For decades, a host of hip-hop’s biggest names have graced the stage at New York’s Powerhouse concerts — an annual event that showcases what remains of the genre’s dominance in urban contemporary music. Whether the shows have featured the likes of Xzibit, Ludacris and Ja Rule in 2001, Drake, Rick Ross and Trey Songz in 2011, or Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert and G-Eazy in 2018, WUSL 105.1, known to its huge audience as Power 105, has continued to host the show year after year.
The 2020 Ezone 105 is Yonex’s latest flagship model for players seeking the perfect balance of forgiveness, power and feel in a larger head size frame. The 105 is lighter than the outgoing generation and offers improved playability in several key areas, including a more responsive feeling in the upper hoop and throat with the addition of M40X material. The 105 also features Liner Tech grommets to reduce string on frame friction and improve stability and feel.
The third iteration of 4iiii’s Precision single-sided power meter is one of the most affordable meters on the market, and regular discounts make it even more reasonable. The meter is compatible with all Shimano cranksets, and the 105 version is a good choice for those starting out with power training or expanding their stable of power-reading bikes on a budget. One drawback to the 105 is that it’s a single sided unit, meaning pedalling asymmetry will be displayed as doubled power readings – so while it’s fine for those with 50/50 balance, if you have a very large imbalance or are trying to accurately track performance it may not be accurate enough for you. This is also the only power meter in our guide that does not include a battery. It has to be wired into your bike, which is a hassle. power 105