Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: rockford, il
Bikes: Trek 7700, C'dale R2000
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This is a very individual thing. I have spend ridiculous amount of money toward these gizmo's and now I lost interest in that.
Lets start with HRM. Assuming you are in good health, your HR is hardly a limiting factor. Your legs, nutrition and willpower are more important. Your heart will not blow up.
Cadence is important. Cadence in the 90's is much better than the 80's. Do you need to monitor that? I no longer do. I just learned to sense pressure in my muscles and gear down. To get there you may need a cadence monitor.
Speed. Well, we need to know that don't we.
Average speed? Nice to know so you can brag about it and perhaps see progress or not.
Uploading to a computer? That is more than I am willing to do.
I like to bike and did over 10,000 mile last year. 200 miles a week is for me a pleasure. Monitoring that with a computer does not increase my pleasure. JMHO.