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Old 09-21-08, 06:12 AM
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Recommend me a wireless computer

I'm done with my wireless Sigma dts 1106, after 3 trips to the bike shop and numerous side of the road jiggling the sensor etc. it's in the trash... I don't need cadence or 2nd bike setup, just something for time/distance/avg speed/total distance for a season...and most of all, reliability. Is there a wireless brand that works regardless of weather or road conditions or do I have to resort to a wired one to get reliability? I don't care for what the bike looks like with a wired computer (kind of like it's getting shock therapy) but I'm tired of having the wireless one crap out. Thanks...
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Old 09-21-08, 06:24 AM
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there is a computer of the brand Bell. It says the distance you have runed, temperature, calories burned, etc etc but sure, you must put your age, weight, the size of the tires of the bike. Is a little bit anoying configuring the computer

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Old 09-21-08, 06:28 AM
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Cateye Micro.
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Cateye Strada Wireless..simple, reliable, easy to read and it mounts on your stem instead of taking up real estate on your bars.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4110
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
cateye strada wireless..simple, reliable, easy to read and it mounts on your stem instead of taking up real estate on your bars.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=4110
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+1 Cateye Strada
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I have a strada it works well

I just have the cadence feature and it's a bit of a bugger to get working right on my Giant OCR 1

my shims keep falling off but I saw a post in the electronics forum that says use an earth magnet

so I'm gonna tray that

other have had success so I should be fine too
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I've logged around 8,000 miles on my Sigma 2006 MHR. I like that it has an altimeter. The o-rings are quirky, but I use two strips of electrical tape OVER the o-rings on the fork and the sensor doesn't ever move. I liked the computer so much, I bought a spare!
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I'd recommend a Garmin but I'm not sure what your price range is. I started out with a basic CatEye that did speed, distance, etc but didn't have heart rate or cadence. Then I got a CatEye double wireless that had heart rate. Then I was tired of not having more information about grade, elevation, etc so I sprung for the Garmin. I found a barely used Edge 705 for $325. The 305 can be had for cheaper and you will most likely not be wanting to upgrade for quite some time. I probably wouldn't recommend the CatEye double wireless because power lines really interfered with heart rate information and you can't mount the speed sensor on the rear wheel because it can't transmit far enough to read it.
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I have the Cateye v3. It's pretty nice....
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Originally Posted by bigtea View Post
Cateye Strada Wireless..simple, reliable, easy to read and it mounts on your stem instead of taking up real estate on your bars.

http://ww w.performancebike.com/shop...tegory_ID=4110
correct.
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Thanks for the responses, I will check out the Cateye Strada wireless, 'preciate the feedback...
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Cateye Strada! Works very well and does what it should.
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post

Yep..this thing has worked like a champ for me.
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+1 for Cateye Strada. Best cyclocomputer I've ever used. I have had tons of them from Sigma, Cateye, Avocet, E3, Planet Bike, etc. After getting the first Strada, I bought 4 more for my other bikes.
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Originally Posted by prendrefeu View Post
+10. I have two of these and both have performed flawlessly. Great computer for the functionality you want and very easy to setup and use.

I can also recommend the Cateye V2c, but this model has more bells and whistles than you seem to want based on your post.
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Old 09-22-08, 10:17 AM
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Polar hear rate monitor with speed distance, time all that. can add cadence adapter and power wattage.
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