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**Summary:**How to calculate weight on pedals?

For example, a bicycle pedal manufacturer might say that their pedals have a max rider weight of 120kg (264lbs). First off, since the rider is sitting on the saddle, I'm not sure how this would really impact max pedal weight? Going forward, these are power meter pedals so they can withstand and report up to 2000w. Maybe I'm over thinking this but the 264 lb rider would only impact the pedals when standing on the pedal, but exceeding the max weight once they start pedaling while standing. So, the question is how to calculate weight from watts? I read this post https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/pedal-force-for-bicycle-43-2mph.444916/ but I think there is a BIG error in the formula. This is because they calculated 1500w (per pedal), but, the way power meters work is that they report both leg totals, so, at 1500w, each leg is only contributing 750w. So their calculated force in that post would be 1/2 of their result. This is better evidenced by single-sided power meters which take left leg power and multiply by 2 before transmitting to the cycle computer.

So, let's say a 164lb cyclist is putting out 2,000 w. Max pedal weight limit is 264 lb so I'm trying to figure out max pedal weight by 164lb + 1000w

How many pounds is 1000w?

Thank in advance