Pioneer Officially Cranks out Pedaling Monitor System in The U.S.

  Pioneer Officially Cranks out Pedaling Monitor System in The U.S.

  Industry’s First Dual Leg Power Meter and Pedaling Monitor Technology from
                           Pioneer Hits the Streets

Interbike 2013

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- September 18, 2013

INTERBIKE--Booth #28166--Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., a preeminent
manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer and professional DJ
equipment for the home, car and business markets, today officially released in
the United States its innovative Pioneer® SGY-PM900H79 Pedaling Monitor/Power
Meter Sensor and SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer. Since its demonstration at last
year’s 2012 Interbike Show as the bicycle industry’s first on-bike dual leg
power meter and pedaling monitor system, Pioneer has been relentlessly
refining the system for its North American release for superb accuracy,
consistency and reliability.

Pioneer Cyclocomputer (SGX-CA900)- Rider Image (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer Cyclocomputer (SGX-CA900)- Rider Image (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer’s robust system is the first ever to achieve on-bike, real time,
dual-leg pedaling power measurements and analysis, graphically illustrating
left and right power output, pedaling stroke efficiency, power loss, force
vector analysis, and torque, in addition to cadence, heart rate, GPS
positioning, speed, distance, elevation gain/loss, barometric pressure,
ambient temperature, and more. At the heart of the system are two proprietary
strain gauge monitors developed by Pioneer that provide the highest power
recording rate (on both legs) using 12 different points (every 30 degrees) on
a single 360 degree pedaling stroke. The dynamic information from the monitors
is transmitted via a special ANT+™ stream so it can be graphically illustrated
in real time on Pioneer’s customizable high-resolution cyclocomputer. Within
one complete left/right stroke, up to 199 data points of the rider’s
performance parameters are analyzed by the system, which can be illustrated in
detail on Pioneer’s online service, Cyclo-Sphere.

“For the first time, riders will see a complete on-bike performance analysis
of their entire pedaling stroke showing left and right leg pedaling efficiency
and pedaling loss so they can instantly make changes to their riding technique
in real time,” said David Bales, manager of new business for Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc. “With the help of the Belkin Pro Cycling Racing team,
Pioneer engineers refined the system throughout the development stage until
its release, putting it through rigorous tests and races to ensure riders will
obtain accurate and reliable data during their ride sessions.”

SGY-PM900 Dual Strain Gauge Monitors

Designed for use with Shimano® DURA-ACE® crank sets, the most popular
aftermarket cranks on the market, Pioneer’s highly accurate strain gauge
monitors are designed for professional installation on both left and right arm
cranks to provide detailed statistics of power, cadence and efficiency. The
monitors transmit not only raw power data but also numerous parameters
necessary for improving technique and performance, including where in the
pedal rotation power is applied and the torque and force angle of the pedal
stroke, as well as power deficiency within the stroke, which are all depicted
in detail via the Cyclocomputer.

  *Wireless transmitter
  *Operating time: up to 200 hours (two CR2032 batteries included)
  *Water resistance rating: IPX6
  *Resistant to oil and environmental conditions
  *Weight: 70g (including L & R sensors)
  *Accuracy: +/- 2%

The SGX-CA900 Cyclocomputer

Pioneer’s Cyclocomputer provides a unique interface that enable riders to see
their performance measurements instantly. Detailed and analyzed pedaling data,
including the entire left and right force vector information, are instantly
communicated to the rider on the high resolution 2.2-inch color touch screen
display. The display interface is fully customizable with up to nine data
points that can be seen on the screen for continuous and instantaneous
performance feedback.

  *LCD QVGA at 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  *Measuring at only 3.3" x 2.67" x .86"
  *Built-in GPS for tracking and positioning
  *Barometer and thermometer
  *Rechargeable built-in Li-ion battery (up to 12 hours operating time)
  *ANT+ module to pair it with industry standard ANT+ sensors
  *Cadence/speed capable (component sold separately)
  *Mounting cradle
  *Mini USB cable for power charging and data transfer

Cyclo-Sphere Online Cloud Service

In addition, the data collected by the Cyclocomputer can be easily transferred
and shared through Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free online cloud service where
riders can further analyze their performances. The online service offers
history management and route viewing (by date, map or ride list). With
Pioneer’s expertise in global positioning technology, the service enables
interactive analysis from a single screen with the ability to log ride
sessions and track histories.

The Pioneer SGY-PM900H79 pedaling monitor/power meter sensors and SGX-CA900
Cyclocomputer are available with suggested retail prices of $1600 and $900
respectively. The Pioneer system is now available at authorized specialty bike
retailers.

For more information on the Pioneer system, visit
www.pioneerelectronics.com/cycle.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer
Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

ANT+ is a trademark of ANT Wireless, a division of Dynastream Innovations Inc.

Shimano and DURA-ACE are registered trademarks of Shimano Inc.

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Cara Smith, 310-496-4454
cara@allisonpr.com
 
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