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Old 11-28-09, 08:11 PM   #1
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So I'm looking for a bike computer. I'd like one that will measure cadence. Suggestions of what your preferred bike computer is appreciated. Also... is wireless worth the price? Is it only a matter of looks? Or can the wires cause more malfunctions?

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Old 11-28-09, 08:40 PM   #2
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So I'm looking for a bike computer. I'd like one that will measure cadence. Suggestions of what your preferred bike computer is appreciated. Also... is wireless worth the price? Is it only a matter of looks? Or can the wires cause more malfunctions?

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I bought wired and am glad I did, having read threads about interference that can be caused by other equipment. Mine doesn't have cadence so I can't give you any specific model recommendations. I'm sure others will weigh in on models they like that can measure cadence.
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Old 11-28-09, 10:39 PM   #3
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Hmmm... I didn't even stop to think about shortcomings of wireless. Thanks for the headsup, didn't even think about the possibility of interference.
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Old 11-29-09, 12:38 PM   #4
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Cat Eye Astrale 8

The Cat Eye Astrale 8 is a wired computer that includes the basic functions up to cadence. It has worked fine for me.

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Speed is picked up from the rear wheel, allowing you to measure your speed even while training indoors. Comes standard with universal handlebar and sensor mounts for quick, easy set-up.

Functions
  • Cadence
  • Current Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Average Speed
  • Trip Distance
  • Odometer
  • Elapsed Time
  • Clock

Features
  • Rear speed sensor
  • Auto start/stop
  • Auto power-saving mode
  • Universal magnet and sensor
  • Programmable display
  • Universal speed magnet and sensor
  • Universal cadence magnet and sensor
  • Speed display up to 300kph/185mph

Specifications
  • Handlebar mount size: 22-32mm
  • Sensor mounts: 11-55mm
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Rear wheel mount speed cadence wired sensor
  • Wired transmission distance up to 55 inches or 140cm
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Old 11-29-09, 01:39 PM   #5
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LACK of wires causes problems. Wired will just always work. Wireless is subject to interference from lights and other things, and uses far more than twice the batteries. It is only for looks.

The Sigma 1606L is good, does cadence, and I picked one up on eBay new for about $25. For those who don't need cadence, the Planet Bike Proteges are nice, I have a Protege 9.0. Displays almost everything on one screen and you can switch modes if you like with gloves on.
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