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    Just got a trainer...

    I have been using a Trek incite 8i computer on my bike until now. Simple and fitted my needs. Having just got my trainer, its useless! What alternatives do I have to monitor my progress whilst using the trainer? I used it for the first time earlier and was abit lost bashing away with no reference point other than burning legs

    thanks for any input.
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    so basically the consensus is that there is no consensus but everyone is sure they are right.

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    Your in Vegas? What do you need a trainer for?

    Cateye Astrel 8 for a budget option or if you like info go for the Garmin Edge 305. I have both and they both serve their needs well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Your in Vegas? What do you need a trainer for?

    Cateye Astrel 8 for a budget option or if you like info go for the Garmin Edge 305. I have both and they both serve their needs well.
    +1 to every point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Your in Vegas? What do you need a trainer for?

    Cateye Astrel 8 for a budget option or if you like info go for the Garmin Edge 305. I have both and they both serve their needs well.
    Schedule means I can only ride during the day on my days off. Thanks for the info. Ironically, it was a toss up between my Trek computer and and the Cateye when I bought the Trek. Didnt really know what cadence was at the time Oh well!
    Quote Originally Posted by Dial_tone
    so basically the consensus is that there is no consensus but everyone is sure they are right.

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    Move the sensor to your rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal Wench
    Move the sensor to your rear wheel.
    I did consider that. Would the extra distance hinder it at all?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dial_tone
    so basically the consensus is that there is no consensus but everyone is sure they are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FizzyPop
    I did consider that. Would the extra distance hinder it at all?
    It could. Most wireless setups say you have to be within 60cm of the sensor or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FizzyPop
    I did consider that. Would the extra distance hinder it at all?
    If it's wireless, probably. But it's worth a try.
    I have the same issue with my Polar. I just bought a second sensor to put on the rear wheel. On the Trainer I will attached my Polar on the top tube where it is close enough to the rear sensor.
    The recommendation of the Astrale 8 is a good one. I used to have one prior the Polar, it is excellent for the price and wired so you can attached the speed sensor on the rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    Cateye Astrel 8 for a budget option ...
    +1 (again) for the Astrale 8, I just picked one up for $30 shipped for my trainer bike. Seems to work OK so far.

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    i love my astrale 8
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