Starting to train with power is a great way to improve your performance on a bike. Giant ambassador Matt Bottrill has been training with power for a number of years, so we spoke to him and his coach, Bob Tobin from Cyclepowermeters, giving us their 12 top reasons to start your own journey into the world of power and power meters.
I first started riding with a power meter in 2010. Although I was sceptical to begin with, I wanted to understand the benefits for myself after seeing other athletes using the technology and getting great results.
My journey into power meters started with a guy called Bob at CyclePowerMeters, who explained the key reasons why improvements could be made using power when training.
That was a huge turning point in my career. I became obsessed with learning how to optimise my performance for aero gains and saving energy - It's safe to say that I haven't looked back!