To ensure your bike is compatible with the Stages Power Meter, we request you check these primary compatibility guidelines for your bike. Each of the following steps should guide you through the process of verifying that your bike is a good fit.


Frame Clearance

Chain Stay Brake

Crank Set Compatibility

Unsure of Crank Model?


Frame Clearance


We recommend checking these in all instances due to the large number of variations of bicycle frames, parts spec, and ongoing model year changes that make it difficult to keep a running list. Checking the frame compatibility is simple and can be done with a 10mm allen wrench.


The diagram below provides the necessary “CLEARANCE ZONE” you should consider prior to making your crank purchase. As long as you have the necessary “clearance” between your crank arm and chain stay, and assuming you have existing compatible cranks, you should be able to utilize our solution with your crank set.This includes not just the chain stay of the bike, but also any chain stay mounted brake that sits in the space between the crank arm and the frame. For bikes with chain stay brakes, an alternate brake caliper may be required.




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Chain Stay Brake


If you do note that your bike has a chain stay mounted brake that may interfere with the placement of the power meter on the left side, it may still be possible to use the Stages Power Meter. Please note the following info:

  1. Brake model
  2. Bike model and year
  3. Crank model


Then contact us for a list of potential solutions by opening up a support ticket with Stages Cycling or Stages Cycling Europe


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Crank Compatibility


Once you've checked the frame for clearance, the next step is to confirm compatibility with your existing crank set. In some instances, a left crank option is not available, so a complete crank set may be required. Check our list of models to find an equivalent model with your existing crank. Check the product descriptions to confirm compatibility with other models of cranks from the same manufacturer, as an exact match is not always needed.


To help find your crank model, check the exterior of the crank for any printed brand and model information. The length of the crank is typically engraved or stamped into the back of each crank arm near the pedal spindle.



Crank Model Number and Length as seen on a Shimano 5800 left crank arm


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Still need help?


If you're unsure if your existing crank set lines up with one of our existing models - please make note of the brand, model, and bottom bracket type of your crank or snap some photos and open up a support ticket with Stages Cycling or Stages Cycling Europe or visit your nearest Stages Cycling dealer for assistance. Click here for Dealer Locator (Global) / Dealer Locator (Europe)




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