Object of Desire: SRM Origin Powermeter 9

A closer look at the new, modular power meter from industry pioneers SRM. Say hello to the Powermeter 9

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SRM Powermeter 9
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Early Verdict

SRM's latest hardware offering, the Powermeter 9 or PM9, is accurate, reliable and desirable as ever


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    +/-1% accuracy

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    Magnetless cadence

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    Left-right balance

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    Oval chainring compatible

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    100-hour battery runtime

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    ANT+, Bluetooth and Zwift compatible


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    Expensive but you knew that already

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SRM needs no introduction - particularly to number-crunching cycling aficionados who eat, sleep and breathe watts. The German company is a pioneer of data harvesting and has been manufacturing, what have broadly been considered, the most accurate, reliable and best power meters on the market for nearly four decades now. In recent years however, the popularity and affordability of pod-based single-sided power meters led by company's such as Stages and 4iiii have brought power to a broader demographic but SRM is under no pressure to conform or water down its brand cachet. The €1,190 / £1,150 SRM X-Power power meter pedals are a case in point, as is the Powermeter 9 you see here. 

But just what does the SRM PM9 offer that other contemporary power meters don't? Let's take a closer look.

View the Powermeter 9 at SRM

View the Powermeter 9 at SRM

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB 

What is a hands on review?

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it's like to use, even if it's only an embryonic view.