New update - even cheaper option available for pre-order for delivery in the March timeframe. Seems that they are going to offer a stainless version for less as well as a titanium version. They are taking pre-orders for the single sided stainless version for €119 + shipping. A few IGG people are a bit upset that a cheaper version is undercutting the IGG version but the trade off is Ti versus SS
In recent weeks, we have concluded that using titanium adapters in production is proving to be a little bit challenging. There are two reasons for this: 1) titanium is literally tougher material to process, and therefore more expensive to manufacture and 2) there are only a few parties who actually know how to do this accurately. The good news? iQsquare is already working with these able partners. The bad news? When pre-sales turn into regular retail around Spring 2019, we run a giant risk of enormous waiting lists and higher costs. That would be the end of our promise to produce ‘affordable’ power meters --> not good.
So, we got together with a number of our manufacturing partners and discussed the issue at length.
Together we’ve decided to start producing two power meter versions from March 2019 onwards: 1) a premium version created with titanium and 2) a regular version created with stainless steel . We won’t stop producing our titanium power meters and everyone on Kickstarter and Indiegogo will obviously receive theirs as ordered. They are much lighter, tougher and more valuable than their stainless steel counterpart. But… this way we can keep the price down for every cyclist who simply wants a working product once regular retail begins. Stainless steel power meters are therefore part of our new online shop and you can find them + prices here.