Originally Posted by halfspeed
I don't know if they've fixed it, but on mine there's one problem. It has a cumulative max speed feature that shows the maximum speed you've obtained since the last time you reset it. Sometimes it glitches and shows a ridiculous speed like 88mph. It's not a feature I use so it doesn't bother me. Otherwise, I like it much better than my CatEye wireless. I really miss the scan feature when I'm riding my bike with the CatEye. I might have to pick up the Ascent.
I don't think it's a problem. My wireless computer instructions state that if my max speed is 76.? or something ridiculous like that, it's because I've gone through a magnetic field which the computer picks up. Sounds like the computers operate on a similar frequency to automatic doors or something. It always happens when I pass into the parking garage at work or the passkey station.
I'm glad to know that it's not just my Performance/Nashbar/Supergo db 4wl cheapo wireless.
If anyone is wondering about it, LOML and I have 4 between us. They all work fine except maybe 1. I seem to have to change the remote battery more frequently than on the other ones. But I suppose every 6 months isn't so bad. Other than that, the connection to the handlebar is pretty good and infinitely adjustable, though a bit flimsy compared to an old wired Avocet I have from years ago. Still, haven't had any problems with this part of it. We've bought them for $16 to $20.
By the way, Nashbar and Supergo sell the same thing, often cheaper. In fact, the "old model" is on sale for at Supergo $13 right now, and one with a HRM is only $22! The "new models" are about double, but if one waits long enough, the will probably go to 1/2 of MSRP. Features are the same on new and old from what I can tell.
I don't think they're waterproof, which might be a concern since we're in the Touring Forum. I have been in rain with them with no problems. Not a drenching, but pretty wet.