First Look – Favero Assioma Pro Mx Power Pedals

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Favero Launches Assioma PRO MX, an Innovative Power Meter Pedal for Off-Road Cycling, Offering Competitive Pricing

Favero Electronics has introduced its latest cycling innovation, the Assioma PRO MX power meter pedals, marking the company’s entry into the off-road power meter market.

Tailored for mountain and gravel bike enthusiasts, the Assioma PRO MX is compatible with Shimano SPD cleats and stands out with its new axle design that houses all electronic components, eliminating the need for external pods, a feature previously seen in the Assioma Duo models.

The Assioma PRO MX pedals boast impressive accuracy with a +/- 1 percent deviation, and they claim to be the lightest SPD power meter pedals on the market, weighing in at 191.4g each.

Pricing is highly competitive, with the single-sided set priced at approximately $502 and the dual-sided set at around $761. This pricing strategy positions the Assioma PRO MX pedals as a cost-effective alternative to its main competitors, such as the Garmin Rally XC200 and SRM’s X-Power pedals.

Favero’s new spindle design signifies a significant leap in power meter technology. The standard-sized spindle no longer requires the use of an 8mm Allen key for installation, now replaced with a 15mm spanner to allow extra internal space for electronics.

Each spindle includes a status-indicator light. Unlike Garmin Rally pedals, Favero has opted for a sealed-spindle design with an internal rechargeable battery, which, despite offering a shorter battery life of 60 hours, provides enhanced protection against the elements and a more reliable power connection.

Favero emphasizes the benefits of a fully sealed system, including better resistance to water and debris ingress and a more robust electronic circuit, which reduces the potential for power dropouts.

Additionally, the Assioma PRO MX pedals are designed to enable easy servicing of pedal bodies, with replacements available at a lower cost of approximately $49 each or $98 for a full set. This is a stark contrast to the replacement cost for Garmin Rally XC200 pedal bodies, which come with a heftier price tag.

The stack height and Q-factor of the Assioma PRO MX pedals remain unchanged from standard SPD pedals, ensuring no significant adjustments are required for bike fit.

While Favero remains tight-lipped about the potential for a new road pedal system using the new spindle design, the Assioma PRO MX’s current features are sufficient to stir interest among off-road cyclists.

The pedals are constructed from robust 6061-T6 aluminum, with treatments to enhance resistance to wear. They offer comprehensive metrics, including power, cadence, left/right balance, and advanced ‘Cycling Dynamics’ metrics. The system is even compatible with non-traditional oval chainrings.

The Assioma PRO MX pedals are now available for purchase, with the single-sided set starting at approximately $502 and the dual-sided set at $761. Customers can also upgrade from single-sided to dual-sided with a kit priced at around $491.

In comparison, the Garmin Rally XC200 pedals cost approximately $1,199.99, and the SRM X-Power is priced even higher, showcasing Favero’s competitive edge in the market.

The Assioma PRO MX pedal specifications at a glance:

  • Price: Around $502for a single-sided set and approximately $761for a dual-sided set
  • Power meter type: SPD power meter pedal
  • Weight: 191.4g per pedal
  • Accuracy: +/- 1 percent
  • Battery: Rechargeable Li-ion with 60 hours of battery life
  • Water resistance: IP67 rating
  • Connectivity: ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility

Favero’s Assioma PRO MX sets a new standard for off-road power meter pedals, offering a blend of advanced technology, convenience, and affordability.

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