STAGES. FAQ.

How can I find out if my bicycle is compatible with a Stages Power Meter?

We recommend checking frame clearance.
The picture below provides the necessary “CLEARANCE ZONE”. As long as you have the necessary “clearance” between your crank arm and chain stay – you can use left- side and right- side power meters. If you do not have the required clearance select Stages Power Meter R.

Crank Compatibility

To help find your crank model, check the exterior of the crank for any printed brand and model information. The length of the crank is typically engraved or stamped into the back of each crank arm.

How do I check if my battery is running low?

The StagesPower meter calculates an estimated battery life remaining which can be checked using the StagesPower app.

Checking battery status in the StagesPower app: If you have the StagesPower app installed on your smart phone or tablet, you can easily check the status of your power meter’s battery. The StagesPower app displays an estimated battery life in the lower right corner of the app’s home screen. The battery indicator may take 10 seconds to show up after a connection is made through the app, but once it loads will give you an easy visual reminder on how much battery life you should expect. This battery indicator will display green from the time the battery is new until it starts to run low, then changes to yellow when the battery has only 15-20%, and red at 5% or less power remaining.

How do I calibrate my Stages Power Meter?

Setting the “Zero Offset” or calibrating your power meter is an important part of the set up process, as well as an ongoing step to continue getting the most accurate readings from your power meter.

Option 1. How do I calibrate the zero offset?

  • Before attempting to calibrate or zero reset the power meter, ensure that a working battery is in use and rotate the power meter at least one revolution to ensure the power meter is awake and ready to communicate.
  • The crankset must be positioned vertically or straight up and down, with no weight on the pedals and the bike in a stable position.
  • Access the settings function of the head unit.
  • Select the power meter from the menu and select the “Calibrate” or “Zero Reset” function.
  • The LED indicator light will flash blue during the zero reset process (Stages Power L or LR units only), which should take a few seconds to complete.
  • Compatible head units may show a success message featuring the zero offset value(s) for one or both (Stages Power LR) sensors.
Pic. Crank position

Option 1. Calibrating in the StagesPower App

You can perform a zero reset using the StagesPower app on your mobile device.

  • Open up the StagesPower app on your mobile device
  • Spin the crank to activate the power meter
  • Select one or both (Stages Power LR) power sensors from the list and select connect
  • Position the crank vertically
  • Select "Zero Reset" from the app. The zero reset value(s) will be shown upon successful completion of the process.
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