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Old 04-20-08, 03:29 PM   #1
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Wireless Cyclocomputer

I am in the market for a new wireless model---i don't want to spend an arm and a leg---around $60-$0 at the most...what do you folks have that you like, and why?

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How much data do you need?

Why do you want wireless?

You can buy cheapie Schwinn at the department stores for $25.00 and it will give you speed and two distances but no cadence.

I have two wireless on my slow bikes and have had no major problems once they are setup and working, but I don't need cadence on those. My wife doesn't care about her cadence, and I am just along for a slow but fun ride. My road bike I went with a Cateye Strada 8 with the cadence for $35.00 at my LBS and it has the wires, but I did the install so they are not very noticable.
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I have a Cateye wireless on one bike. Works like a champ. I think it was around 50 bucks last year. Shows distance, average speed, current speed, all the basics. On the other bike I have a wired one that also shows cadence, but just the basics are fine.
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I have a Trek incite 8i. It works great but doesn't show cadence. It was only around 35 bucks.
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I have the Cateye Micro Wireless. Even with my long head tube I have no problems with it. They seem to run around $30 now.
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How much data do you need?

Why do you want wireless?

You can buy cheapie Schwinn at the department stores for $25.00 and it will give you speed and two distances but no cadence.

I have two wireless on my slow bikes and have had no major problems once they are setup and working, but I don't need cadence on those. My wife doesn't care about her cadence, and I am just along for a slow but fun ride. My road bike I went with a Cateye Strada 8 with the cadence for $35.00 at my LBS and it has the wires, but I did the install so they are not very noticable.
I have a Cateye but the clip that hold it in place is broken, so at times it is not reliable. I would like wireless to remove some of the clutter fron my handlebars/frontfork---two headlights, rapidfire shimano shifters and wire all wrapped up now...wireless might remove a little of the clutter.

i would like a. current speed
b. max speed
c. average speed
d. clock
e. elapsed time
f. cadence
g. trip odometer
h. total odometer

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Cateye strada wireless is nice but doesn't have cadence. Haven't seen too many wireless with cadence but maybe there are hundreds.
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Thanks, cadence would be a nice feature but not critical--especially the way I ride...

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Plant Bike Protege 9.0, but doesn't have cadence, $59.99.
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blackburn delphi has one, think it's the 6.0 thats wireless spd/cadence

I use a Polar CS200Cad with heart rate but it's $169

I had a cateye Astrale 8 wired with cadence before I got the HRM and it served me really well, for $30.
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I bought one of the wireless Schwinn's by mistake, but discovered the wireless unit was too thick to fit between the spokes and the fork. Maybe it'll fit most other bikes, but not mine.

Meanwhile, I've been using a wired Schwinn unit. Only drawback on it is that I discovered the hard way that when the battery runs down, it loses all settings, including the odometer. Which of course, makes the odometer function pointless. (Odometer is different from the trip meter).
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I bought one of the wireless Schwinn's by mistake, but discovered the wireless unit was too thick to fit between the spokes and the fork. Maybe it'll fit most other bikes, but not mine.
You don't have to mount the sensor on the inside of the fork. The sensor and magnet don't care, neither does the computer. The sensor can sit on the leading or trailing edge of the fork, as long as the correct sensor to magnet distance is maintained. I've done this hundreds of times, but you don't want to hear anything from a shop mechanic in this forum.

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If you really don't care about cadence, I would go with the cheaper units as they seem to work just fine for everything else. If you want a good answer, listen to the bike shop mechanics as they know what seems to last longer and work better.
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Hubby and I both have a Cateye Strada Wireless on our bikes. Works fine, easy to install...the thing I like is the unit itself is the "button"...you just press down on the whole thing to operate it. Nice feature if you happen to have big, fumbling fingers. We picked our Stradas up on sale at Performance for $39.
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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm relatively new to the whole cyclocomputer thing. What does the cadence feature do?

Thank you,

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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html
A general good place to look things up.
And here is cadence explained.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#cadence
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I have a Blackburn 5.0. The cadence is not wireless but that is not a huge deal for me. I paid $80 for it from Nashbar. I really like.
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/glossary.html
A general good place to look things up.
And here is cadence explained.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ca-g.html#cadence
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I have a Trek 8i as well, I really wanted one that had a pickup for the back wheel so it would work on the trainer.

8i works great on the front wheel!
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Would the sigma be a good computer to get?

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If you dont need cadence then definately the Strada Wireless. If you want cadence look into the new Cateye V2c.
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I've got 2 Planet Bike CCs. One is the Protege wireless and one is a wired that I have on my hardrock.

The guy who sold me my wireless some time later told me he's had issues iwth his in cold weather. I haven't ridden in anything uber-cold here but he said it got flaky below 40 degrees. He said it could just be his or something more broad. He did offer to swap mine out for a Trek but I'm happy with it and will stick with it.
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