||09-23-13 07:48 AM
Originally Posted by kamtsa
Looks like an excellent deal. You will need to figure out what heart rate range is good for you. Please let us know how it works.
Here's how it works -- it goes for a ride in my car back to the store. You know, whenever I decide to purchase something I spend a great deal of time reviewing the product, especially customer/user reviews. I didn't in this case. Same with the first folding bikes I had purchased a couple of months ago at Campingworld. I didn't bother messing with it last night as I had other things to do, but I spent some time this morning doing what I should have done earlier.
I mentioned that I liked the computer mounting arrangement better because of the salesman's pitch. I did agree with him though, and I do think it is perhaps better than that of the Cateye units, except for one issue. Both the computer and fork sensor mounts use a glue based backing that sticks to the handlebars and front fork. This could be an issue down the road when removing. Because of the high desert heat where I live, I'm concerned that a glue residue will be left behind, and I don't want to deal with the possibility of damaging the paint finish of the bike. Secondly; the part that attaches to the spoke could also present a problem in removal. It comes in two pieces that require a very firm snapping together. Trying to pull those two pieces apart during removal could either bend, or worse, break the spoke. Thirdly; the reviews. I read many people's complaint of the unit failing every now and then picking up a signal from the wheel sensor device. Some mentioned that during their rides it would be a number of minutes before the signal is picked up again. So, is it worth keeping -- NO! I don't blame anyone but myself in this situation. I should have taken the time to review the product first. But, when you walk into a store and you are presented with such a great sale, its hard not to take advantage of it, especially if its a type of item you are in the market for.
I might just wait to get a GPS device instead.