Swinging by Saris and Cycle-Ops at Interbike I got to take a peek at some new additions to the line-up that will enhance the functionality of the Powertap. First, starting soon the Powertap SL+ and Powertap Pro will ship with the Joule 2 head unit, a significant upgrade for sure. The photo above shows the Joule 3 head unit for those who intend to do a lot of training indoors. Depending on which trainer you use, the Joule 3 will even allow you to control the trainer resistance settings.
On the bike rack side of things I noticed a really cool, user-friendly rack that is fully assembled and ready to rock. The new Saris Bike Porter Hitch 2 (BPH2 for short) should be shipping around January and will fit both 1 1/4″ and 2″ hitches. Flipping the rack up to hold bikes is as easy as lifting up the locking control and lowering the carrier arms. The other great feature that will allow for more compatibility for bike fit is the adjustable rubber fittings that swivel to provide a better top tube fit. Of course that means this rack needs a bike with a top tube, otherwise you’re going to need to pick up a bike beam (sold separately).