and new Power R meters go on sale

New right-side meter works alone or can be paired with existing left-crank meters

Five years ago Stages Cycling started a trend with left-crank power meters, and today the company began selling dual-sided meters and right-crank meters.

The Stages Power LR dual-sided meter is what Team Sky raced during the last two Tours de France, but with a slightly different battery placement on the right crank.

The Power LR offers true left/right measurement, and can be split into two separate meters if the rider desires. The Power LR was announced last fall, and is shipping now.

The new Stages Power R right-side meter works just like the original Stages meter by measuring power on one leg and doubling the wattage number. This unit can be a solution for certain bikes where left-crank clearance is limited, such as aero bikes with brake calipers underneath the chainstays.

Coming in Dura-Ace and Ultegra, you can buy the full LR crankset or just the new right-crank Power R meter
Coming in Dura-Ace and Ultegra, you can buy the full LR crankset or just the new right-crank Power R meter

The Power R can also be paired with new or existing Gen 2 Stages Power left-crank meters. 

Stages claims the dual-sided Power LR meter only weighs 35g more than a stock Shimano crankset.

As with previous Stages meters, the Power LR and Power R work on ANT+ and Bluetooth, powered by a user-replaceable 2032 battery with a claimed 175+ hours of life.

Stages Power LR and Power R pricing and availability

All the new meters are available now at Stages dealers and at

  • Stages Power LR for Shimano Dura-Ace 9100: £1,199 / $1,299 / €1,299 / AU$1,799
  • Shimano Power LR for Shimano Ultegra R8000: £949 / $999 / €999 / AU$1,399
  • Stages Power R for Shimano Dura-Ace 9100: £749 / $749 / €799 / AU$999
  • Shimano Power R for Shimano Ultegra R8000: £649 / $649 / €699 / AU$899

The remaining stock of Gen 2 Stages Power meters are on sale now with 10 percent off.

Stages Power LR on test

BikeRadar recently received a Power LR for Shimano Ultegra and testing is underway. We will post a full review soon.
Ben Delaney

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