SRAM has revealed it has bought the PowerTap line of bicycle power meters from Saris, intending to integrate PowerTap into its Quarq product portfolio, including DZero power meters, ShockWiz suspension tuning assistants and TyreWiz tire pressure sensors.
The PowerTap product line includes the PowerTap P2 Pedal power meter system and the PowerTap G3 Hub power meter line.
The brands have promised that PowerTap sales, support and service will continue without interruption during the transition.
“Way back in 2006 when I started Quarq, PowerTap was the dominant power meter solution,” said Quarq founder Jim Meyer. “The accuracy and durability of PowerTap hubs were the standard of power meter performance and set a high bar for us to meet. It’s very exciting to now bring PowerTap products into the SRAM/Quarq product family. The future product opportunities are enormous.”
Saris President and COO Jeff Frehner added: “We are proud of our accomplishments in the power meter sector. We took a product category exclusively available to pros and made it accessible to all athletes looking to reach their highest potential. Today marks the start of a new generation of Saris. While PowerTap is leaving the Saris portfolio, we are excited to grow our product offerings across current and future categories.”
Saris will continue to sell and support the PowerTap product line from Madison, WI for a number of weeks during the transition period. After the transition period, SRAM will assume all sales and support of PowerTap from Spearfish, SD, home of the Quarq power meter team.