If you’ve had a look at the Favero Assioma Duo crankset but love the Shimano SPD-SL pedal system, then today is your day. Starting today, the Favero Assioma Duo-Shi is available for purchase, which sells only in cartridge form and allows you to bring your own pedal body to the table.
Instead of buying a complete pedal, the new model consists of two cartridges mounted in two Assioma-Shi sensors. Once in hand, you provide the Shimano pedal body of your choice and install the cartridges. Favero will not include any pedal bodies with the product, but Assioma Duo-Shi is compatible with Shimano PD-R8000, PD-R7000, PD-6800, PD-R550 and PD-R540 pedal bodies.
Given the current COVID-19 shortages, this decision makes a lot of sense. It’s also a cost savings if you already have good quality pedal bodies you ride with. The price of the new model is set at 495 € (+ VAT when ordering from an EU country). That’s less than the current price of € 569.67, but if you factor in the price for bringing your own pedal body, it probably comes out about the same.
Unfortunately, if you currently have Assoma Duo pedals, this announcement doesn’t mean you can convert what you have, as although the two cartridges look very similar, there are differences.
On the software side, the Assioma-Shi sensor undergoes a different factory calibration for the compatibility of the Shimano pedal body. There are also physical differences, the Q factor has increased by 11mm and there is an added oil retainer stuck to the axle. All the current usability is the same between the two options but they are not compatible with each other. Changing the pedal body compatibility means the need for a new set of cartridges.
Although it is a different design, if you are familiar with the current Look compatible Assioma Duo system, you will be familiar with the new version. The claimed weight of the Assioma Duo-Shi without pedal body is 99g per side. Add a Shimano Ultegra PD-R8000 pedal body and the weight hits 157g per side.
The Favero Assioma pedal power meter is often acclaimed. We gave it five stars in our Favero Assioma review, the only downside being Look’s exclusive compatibility. With the announcement of the Assioma Duo-Shi, Favero solved this problem and did it cheaply. Get it today through official retailers or the Favero website.
Features shared in all Favero Assioma Duo models
- Power sensors for right and left pedal
- Double-sided power measurement
- Integrated cadence sensor
- Integrated gyroscope
- Instantaneous Angular Velocity-based (IAV) power calculation system
- IAV Cycling Dynamics
- Compatibility with oval trays
- Rechargeable lithium battery with 50 hours of battery life
- Bluetooth v4.0, ANT + PWR profile (CT + PO)
- ± 1% Accuracy
- -10 ° C / + 60 ° C Temperature compensation
- IP67 waterproof rating
- 2 year warranty