General Cycling Discussion - Wheel 1/wheel 2
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07-03-07, 08:41 AM
I've noticed with bike computers that they all seem to have a wheel 1/2 feature. It sounds like it enables you to use it on two different bikes. Should the manufacturer then include a second mounting bracket then to make it easier to switch back and forth?? It's a real hassle to me to snip off the zip-ties, unravel the cord, and put everything on to the other bike. Why not just buy a 2nd one to begin with??
Or am I missing something?
07-03-07, 09:00 AM
You can usually purchase a separate sensor/wire/mount for most cyclometers. You install that on your other bikes and then just move the computer to whatever bike you're riding. The wheel 1/2 feature is handy when you have different sized wheels (such as if you use a road bike with 700c wheels and your mountain bike has 26" wheels).
07-03-07, 02:10 PM
They probably don't include the second mount default because they assume the majority of people are only going to be using it on a single bike. Those that are going to be swapping it between two bikes are likely going to be willing to dish out the $10 (I think that is a little more than most mounts go for anyway) for the second mount, rather than increasing the price on the whole unit by several dollars for everyone including those who would only use one unit. It is the same thing with so many other electronics. The device has X different capabilities, but only includes the equipment for some of those. The remaining capabilities require additional add-ons. They generate additional revenue for the company and reduce the cost for baseline users.
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