Do you need a power meter for your mountain bike?

I’ve had a power meter on my road bike for years, but with a hefty price tag are they worth the investment on a MTB?

I have come up with three questions and one bonus tip to give you some insight into how I came to my conclusion.  1) How are power meters useful? 2) Are power meters worth it for a MTB? 3) Who can benefit from a power meter on a MTB? 4) How I use power meters on my road bike to help with MTB

I purchased my first Power Meter for my road bike 6 years ago and loved it so much that 3 years ago I bought one for my mountain bike as well. Unfortunately the usability and value did not translate to the mountain bike for a variety of reasons.

And to be clear, this is not a review of the Gen 3 Stages Carbon MTB Power Meter, which has been amazing, but rather my thoughts on power meters in general for a mountain bike. 

Additional Info

I am not sponsored by Stages and I paid full price for both my power meters.  But their customer service is amazing and the power meters have both been reliable, durable and accurate.  You can learn more about them here.

https://stagescycling.com/en_us/product/power-meters

If you are curious to the specific one I got you can see it here:

https://stagescycling.com/en_us/gen-3-stages-power-l-stages-carbon-sram-mtb-gxp-power-meter

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to contact me anytime.  And if you liked the content and you want to see more stuff like this feel free to check out my other pages on Trail Sage.  Thanks

Footage notes:  Most shots were taken at Mt Penn in Reading PA and the on the roads in Gladwyne PA,

Featured Bikes: Ibis Mojo 3 and Giant TCX Pro

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