It’s merely been months since Shimano dropped the next-generation Ultergra R8000 groupset and Pioneer is already shipping power meters built with the very same R8000 crankset… just in time for the holidays.
At its core, the Pioneer power meter system remains identical to the unit we reviewed a few years ago. Besides the new crank arm, there are now options to choose between single-sided, dual-sided, or supplying your own existing crank in for either one the aforementioned options.
A brand new dual-sided Pioneer power meter with R8000 crankset will retail for $1,249.99. A single-leg version will have a significantly lower price of $559.99.
For those interested in sending in your existing crankarm(s), the cost of the dual side retrofit is $999.99. A single left meter will run you $499.99 and the corresponding drive side upgrade will retail for $579.99 with a 7-10 day turnaround.