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Please recommend affordable bike computer + cadence sensor

Old 06-29-18, 11:29 AM
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Please recommend affordable bike computer + cadence sensor

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Old 06-29-18, 12:08 PM
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Old school: Cateye Strada with cadence, $50.
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If all you want to do is add cadence and heart rate, just look into getting sensors for your Garmin. You can get bundled sensors, like the Wahoo RPM Sensor Bundle (speed and cadence) for $69.99, or the Wahoo BlueSC (combination speed/cadence) for $59.00. The Wahoo Tickr HRM is only $49.99. So for just over $100.00, you should be ready to go. The nice thing about the Wahoo sensors is that they are both Ant+ (used by your Garmin) and BlueTooth LE. In case you want to go to another GPS bike computer that uses BTLE, you will already have the sensors that will work with it. Also, you can use the BTLE mode to connect to your cell phone and cycling app, as a backup system, in case you are having issues with your GPS unit or forget to charge it, as I did with mine on today's ride

However, if you don't need the GPS feature, there are various wired and wireless bike computers (non GPS units) that will track what you need, including cadence. Check out the Cateye, Sigma websites as-well-as some of the online bike stores like Performance, REI and Nashbar. Lots of choices there.
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Originally Posted by hurla View Post
My Garmin is an old one with no bluetooth connectivity. I'm considering a Wahoo bundle - bike computer, heart sensor, cadence sensor all together.
Obviously that's not the only option, but that's a really good one. I've been very pleased with my Wahoo Bolt; the Wahoo Mini is a bare-bones budget option too.
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Old school: Cateye Strada with cadence, $50.
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Garmin Edge 520 is $250 and will let you connect to a power meter and virtually any other ant+ sensor for cycling. It can be paired with your phone to share your position with others or send your data to Garmin Connect. If you are wanting map info and course creation, then you will have to spend more for a higher model Garmin Edge.

Wahoo and others will give you more features for the money. But if I ever upgrade my tired old edge 500, I'll probably stick with Garmin.
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Originally Posted by hurla View Post
I ended up going for a Wahoo bundle and got a good price on it. The bundle includes a Wahoo Elemnt, a Tickr heart sensor, with speed and cadence monitors. Came in at $330.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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