Stages Cycling range overview: details, pricing and specifications

Stages cycling
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)

Stages Cycling came to the market with single-sided crank-based power meters that left the rest of the industry playing catchup. Its first unit, launched in 2012, had automatic temperature compensation, required no magnet to detect cadence (and by proxy, power), it spoke Bluetooth and ANT+ and, most importantly, were vastly cheaper than any of the best power meters on the market at the time.

While the brand was a newcomer into the cycling industry proper, it had long been a top player in spin bikes, pioneering direct-force power measurement which has been adopted across the category. Since its first power meter was launched, Stages has earned five wins at the Tour de France, and has broadened its range that spans everything from the best exercise bikes to the best cycling computers

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.