Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Clovis, CA
Bikes: Raleigh Misceo, Giant Composite Defy 3
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That is one sweet looking bike. Congrats.
Originally Posted by volosong
You picked a good color scheme. If you haven't already purchased them, I really like the CatEye spoke magnets. The Bontrager ones are of a silly/stupid design. But, I really do like the Bontrager crank band/magnet for recording cadence. They did that one right. The DuoTrap is so ingenious and elegant, I often wonder why other manufactures haven't used that design. Maybe Trek has a patent on it or something. The Garmin deluxe heart rate strap is crap. The lesser expensive one is actually better. I use a Bontrager strap. They work okay, but I had to replace one after about 18 months of use. Expensive little suckers.
Giant has their Ride Sense unit. It's invisible from outside the chain stay. Love that thing. I find zip tied on components to look like garbage. We spend hundreds of dollars on electronics or whatever and they are held on by a 5 cent piece of plastic to bikes costing at times several thousand dollars.
My first HRM that came with my Edge 500 was a POS. I got erratic readings and it would drop down to 40BPM or less after 30 minutes dang near like clockwork. I tried a Polar band (with the Garmin sensor) and it worked better, but was still non-functional. LBS got Garmin to send me a new unit. The sensor (it even feels lighter) and strap are different. It has the two pads like the previous strap, but then another patch on it along the side that the fabric looks like the Polar sensor material.