Quarq DFour91 Power Meter Crank
Have a 2nd gen Shimano 11-speed drivetrain but love the features of the SRAM Quarq powermeter? Don't despair, the DFour 91 is here! Quarq has over a decade of powermeter engineering and design in the bank, across many models and options. Some of the Quarq-only features impress and attract Shimano riders as well. The SRAM Quarq DFour91 Power Meter Chassis was designed for cyclists who want to run a Quarq with their 2nd generation (R9100, R8000, R7000) drivetrain. You get the crankarms, spider/powermeter, and axle, just needing to supply your Shimano proprietary 4-arm 110 BCD chainrings. With the DFour91, Quarq easily surpasses it's predecessor, the Elsa RS. The Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology and ANT+ wireless data transfer choices delivers more options and simple smartphone direct set-up. The new Qalvin BLE app powered wireless firmware updates, diagnostics, power meter zeroing and calibration, and is equally useful for home or bike shop service, and riders of any level. You can even change the power meter’s slope using the built-in calibration routines. It is great to have such a simple and useful interface for these processes.
The powermeter itself is housed in a CNC machined aluminum spider that is mated to a lightweight Exogram™ Hollow Carbon crank arm with either the stepped 22/24mm GXP or BB30 spindles. The combination was developed for complete integration. The stiffness and power transfer of the crankset is excellent, and there is zero power loss from the spider design. Your Shimano R9100, R8000, R7000 chainrings will bolt right on the spider via the standard Shimano hardware (the standard DFour works with 9000/6800/5800 chainring users). The OmniCal calibration system ensures that you can install and change rings without impacting the power meter's overall calibration. The alignment of the four arm design keeps the Quarq battery compartment completely accessible on the front of the crankset, just above the arm. ANT+ or BLE transmission is verified by LED for simple, clear operation, and Quarq makes the ANT+ ID visible to ensure proper connection.
Quarq has installed their AxCad™ accelerometer, which eliminates the need for a cadence magnet. Given the shape and size of the spider, many frames formerly had difficulty accommodating the unit and the magnet. Now the set-up is cleaner and you have more frame clearance. AxCad is a highly reliable measure of cadence while pedaling, and reacts quickly to changes and stoppage. Many power meter manufacturers have struggled to address temperature variation, but the engineers developed new sensors and firmware, called 10K™ temperature compensation, that eliminates temperature effects on power measurement through more frequent, more accurate temperature readings throughout the pedal stroke. Quarq considers the DFour91 to be accurate in all conditions to within +/- 1.5%, placing it among the most accurate power meters on the market.
ANT+ wireless transmission gives you maximum flexibility in your choice of head units from Garmin, PowerTap, Lezyne, and so on. Or you can choose BLE capable units or smartphones. Syncing your DFour91 is simple, as is your pre-ride zeroing. All of the usual power measurement metrics are measured and calculated for your head unit and can be downloaded or transferred to your favorite training and analysis programs, such as Training Peaks, Strava, and Golden Cheetah. The widely available CR2032 battery generally delivers 300 hours of transmission before replacement is necessary, so you won't have to worry about losing data. Quarq power meters have an IPX7 waterproof rating, so you ride in the rain all you want. They feature a 2-year warranty, free firmware updates, and strong Quarq-direct support.
The bottom line is that if you have a frame with the GXP bottom bracket standard option, and want to run a Quarq powermeter with the 2nd generation Shimano 11-speed double drivetrain, the DFour91 Power Meter Chassis was designed just for you. You make no sacrifices in shifting quality or performance and get one of the most accurate power meters available. The 580-620 gram crank weight is competitively light and stiff, so again, no sacrifices.
- Spider-based, BLE & ANT+ powermeter crankarm-set designed to integrate with 2nd generation 11-speed proprietary 4-bolt asymmetric 110 BCD
- Exogram™ Hollow Carbon crank arms, GXP or BB30 spindle, and CNC aluminum spider unit supplied
- Compatible with only Dura-Ace R9100, Ultegra R8000, 105 R7000 chainrings
- Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology and ANT+ wireless data transfer
- 10K™ temperature compensation eliminates effect on power measurement
- AxCad™ accelerometer cadence eliminates the need for a magnet
- LED indicator and visible ANT+ ID streamline installation and operation
- OmniCal™ means you can change chainrings without affecting accuracy
- Free firmware upgrades with the Quarq Qalvin BLE app
- Accuracy: +/- 1.5%
- IPX7 waterproof rating
- CR2032 battery provides 300 hours of riding time, external access for replacement
- Q-factor: 145mm
- BCD: Shimano Asymmetric 4-bolt 110mm for 2nd gen 11-speed cranksets
- Bottom bracket options: GXP road, stepped 24/22mm, BB30
- Crank length options: 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm