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    First impressions of the Kurt Kinetic Power Computer

    It works, and it's one heck of a clever idea.

    That's the good news. The bad is that the execution is not
    great. Everything is done with zip ties. The wiring harness
    is mediocre, the sensors are mediocre. I had to replace the
    wheel magnet with an old one that was larger and stronger.
    The overall impression is a brilliant idea that needs some work
    to get the details right.

    I'd like to see the computer respond faster to input, but that's minor.

    What I would suggest to the company is to replace the harness with something better (or sell just the wireless). The mounting bracket is
    also cheap. The computer itself is large, I would like to be able to buy
    a stem mount bracket.

    Oh, the instructions were on this tiny booklet. They could stand to have the pictures
    full page, and the instructions more detailed and complete.
    We are as gods, we might as well get good at it.
    Stewart Brand

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    I had to have the LBS install it since the original wire (for the cadence sensor) actually broke. Some of the zip ties were brittle so I think the box just got too warm at some point and time. It wa the first system that the shop did so it took them a while and I brought in my own trainer (KK Rock& Roll) Once everything got connect it was pretty responsive It does offer more features than the Sigma it i replaceing with temp/Altitude and HR.

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