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    wired or wireless?

    Computers on a mountain bike. What do you guys prefer? I am wireless on the roadbike and I don't see any reason why it would not work fine on my mountain bike but being a MTB newbie.....I figured I would ask

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    If anything, wireless makes even more sense on a MTB than a roadbike. No cables to get ripped in crashes or when going through scrub.

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    I have the Polar CS200 on my roadie. I am thinking about just getting another speed pickup and head mount for the mountain bike. Thanks for the reply
    http://www.polarusa.com/Products/cs/...p?cat=consumer

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    Wireless is also a bit easier to install on a bike with a long travel fork. Taping the wire to the front brake hose never looks all that great.

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    Wireless, no questions asked.

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    Although it may cause problems with HR monitors, HID lights, and some higher-wattage LED systems.


    Why does that sound like the disclaimer from a pharmaceutical advertisment?

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    My old "Wired" computer, even though the wire professionally and neatly wrapped around my brake cables and fork legs, got ripped off when i rode through some scrub.

    Wireless computers aren't much more expensive, perform the same, are less hassle and don't get in the way. Simple choice

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