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Old 02-24-07, 06:34 PM   #1
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Recumbents and the Garmin Edge 305

Hi All,

Has anybody mounted the Garmin Edge 305 on their recumbent ?
My main concern is with the sensors and the range, is it problematic or do most people find no problems with mounting them on the recumbents ?

The other question I have: Does anybody run two sensors - One for the cadence and one for the speed ?
On the Garmin, the speed and cadence magnetic pickups is within the same sensor, which for a recumbent this is not possible so my only thought is that a rider would have to buy two of them and mount them separately - Is this what is done ?

Appreciate any and all replies.

Many Thanks.
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Old 02-24-07, 07:30 PM   #2
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I run a Garmin Edge on all of my bents, the same one actually.

Seriously, though, I only use the speed sensor for indoor training. I've had no trouble with the GPS determining speed outside. I don't worry about cadence; I'm a natural spinner. As far as range, I've got my speed sensor mounted to the back of a lowracer and the distance to the unit is 38". However, like I said, I've never had trouble with the GPS doing all of the speed and distance determinations.
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I've heard good things about the 305, including other posters on this forum who love it.

I'm looking for a unit that allows me to program routes into it, so I can do all my route planning at home and then the unit will tell me which way I need to turn. Ever seen anything like that? The 305 just does "bread crumbs" on the unit itself -- you have to plug it into your computer to see the route compared to roads or topos or google earth.
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