Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
    My Bikes
    Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Fantom Outlaw turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
    Posts
    6,547
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    SIGMA BC 1606L DTS-- wireless or wireless?

    I am looking at a SIGMA BC 1606L DTS. I check their site and I'm still confused. I can see the speedo is wireless, but is the cadence wireless too?

    I'm annoyed with their site. They need to do a better job explaining their seemingly fine products....

    thanks
    WANTED: Not a darn thing. I've got it all. Life is good.
    Website at curtis.corlew.com Bicycle blog at ccorlew.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    `````````````` CaptainCool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    san jose
    Posts
    765
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why would they have you run a wire to the pedals but not down the fork?

    Those are huge sensors if they're wired: http://www.mountainbike.cz/clanek.shtml?x=1106329

  3. #3
    Senior Member Ray Dockrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Mustang, OK
    Posts
    704
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Sigma BC 1606L DTS comes in two versions. One with the cadence sensor and one with the cadence sensor as an option. Same computer just one comes with the cadence sensor and one does not. I have the one with cadence and it is wireless. I have had it about a month and it has worked flawlessly. I really like it especially the back light. I ride a lot at night and it is nice to be able to see the computer when I need to. You can even run the speed sensor on the seat stay so you can use it on a trainer and it will work just fine.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used my Sigma BC 1606L DTS Wireless for about 3 months. No problems running the speed sensor on the seat stay, so it works with the trainer as Ray mentioned. I also like the larger display.

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What do you mean by running the speed sensor on the seat stay, so it works with the trainer, sorry Im a newb at cycling computers? thanks in advance

  6. #6
    Senior Member z415's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Gainesville/Tampa, FL
    My Bikes
    Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
    Posts
    2,347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pap337 View Post
    What do you mean by running the speed sensor on the seat stay, so it works with the trainer, sorry Im a newb at cycling computers? thanks in advance
    With almost all trainers, your front wheel does not move so you have no clue if your riding like a grandma or hauling it like Lance if you sensor is on your fork and the magnet is on your front wheel.

    If it is on your back wheel along with the magnet, though, you can know you speed, etc. when on a trainer. The seat stays are the pair of tubes, of the rear bike triangle, that point up from the middle of the rear wheel to your seat post clamp.

    Plus I think he is saying that the wireless functions fine and the two signals from the Cadence and Speed sensors don't interfere with one another.
    Last edited by z415; 08-25-08 at 05:41 AM.
    Falling is learning...[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]...learn to not fall in a box.
    Any good American will watch THIS -and- WHERE WAS MY BIKE MADE?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •